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Sol Deo Gloria

In early November, Phil Turner, Good Shepherd’s junior warden, organized a community musical thank-offering to our Lord, Soli Deo Gloria. Six local churches contributed some 20 musical pieces including a solo sung by Phil, entitled, Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (D. Gokey). It was a wonderful evening of worship through the offerings of music.

 

 

 

In early November, Phil Turner, Good Shepherd’s junior warden, organized a community musical thank-offering to our Lord, Soli Deo Gloria. Six local churches contributed some 20 musical pieces including a solo sung by Phil, entitled, Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (D. Gokey). It was a wonderful evening of worship through the offerings of music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Dinner at the Fort

The Fort at No. 4 held their annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 18. Fr. David, in colonial dress, blessed the meal. Candles and a roaring fire provided light and warded off chill of the evening. Strolling minstrels provided entertainment. Jeanne (Mistress Moody) and Dee Blanchard also attended the event.

Fr. David’s Birthday

vestry meetingSunday, November 19, was particularly busy at Good Shepherd. At the beginning of our vestry meeting after the morning service, Fr. David was presented with a Boston cream pie with a single large candle placed in its center in commemoration of his 80th birthday which he will celebrate on Thanksgiving Day this year. In addition to birthday cards, the parish gave him the gift of a stunning monstrance for use at the Service of Benediction. Bishop Marsh promptly blessed it for use.

 

Charlestown Community Thanksgiving Service

At 6 p.m., we welcomed the pastors of local churches and about 40 adults and children to the annual Charlestown Community Thanksgiving Service. Each year, the service is held in a different church; this year was our turn to host the service. A large basket and box of food and $372 were collected for the Fall Mountain Food Shelf.

The "Ultimate" Christmas Party

Finally, we look forward to sharing in the preparation and support of the "Ultimate Christmas Party" on Saturday morning, December 16, for about 50 children. The party, ideal for ages 5-12, will include songs, a Bible story, snacks and games. The Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of New Hampshire and Charlestown area churches are hosting the event.

Approaching the Advent Season As we enter the Advent season, it is easy to get caught up in the rush of holiday preparations. Decorating the house, sending out greeting cards, and purchasing presents lead to anxiety and a frenzy of activities. Stop and take a deep breath. Enjoy the beautiful, still calm of the winter landscape along the Connecticut River. Experience the joy and love of family and friends. Thank God for His many, many blessings of the past year. Advent (which means “coming” in Latin) is the period defined by the four Sundays before Christmas. It is a time of reflection, expectant waiting, and preparation for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are waiting for the coming of God’s Son into the world as a helpless child. This is an occasion of great joy for Christians, and a testimony of God’s love for us -- the greatest of all Christmas gifts. We extend our love and best wishes to our friends in the Charlestown community for a safe and Happy New Year.

Merry Christ Mass!

December-January Calendar

Sundays
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Wednesdays (except December 27)
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study (Jesus and the Gospels)
6:00 p.m. Bible Study

Saturday, December 16, The Ultimate Christmas Party
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Old Town Hall

Sunday, December 24, Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord
6:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols followed by Holy Eucharist

Monday, December 25 Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Monday, January 1, The Circumcision of Our Lord
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, January 25, The Conversion of St. Paul
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist


For more information, please call The Rev. David Moody at 603-835-7900;
e-mail: dwmoody@beaverwood.com;
Website: http://www.thegoodshepherdanglican.org/;
Facebook: "Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd." 

Submitted by The Rev. Mr. David W. Moody