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Parishioner Gerry Hallgrimson featured in "Moments in Time"
One of our parishioners, Gerry Hallgrimson, is featured for October in a monthly column in the Monadnock Shopper News. The column titled "Moments in Time" focuses on an older person sharing an interesting story from his or her life. The column featuring Gerry is in this week's Oct. 12 edition. If you don't receive it in the mail, you can visit shoppernews.com, click on "MSN Online!" and scroll down to Page 12.
Adult Education session #2 - Centering Prayer
Our second adult education session begins Thursday, October 27th, and runs through November 17th, under the leadership of parishioner Debbie Rogers who will introduce us to Centering Prayer. We will meet in the Parlor of the OPH from 7-8pm. You are welcome to come to one or all 4 evenings, and please invite community members too!
Centering Prayer is a great tool for fostering intimacy with God. We will be viewing "Invitation from God," a beautiful video filmed at Saint Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, and featuring interviews with Father Thomas Keating, a Cistercian monk and authority on centering prayer and the contemplative life.
Each week we will watch a section of the video, practice centering prayer, and share our experience. A centering prayer group will be formed at the end of class for anyone wanting to continue centering through Advent. Questions: Beth Healy 827-3618 or
Bishop's visit and confirmation~ December 4
Bishop Rob will be with us on December 4th for his bi-annual visitation. During his visitation, he will preach and preside at the Sunday's Eucharist service at 9:30 and will be confirming, reaffirming, and receiving members into the Episcopal Church. In preparation for his visit, classes begin October 16th. We will meet also on October 23rd, 30th, and November 13th, at 9:00am in the Rectory. We will all be using a small but wonderfully rich book titled "A People Called Episcopalians." If you are interested in being confirmed, to reaffirm your confirmation vows or be received into the Episcopal Church, please contact Jamie at
or Becky at
or call the office 924-3202.
All Saints' Church Hosts Wine Tasting on October 22nd
On Saturday, October 22, at 5:30pm at Reynolds Hall across from All Saints' Church, 51 Concord Street Peterborough, a Wine Tasting & Scented Candle sale will be held for the benefit of Centro Victoria, a home for abandoned children in Juarez, Mexico. For 11 years, All Saints' has supported this home which is situated in an area of extreme poverty amidst the corruption and violence of drug wars and provides food, shelter, and education to 78 children who would otherwise fall prey to gangs and a life of full of all of the perils of poverty.
The evening will feature hors d'oeuvres and the tasting of 6 different Chilean wines, labeled with pictures of the children of Centro Victoria. Also featured will be 6 medium size jar candles, again with pictures of the children. Orders will be taken and a portion of the proceeds of all sales will go to Centro Victoria. Orders can also be placed on the web site, hopeinjuarez.org. Click on the right "Donations" and scroll down to Benefit Wines and Charity Wicks.
There is no admission fee and all are welcome to attend. For more information call the church office at 924-3202 or visit www.allsaintsnh.org
You Won't Find It In The Rubrics, But...
In the Book of Common Prayer, there is no rubric in the order for Evensong that says: "Here follows a reception in Reynolds Hall." Even so, providing such hospitality has been a long tradition at All Saints'. On Sunday, October 30, at 5:00 p.m. the All Saints' Choir will sing Evensong based on the chants and texts of 4th c. saint, St. Ambrose (of All Saints' newel post fame). If you can provide a savory hors d'oeuvre or snack for the reception that will follow, please contact Libby Fuller at or 924-0106.
Save the Date- Ingathering Sunday November 6th All Saints' Day
There will be a single service at 9:30am followed by a celebratory brunch.