Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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

OCTOBER 21, 2008




Sunday Services: Sunday, October 26th: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor.


Lectionary readings for October 26th: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; Deuteronomy 34:1-12;

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46.


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 26: Open, Conversation and Coffee (possible report on convention); November 2: Patsy Fogarty and Jim Vekasi, The Why of Stewardship: A Church Budget 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 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 Magda 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 zicks@toplinesoftware.com to volunteer or for more information.


1st Monday, Women Sharing: November 3rd, 7:00-8:30 p.m. “Why Stress?” Irene Greene Murphy, LCSW, LADC, will talk about dealing with stress through the holidays, at St. John’s. Lessons with a Pro. No reservations needed, just come.


Baked Bean and Pie Supper: Saturday, November 8th. Two seatings: 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Donations will benefit the Westside Food Pantry. For more information or to help bake pies, make beans, set up, serve or clean up, call Dianne McMullan at 244-4582 or Mary Mitchell at 244-9951.


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.”


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.


New e-mails:  

Ken Cochrane – cochrane428@gmail.com

Rita Redfield – redfield39@gmail.com


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