FUTURE DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR: All Saints Sunday - October 31 25th Anniversary Dinner - Saturday, November 6th 1-3 PM (buy your ticket by October 17th) Called Congregational Meeting after worship on Sunday, November 7th to vote on the report of the Nominating Committee Fall Outdoor Clean-Up - Saturday Nov. 20th 9-12
MASKING IN NASHUA & AT CHURCH As we continue to see an increase in cases, the City of Nashua DPHCS has adopted this recommendation. 'All people, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a face mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial community transmission.' Following the City guidelines, please consider wearing your mask in the building and not singing during worship. As always, if you are not vaccinated, please remain masked & socially distanced.
LECTIONARY SCRIPTURE READINGS for Sunday Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)
BELONGING TO GOD: A FIRST CATECHISM Approved by the 210th General Assembly (1998) of the PC(U.S.A.) In 2021 we will post one or two of the catechism questions each week. Question 40. What do we do in Christian worship? We adore and praise God. We pray, sing hymns, and listen to readings from the Bible. We also give offerings to God for the work of the church, and commit ourselves to serve God and our neighbors. Above all, we hear the preaching of the gospel and celebrate the sacraments.
MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES - SUPPORT ONE OR ALL!!
STEPPING STONES Our Deacons support of the new program in Nashua to help homeless youth continues. The Deacons have purchased 2 beds and 2 microwaves already. We will take smaller donations at any time. Currently we need: Combs; q-tips; multipurpose cleaner; hair conditioner; sports bras (small-medium-large) Hanes mens boxer short briefs (small - medium - large) Sweat pants - men's and women's all sizes For now they are all set on Paper towels - bathroom tissue
CROP WALK The annual CROP Walk to raise money to support programs to feed the hungry will be on October 24th - plan to walk if you can and to support the walkers if you can't walk. Register or donate online: crophungerwalk.org/nashuanh Our team is Nashua Presbyterian Church Or sign up with Bobbie Knickerbocker PLEASE HELP CROP STOP HUNGER
SOCK PROJECT It's time for our annual sock project for the Soup Kitchen. This year the Deacons will purchase the socks but would love your donations of toiletries like: toothpaste and brush, comb, soap, shampoo, conditioner, women's period supplies, nail clippers, etc
YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY TOGETHER Gifts to our Special Offerings, the Deacon's Ministry, our Missions, and to our Operating Budget can be sent to the church at: 1010 West Hollis St, Nashua NH 03062 Please be sure to note in the memo line of your check how you would like your gift to be used.
YOUTH GROUP - NEW ENGLAND GLOW A Conversation with common cathedral: Open to all ages and stages! Join us for a conversation with Sierra Mink from common cathedral on Sunday, October 24 at 7PM. common cathedral (Ecclesia Ministries, Inc.) is an outdoor congregation, housed and un-housed, sharing God’s love through community, pastoral care, creative expression, and worship on Boston Common. common cathedral is non-proselytizing and ecumenical. common cathedral welcomes and support all people. Sierra will be sharing a little bit about the work that common cathedral does including CityReach! CityReach is an overnight urban outreach program begun in March 1996 for youth (with accompanying adults), young adults, and college students from churches of any denomination. The program gives these young people the opportunity to learn first hand about homelessness from people who have experienced it. During the 20 hour session, participants join CityReach staff in street ministry and offer hospitality, food and clothing. This is followed by times of sharing and reflection. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88291922819?pwd=Y2QvSW1PTTQvSHdwZ0VXc0dIdDArdz09 Meeting ID: 882 9192 2819 Passcode: 077555
HAVE YOU NOTICED? We are doing two new things on Facebook for our church!! 1. The members of Missions Working Group have each written a short response to the question: 'What excites me about NPC?" and we are posting them, one a week, on our Facebook page: Nashua Presbyterian Church and on our website. 2. We have started a new Facebook group: Nashua PC Disciples and are posting stories about the ways we or others we know are donating their time to make a difference in our community. HOW CAN YOU HELP SPREAD THE WORD? It's a great way for others to learn more about our church and get involved, without even leaving their home! Every time you 'like' or respond to something posted on either site, your friends on Facebook can see and read what we wrote. Won't you help??