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Services at 8:00 and 10:00am Sundays. Please join us.
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Services at 8am and 10am
Recovery Sunday~ Recovery Sunday April 30th
The Episcopal Church of NH is sponsoring Recovery Sunday throughout the diocese. Please join us for 8:00 and 10:00 worship as we pray for others and for ourselves, and as we uncover our own need for God's grace in the face of the attachments that pull us away from relationship with God and each other. Since addiction is such a deeply spiritual disease, and recovery from addiction a blessed reprieve from spiritual and physical death, what better place than at the celebration of the Eucharist for us to express our hope for those we love and for ourselves, placing the resurrected Christ at the very center of our lives?
Did you know that the Episcopal Church was there at the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous? "The origins of Alcoholics Anonymous can be traced to the Oxford Group, a religious movement popular in the United States and Europe in the early 20th century. Members of the Oxford Group practiced a formula of self-improvement by performing self-inventory, admitting wrongs, making amends, using prayer and meditation, and carrying the message to others. Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA, worked closely with the Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Shoemaker Jr., head of the Oxford Groups in American and influential preacher and rector of Calvary Church, NYC, to draft the Twelve Steps of recovery.
"We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny. May God bless you and keep you-until then." (Alcoholics Anonymous, "The Big Book", 164.)
The Sermon on the Mount:
The Key to Success in Life: New Day and Date
Our next Adult Education forum starts on Thursday, May 11, at 7 PM in the Old Parish House and continue for the next four Thursdays. For Thursdays in May, we will read and discuss this seminal work by Emmet Fox. What did Jesus teach? How does it apply to our own lives? This will be a class in which folks can share their faith and their questions about Jesus' teaching through the Beatitudes and the Our Father.
If you haven't read the book, please join us for the discussions anyway. Andy Peterson, Facilitator
Take a Walk�� ~ Saturday May 6th
Another great opportunity to support one of All Saints' Outreach Ministries, Peterborough Food Pantry. Hosted by Greenfield Covenant Church and in cooperation with various local churches and civic groups, the Monadnock Hunger Walk will usher in Spring and raise awareness for hunger relief in the Monadnock Region. Grab a friend, your family or form a walking team! Event flyers, walker/sponsor forms and information can be found in the back of the church, Reynolds' Hall and the Parlor. If you can't participate in the event but want to sponsor an All Saints' walker/team with your donation or have further questions, please contact Madelyn Morris at 307-254-4753.
Bakers, Chefs and Servers Needed
All Saints will support The River Center in conducting their final Spelling Bee, fundraiser. We are looking for volunteers to help bake and prepare hors d'oeuvres for this fundraising event.
It is taking place onSundayMay 7th at the Peterborough Players, from 2-4pm. All Saints' response last year was amazing and all who attended were very impressed with our efforts. With your support we hope to make this year's event another success.
All food can be dropped off Sunday morning at Reynolds Hall or at the Players after 10:00am on the 7th.
In addition to the Chefs and Bakers, last year many of you came out to assist with the set-up, prep, serving and clean-up. We're hoping that you will join the fun again this year.
Your help will be welcomed with any or all parts of creating a great reception for this important fund raising event. If you are able to contribute sweet or savory snacks or join our "Crew" anytime between 12:00 and 4:00 the afternoon of Sunday May 7th please contact Cindy Naudascher
(e-mail preferred, if possible)
570-242-o427 or 603-563-8180(please leave message if no answer)
Peterborough Food Pantry
Current Needs: tuna fish, canned fruit, coffee and basic toiletries.
In our continued mission to support the Peterborough Food Pantry the current needs are for Healthy Food Items that are low sugar, low sodium, gluten-free, and organic to help address the special dietary needs of many of the constituents who have chronic illnesses and dietary restrictions. Fresh fruits/vegetables are needed. Please drop off fresh items between 9am-12noonMonday-Saturday at the Pantry (25 Elm St.) As always all your donations are appreciated. For any additional questions regarding the Food Pantry please contact Madelyn Morris, our liaison.