This morning at Grace:
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:00am Property Committee
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee and refreshments
11:15am Combating Christmas madness
Today Bishop Rob Hirschfeld invites the churches of our diocese to commemorate our crucified Lord with a preach-in to support abolishing New Hampshire’s death penalty.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
In September 2013 Bishop Robert Hirschfeld stated,
“…As followers of Jesus, we are constantly called to holiness, which demands that we rise above our visceral instincts and our tendencies to react to violence with further violence. Instead, Jesus’ teachings and the example of his life always reserved room for repentance, amendment of life, and forgiveness. In the Garden of Gethsemane, when one of his disciples struck one of Jesus’ accusers with a sword, cutting off his ear, Jesus exclaimed, ‘No more of this!
…Repealing the Death Penalty in New Hampshire is a way of saying, with our savior, “No more of this!” to the violence in this world.”