Harvest Dinner

The Harvest Dinner is a week from tomorrow so get your tickets asap.

Ticket prices are $12 for an Individual & $28 for a Family.

Tickets are available after services on Sunday or by calling or emailing the office: 978-356-2560,  amcipswich@verizon.net.

**We are also asking attendees to bring a dessert. Feel free to be as creative as you like and we’ll top off our wonderful harvest dinner menu with a sweet smorgasbord.

Advertisements

Take a moment today!

image001

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

Please take a minute today at noontime, and every day at noontime until November 18th, to ask the question: “Gracious God, what direction can we take, with your help, to be of service to our community in humble, kind, positive, lasting ways?”

There is great power for making good things happen by daring to ask how we can serve God and Neighbor.  Let’s risk asking each day until we meet for dinner on November 18th to share what we have received in response.

God of all wisdom and compassion, help us to set aside the time and space needed to discern your will for us in service to our community. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us by your Holy Spirit to perceive your will, and grant us both the courage to pursue it, and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Brad+

Holy Silence/Holy Communion-New Wednesday Service at 7:30PM

Ascension Memorial will begin offering a 7:30PM Wednesday service of Holy Silence/Holy Communion beginning November 11, 2015.

The HS/HC service has been a weekly staple for a handful of parishioners for years.  The brief, 30 minute service is contemplative in character and includes the ancient healing practice of the laying on of hands.

Our hope in offering this second service on Wednesday evenings at 7:30PM is to accommodate those parishioners unable to make the earlier 5:30PM service.

Rector Invites Parish To Enter 30-Day Period of Prayerful Discernment

The What:  Beginning on Sunday, October 18th and extending to November 18th, parishioners of AMC are invited by their Rector to participate in a 30-day period of prayerful discernment for identifying how best, with God’s help, we can be of service to our community in humble, kind, positive, lasting ways.

The Why:  There is a readiness within our parish for shifting our attention outward in service to our community.  Having journeyed inward, we are now more than ready to journey outward.  We have grown in health as a parish community, spiritually, financially, and administratively. Now we are poised to know a new kind of health and joy by sharing kind and full hearts with others through acts of service in support of our community.

The How: Beginning Sunday, October 18th, parishioners of AMC are asked to stop and pause each day at 12 noon to ask prayerfully what God’s will might be for us in service to our community.  There is power in knowing we are working together in this way to seek the ministry or ministries we are uniquely equipped to offer our beloved community.  At 12 noon each day, and perhaps while washing the dishes, sipping a cup of tea, or drifting off to sleep, let your heart be available, let your imagination wander, and see what stirs within you, what lifts your spirit.

The Sharing: On the Wednesday evening of November 18th, all participants of the prayerful discernment process are invited to share an evening of food and fun as ideas for ministry to our local community are freely exchanged.  We hope that the evening will make clear to us the shape of the path of service that is ours to take.

The Prayer: God of all wisdom and compassion, help us to set aside the time and space needed to discern your will for us in service to our community. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us by your Holy Spirit to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it, and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Winter Warm Up Collection-Off Site Containers

There are now 2 Collection Containers for our Winter Warm Up contributions, located off site.

One container is located at the Ipswich Town Hall on the Second Floor and the other container is located at the Ipswich Council on Aging on the Lower Level (downstairs).

**Please share this information with everyone you meet.**

Thank you.

-The Outreach Committee/Winter Warm Up Team