Thursday, June 26, 2008

weekly news from St. Andrew & St. John

JUNE 26, 2008




Sunday Services: During the summer, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew by-the-Lake in Seal Cove and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine in Southwest Harbor.

Lectionary readings for June 29th: Psalm 13; Genesis 22:8-21; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42.

We welcome Bob Winglass as our organist Sunday; Bill and Marilyn Voorhies are attending their grandson's wedding.

Weekday Morning Eucharist: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor.

Vestry Update: Ken Cochrane is returning to the Vestry to complete Chip Leighton's term (ending in January 2010).  Thank you, Ken, for saying "yes"!

Farmer’s Market: open each Friday from 9:00-1:00 in St. John’s parking lot.

Island Connections is badly in need of gas cards or donations earmarked to purchase them. Please send your check, payable to Island Connections, or cards you have purchased, directly to them at 15 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609.

No Frills Oil is offering all St. Andrew & St. John parishioners the opportunity to contract their oil price for next heating season at 8¢ off the going price the day you call them at 422-3581 to make pre-buy arrangements. You need to tell them you are a parishioner at St. Andrew & St. John’s to take advantage of this opportunity. They will also explain the other programs available to everyone.

Early Christian Worship Service: A worship service demonstrating how Christians in the first 50 years A.D. may have broken the bread and worshipped; Monday, June 30, 7-9 PM at the Somesville Church Parish House.

The Iraq War and Health Care is the topic of a public program, to be presented by Adam Good of the Maine People’s Alliance on June 30 at 7 pm at Ellsworth City Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. As the tragedy of the direct human cost of the war in Iraq continues, the hidden cost to the health and well-being of ordinary Americans is less well known. According to the Maine People’s Alliance, “Maine’s share of funding of the Iraq war through 2007 – $1.2 billion – could provide health care to 309,051 uninsured children, 14 times over the number of uninsured children in Maine. For the cost of the tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent, 92,115 Maine’s children could have had access to health care through June of 2007.”  This June 30 program will expand on these ideas and discuss citizen action for change. Maine People’s Alliance is a nonprofit citizen action organization whose purpose is to involve citizens in our democracy and to strengthen individual participation in decision-making processes that affect our lives.  Leadership development is one of MPA’s highest priorities, including helping citizens to educate and organize themselves around important issues for positive change.  MPA is committed to citizen involvement and each year does door-to-door field education throughout Maine.  MPA members plan to canvass Ellsworth around June 30.  For more information, see or phone 667-5863.

Church of Our Father is planning a Mission trip to do rebuilding in the Gulf area for Katrina relief during the first 3 weeks of November.  The group will go to Camp Coast Care, a joint Episcopal-Lutheran endeavor just outside Gulfport, MS.  Please call Brad Berry at 667-5087 or e-mail him at if you are interested or would like more information. You do not have to commit to the entire 3 weeks.

Church office hours next week: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 8:30 to 2:30.