Bishop Hirschfeld’s Pastoral Letter on the Labrie trial

Dear Grace Episcopal Church parishioners,

I pass on to you Bishop Rob Hirschfeld’s pastoral letter on the Labrie trial. You may know that St. Paul’s School is loosely affiliated with The Episcopal Church. The bishop’s letter clarifies our connection to St. Paul’s School, so that you can respond if anyone asks you about it.

The bishop ends the letter with a connection yesterday’s Bible readings from the first chapter of James. Please take a little time this week to read his letter.

Yours by grace,
Father Jason Wells

Read the original letter on the diocesan website or see below for more.

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Pork Fest 2015 results!

Sunday’s Pork Fest served over 400 people and raised over $5,000 for the Take a Tote ministry of Grace Episcopal Church to serve hungry schoolchildren at East Concord’s Mill Brook School. This was our best turnout ever and we have the funds to support 50 children for at least the first ten weeks of school because of you.

Thank you to everyone who supported this fantastic show of generosity and love! 2015 pork fest 095

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Sunday School Registration: September 13, 11:15am

Registration Day: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:15am

Come and register to take part in our growing and enthusiastic Sunday School program so that you children can know about God’s deep love for them.

If you cannot be there, just complete the form online at https://tinyurl.com/SundaySchool2015.

Come and meet our all-new teaching team:

Sheena Corbett                                 Kate Ess                                      Jennifer Holt
Elizabeth Moser                           Heidi Pelchat                             Steve Wheeler

They will offer several programs for different age groups:

First Sundays

Family Church

Worship together with kid-friendly messages and music

Ages: Kindergarten through grade 6
Time: 10-11am

Youth Group

Dedicated time for deeper discussions and relationships

Ages: Grades 6 through 12
Time: 12-2pm

Other Sundays

Child Care

Activities for our youngest

Ages: Birth through Pre-K
Time: Sundays, 10am

Sunday School

New lesson plans from
the Episcopal Digital Network

Ages: Kindergarten through grade 6
Time: Sundays, 9:45-10:35am

Farewell for Doris Dunbar

On Sunday, August 16 we will bless and pray for Doris Dunbar as she moves to Connecticut to live with her family. Doris has blessed and served Grace Episcopal Church in Concord, Epiphany Church in Newport, the diocesan Church Media Center as well as many individual lives, parishes and programs over her decades in New Hampshire.

Please be sure to attend our 9am worship service as we pray for this important transition in her life.

PEO Game Day

This Thursday in the Parish Hall, 1-4 p.m. Bring a deck of cards and friends for a card-game foursome or meet new people interested in playing a variety of card and board games. Tickets are $4 today, $5 on Thursday. Contact Christine Sokol, Barbara Geissinger or Barb Ashworth for tickets or see the poster on the hallway bulletin board for details.