Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Weekly news from St. John's Church

April 16, 2008


This Sunday April 20th – Holy Eucharist: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Lectionary readings: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14. The Rev. Canon Ian Bockus, celebrant.

Gifts from the people of Maine: We have been blessed by the ministry of Bishop Knudsen and with hope and joy as we look forward to Bishop-Elect Lane’s episcopate. It is traditional to acknowledge these blessings with gifts. It is customary to have a portrait made of the retiring Bishop which will hang in the Cathedral Upper Hall. And, traditionally, the people of the Diocese present a new bishop with a Pectoral Cross. Checks can be sent to Terrance Reimer, Diocesan Finance Office, 143 State Street, Portland ME 04101 with a notation that they are for the Transition Fund.

Sundays in April and May, Holy Eucharist: – 8:00 and 10:00.

Sunday Forums at 9:00:

   April 20 – Mary and Jim Vekasi, Create in Me a Clean Spirit: Non-Violent Communication;

   April 27 – Joan Grant, Spiritual Hospitality: A Seal Cove Retreat and Training Center for the Spiritual Life.

Weekday Eucharist: Wednesday, April 23rd at 9:30 a.m., George Swanson, celebrant.

Church Office Hours: Tuesday, April 22; Wednesday, April 23; and Thursday, April 24; 8:30-2:30.

Westside Food Pantry: April 20th from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Harbor House.

Clean Up at St. John’s: Saturday, April 26th starting at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts available.

Coffee:  Since the price of Bishop’s Blend is increasing in May, Margot will be placing an order by April 28th. If you would like to purchase coffee, please let Margot (244-0362) know.

New website: check out Michael Shook has redesigned a new web page for St. Andrew & St. John Church, which includes the weekly e-mails, newsletters, links, etc.