Weekly Announcements

 Bulletin from Sunday, Nov 12th, 201 

CHURCH CALENDAR

November 12 – 18

Sun         Nov 12            10am                      Morning Worship

                                                                       Sunday School, Nursery Care

Mon       Nov 13            7-8:30pm                Women’s Bible Study

                                                                       (K. Dustin, K. Jorgensen)

Tue         Nov 14            7pm                        Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal

Wed       Nov 15            6-9am                     Rotary Breakfast

                                                                       Prayer Shawls, place TBA

                                        7:30pm                   Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thu         Nov 16            9:30am                   Morning Book Group

                                                                       (G. Crouch)

Fri-Sun   Nov 17-19                                       SHYG Mission Trip to Manchester

Sat          Nov 18            2pm                        Memorial Service – Ellen Payne

 

November 19 – 25

Sun         Nov 19                                            Thanksgiving Sunday

                                        10am                      Morning Worship

                                                                       New Members received

                                                                       Sunday School, Nursery Care

Tue         Nov 21            7pm                        Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal

Wed       Nov 22            6-9am                     Rotary Breakfast

                                        7:30pm                   Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thu         Nov 23/24                                      Church Office closed for Thanksgiving

Sat          Nov 25            evening                   Great Hall in use

 

The Upper Room for November and December is available on the table in the narthex and the information table in the Parish House.  This is an outreach of the Diaconate and the booklets are free of charge.

 

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A REMINDER

Rev. Crouch’s new email address                  1968revgordon@gmail.com

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 November Sermon Series: “A Heart of Gratitude”

A heart of gratitude takes intentional effort to cultivate.  This is especially true for those of us who are privileged with an abundance of comforts and resources.  Join us in this season of Thanksgiving as we encourage one another to live in greater awareness and appreciation of our many blessings.

November 5 – “Gratitude Filters”

Philippians 1:1-11

Gratitude is a way of seeing that helps bring into focus the truth that life is a gift bestowed upon us by a gracious and loving God.

All Saints Sunday

Sacrament of Communion

November 12 – “Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace”

2 Corinthians 8:1-7

Sometimes our hearts are out of tune with God’s heart.  Gratitude is one of the tools that helps put our hearts back in tune with God’s.

Bell Choir

November 19 – “Turning Pride into Praise”

Luke 17

Too often we concentrate on what is wrong with life rather than on all that is right.  Come hear some tips on how we can turn an attitude of pride into an attitude of praise.

Reception of New Members

Thanksgiving Sunday and 260th Anniversary of First Church

November 26 – TBD

 

HOPKINTON FOOD PANTRY TURKEY FEATHER FOOD COLLECTION

Have you remembered your food items?  Collection boxes for your gifts are located in the narthex, and in the Parish House.  We need to have all donations  brought to First Church by next Sunday, November 19th.  Call Marla Walsh with any questions at 857-225-2512.

 FALL CLEAN UP DAY, SCHEDULED FOR NEXT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 LEARN HOW TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE PHOTO DIRECTORY

After Church today and next Sunday

Are you having trouble figuring out how to access our online photo directory?  Want some help?  Do you want to submit your contact information and photo to the directory?  We can do all of this for you after church on Sunday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 19.  Just go to the church offices in the Parish House, and Vickie and Lee Baronas will be glad to help  you out!

ADVENT WORKSHOP

Mark you calendars!  This year’s Advent Worship is scheduled for December 10th after worship and the CE board is looking for help.

After worship there will be a series of tables set up in the Parish House with crafts to appeal to the whole family.

We are looking for volunteers to prepare simple holiday crafts that can be assembled in about 5 minutes, and help your neighbors make that craft during the workshop.  Volunteer commitment for crafts that the CE board will prepare will be about 45 min.

 

Please contact Lynnette Carney at carneyl@aol.com if you can help.  We can provide you with ideas if needed.

 

COMMUNITY NOTE

Troop 77  Boy Scouts in our congregation, Robert and Danny Rinden, Seamus and Patrick Quinn, and Tom Ellsworth will be selling Christmas wreaths in the parking lot after church on Sunday, November 19th.   The cost is $20 and proceeds will help pay for summer camp.  The wreaths are 22”  overall and come decorated with pinecones and a bow.