Thursday, April 3, 2008

Weekly e-mail from St. John's

March 20, 2008


Maundy Thursday, March 20th: 5:30 p.m. – Agape Supper and Stripping of the Altar; 9:00 p.m. – Vigil

Good Friday, March 21st: 7:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; 12:00 noon – Seven Last Words of Christ; 5:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy.

Saturday, Easter Eve, March 22nd: 7:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; 7:00 p.m. – Great Vigil of Easter at St. Francis By The Sea, Blue Hill.

This Sunday Holy Eucharist: Easter Sunday, March 23rd at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Lectionary readings: Jeremiah 31:1-6, Colossians 3:1-4, Matthew 28:1-10, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24.

Sunday, Easter, is the day when our annual Episcopal Relief and Development drive, in the support of the United Nations Millennium Goals, ends. We hope that those who have yet to make their contribution will remember to send it in or bring it to one of the services this week.

Sundays in March - Holy Eucharist: March 30th – 8:00 and 10:00.

Dr. Bill Baker has graciously agreed to coordinate our Sunday 9:00 AM forum. Please contact Bill (244-3784) if you would like to lead a forum, or if you have an idea for one.

Church Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-2:30.

Downeast Transportation offers YEAR ROUND public bus transportation around SWH and one or two stops in Bass Harbor on Wednesday (only) for $1.00. All buses are accessible with wheel chair lifts. Trips to and from Ridge Apt, the library, SWH medical center, Kozy Kove, Norwood Cove apt., the Food Mart, Double J, Bass Harbor post office, Birchwood Apt. etc. can be made (on Wednesday) without a car. Downeast Transportation also offers trips to and from Bar Harbor to Ellsworth and Bangor EVERY Monday and Friday (year round). The cost is $9.00 round trip. Downeast Transportation buses are available to ALL of us--They are not just for the elderly or those living in housing. They also have schedules that could be handed out at the food pantry. (A schedule is currently posted on the bulletin board in the undercroft)

Come Home for Supper on Friday, April 4! Sign up on Easter Sunday, March 23, or on March 30. If you're willing to be a host (a very easy and lovely opportunity) please contact Barnes...244-7985, Bromage...244-3227, or Craig....244-5267, and remember to sign up so the committee can plan for this always enjoyable evening.

The Best Ever Spaghetti Dinner, held at the S.W. Harbor Congregational Church on the High Road, will benefit the Westside Food Pantry and will be on Saturday, April 5th from 4:30-7:00p.m. The cost is $6.00 for adults; $3.00 for children 12 and older and no more than $20.00 for a family. Children under 12 are free!

Tired of the same old faces at church? Invite a friend! Invite a neighbor! Welcome a stranger!