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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)

 

"He is risen. The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!" This is the traditional greeting that Christians exchange on Easter Sunday morning. We are told in the Gospel of Luke, that after the Resurrection, two disciples walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus encountered Jesus on the way. They invited him to sup with them at an inn as it was toward evening and getting dark. At the meal, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it. At that moment they recognized him as the Christ. He then vanished, and they immediately rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the other disciples what they had seen. They found the eleven and others gathered together saying "The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon (Luke 24:34 ESV)." Then they told their own story of recognizing Christ as He broke bread with them at the inn.

Thus, each Easter Day we repeat with joy the words of the witnesses who saw Christ after he had died on the Cross and had risen from the dead. They remind us of the joyous news that we celebrate each Easter and every Sunday morning. The good news that Christ had the power to overcome death, obtain forgiveness for our sins, and give us hope for salvation and eternal life with Him.On Marsh 20, Bishop Brian Marsh gave a talk on “What it means to be an Anglican?” He covered a wide range of topics from early Christian History in Roman England to the 1886 Lambeth Quadrilateral Meeting in Chicago that set forth a four-point statement of Anglican identify; the differences between “high church” and “low church;” the role of the sacraments in our lives; and the blessings of our unique Book of Common Prayer, the basis of all our worship services. The talk was followed by a half hour of enthusiastic conversation and questions.

March was a busy month for us as we prepared the church and ourselves for Holy Week and The Sunday of the Resurrection. On Marsh 20, Bishop Brian Marsh gave a talk on "What it means to be an Anglican?" He covered a wide range of topics from early Christian History in Roman England to the 1886 Lambeth Quadrilateral Meeting in Chicago that set forth a four-point statement of Anglican identify; the differences between"high church" and"low church;" the role of the sacraments in our lives; and the blessings of our unique Book of Common Prayer, the basis of all our worship services. The talk was followed by a half hour of enthusiastic conversation and questions.

The parish of the Good Shepherd wishes all our friends in Charlestown and the Greater Fall Mountain area, a wonderful and blessed Eastertide.

April 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

Sunday, April 1, The Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter Day)
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Friday, April 6, Annunciation of the B.M.V.
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, April 25, St. Mark, Apostle and Evangelist
8:00 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