November 4, 2021


Todd Hammond’s funeral is at St. Andrew’s at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 13. I hope many of you will be able to attend to support Bev and her family.

Our Stewardship Campaign comes to a close on Sunday. Thank you to everyone who has turned in your pledge card and fall leaf. As of today we’ve received 36 pledges, still short of the 51 we received last year and the 61 we received for 2019. We are also still short of our goal of $155,000. Please turn in your pledge card and your fall leaf on Sunday at the latest. Thank you!

The annual Diocesan Convention will be held via Zoom and YouTube on Friday, November 5 – Saturday, November 6. All delegates and alternates should have already registered. Everyone else is welcome to attend Convention as a guest via YouTube at Episcopal Church of NH's YouTube channel. Convention begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and at 9:00 am on Saturday.

The keynote speaker on Friday evening is the Rev. Katie Renger, Episcopal Church Staff Officer for Church Planting. For more information on Diocesan Convention, go to I hope you will join in!

The Bishop will be with us for his bi-annual visitation this Sunday. Following the service he will have a Q & A session for the parish, and then a meeting with the Vestry. I hope you will be able to attend church, welcome the Bishop and worship with him!

As November 7 is the first Sunday of the month, we will have one service at 9:00 am.

Finally, November 7 is also the day we end Daylight Savings, so don’t forget to turn your clocks back.

Blessings,  Caroline

The 1st Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM
The remaining Sundays at 8:00 and 10:00 AM

This Sunday-November 7

All Saints' Sunday

at 9:00  a.m.

Join us for the service
 via Zoom (email for Zoom information)
or Facebook at

READINGS FOR SUNDAY                
Sunday, November 7, 2021
All Saints' Sunday, Year B

The Collect

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

First Lesson                              Isaiah 25:6-9

In this Hebrew scripture reading we hear a prophetic hymn envisioning the day of the Lord’s salvation. The prophet uses a rich banquet as an image for the time of festival. It takes place on the mountain of the Lord’s temple, Mount Zion, where heaven and earth figuratively meet.  This great feast will be for all people, and even the power of death will be overcome.

Psalm 24

As pilgrims go up to God’s holy place for worship, they cleanse themselves and praise the just Lord, who has created all things.

The Second Lesson                    Revelation 21:1-6a

In this apocalyptic vision of the world to come God will indwell all creation, bringing transformation and renewal.  Death and the first things have passed away, supplanted by the eternal order symbolized by the new Jerusalem, the church in culmination, coming down as from heaven.  It is Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, who establishes this promise, and he will be as a spring of living and perpetual water to all who drink from him.

The Gospel                               John 11:32-44

In our gospel lesson Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.  Arriving in Bethany after the death of his friend Lazarus, Jesus encounters first Lazarus’s sister Martha and then his sister Mary.  Neither of the sisters fully comprehend Jesus’ power over death.  Deeply affected, Jesus weeps.  So that they and others might believe more deeply in God, Jesus summons Lazarus to come forth from his tomb.

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One thing we can always do while we stay at home is to pray for each other! We would like to keep our prayer list up to date and publish it each week in the Thursday Memo. Please email Deb at with any updates.

This Week We Pray for

Health and Wholeness for: Cordelia Adams, Megan Adams, Angela B, Clementine, Marilyn Cloran, Gary Cole, Ellen, Tracy Forde, Bev Hammond, Josh Hammond, Sue Huckman, Carolyn Jarvis, Patrick Kennedy, Jack Lamberti, Chris Mains, Margaret, John McGowan, Pam, Peg Patenaude, Curt R., Sage, Sharon Sousa,  Steve Thompson, Gabriele & Bob Wallace, Johnathon Walty.

For those who are home: Audrey Berry, Carolyn Boldt, Joyce Gendron, Judy Grace, Marge Hagerup, Joan Marshall, Elizabeth Pease, Elizabeth Wiesner.

For those who have died: 

Updating the Prayer List

Please let Deb know if you need someone added to the prayer list. Thank you.


 Flickering Mind 

Lord, not you,
it is I who am absent.
At first
belief was a joy I kept in secret,
stealing alone
into sacred places:
a quick glance, and away — and back,
I have long since uttered your name
but now
I elude your presence.
I stop
to think about you, and my mind
at once
like a minnow darts away,

darts into the shadows, into gleams that fret
unceasing over
the river's purling and passing.
Not for one second
will my self hold still, but wanders
everywhere it can turn. Not you,
it is I am absent.
You are the stream, the fish, the light,
the pulsing shadow,
you the unchanging presence, in whom all
moves and changes.
How can I focus my flickering, perceive
at the fountain's heart
the sapphire I know is there?

                                                           ~ Denise Levertov


The Food Pantry thanks you for your contributions throughout the year.

Food pantry continues to serve the communities needs
New Hours
Alternating Wednesdays
11-3 pm
Next Food Pantry:

November 10
Monday, November 22

Any questions call 603-960-4067.

If you do not see your birthday or anniversary listed, please make sure Deb in the office has an information sheet on file for you.
9    Alys Walker
10  George Rau

22  Antonio & Betty Faella
25  John & Joan Marshall

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