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Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
20 Summer Street
P.O. Box 418
Charlestown, NH 03603
603-835-7900

Mission, Vision, Values


 


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Alleluia, Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

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Clergy, Staff, & Leadership

Clergy:
The Most Rev. Dr. Brian R. Marsh, Bishop Ordinary & Rector

The Rev. David W. Moody, Associate Rector
The Rev. Arthur Bennett

Vestry

Senior Warden: Allan McLane
Junior Warden: Phil Turner
Secretary: The Rev. David W. Moody
Treasurer: John Ilves

Parochial Ministry

Organist: position vacant
Sunday School: Jeanne Moody
Web: Bonnie Turner

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Fort at No. 4 

St. Luke's Camp

Fall Mountain Food Shelf

Sundays
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study (Jesus and the Gospels)
6:00 p.m. Bible Study (New Testament letters)

Tending to the work of the Church

Events

February Calendar

Friday, February 2, Purification of St. Mary the Virgin
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, February 13 Shrove Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer.
6:00 p.m. Pancake Dinner

Wednesday, February 14, Ash Wednesday
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes

Saturday, February 24, St. Matthias the Apostle
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist


Last Sunday of each month:
Monthly Food In-Gathering for the benefit of the Fall Mountain Food Shelf

 


Sunday services at Fort at No. 4
Charlestown, NH
12:30 p.m. Morning Prayer (1662 Book of Common Prayer)
Services are held each Sunday at the Fort from mid-May until the end of October


Morning Prayer at the Fort
Morning Prayer at the Fort
Services will be held most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. from mid-May until October using the Order of Morning Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Depending upon events taking place at the Fort, the times of services may change. Please check the calendar above for the services to be held each month.

 

For questions or concerns
Contact Rev. David Moody
603-835-7900
dwmoody@beaverwood.com

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We hope you all have survived the cold weather, ice, and snow of January. Cold weather is hard on people, vehicles, and buildings, and we had our share of temporarily frozen pipes and a laboring furnace. However, we got through the cold spell and have plans to install additional insulation in key parts of our church building when it gets warm again.

Newsworthy this past month is the painting of our sanctuary, narthex, and the front door. This includes painting the late 19th century, embossed tin ceiling in the church. It has been over 20 years since we last did this, so the project was long overdue.

Shrove Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In February, we shall prepare for the coming of Lent on Ash Wednesday with a traditional pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m. The period preceding Lent is a time for Christians to repent of their sins by attending confession and being shriven or absolved. It was also a time in which to use up rich foods, such as eggs, cream, butter, and sugar, prior to eating plainer foods during the penitential period of Lent Please join us for this richly symbolic and enjoyable free meal in our parish hall.

On the evening of Ash Wednesday, we will celebrate Holy Eucharist and offer the imposition of ashes (the drawing with ashes of a visible cross of the forehead) to those who come forward to the altar rail. These ashes are made by burning palm fronds that were blessed on Palm Sunday in 2017. The ashes are applied by the priest reciting the words “Remember, O man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return. (Genesis 3:19).” These words remind us of our sinfulness and mortality as we enter 40 days of fasting, alms-giving, prayer, and self-denial in preparation for Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Read the February Our Town

 
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Good Shepherd is a parish of the Diocese of the Northeast, The Anglican Church in America
The Diocesan Shield

The Diocesan Shield

 

The Shield of the Diocese of the Northeast of the Anglican Church in America consists of the red Cross of St. George on the white shield, calling to mind the Anglican heritage of the Diocese. In the left quadrant is an Evergreen Tree, sturdy and resilient, even amidst the harshness of winter. A Pastoral Staff intersects the Cross of St. George, slightly bent, the Staff is in movement telling of the continuous growth of the Diocese of the Northeast. Crowning the shield is the Pontifical Mitre, jeweled and ornamented, as a sign of joy. The color of the Mitre is predominantly blue, symbolic of contemplation and wisdom, and in honor of St. Mary.