Outdoor Eucharist – August 30 at 5:00 pm
Reminders for the service:
As at our first outdoor Eucharist, this will be a continuation of the morning Liturgy of the Word, not a full service. Those who plan to attend the Eucharist are encouraged to attend the morning Zoom service as well.
Please let me know if you plan to attend at email@example.com. We need to know in advance so we can plan seating appropriately spaced for individuals, couples and family groups.
Please plan to bring the following:
- Bread for Communion
- Lawn chair
- Face mask
- Hand sanitizer
- Bug spray, hat, sunglasses, umbrella, fan (according to personal preference/need)
We ask that everyone follow these safety requirements:
- Stay at home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or do not feel well
- Wear a face mask
- Maintain 6 ft. distancing at all times.
- We will exchange the Peace while remaining in our places.
- Because we know that the virus is spread through respiratory droplets caused by singing and speaking loudly we agree to refrain from:
- Congregational responses, unison prayers and exchanging the Peace in normal volume. Instead we will make non-verbal responses or use very quiet voices
- Keep social gathering after the service to a minimum and maintain 6 ft. distancing
NEW INFORMATION ON VISITING DAVID:
David will be allowed to have visitors beginning Wednesday, September 2. I am going to see him that morning, so it would probably be best to wait a day or two before visiting. Visitors must call the VA Center to pre-schedule a visit:
- To schedule a meeting call the Social Worker, Shanna, at 603-624-4366, ext. 6037. She will ask COVID screening questions and arrange a time
- David can have one visit per week, with up to two visitors for up to one hour
- Visiting hours are 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday
- Parking is on the right side of the main building; use the entrance on that side of the building
To help us keep track of his visitors, and hopefully to ensure he has a visitor each week, Cathie Lewis will keep track of his visitors. Please contact her at 954-651-8690 or firstname.lastname@example.org so she can stay up to date. Thank you for doing this, Cathie!
Contact Information for David
VA Medical Center
CLC Room E105
718 Smyth Rd.
Manchester, NH 03104
Room phone: 603-624-4366, ext. 3857
David is so appreciative of your phone calls and cards, and thanks you all. Please keep them coming, as I know they lift his spirits.
via Zoom (email RectorSAITV@gmail.com for Zoom information)
Outdoor Eucharist – August 30 at 5:00 pm
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 30, Proper 17, Year A
Collect of the Day We center ourselves for worship in prayer.
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
First Lesson Exodus 3:1-15
In our lesson from the Hebrew scripture Moses is encountered by the Lord in the burning bush. He is called to his mission to lead the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt, and he asks to know the name of this God of his ancestors. God’s answer to Moses is intriguing and mysterious. The response may indicate a proper name which traditionally has been known as Yahweh. God’s answer may, however, suggest a meaning like “The One who causes to be, “ or “ I am who I am, “ or “ I will be what I will be.”
Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45c
A Hymn of praise celebrating God’s forming of a people through the generations.
The Second Lesson Romans 12:9-21
In this lesson Paul exhorts the disciples in Rome to live lives full of Christian dedication and virtue, overcoming evil with good. One hears strong echoes of Jesus’ beatitudes. Also present is Paul’s own emphasis on the central role of love together with the importance of a readiness to share in both the joy and sorrow of others. Blended with these teachings are some of the best of both Jewish and pagan ethical counsel. The apostle concludes with the insistence that revenge cannot be a motivation of Christians; final justice must be left to divine retribution.
The Gospel Matthew 16:21-28
In the gospel reading Jesus teaches Peter and the other disciples that the way of his ministry and theirs is the way of the cross. Peter had just confessed Jesus to be the Christ, but now he cannot accept the idea of the Christ being put to death. Jesus calls Peter “Satan” because his words represent a temptation to him. Jesus’ way costs no less than everything and leads to the discovery of that which is priceless. In the end the Son of Man will come as judge to repay all people for what they have done.
Oh when the SAINTS begin to PAINT
The OUTSIDE of our PARISH HALL,
Oh we WANT to be IN THAT NUMBER
When the CHIPS begin to FALL!
Do you want a project with a beginning, middle, and end?
Do you like the “tssst-tst” sound of sandpaper clearing chips of paint off a wall and the swoosh of a brush as new protective paint is applied?
Do you like to see immediate results and rejoice when your job’s well done?
If you answered YES to any or all of the above, then YOU are WELCOME to JOIN THE TEAM to repair and repaint the outside wall of the Parish Hall.
Please phone 323-8245 if you are interested in helping out. (We will begin after the heat waves have passed.)
Lisa Thompson for Buildings and Grounds Committee
For our First Nation people and those in this country who are living in impoverished areas of the Ninth Ward of New Orleans and the inner city areas populated by some of our poorest citizens.
For all those who are on the front lines serving communities during these difficult times.
Updating the Prayer List
Please let Deb know if you want to put someone back on the prayer list going forward. Thank you for helping us keep our prayer list up to date.
There are 267 New Hampshire Historical Markers
How often have you just driven by one of these and wondered what it said. Let me encourage you to stop. You can find a list of markers along with a location map if you click on the link above.
TAKE A PHOTO WITH YOURSELF, PET, WHOEVER IS WITH YOU, LET ME KNOW THE DATE AND TIME OF THE PHOTO. Have FUN and enjoy the ride!
Next Food Pantry: September 2nd
A Prayer for Night (from Evening Prayer and Compline)
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.
~ BCP pp. 124 and 134