April 24, 2014

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
Services for this coming Sunday, April 27th, The Second Sunday of Easter, will be at 8 and 10 am. We hope you will join us for worship and fellowship as we continue our celebration of the Paschal Feast!
Readings for this Sunday: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31.

It has been a remarkable week!
Special Holy Week and Easter thank yous: 
to the members of the Altar Guild for their tremendous attention to detail in preparing our church for seven very different liturgies; to Debra, for keeping up with the office demands of the past week and providing our many bulletins; to the the lectors and servers for your willing, frequent participation; to the Bunker family for facilitating a special Good Friday gathering for children; to the Choir afortheir splendid support of our congregational singing, and especially for their exquisit offering of Wondrous Love as the anthem; to Bernice for her splendid organ; to The Stone Church Chancel Players for their wonderful Vigil offering from the Book of Daniel depicting  Shadrach, Mesach, and Abednego in the Fiery Furnace; to the Deery/Micciulla family for their gift to all of us of their baptisms that so enriched our Easter celebration; to the providers of hospitality for our Easter coffee hour; to Carol, George, Patti, and David for hosting a wonderful Easter Feast at Dinner Bell that was enjoyed by many from the parish as well, to all you who offered flowers and special Easter gifts in memory or thanksgiving, and to all of you who blessed all of us and almighty God by your engaged and joyfull presence. The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

In case you missed one of the liturgies, or just want to relive them, don’t miss the vast photo gallery below!

It is with sadness that I share with you the news of the death of Charlie Worcester, son of long-time summer affiliate member Barbara Worcester. Charlie died unexpectedly of natural causes in his home in Chocorua on Palm Sunday. Please keep Barbara in your prayers.
Barbara’s winter address is:
244 Brattle St., #22,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Food for thought in Eastertide…
By inviting us to work with him, we become wonder workers with Jesus. He helps us achieve the impossible. And in cooperating with him energies and abilities are released in us we never knew we had. Br. Eldrige Pendelton, SSJE

Remember, the Easter celebration of the Risen Christ in our midst continues for 50 days!

See you in church.
Easter Blessings,

 The Blessing of the Palms for the triumphal entry into Jerusalem
 and the Sunday of the Passion

Stripping of the altar


Kindling the New Fire

"Rejoice now, heavenly hosts, and all the choirs of angels
and let your trumpets shout salvation!"

A Reading from the Book of Daniel:
Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego
in the Fiery Furnace and King Nubuchadnezzar

Aspirging with the waters of baptism

The First Eucharist of Easter


The Baptism of Gina, Tommy and DJ
"We welcome you into the household of God!"