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THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
At our 8am and 10am celebrations of the Holy Eucharist in the church, the Rev. Jamie Hamilton, Rector, will be the celebrant and preacher. The Rev. Louise Howlett will be the celebrant for Rite Now at 10am in Reynolds Hall.
Lessons for this Sunday and Next
9-17-17: Genesis 50:15-21 - Psalm 103:(1-7) 8-13 - Romans 14:1-12 - St. Matthew 18:15-20
On the Eve of the Feast of the Holy Cross (this past Wednesday evening), our curate, Sandi Albom became the Rev. Sandi Albom as she was ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Bishop of New Hampshire, the Right Rev. Robert Hirschfeld in St. Paul's Church, Concord. Nearly 30 All Saints' parishioners traveled to Concord to witness the ordination. Congratulations, Sandi!
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many of you are asking how to respond to the needs of those who are displaced or otherwise in need. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to the Episcopal Church's Hurricane Relief Fund. To donate and read the latest updates, visit Episcopal Relief and Development. You can follow Episcopal Relief hurricane relief activities and updates on Facebook and Twitter: @Episcopal Relief.
Where Shall We Park?
During our demolition, parking will still be available behind Reynolds Hall! If you have to park on Concord Street, please leave sufficient space near the crosswalk so that drivers can see people crossing the street. Avoid blocking or parking too closely to our neighbor's driveways. Thank you.
Sunday, September 17, at 10am in the Old Parish House, our Communion Enrichment program with our Church School children begins. Children of all ages will learn about the sacrament of the Eucharist and will explore what it means to them as young Christians and members of the All Saints' family. This Sunday they will be reflecting on Companionship: Sharing a Meal, and how they find family at the table in their own homes, at church and in the wider community. Parents: click Note to Parents to read information that accompanies the children's lesson this week.
Discerning Our Future
This past spring, we began a process of discernment about the future of All Saints' and our role in responding to God's call for us. We are now moving into the next phase of that discernment -- a feasibility study of the possibility of a capital campaign. By late October, we will be communicating with all parishioners through a survey. You may choose to receive the survey via email or in print form. Each household will be asked to complete only a single survey. If you have provided us a current email address, we will send the survey electronically unless you notify the church office by September 22nd that you prefer a hard copy.
Adult Education Book Discussion
The second of our fall book discussions as part of the All Saints' 2017-2018 Adult Education series will be Thursday, September 21st. Discussions examining John Philip Newell's The Rebirthing of God, led by Philip Huckins, will continue each Thursday evening through October 5th from 7:00-800pm in the Old Parish House parlor. Parishioners are welcome to attend any or all evenings and encouraged to invite friends or neighbors! Contact Beth Healy at with questions.
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On Sunday, October 29 at 5 pm, the All Saints' Choir will sing Choral Evensong to mark the 100th anniversary year of the laying of the cornerstone for All Saints' Church. Taking as our theme the phrase our rector used in a sermon earlier this year - Our Ancient Future, this evensong will include music by Henri Mulet, Thomas Ebdon, Flor Peeters, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Michael Sitton, and Dietrich Buxtehude. Plan now to join us for Choral Evensong and a festive reception afterward.