November 29: The First Sunday of Advent

Sunday morning at Grace:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist

Starting Sunday, drop off items for the St. Nicholas Fair white elephant sale.

Download our annual Advent calendar! You can keep track of Bible readings, wreath lightings and other observances as you prepare to celebrate Christ’s nativity.

Sunday’s bulletin and announcements (PDF). This is a good way to participate in worship with your tablet instead of paper!

St. Nicholas Fair needs

Saturday, December 5
Please sign-up for in the parish hall for one of the many volunteer jobs! Download the poster below to hang up and promote the Fair. Also, print the wreath order form below, fill it out and return it to the church so that you can be included in this year’s order!

Jewelry Donations Items may be placed in the specially marked JEWELRY BOX located in the Parish Hall. If you have questions or want personal pick-up service, call Barb Ashworth at 606-2398.

Pies and Baked Goods Please sign up for specific baked good so that we know what we are expecting on Dec 5.  Thanks! Contact Kate Ess.

White Elephant item drop-off begins on Sunday, November 29!

Take-a-Tote Needs

We pack fruit cups each week. Could you pick up some containers when shopping this week? They are usually in packs of 4. Larger boxes are also available at Sam’s Club and BJ’s. You are welcome to shop for any food item pictured on the poster in the narthex. If you don’t shop much, cash donations are always welcomed.

Pledge Campaign “There is a Balm” Concludes

On Sunday, you all brought your pledge certificates to promise to support Grace Episcopal Church financially in 2016. At the end of the morning, we received 50 pledge commitments, totaling $88,000! We received 13 first-time pledges, totaling $10,000.From the repeat pledgers, we have seen a net increase of $1,393.

This is a strong start, but last year’s final total was over $100,000–let’s get those remaining pledges in! If you have not yet given us your pledge commitment, please download the form here (PDF).  You can submit it in the mail, email or in person.

St. Nicholas Fair Supporting the Concord Community for 12 Years

Grace Episcopal Church in East Concord is pleased to announce the annual St. Nicholas Fair will offer a wide variety of holiday treasures for everyone including grilled hot dogs and pie-by-the-slice! Join us on Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and holiday shoppers will find one-of-a-kind artists’ quality gifts, home-made pies, cookies & cakes, sweets, fudge, New England Baked Beans, jewelry, and even gifts for your favorite cat and dog. The talented parishioners of Grace Church work year round to fill the parish hall with everything from hand-knit hats and mittens to traditional holiday ornaments and decorations. Additionally, shoppers can explore the “White Christmas Elephant Sale” and “Used Book Sale” offering bargains and treasures for everyone’s budget. If you are looking for affordable gifts for family, friends and even teachers, you will find it all here at the 2015 St. Nicholas Fair.

Be sure to stay for a meal at The St. Nicholas Café serving breakfast and lunch, featuring home-made soups, breads and of course home-made pie-by-the-slice hot out of the oven. Just like Mom makes! And once again you will find the freshest holiday evergreen wreaths with a wide selection of pre-made florist quality bows.

St. Nicholas Poster 2015

Wreath order form 2015