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The Newsletter of The Madison Church
Encouraging Spiritual Growth Through An
Active Christian Community
THE MADISON CHURCH
PO Box 119
Madison, NH 03849
Phone: 603-367-4705
E-mail: [email protected]
The Vision
March 2014
Volume 7 Issue 3
The Pastor’s Message
Upcoming
Events:
March 5th
Ash Wed.
Service
March
22nd
Prayer
Breakfast
March
22nd
Church
Supper
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The season of Lent was not a part of my Christian tradition. In fact it was not until I went to
college that I was exposed to the term by a Methodist friend who was talking about giving up
chocolate for Lent. I thought the term strange
and the act of giving up something, especially
chocolate, a little bizarre. I have since come to
appreciate the season and its time of preparation
for Easter.
Lent is the forty days leading up to Easter excluding Sundays. It is a time of penitence, reflection, personal examination, in preparation for
Easter. A preparation for a wonderful, life changing event, in the Christian year. I think of it like
pregnancy and the preparation you do for the
birth of your fist child. There is a lot of anticipation, preparation, and of course soul searching
and wondering if you are up to the task of being a
parent.
Lent is a time for digging deep. It is a time for
asking God to show us areas we need to work on.
It is a time of letting God shape us with his
mercy, grace and love. If it is helpful to be reminded of this process by giving something up for
Lent then make that a part of your Christian
practice. I have found it helpful to add something
to my daily life for the same purpose. Let us take
time to look at our lives during this Lenten season so when we get to that amazing day of Resurrection we can feel all of the light, hope, and
promise God has to offer.
Pastor Sean
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T HE V I S I O N
March
1 Debbie Dineen
2 Cathie Gregg
2 Jackie Hayes
4 Melissa LaRoche
4 Rodney Lyman
8 Lori Trussell
12 Tiffany Curotto
14 Marilyn Murdock
14 Carolyn Ward
15 Ken Hughes
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Mission Outreach Of
our Church
Food Pantry
19 Yvonne Courtney
February
The Food Pantry Schedule
for March
19 Pat Lyman
Food Pantry
March 5 Margie MacDonald
19 Julie Butler
Families Served 7
March 12 Eleanor Jones
21 Clinton Trussell
Neighbor Helping
Neighbor
March 19 Karen Alexander
21 Travis Arnold
Rides Given 25
Days of Celebration
Birthday
T HE V I S I O N
18 Nora Cronin
21 Jordan Brosor
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23 Marty Risch
24 Bonnie Rothermel
Happy Birthday
And God Bless You All!!
Anniversaries
15 Patsy Bendigo
March
16 John Sherwood
2 Ted and Carol Kramer
16 John Colcord
22 Ron and Kim Force
16 Emily Sheppard
March 26 Kim Force
The Food Pantry is
in need of canned
pears and vegetable
soups . Please leave
your contributions
in the containers in
the front and back
entry ways.
Thank you for your
consistent contributions.
The Madison Church
Food Pantry has a Cell
Phone now to receive
calls for food. If you
need assistance please
call 603-733-6323. Appointments are made
for Wednesdays between 10AM-1PM
17 Barbara Anderson
17 Lindsey Bergeron
17 Aaron Beck
In Our Prayers
Dan Dineen, Sr., Chloe Laine, Fred
Therrien, Sherri Hayford, Curtis
Yule, Adrian Thompson, Susan
Brooks’ father, Ernie and Joan
Menard, Ann Scarborough, all our
service people, and our ABC
churches.
Use Our Prayer Team
We have a church prayer
chain that would be honored
to pray for your needs.
Please visit our website at
www.themadisonchurch.org
and enter your request, or
call Susan Brooks 447-2083.
The Madison Church's website is www.themadisonchurch.org.
Information or news for the website can be sent to Mary Cronin
at [email protected] If you are on a church committee
and are interested in adding your own content to the website,
contact Mary for more information. The church e-mail is [email protected] and Pastor Sean’s is [email protected]
The next newsletter deadline is on
March 27th. If you have something to contribute please e-mail Lisa
at [email protected]
or give her a call at 367-4705.
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T HE V I S I O N
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For in thee, O LORD, do I hope:
thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
MARCH
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Psalm 38:15
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2 Communion
3
10:00 Sunday school
10:00 Worship Service
11:00 Coffee Hour
Bell Choir Practice
CE Board Meeting
9
10
10:00 Sunday school
10:00 Worship Service
11:00 Coffee Hour
Bell Choir Practice
4
5
6
7
10:30 Bible Study
2 #oon Gibson Meal at the
Silver Lake landing
6:15 Men’s Devotional @
Silver Lake Home Center
10-1 Food Pantry Open by
appointment
7:00 Ash Wednesday @ The
Brown Church in Conway
6:30 Philathea's Group
9:00 Food Pantry Meeting
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12
13
14
10:30 Bible Study
12 #oon Gibson Meal at the
Silver Lake landing
7:00 Deacons Meeting
6:15 Men’s Devotional @
Silver Lake Home Center
10-1 Food Pantry Open by
appointment
7:00 Choir Practice
7:00 Compassionate Friends
7:00 Missions Meeting
15
6:00 Game #ight
In the undercroft
Supper provided
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21
22
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19
10:00 Sunday school
10:00 Worship Service
11:00 Coffee Hour
Bell Choir Practice
7:00 Couples Group
Stiduomg the book
“The five Love Languages”
10:30 Bible Study
12 #oon Gibson Meal at the
Silver Lake landing
6:15 Men’s Devotional @
Silver Lake Home Center
10-1 Food Pantry Open by
appointment
7:00 Choir Practice
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25
26
10:00 Sunday school
10:00 Worship Service
11:00 Coffee Hour
Bell Choir Practice
7:00 Trustees Meeting
10:30 Bible Study
12 #oon Gibson Meal at the
Silver Lake landing
#ewsletter Deadline
6:15 Men’s Devotional @
Silver Lake Home Center
10-1 Food Pantry Open by
appointment
7:00 Choir Practice
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8:00AM
Prayer
Breakfast
5:30PM Church
Supper
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ewsletter Deadline
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Every Sunday
3:00 Caring Kids
10:00 Sunday school
10:00 Worship Service
11:00 Coffee Hour
Bell Choir Practice
4:00 Youth Group
5:00 Youth Group
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T HE V I S I O N
ABW Ministries Lakes Association
Spring Meeting
April 9th Registration 3pm
Loudon Free Will Baptist Church
Guest Speaker: Bonnie Sestito
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Philathea's Women Group
The Philathea Women will meet Thursday, March
6th at 6PM in the church undercroft. We will share our
meeting with the middle and high school young women.
Dinner will be provided, and the meeting will consist of
sharing pictures, clothing, yearbooks, and the teenage
years of the older members.
All women, young and old, are invited to share
this evening!
Dinner $8.00 RSVP
Call 968-7643 Peg Winton
By April 2nd
Church Supper
The Madison Church Supper will be held at
the Madison Elementary School
Supper Date: Saturday March 22nd at 5:30PM
Prayer Chain Breakfast
The Prayer Chain group will hold a monthly breakfast starting this month on Saturday March 22nd at
8AM in the church undercroft. All who are and
would like to be in our prayer chain group are welcome. For more information please call the church
@367-4705.
Adults $8.00 Children under 12 $5.00
Menu: Grilled Hot Dogs, homemade baked
beans, salads, rolls, and pie for dessert
Ladies’ Get Together (For Widows)
Please let Sandy Ames know if you will be attending.
Her number is 367-1956 or email [email protected]
Wednesdays at noon on the following date: Wednesday
March19th at Jonathan Seafood in Conway.
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