When Jesus called his disciples, he asked them to “cast a line” (Matt. 17:27) and see what fish God provided. Few of us are fishermen today, but Jesus’ calling is unchanged: he asks us to take a risk, to give generously, we are asked to “cast a line,” and see what blessings God provides.
Over the next few Sundays, you will learn more about the Cast Your Line theme as well as visions for our parish’s future, if our pledge giving increases. We asked several of our lay leaders to ask what new lines they could cast if only you provided them with the resources.
In 2017, we ask that your prayerfully consider how much you will give throughout the year.
Featuring Jamie Feinberg, pianist and vocalist And Ross Malcolm Boyd, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist
Jamie Feinberg, music minister at Grace Episcopal Church is joined by her husband, musician and songwriter Ross Malcolm Boyd, for a concert of old favorites and newer contemporary Christian music. The selections include several arrangements for solo piano as well as their own original arrangements for instruments and for voice. This is the first concert for the couple before they hit the road, taking their music across the country!
Donations will support the Take-a-Tote program to feed local schoolchildren.
Youth grades 6-12 from around the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire are invited to gather for an overnight lock-in at Grace Church in East Concord with dinner, games and a “mini-retreat” reflecting the theme of this year’s Diocesan Convention: “Flourishing”. Youth will then join the 214th Diocesan Convention at the Grappone Center on Saturday for discussion, Eucharist and more before heading to Diocesan House for lunch and the YMCA for rock climbing, sports and general adventure.
Leaders will be Drew Courtright, Director of Christian Formation, St. Andrew’s, Hopkinton, and Becky Goodwin, Director of Christian Formation, All Saints, Peterborough.
On Sunday, September 11, 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. They will offer several programs for different age groups:
Family Worship beginning on Sunday, September 11 (then on 10/2 and 11/6). At 10am, all ages worship together with kid-friendly messages and music, using God’s Word, My Voice children’s Bible readings.
Sunday School Classes for grades pre-K and up begin on Sunday, September 18 at 9:50am and continue every Sunday.
Altar Servers (grades 3 and up) are a great way to learn more about prayer and worship in an interactive, hands-up way. Trainings are on 11/9 and 12/11 after the 10am worship service. Novices will learn the basics and experienced servers will be given more to explore.
Youth Group (grades 9-12) begins on Sunday, September 25 with leader Kate Ess. Youth will share ideas for upcoming events. Already scheduled programs include:
Grace Episcopal Church invites Concord residents to the 7th Annual Pork Fest fundraiser on Saturday, September 10 from 12-2:30pm at Merrill Park on Eastman Street. The neighborhood cookout will feature BBQ pork, hamburgers and hot dogs, games, bounce houses and a raffle.
While the event is free, donations will be accepted. All donations will support Grace Episcopal Church’s Take-a-Tote ministry to provide weekend meals to local public schoolchildren enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Take-a-Tote currently supplies 50 tote bags of food each week to East Concord’s Mill Brook School. Each tote bag costs $10 to fill.
“Children who get free lunches can’t be served when school is out, on weekends and in the summer. This Pork Fest allows our Take-a-Tote program to serve a hidden need,” said Will Ashworth, a member of Grace Episcopal Church.