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20 Summer Street (opposite the Old Town Hall)
Charlestown, New Hampshire

Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
20 Summer St. (opposite the old Town Hall)
www.thegoodshepherdanglican.org

As we enter the month of February this year, we quickly find ourselves in the season of Lent. This is the penitential period of the church year in which we prepare our hearts and souls for the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Day by prayer, penance, repentance of our sins, almsgiving, and self-denial. We recall the brokenness of the world. We give thanks for God’s infinite love for us as revealed by the sacrifice of His Son on the Cross for the sins of the whole world.

One of the great tragedies of the 21st century now is unfolding before our eyes, as the largest movement of people since World War II run for their lives from war, violence, and persecution in the Middle East, Northern Africa, and other regions of the world. Of the one million refugees who arrived in Europe by sea during 2015, 400,000 landed on the island of Mytilini, Greece located just off the west coast of Turkey. Many more wait in Turkey for a chance to cross the dangerous waters. The settlement of refugees and migrants has led to fears in Europe about cultural, and economic changes, and possible increases in the risk of terrorism. Indeed, the role of the United States in assisting refugees and migrants has become a major issue in the 2016 Presidential campaign.

A young woman, Val Moore, returned, in early January, to her home in East Alstead after nearly two months of volunteer work on the Island of Mytilini. She, and many other volunteers, assisted refugees and migrants as they arrived on the island. Her first-person account of what she saw while working on the island provides a testimony to the horrendous conditions that have driven so many to leave their troubled homelands. The Church of the Good Shepherd and the Life Fellowship Foursquare Church will sponsor an illustrated talk by Ms. Moore on the evening of Wednesday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. The talk will be held at Life Fellowship Church in North Charlestown. We believe that this is an important opportunity for our citizens to better understand this very difficult and complex situation that will continue to impact us in the months and years ahead. Ms. Moore’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period.

February Calendar

Sundays 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study (Book of Genesis)
Tuesday, February 2, Purification of the B.V.M. (Candlemass)
6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist and blessing of the candles.
Wednesday, February 3, “There and Back Again: My Experiences as a Volunteer Working with Refugees and Migrants in Mytilini, Greece,” an illustrated talk by Val Moore
6:30 p.m. Life Fellowship Foursquare Church, 85 Wheeler Rand Road, North Charlestown.
Wednesday, February 10, Ash Wednesday
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist and the imposition of ashes.

For more information, call the Rev. David Moody at 603-835-6279 or email dwmoody@beaverwood.com.