Lee C. Reinheimer, Rest in Peace

“Lee C. Reinheimer, 80, of Pittsfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a brief illness.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall of Grace Episcopal Church in East Concord.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church.

The family requests that bright colors, especially purple, be worn as the ceremony will be a celebration of Lee’s life.”

Read the full obituary on the Concord Monitor.

Sermon for Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bible passage: Hebrews 11:29-12:2

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the beginning and the end of faith.”

Take a Tote

Thanks for continuing to bring in food items during the summer months. However, a reminder that we cannot accept packages containing peanuts, peanut butter, tree nuts. Recently we received boxes of Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey granola bars. The label states, “may contain peanut, almond and pecan ingredients.” Same goes for crackers filled with peanut butter. Please read food labels carefully so no child suffers a nut reaction.

Doris Dunbar: Rest in Peace

“Doris Munro Dunbar, 90, of New Hartford, Conn., formerly of Concord, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, after a long period of declining health. …

After her husband’s death, Doris devoted her time to the Episcopal Church. She managed the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire Media Center in conjunction with the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ. Doris was an active member of St. James Church in Greenfield, Mass., Church of the Epiphany in Newport, Grace Church in Concord, and finally, Trinity Church in Torrington, Conn.”

Read the full obituary on the Concord Monitor.

Sermon for Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bible passage: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

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“If we accept faith in the Creator, then we accept the belief that we are foreigners, strangers, pilgrims and travelers, then we accept that this world is not our true home. Knowing that must change how we act and live in this world.”

Little Flock

Little Flock returns Wednesday September 14! This is a story-telling and art program for pre-K children and their parents. Our new time will be at 10:00am-11:30am:

10-10:45am     Welcome, Story, Crafts with parents
10:45am           Clean up
10:55-11:30     Songs and Music; Goodbye


Grace Needlers

Monday, August 8, 10:30am

Come join us if you do any form of needlework—knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, needlepoint, tat, etc—and would like a group to visit with while you work. All skill levels welcome. Come to learn or to share skills, or just to be with those who share your interests.

Contact: Sharon Billingsley

Youth Confirmation Class

Today is the last day to register for our fall youth Confirmation Class! The class is for all youth grades 6-12, meeting twice monthly. To participate, complete this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NFSXSYX

For youth, Confirmation Class is a time of growth in Christian faith, asking questions and building friendships. It ends with our Bishop Robert Hirschfeld laying hands on them and praying for them to have a strong faith.