Thursday, October 16, 2008

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

OCTOBER 16, 2008




Sunday Services: Sunday, October 19th: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor.


Informational meeting re sale of Sawyer property: Sunday, October 19th after the 10:00 service.


Remember the MDI Marathon: Sunday, October 19th. Come early to find parking, or carpool!  Runners will be crossing the finish line mid-morning.


Lectionary readings for October 19th: Psalm 99; Exodus 33:12-23; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22.


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 19:  Cuff Train, Ripples of Meaning: Spiritual Dimensions of Poetry; October 26: Open, Conversation and Coffee; November 2: Patsy Fogarty and Jim Vekasi, The Why of Stewardship: A Church That We Can All Support; November 9, 16, 23: Vesta Kowalski, Faith Caring for Our Island Earth, discussions based on a book by Nancy Roth (Grounded in Love: Ecology, Faith, and Action.)


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


Magda Kegley, the woman in charge of Children, Inc. (through whom we sponsor Marlon Antonio Mayorquin) will be on MDI next Wednesday, October 22nd.  Lin Gould (from MDI High School) invites you to tea from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Gail Reiber's house to meet and hear her speak (at about 3:15 p.m.)  For directions, call or email Joan Bromage.


Finance Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m.


All Saints Day: Saturday, November 1st -- Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., followed by light breakfast and Fall Cleanup Day.  See you there!


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 to volunteer or for more information.


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 Sunday, October 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.


Craft and Food Sale: Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact Mary Mitchell (244-9951) to help.


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, call Bruce Carlson at 244-5003.


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!


The men of St. Andrew & St. John have been invited to gather with the men of Church of Our Father this coming Monday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and a talk by our very own Joe Murphy, president of BHBT on the state of the economy.  Please let Ted Bromage, Frank Barnes, or Joe Wright know if you will be attending by Sunday, October 19th so they will have enough food (catered by Tasha of Mother's Kitchen) for us all.


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