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May 24, 2018 Parish News

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St. Matthew's
Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Vogele, Rector
Office Hours:
Tu/Th 9:30-12:30pm
Wed 9:30-1:30pm
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All people of faith are welcome to receive Holy Communion at the Lord's Table.
Readings for this Sunday:
Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17
  Thank you for your ministry this week:
David Betz
Jay Hunter
Mary Jenkins
Gregory Wells
Emily Desrochers
Amy Desrochers
James McKim
Jane Doherty
Amy Poisson
Melanie Sherwood
Nancy Nichols
Coffee Hour
Bob Jones & Happy Beale
Important Dates
May 27 - Worship 8 & 10amw/Sunday School
June 2 - Annual Outreach Yard & Bake Sale from 8-1pm, Volunteers needed in shifts 6am-2pm.
June 3 - Mass on the Grass at the Clark's home, 6 Bedford Rd, New Boston
June 10 - 8am Worship & 10am Sunday School celebration
 & Baccalaureate at GHS for graduating seniors and their families, 7pm
June 17 - 9am Summer worship begins with Father's Day reflections
June 24 - Worship 9am
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In Our Prayers
Get Well and God Bless
Pauline, John, Judith Anne, Richard, Lloyd, Eryn, Eileen, Pat, Eleanor, Judy 
Birthdays Known to Us
Emma Ambrogi
Tamaryn Morin
Channing Hill
Pam Cheyne
Laura Bradley
Bill Gannon
Jessica Reed
Lexxie Sarette
Edith Kuzma
Anniversaries Known to Us
Scott & Sammy Ewing
Joseph & Dian McCarthy
Weekly Offerings
 AA meetings held in the church undercroft 8:30pm
Group Meditation 7-8:30 in the Parish House for further information please visit 
SHINE Program - for seniors 10:30-11:45am
Bible Chat - Noon-1pm 
Sr. Choir Rehearsal - 7-8:30pm
Food Pantry - Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00-noon
Community Clothing Center hours- 
Tuesday 11:00-2:00pm, Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 3-5pm and Saturday 10:00am-Noon
Parish Notes - May 24, 2018
On this memorial day weekend, we remember those who sacrificed their lives in active military service defending our country and its principles and, most importantly, its Constitution. I recently watched the movie RBG which is about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It reminded me just how important it is to uphold the Constitution which promises to protect the rights of all people. And I am grateful, beyond words, for those who through military service were willing to pay the ultimate price defending our country, our freedoms,  and our Constitution.
This collect from the prayer book is for them:
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give thee thanks for all thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country.
Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence; and give us such a lively sense of thy righteous will, that the work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
Peace, Nancy 

Yard & Bake Sale Help Needed
The Outreach Committee is in need of volunteersSaturday June 2 from 6am-2pm to help unload the trailer (full of good items), set up, sell, and clean up. The sign-up sheet is in the back of the church. A couple hours of your time is needed and appreciated. If you've never had the pleasure of a Saturday morning yard sale at St. Matthew's, you've missed out!


Save the Date - Mass on the Grass - June 3, 10am





Bring a chair or blanket to settle in for outdoor worship and giving thanks to our acolytes and many ministries. Immediately following we will continue with a picnic.  Feel free to bring something for the grill and a dish to share and bathing suits and towels for those who wish to swim!
Clark's Residence: 6 Bedford Rd. New Boston NH
Directions: Take Route 13 to New Boston, turn left before the gas station, go to the top of the hill and you are there. Please park in the field, not along the road.

One Volunteer Needed at the CCC
A person is needed as a Key Person (shift leader) on the 2nd Thursday of each month 3-5pm.  The Key Person opens, handles the cash sales and justifies the money, supervises the volunteers and closes. Training and support are provided.   
Please contact the office or Sharon or Joan Alayne for more information. Thank you!
Rector The Rev. Dr. Nancy Vogele
Parish Administrator Kelly Kennerson
St. Matthew's Church   7 N. Mast   Goffstown, NH 03045
office phone: 603-497-2003  
The Rector is available Sunday through Thursday.
Kelly's Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9:30-12:30pm, Wed 9:30-1:30pm