Koinonia (coy-know-knee-uh) is the New Testament word for “sharing” friendships and faith. We meet tonight at 6pm to talk about who Jesus is by reflecting on his fasting and temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11).
This Sunday we remember that the Holy Spirit appeared on the heads on the Jesus’ followers in the shape of tongues of fire (Acts 2:1-21). The flame of God’s Holy Spirit is kindled in your heart at baptism and grows with our knowledge, love and service of God. On Sunday, wear red, yellow and orange to show that the Holy Spirit is on your mind and heart as well! How do you show the Spirit’s inspiration to others in your daily life?
Urge Real Solutions to Homelessness, Not Making Homelessness Illegal
WHEN: Tuesday, May 14th, 3:00pm-3:30pm
WHERE: City Plaza, Concord, NH, N. Main Street between Park and Capitol Streets, in front of the State House
WHY: Recent law enforcement actions have been taken to evict homeless citizens from their encampments. Members of the Concord homeless community and their friends will gather to oppose such recent evictions – which are essentially making homelessness illegal and providing no alternative residency. Those gathered will urge lawmakers and community leaders to focus on real solutions to end homelessness, and provide real alternatives in the short term.
This Thursday marks 40 days after Easter Sunday. According to the Bible, this is the day that Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection (Acts 1:1-11). This ancient Greek icon shows Jesus rising into heaven up with his angels above Mary and the disciples. Although Jesus is in heaven, he is still with us, his disciples today. In the icon, Jesus’ hand is still open to bless us and his teaching to love one another remains visible in his other hand. How does Jesus still bless and guide you today?
Our “Harvestings” newsletter is out in the mail and ready for download, to appreciate in full-color! In this issue:
Celebrating our youth confirmation
Anticipation of upcoming dinners and the Pork Fest
Gratitude for Easter friends, lilies and donations
Download it here!
This coming Sunday we send seven youth and one adult to be confirmed by Bishop Rob Hirschfeld at Grace Episcopal Church in Manchester (106 Lowell Street). Our schedule for the day will be:
8am Holy Eucharist Our usual, intimate worship service will continue as always.
10am Holy Eucharist including a Closing Ceremony for youth and their sponsors.
11am Great Debate in the Parish hall Our youth did much study through conversation and debate. During coffee hour, they will split into teams and debate the question, “Is there only one way to pray?”
3pm Confirmation Service at Grace Church in Manchester. Please plan to arrive early to find parking and perhaps walk a block or two.