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Public Suppers Begin on Saturday, April 29

Our first supper will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, macaroni & cheese, salads, bread, beverages and our famous homemade pies! Beginning in May, we'll be back on the 3rd Saturday of the month schedule. Supper dates are: April 29 (Meatloaf) May 20 (Ham & Beans), June 17 (“Thanksgiving”), July 15 (Ham & Beans), August 19 (Italian/Pasta), September 16 (Ham & Beans) and October 21(Barbeque Chicken). Doors open at 4:00 and we serve from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

Easter Sunrise Service, April 16, 6:15 a.m. followed by Pancake Breakfast at 7:00 a.m.

The service will be outside, weather permitting. Breakfast is free and all are welcome.

Easter Service, April 16, 10:00 a.m.


Maundy Thursday Service, March 13, 7:00 p.m

 

Video Study "The Easter Experience" Wednesdays, March 8 - April 13

Join us in our church Conference Room Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning March 8 for a six week DVD-driven study. "The Easter Experience" brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching. This series will run through Lent, and we will conclude the Wednesday before Easter. If you can't come every week, come when you can.

Lenten Luncheon Series, Thursdays, March 9 - April 6, Bow Mills Methodist Church

The 2017 Lenten Luncheon series is sponsored by the Greater Concord Interfaith Council (formerly known as the Concord Council of Churches). The Council has sponsored the Lenten Luncheons since 1959, and is pleased to continue offering this historic series to the Greater Concord community as an opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth. A different speaker is featured each week.

Ash Wednesday Service, March 1, 7:00 p.m. at Andover Congregational Church

In recent years we have been holding a joint Ash Wednesday service with the Andover Congregational Church. This year it is Andover's turn to host. The church is located at 1 Chase Hill Road, East Andover, New Hampshire 03231. Need a ride? Contact the church at 796-2565 or Chris at 520-9196 to see about carpooling.

Shrove Tuesday Party & Pancake Dinner, February 28, 6:00 p.m.

The Board of Deacons invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday Party & Pancake Dinner downstairs in the town hall. The party begins at 6:00, and we'll eat from 6:30-7:30 p.m. There is NO CHARGE for this dinner.

The God Who Saves, The God Who Heals - Healing Prayer Ministry at Boscawen Congregational Church

Jesus heals people. Spend any time in prayer ministry, and there will be moments when you might see Him do some of the things some of us have seen in response to prayer: chronic headaches cease, breast lumps disappear, skin rashes clear up, and joint pain just... goes away. Sometimes He works through doctors, or sometimes only through prayer (or both); sometimes He does it immediately, sometimes gradually, or after lots of prayer. Other times a condition stays, but acute symptoms find relief. Sometimes He does a deeper work in the heart before He touches the body, and physical healing does not come. But He hears prayer, and whatever He does, He does out of compassion for the person and to call attention to Himself.

 

God is alive and well and is intensely interested in making people whole. Let's face it: we are not whole people. Humanity is broken. You and I suffer emotionally, physically, spiritually. We are defective, hurting, wounded, and, if we're honest, readily capable of hurting or withholding mercy from others far more often than we'd care to admit. Before we ever get to "the Good News” (the Gospel), we've got to come to understand that this is "the Bad News." In our natural state, every single one of us finds ourselves in this bad news, Gospel-less sickroom; we are fractured, sinful, and desperately in need of a cure. The Gospel is literally "the Good News" when a person clings to it and begins to trust Jesus. This good news is that God Himself came as a man in the person of Jesus Christ, offering His life to ransom us out of our spiritual sickroom. He invites us all to leave our old lives behind, to trust Him, to begin anew and become friends with God. The wholeness He offers us is receiving His forgiveness of our sins, the healing of our souls, and sometimes our bodies.


 

Forgiveness and healing are both a part of the salvation that Jesus offers. In fact, the Greek word sozo, that we translate "salvation" , literally means "wholeness." When Jesus ministered to people, He ministered as the Saver of Souls and the Healer of Bodies. In fact, His power and willingness to heal people's broken bodies was a compassionate sign of His power and willingness to save them from the penalty of their sins. Jesus has told those who believe in Him to tell others to go to Him for forgiveness and a new life; to likewise believe the Gospel. He has also told us to pray for the healing of the sick and suffering.


 

At Boscawen Congregational, we held a time where people could receive healing prayer during April's Communion Service. Several took advantage of the opportunity to be briefly anointed and prayed over in Jesus' name. No prayer minister has the power in themselves to heal anyone, but Jesus sure does. Opening up times for Healing Prayer Ministry creates a space for people to meet with Jesus at their point of their need, so He can bless them, build their faith, and call attention to Himself and the compassionate God that He is. Boscawen Congregational will offer Healing Prayer Ministry during Communion on June 5th at our 10am service. God is alive and well. Come meet Him for forgiveness and healing.


 

-Shawne Randlett