Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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

OCTOBER 7, 2008




Sunday Services: Sunday, October 12th: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor.


Lectionary readings for October 12th: Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Exodus 32:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14.


Sunday School: Sundays during the 10:00 service in the undercroft, with the Godly Play lessons.


Sunday Forums at 9:00 a.m. in the Undercroft: October 12: Neela Zinsser, Good News from Elsewhere: How a Unitarian Became a Confirmed Episcopalian; October 19:  Cuff Train, Ripples of Meaning: Spiritual Dimensions of Poetry; October 26: Cynthia Chisholm,
What We Christians Can Learn from Islam;
November 2: Patsy Fogarty and Jim Vekasi, The Why of Stewardship: A Church That We Can All Support.


Informational meeting re sale of Sawyer property: Sunday, October 19th after the 10:00 service. MDI Marathon runners will be crossing the finish line mid-morning--come early to find parking, or carpool! 

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


Stewardship Committee: Thursday, October 9th at 9:00 a.m.


Vestry: Thursday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. -- please let Fr. Richard or Joan Bromage know this week if you have items for the agenda. 


Fall Clean Up at St. John’s:  Saturday, November 1st. Look for more information in future e-mails.


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


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service: Sunday, January 18th. Help is needed for choir members, readers and clergy. Contact Thayer Fanazick at 667-7852 or zicks@toplinesoftware.com to volunteer or for more information.


Centering Prayer Workshops Continue: Six weekly meetings for practicing Centering Prayer are being scheduled now in several locations in Maine.  These meetings present material prepared by Contemplative Outreach. Areas and Facilitators for the 6 weekly sessions are:

Ellsworth: Nancy Fairfield, 667.0018, enancy7734@peoplepc.com

Steuben/Cherryfield: Marty Resotko, 546.9724, mresotko@gwi.net

MDI: Kathryn Booth, Joan Jordan Grant, Eric Erickson, 244.1060, alcyon@juno.com

Blue Hill: Anne Cushman, 374.3295, atcushman@gmail.com

Ellsworth area, 11th Step Follow-Up Sessions: John Murphy, 266.4389, and

Mary Henry, 667.7182

Jackman: Judy Clark, 668.7717, clarjmk@verizon.net

Owls Head: Judy Mullins, 593.7079, jdmullins@roadrunner.com


Hancock County Medical Mission is collecting donations of OTC unopened medications for adults and children: vitamins, painkillers (ibuprofen, Tylenol), cough medicines, anti-fungal/biotic creams. Place in the “back pew.”


United Thank Offering (UTO) will be collected October 12th and 19th. A check will be presented at the Diocesan Convention on October 24-25. UTO’s Vision is to significantly impact the lives of women and children because of Christ’s love. To achieve this vision they will focus particularly on projects that implement significant change toward alleviating profound human suffering that the Millennium Development Goals address.


Quietside Nativity will be displayed throughout the Advent season with a “live nativity” prior to Christmas. Volunteers are needed for: carpentry, painting, sewing (contact Mary Mitchell), choir development, refreshments, and coordination. To help or for more information, talk to Fr. Richard.


DeMuro's Top of the Hill Restaurant is having a benefit dinner, closing night, October 20th (Monday) from 4:30 to closing to benefit the Westside Food Pantry and Pemetic PTO. Roberta will be performing that evening!


Office hours next week: Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.