Sunday, March 6, First Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday, March 6 is the First Sunday in Lent. Download the worship booklet here.
Worship Options: We will continue to worship in one service of Eucharist at 9:30 am until Palm Sunday, open to in-person worshippers and also livestreamed on Facebook. The YouTube link for the service and written sermon will be sent out on Tuesday. Coffee hour is currently suspended. If you are worshipping virtually: You can request for blessed communion wafers to be mailed to you or to pick them up at the office. Email Marge or call the office at 978-283-1708. If you are worshipping in person: We ask that you wear a mask at all times in the building (we strongly recommend N95, KN95 or surgical masks) and keep your distance from others. Air purifiers will be running during the service. There is no coffee hour following worship.
If you want to join the Zoom coffee hour at 12:30, please email the Parish Administrator for the information.
REGAL RUMMAGE Two-for-One Sale Continues! Two-for-one sale runs until mid-March (or stock runs out)! The Thrift Shop & Regal Rummage will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-2.
David Briggs plays our Fisk, Opus 97 on March 13 at 4 pm.
David Briggs is an international concert organist and will offer a varied program including works by Bach. Briggs is currently Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. John, the Divine in NYC. Born in England, he was the organ scholar at King’s College in Cambridge and the organist of Gloucester Cathedral. This will mark the 25th anniversary of the completion of our organ in 1997. When built in 1989 there were several key stops which were “prepared for.” Tickets will be available in advance $20/15. Masks will be required as well as proof of vaccination.
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Archbishop Justin Welby Archbishop Stephen Cottrell