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Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
20 Summer Street
P.O. Box 418
Charlestown, NH 03603

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Clergy, Staff, & Leadership

The Most Rev. Dr. Brian R. Marsh, Bishop Ordinary & Rector

The Rev. David W. Moody, Associate Rector
The Rev. Arthur Bennett


Senior Warden: Allan McLane
Junior Warden: Phil Turner
Secretary: The Rev. David W. Moody
Treasurer: John Ilves

Parochial Ministry

Organist: position vacant
Sunday School: Jeanne Moody
Web: Bonnie Turner

9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Bible Study (Jesus and the Gospels)
6:00 p.m. Bible Study (New Testament letters)

Tending to the work of the Church

March Calendar

Tuesday, February 28 Shrove Tuesday
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
6:00 p.m. Pancake Supper

Wednesday, March 1 Ash Wednesday
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with the imposition of ashes
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes

Saturday, March 25. Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Our Sunday services at the Fort at No. 4 have ended for the year.
Fort at No. 4 Sunday Services
12:30 p.m. (1662 Book of Common Prayer)

Morning Prayer services at the Fort at No. 4
Charlestown, NH
Rev. Moody at Ease in Parker House
Rev. Moody at Ease in Parker House
Services will be held most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. from mid-May until September using the Order of Morning Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Depending upon events taking place at the Fort, the times of services may change. Please check the calendar above for the services to be held each month.


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Fall Mountain Food Shelf

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As we approach spring, we can count our blessings at Good Shepherd. Despite some threatening snowstorms, our Sunday services have continued with good attendance. We did have to cancel one Wednesday morning Bible study after resident clergy consulted the weather forecast the night before and concluded that travel would be risky the next morning. Our aged furnace continues to work through another winter and, after repairs to the roof a year ago, our roof continues to shelter us. The junior warden is most grateful for these blessings.

Our current Bible study has consisted of watching lectures by Dr. Timothy Luke Johnson’s Jesus and the Gospels (www.thegreatcourses.com) interspersed with the reading and discussion each of the Gospels as Dr. Johnson presents them. Recently, we have been most fortunate to welcome Fr. Steve Rugg to our Wednesday meetings when his academic schedule allows. His knowledge of Greek and the history of the Scriptures and their interpretation have been an enormous benefit to participants. We are grateful to Fr. Rugg for his efforts to drive a considerable distance to be with us in Charlestown on Wednesdays.

The pre-Lent “-gesima” Sundays mark the coming of Lent, culminating with Shrove Tuesday on February 28. As is our custom at Good Shepherd, we will hold a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper following Evening prayer in the parish hall. This traditional meal will include pancakes, sausages, applesauce, and real New Hampshire maple syrup prepared. Thank you Dee Blanchard and Fr. Art Bennett for organizing this event that is open to the community.

This summer, we will Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Good Shepherd with the assistance of the Child Evangelism Fellowship. This will be the fourth year that we have sponsored this wonderful time that we spend with the children of our community. For 2017, VBS will be held on Monday through Friday, July 10-14. We discovered last year that the second week of August is not the best time to hold VBS as children are getting ready to go back to school. They had a number of pre-school activities that prevented them from attending our session at Good Shepherd.

Last Sunday of each month:
Monthly Food In-Gathering for the benefit of the Fall Mountain Food Shelf


For questions or concerns
Contact Rev. David Moody

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Good Shepherd is a parish of the Diocese of the Northeast, The Anglican Church in America
The Diocesan Shield

The Diocesan Shield


The Shield of the Diocese of the Northeast of the Anglican Church in America consists of the red Cross of St. George on the white shield, calling to mind the Anglican heritage of the Diocese. In the left quadrant is an Evergreen Tree, sturdy and resilient, even amidst the harshness of winter. A Pastoral Staff intersects the Cross of St. George, slightly bent, the Staff is in movement telling of the continuous growth of the Diocese of the Northeast. Crowning the shield is the Pontifical Mitre, jeweled and ornamented, as a sign of joy. The color of the Mitre is predominantly blue, symbolic of contemplation and wisdom, and in honor of St. Mary.