Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Weekly News from St. Andrew & St. John Church

AUGUST 19, 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 124; Exodus 1:8-2:10; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20.


Bishop Lane to visit: Please join us as we welcome our new Bishop, the Right Rev. Stephen Lane, to our parish this Sunday, August 24th.  He will preach and preside at St. Andrew at 8:00 a.m. and at St. John at 10:00.  At the 10:00 service, Jim Vekasi will be confirmed and Johanna Xochitil will be received in the Episcopal Church.  After that service, the Bishop looks forward to visiting with parishioners; then he will join Vestry members for lunch (at the church) and a meeting. On Saturday evening, he will meet with members of ARC (Acadia Regional Coalition) at St. Dunstan’s in Ellsworth.

Taize Service: Sunday, August 24th, 5:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. This is a service of silence and candles, and short, chant-like songs repeated several times. Vesta Kowalski, playing her flute, and Bob Winglass, on his guitar, will offer the music. If you’ve never experienced this beautiful, simple service, now is a great opportunity to do so. It is an ecumenical service with folks from different traditions worshipping together quietly, and our small Seal Cove church is the perfect place for it! Feel free to call Mimi Barnes (244-7985) or Cass Wright (244-5459) if you’d like to know more about Taize or have questions.


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

Mount Desert Island Organ Festival

  • 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 playing works of Bach, Rinck, Foote & Buck on Greta, the 1885 Hook & Hasting Tracker organ at St. John.
  • 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 with works of Langlais, Bach, Mendelssohn, Martinson, Rorem, Bèdard & Yon
  • 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.

We have received several donations to help cover expenses.  All donations above expenses will help maintain “Greta”.  There are no admission charges, we welcome donations ($10 suggested).

Capital Campaign Committee Meeting:  Tuesday, August 26, 5-6:30 p.m.


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 (buffet and banquet) 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.


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