Holy Week 2017 schedule

Days of Special Devotion Ash Wednesday and the other weekdays of Lent and of Holy Week are “observed by special acts of discipline and self-denial” (BCP, p. 17).

Palm Sunday……………………………….. April 9, 8 & 10am

Passover Seder dinner……………………. April 13, 5:30pm
Please sign up for this dinner in the Parish Hall!

Maundy Thursday Service……………….. April 13, 6:30pm

Good Friday…………………………………. April 14, 6:00pm

Easter Eve……………………………………. April 15, 7:00pm

Easter Sunday……………………………. April 16, 8 & 10 am

Ashes to Go 2017 – fourth annual!

Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, March 1, 2017) starts Lent, the period leading up to Easter. “Ashes to Go” are being offered by Grace Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, serving the Concord area.

Ashes will be administered in Eagle Square, Main Street, Concord, from 12 pm–1:30pm, by the Rev. Kate Atkinson, Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Concord, the Rev. Jason Wells, Rector, Grace Church, East Concord and the Rev. Jon Hopkins, Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church, Concord.

Ash Wednesday is marked by prayer and fasting in the Christian faith. To observe this holy day, ashes are placed on foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. “Ashes to Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day.

For more information on Ashes to Go across the country, visit www.ashestogo.org.

 

Lent 2017

Ash Wednesday is March 1! We have services at Grace Episcopal Church at 8:30am and 6:00pm. If you cannot attend, clergy will be on Main Street from 12-1pm for “Ashes to Go.”

If you have old, blessed palms, please drop them off in the parish hall to be burned for ashes.

Death and Dying on Sundays at 11:15am. In this class we will talk about death’s spiritual and theological meaning and also prepare for our own funerals. Someday you might be called to care for a dying loved one. Or, prepare now to leave behind your wishes as a gift to your loved ones.

Christ and Bonhoeffer on Wednesdays in March, 5:30-7:30pm, at St. Paul’s, 21 Centre St. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor who died in a concentration camp for leading Christians in resisting the Nazis. Learn about his faith in Christ and his grace-filled thinking through weekly video lectures by Archbishop Rowan Williams.

Granite State Organizing Project listening session

Sunday, February 12, we host a GSOP listening session. Leaders from GSOP, a network of churches, labor and community groups doing community organizing, are eager to hear what public issues concern us. The mission of GSOP is to empower congregations to tackle those issues and bring our community closer to Jesus’ vision for humanity. Please attend and share your ideas. Snacks will be provided.