Saturday, December 7, 2013
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Affordable One-of-a-Kind Holiday Gifts
Over 25 types of cookies, pies, cakes, fudge, sweet breads…
Fresh Balsam Wreaths with Florist Bows
* Plus *
“White Christmas Elephant Sale”
Something for everyone!
Proceeds support our local Concord community including the Concord Homeless Resource Center and our Take-a-Tote program feeding local school children.
Until December 18, bring donations of THINSULATE GLOVES, FLEECE HAT AND A PAIR OF WHITE ATHLETIC SOCKS to the box located in the Parish Hall. The items will go to the Friendly Kitchen for Christmas gift bags for their guests. Some of them live out in the cold all day and night or have homes with little to no heat.
Rehearsals happen during the 10am Sunday School classes. Bring your children–any age–to the parish hall to participate in the play and in the singing!
All children (youth, elementary, nursery) will rejoin their parents during the Peace.
Youth Gathering For Advent
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (21 Centre Street)
December 14, 2013, 3 pm start
RSVP to the office before Wednesday, December 11!
224-2252 + firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the event flyer.
List of items needed for the Cold Weather Shelter
This morning at Grace:
8:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am Holy Eucharist (pageant rehearsal for children)
11:00am Coffee and refreshments
4:00pm Tree Lighting at Pecker Park (57 Mountain Road)
5:30pm World AIDS Day Service (21 Centre Street)
Download this morning’s bulletin.
Sundays in December, 10:00am
Any child of any age may participate! We have parts for both readers and non-readers.
The pageant will be held at 4:00pm on Christmas Eve, December 24.
No Sunday School lessons will be held this month.
Tree Lighting and Carol Sing at 4pm on December 1 at Pecker Park, across from East Church (51 Mountain Rd).
World AIDS Day Interfaith Service of Remembrance & Hope at St. Paul’s (21 Centre Street) at 5:30pm on Dec. 1.
“How shall I give thanks to the Lord for all the good things he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord.” Psalm 116
The word Eucharist refers to our Sunday Holy Communion services, but the Greek word simply means to give thanks. As you celebrate today, give thanks to the Lord! Here are two online resources to help you as you lead prayers at your table:
Read prayers and Bible passages for Thanksgiving Day.
Find other prayers of Thanksgiving on page 836 of the Book of Common Prayer, or on this website.
Last Sunday, Father Jason read Bishop Hirschfeld’s pastoral letter supporting the repeal of New Hampshire death penalty. If you mission the sermon, you can download the text here (PDF).
If you are moved to help end the death penalty, as the Bishop and Rector are, please download, print and mail this letter of support to Governor Hassan.
If you are still prayerfully discerning your views on the death penalty, the Diocese of New Hampshire has many resources here.