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May 31, 2018 Parish News

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St. Matthew's
Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Vogele, Rector
7 North Mast Street
Goffstown, NH 03045 
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:
1 Samuel 3:1-10
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Mark 2:23-3:6
  Thank you for your ministry this week:
Sandra Jones
Sharon Benard
Ann Domingue
Tamaryn Morin
Linda Clark
Benge Ambrogi
Eric Battey
Rosemarie Fry
Sarah Ambrogi
Coffee Hour
Pot Luck
Important Dates
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 13 - last day of the SHINE program 
June 17 - 9am Summer worship begins with Father's Day reflections
June 24 - Worship 9am. The Rev. William Gannon, Celebrant.
Note - the Rector will be on vacation June 18 - June 30.
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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
Brenda Fortier
Carl West
Stacey Edgar
Lynn Reed
Stephen McManus
Joe Sherwood
Andrew Cote
Anniversaries Known to Us
Charles & Diane Anderson
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
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 31, 2018
This weekend is a BIG weekend for St. Matt's - our yard sale is on Saturday and Mass on the Grass is on Sunday.  I can't wait for both events as they are great opportunities for fun and fellowship.  The trailer is overflowing with stuff and the forecast for Saturday is cloudy with just a chance of rain (MUCH better than was expected earlier this week). Sunday's weather is supposed to be fine as well.  
So I invite you to put on your "I am St. Matthew's" pin if you have one and enjoy this weekend together.  Together, at the yard sale, we will raise money for those in need and together, on Sunday, we will worship and play and swim and share a meal with one another at the Clark's.  To me, this weekend shows what St. Matthew's is all about.  Thank you for being such a loving and outreaching community of faith.
Peace, Nancy
Please note the office is CLOSED TODAY May 31.

Yard & Bake Sale 
The Outreach Committee is in need of volunteers Saturday June 2 from 6am-2pm to help unload the trailer (full of good items), set up, sell, and clean up. 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!




CCC Bag Sale
While you're at the yard sale, stop by the Community Clothing Center on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for our fabulous bag sale! Just $10 to fill a bag with clothing. Some items excluded, like housewares and formal wear. 
Mass on the Grass - June 3, 10am





Bring a chair 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!
Also, we do live in NH and the mosquitoes & ticks are everywhere. Please be sure to bring some bug spray as well!
Clark's Residence: 6 Bedford Rd. New Boston NH
Directions: Take Route 13 to New Boston, turn left before the service station, go to the top of the hill and you are there. Please park in the field, not along the road.

The Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner
"An Interfaith Dialogue & Friendship Gathering" 
Ramadan is a time when the principles of generosity and hospitality become especially important. Ramadan is the month of fasting, developing self-control and kindness, a time of comprehensive thanksgiving and charity. It's a time of training oneself to become a better person spiritually and improving relationships with family, friends and neighbors.
In this regard, Turkish Cultural Center cordially invites you to the annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner Program on Sunday, June 3. 
We kindly invite you and your guests to share the traditions of breaking the bread around a table for long lasting friendship, appreciation for diversity, celebrating harmony and peace in the world. 
We will also have a guest speaker, Chaplain Imam Ibrahim Sayar fromBoston Children's Hospital
Turkish Cultural Center
540 Chestnut Street 2nd Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
for more information and RSVP
(603) 621-0620 or

Sunday School Celebration - June 10

Kids are encouraged to wear clothes they can get dirty.  We will be planting flowers and using sidewalk chalk to help make St. Matts more welcoming.  During coffee hour, there will be ice cream sundaes!

The Community Clothing Center is still in need of a few volunteers to fill in on Saturdays and Thursdays. Please if you can help out. 
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