Book Group tonight!

Our book group meets tonight Tuesday, August 26 at 6pm for a discussion on Pope Francis’s Open Mind, Faithful Heart. See you there!

 

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

The Apostle Bartholomew is a mystery in the Bible. We know nothing of him except of his presence in the list of names given in the New Testament as one of the Twelve whom Jesus called. God bless all those, then and now, who show up on our lists of volunteers, supporters, donors and helpers for their gift of quiet dedication to Christ.

Read more about the Apostle Bartholomew here.

Sunday, August 24: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

This morning at Grace:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee and refreshments
Download today’s Bulletin: Order of Worship and Announcements.

Parish Nurse

Jen Holt, RN is available for blood pressure checks or to ask about any medical concern you have. Find her on your way into coffee hour on the hall bench or in the parish hall.

 

Youth Confirmation 2014-2015

Confirmation Class begins on Sunday, September 21. The class will meet twice monthly on Sundays, from 12–2pm at the church. During the 2014–2015 school year, all children grades 6 and up may participate. So far we have 5 youth signed up–contact Father Jason today to participate!

Take a Tote Needs

This week’s item is pasta. These come in small cans or microwaveable containers and include spaghetti and meatballs, beefaroni, beef ravioli, rice and chicken, and lasagna.

Friday Devotion

Friday, August 22, and all Fridays of the year are “observed by special acts of discipline and self-denial” in commemoration of the Lord’s crucifixion (BCP, p. 17).

Shared Worship with Trinity Church-Tilton

Shared Worship with Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton on Sept. 7 and Sept. 21! We will welcome them to Grace as our guests on Sept. 7 at 10am. We will cancel services here in Concord on Sept. 21 and worship at Trinity Church at their 9:30am service (274 Main, Tilton).

By sharing worship we will support fellow Episcopalians in their difficulties. We will also find opportunities for the ministries of Grace to grow in new ways.

 

Worship Servers

Father Jason is preparing a Worship Server schedule for the Sundays in September, October and November. There are many ways to serve during the liturgy and deepen what you get out of Sunday worship.

Roles needed:

Usher, Reader, Eucharistic Minister, Acolyte, Offering Counter

If you want to be included in this schedule, please email the church office: office@graceeastconcord.org

Card and Board Games

You are invited to an afternoon of cards and board games in the Parish Hall, Thursday, August 21, 1-4 p.m., hosted by P.E.O. Chapter B. Refreshments are provided and there will be door prizes!  Speak with Christine Sokol, Barbara Geissinger or Barbara Ashworth for ticket information. Proceeds help support women’s scholarship opportunities offered through this international Philanthropic Educational Organization.