Holy Week Services 2014

You are welcome to join us in these spiritually moving services commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Palm Sunday
April 13, 8am and 10am

Maundy Thursday
April 17, 6pm

Good Friday
April 18, 6pm

Easter Vigil
April 19, 7pm

Light a Candle for death penalty repeal

LIGHT A CANDLE on Wednesday, April 16 at 8pm with people of faith across New Hampshire as a sign of the power of prayer and meditative intention to change us and our world.  How can you participate?

  • Light a candle
  • Pray at home for the NH Senate to repeal the death penalty
  • Read inspiring articles or books, such as the PARABLE story by John Breckinridge or DEAD MAN WALKING by Sr. Helen Prejean
  • Take a photo of your candle and post it to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – state your desire for a death-penalty-free New Hampshire. (Please mention “New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty” in your Facebook post. On Twitter, include our handle @NHCADP and use any of these hashtags: #NHRepeal, #deathpenalty, #NHPolitics.)

This Sunday: The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

This morning at Grace:

8:00am Holy Eucharist with Palm Blessing
10:00am Holy Eucharist with Palm Blessing
10:00am Sunday School

Download this morning’s bulletin.

Palm Sunday

Great Vigil of Easter: March 19, 7:00pm

Join us for next week’s Easter Vigil worship service at 7:00pm. During this worship service, you will:

Light Easter fire and Paschal Candle
Light your own candle, too
Recall story of salvation in the Bible
Renew your Baptismal commitments

Easter

Good Friday: April 18, 6:00pm

Join us for next week’s Good Friday worship service at 6:00pm. On Good Friday, we remember and honor Jesus’ suffering and death upon the cross for our salvation. The church is starkly decorated so that we can experience Jesus’ own solitude and abandonment by those who loved him. Along with the deep music and moving Bible passages, you will:

Reflect and pray in silence
Read John’s Passion story
Honor the Cross of Christ
Hear anthems from our Choir and soloist Olivia Dodd

Good Friday

 

Maundy Thursday: April 17, 6:00pm

Join us for next week’s Maundy Thursday worship service at 6:00pm. The word “maundy” dervies from Jesus’ “command” that we love one another as Jesus loves us. Jesus gave his followers this command at his Last Supper during which he washed his disciples’ feet as an act of loving service.

During our worship service, you will:

Celebrate the Last Supper
Wash each other’s feet
Watch with the disciples in the garden
Strip the altar and empty the church

Maundy Thursday

Final Wednesday Poverty Discussion

5:30pm Holy Eucharist
6:00pm Soup, bread and discussion

This week we welcome the Rev. Jason Wells, speaking on the Christian Spirituality of Poverty. We have welcomed about 35 people each week! Even if you haven’t attended yet, you are welcome to come tonight.

Take-a-Tote Honored

Last night, the Concord School District recognized Grace Episcopal Church as “Champions for Children.” We were nominated by Principal Cheryl Halley of the Mill Brook School for our weekly meal service. Come to church and see our certificate!

Support Take-a-Tote with a donation via this link.

Concord School BoardConcord School Board, courtesy Jessica Fogg

 

This Sunday: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

This morning at Grace:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:00am Pastoral Care ministry meeting
10:00am Holy Eucharist with Sunday School
11:00am Choir rehearsal
11:00am Holy Week walk-through
5:00pm Interfaith Seder at Wesley UM Church (79 Clinton Street)

Download this morning’s bulletin (Order of Worship and Announcements).

Take-a-Tote Needs

Our supply of Macaroni and Cheese needs replenishing, preferably the ready to heat microwaveable Styrofoam-like containers (usually sold 4 or 6 in a package). We have a good supply of boxes containing individual packages of macaroni to boil.

Interfaith Seder

Sunday, April 6 at 5pm, hosted at Wesley United Methodist Church (79 Clinton).

We have a few tickets remaining, so email to reserve one for pickup on Sunday morning.

Suggested donation: $10 to support Kids 4 Peace.