Thursday, April 24, 2008

Weekly News from St. John's Church

April 24, 2008


This Sunday April 27th – Holy Eucharist: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Lectionary readings: Psalm 66:7-18; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21.

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 May, Holy Eucharist: – 8:00 and 10:00.

Sunday Forums at 9:00: April 27 – Joan Grant, Spiritual Hospitality: A Seal Cove Retreat and Training Center for the Spiritual Life.

Upcoming Forums:

May 4:  Eric Erickson and Joan Grant, Lexio Divina: A Spiritual Way of Reading the Scriptures

May 11: Ted Fletcher, God and the Supreme Court: The Episcopalian Principles of Thurgood Marshall

May 18: Gary DeLong, The Seacoast Mission: An Update

May 25: Bible Study: Floy Ervin, The Book of The Revelation

June 1: Bible Study, Part II:  Floy Ervin, The Book of The Revelation

Weekday Eucharist: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

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

Westside Food Pantry: May 4th from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Harbor House.

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.

HELP WANTED - Pax Christi Maine, affiliate of Pax Christi USA, the Catholic Peace Movement (also an ecumenical organization,) is seeking a volunteer website administrator to setup and manage its website ( and listserv. Candidates need not be Catholic but must possess previous website administration experience. Email inquiries and links to your sample sites to:


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