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Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd 20 Summer St. (opposite the Old Town Hall)

Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
20 Summer St. (opposite the old Town Hall)

 

All available space around our large round table was occupied by hungry folks eager to partake of Dee Blanchard’s tasty pancakes and Bonnie Turner’s homemade apple sauce along with sausages and bacon. It was a grand occasion for our parish family to share as we prepared to enter the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday.   Good Shepherd celebrated Shrove Tuesday on February 13 with a traditional Pancake Supper after the service of Evening Prayer.
All available space around our large round table was occupied by hungry folks eager to partake of Dee Blanchard’s tasty pancakes and Bonnie Turner’s homemade apple sauce along with sausages and bacon. It was a grand occasion for our parish family to share as we prepared to enter the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday.   All available space around our large round table was occupied
All available space around our large round table was occupied by hungry folks eager to partake of Dee Blanchard’s tasty pancakes and Bonnie Turner’s homemade apple sauce along with sausages and bacon. It was a grand occasion for our parish family to share as we prepared to enter the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday.    
     
Lent, the 40-day period of the Church Year that proceeds The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, is a time of quiet reflection, prayer, acts of self denial, and charity to others. Unfortunately, for some, the focus of Lent becomes what foods do I give up for this 40-day period. Indeed, many may feel that if they are "successful" in avoiding a specific list of foods, then they are prepared to receive the risen Lord on Easter Day. But why do we fast? Lent is an opportunity for us to do some serious housecleaning deep within our souls. Fasting assists us in purifying ourselves as a necessary first step in encountering God. We strive to improve our relationship to God during Lent by fasting from anger, hate, telling lies, hurtful behavior toward those around us, and other sins that separate us from God. Indeed, we should feast on kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, honesty, goodness, love of our neighbors, and other virtues that lead us closer to our God who is Love. Thus, we hope that a little physical hunger through fasting will lead us to hunger and thirst for Christ and try to mold ourselves in His image. We pray that you experience a Holy Lent.  
     

Bishop Brian Marsh will host a discussion hour on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the church parish hall. His topic will be What it means to be an Anglican?

This is a good opportunity to ask questions about our church customs and beliefs.

  Bishop Brian Marsh will host a discussion hour on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the church parish hall. His topic will be What it means to be an Anglican?
Our Holy Week services are listed below. Please join us as we walk together the way of the Cross to Easter Day.

March Calendar

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

Tuesday, March 13, Lenten Discussion
6:00 p.m. What does it mean to be an Anglican?

Holy Week Services

March 25, Palm Sunday
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

March 28, Wednesday before Easter
6:00 p.m. Tenebrae

March 29, Maundy Thursday
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

March 30, Good Friday
12:00 noon Holy Eucharist & Stations of the Cross

March 31, Holy Saturday
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Lighting of the First Fire

April 1, Easter Day
10:00 a.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: https://www.facebook.com/Anglican-Church-of-the-Good-Shepherd-121015611280429/

Submitted by The Rev. Mr. David W. Moody