Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Weekly news from St. Andrew & St. John Church

JULY 29, 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 August 3rd: Psalm 17:1-7, 16; Genesis 32:22-31; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21.

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

Wednesday, August 6, Transfiguration DaySt. John and St. Saviour parishioners will join together for an 8:00 a.m. Eucharist on Beech Cliff, a short walk up from Beech Mountain parking lot where we will gather at 7:45 a.m.  Car pool if possible.  Call Joan Bromage at 244-3227 with any questions.

Northeast Harbor Fire: A structure fire and resulting explosion in the local village of Northeast Harbor has destroyed three buildings on Main Street: Colonel's Bakery, Wingspread Gallery, and the Joy Building. Several young people from Europe were living above one of the buildings and have lost ALL their belongings. If you would like to help, please bring toiletries (soap, shampoo, razors, lotion, tooth brushes/paste, etc.); towels; sandals; phone cards to St. John’s Church (back pew). Checks can be made out to “Northeast Harbor Fire Relief Fund” and taken to any of The First’s branches.

The Return of Love Letters -- Chloe Hatcher and Phil Fox will delight us once again on Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 p.m., at St. John Episcopal Church!  Bring your families, house guests, neighbors.  Tickets ($15) will be available at the door.  Love Letters is a play by A. R. Gurney which centers on just two characters, Melissa Gardner (Chloe) and Andrew Makepiece Ladd III (Phil). Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the correspondence - in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats - that has passed between them throughout their separated lives. It is only at the sad ending that they realize they were really love letters all along.

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.

Summer Food & Fun(d)raising: Peggy Engel (Thanks!) will chair a Soup & Sandwich luncheon on Saturday, August 16, in conjunction with the Island Arts Association Craft Fair on Pemetic Green.  Please call Peggy at 244-5114 if you can help her--make soup, setup, make sandwiches, etc. This will be another great time to welcome people to our church!

Public Meeting on Maine's "Supermax" Prison: Lance Tapley, who is a Bar Harbor native, will be giving a talk titled "Torture in Maine's and the Nation's Super Max Prisons" at St John’s Church on Friday, August 8th at 7:00pm.  The talk, which will be followed by time for questions and discussion, is free and open to the public. Currently a resident of Augusta, Lance Tapley is an award winning investigative and political journalist. George Swanson and Susan Buell have organized the presentation.

Celebration of the restoration of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea: August 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Concert of vocal and instrumental music, featuring guest musicians from MDI; August 17 at 10:00 a.m. – service; August 14-17 (11:00-4:00) – Festival of Flowers.

Summer Tea and Sing-alongs for all island seniors & disabled: The first Tea will be held at the Ullikana B&B in Bar Harbor on Wednesday, August 6th at 2pm (rain date -Thursday August 7th).  The Ullikana is located directly behind the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Please bring your summer guests and join us as we enjoy homemade cookies and teas while we sing our favorite songs of old. The second Tea will be held at the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor on Wednesday, August 13th at 2pm.  We will be joining in the Clark Point Room for this Tea and Kaveh Haghkerdar will be entertaining us on his magical keyboard.  The Clark Point Room is located in the building on the right as you enter the Claremont Hotel property. Please call Island Connections at 288-4457 if you would like to join these fun events.


Vacation Bible School at St John’s Episcopal Church: August 11-15. Begins at 9:00 a.m., with opening, song & prayer….closing begins at noon, all dismissed by 12:15. Extended Day: afternoon field trips also available…by arrangement, with parent permission. All activities are FREE of charge – for everyone (Thanks to our volunteers and generous sponsors). ALL are Welcome!!! All children pre-school up to teens–and adults, also.

Church office hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.