Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weekly News from St. Andrew & St. John Episcopal Church

AUGUST 12, 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 17h: Psalm 133; Genesis 45:1-15; Romans 11:1-2a; Matthew 15:10-28.


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


Taize Service: Sunday, August 24th, 5:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s.


Vestry Meeting: Thursday, August 14th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Soup & Sandwich Luncheon: Saturday, August 16, 11:30-1:30, in conjunction with the Island Arts Association Craft Fair on Pemetic Green.  Please call Peggy Engel at 244-5114 if you can help her setup, make soup and/or sandwiches, etc. This will be another great time to welcome people to our church!


Summer Tea and Sing-along for all island seniors & disabled: The second Tea will be held at the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor on Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00 pm.  We will be gathering in the Clark Point Room for this Tea and Kaveh Haghkerdar will entertain 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 this fun event.


Celebration of the restoration of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea: Thursday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. there will be a concert to celebrate the restoration of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea with musicians from MDI and beyond.  A reception will follow the concert.  Musicians include Sarah St. Denis (soprano), Clare Monfredo (cello), Christie Spurling (piano), Stephen Sampson (piano), Emma Stanley (trumpet), Anatole Wieck (violin and viola).  Admission is free.


Public Supper – Chicken Pot Pie: Friday, August 15th at 5:30 p.m. at St. Andrew

Lutheran Church at 175 Downeast Highway (the brown church across from Jordan’s) in Ellsworth. 667-7641 for more information. All proceeds benefit FAITH IN ACTION.


Mount Desert Island Organ/Piano Series

·        Friday, August 15th, 12:15-1:00, Ann Sears, Professor of Music at Wheaton College, will perform on the piano at St. Saviour’s Parish.

·        Wednesday evening, August 20th, at 7:00, Kevin Birch, Director of Music at St. John's Catholic Church in Bangor, will present an illustrated lecture on "Hook Organs in the State of Maine", followed by a short recital on Greta, the 1885 Hook & Hasting Tracker organ at St. John Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor. Admission by donation.

·        Thursday evening, August 21st, again at 7:00, Douglas Beck, Organist-Choirmaster, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Old Town, Alexandria, VA, returns to St. John Episcopal Church for a full recital. Admission by donation.

·        Friday, August 22nd, 12:15-1:00, the festival will conclude at St. Saviour's Parish, in Bar Harbor, with Music Director Julia Morris-Myers performing on their Visser-Rowland organ.  This will be the fourth, and concluding recital of St. Saviour’s Friday noon recital series.


Bishop Lane to visit: On Sunday, August 24th, Bishop Stephen Lane will preside and preach at St. Andrew at 8:00 a.m. and at St. John at 10:00.


Goodbye Chilton, Hello Steve: Saturday, September 6th at the Holiday Inn in Waterville, 1:30-4:30 – light buffet/open house and program; 5:00 p.m. – Eucharist at St. Mark’s. Friday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. – farewell banquet at Park Hotel in Portland. Reservations should be sent to amy@episcopalmaine.org or (207) 882-7184.


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


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.


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