Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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

NOVEMBER 25, 2008




Sunday Services, November 30th: First Sunday in Advent, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor


Lectionary readings for November 30thPsalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37


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

Between the services on November 30, please join us at coffee hour to honor Frank & Mimi Barnes, at the advent of their new life in Orono.

Sunday Forums at 9:00 a.m. in the Undercroft:  December 7: Joe Wright, The Work God Gives Us to Do: Volunteering in the Community.


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


Thanksgiving Day Service: November 27, Holy Eucharist, 9:30 a.m.
Bar Harbor Congregational Church is looking for monetary donations so they can purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners that will be distributed to the Westside Food Pantry. Checks can be made to Bar Harbor UCC and mailed to 29 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor ME 04609.


Craft and Food Sale: Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Food Pantry Gift Cards: For every $10 donation to the Food Pantry, you are entitled to an attractive gift card suitable for Christmas giving, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. The cards are available on Sunday mornings, in the office and at the craft fair on November 29th. Give a gift that helps our island neighbors through this really tough winter.

Quietside Nativity: an ecumenical community project will be displayed outside at St. John's 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.


Christmas is coming: If you would like to adopt a child (or family) for Christmas through the Emmaus Center, please contact Rita Redfield at 244-4025. You may buy the gifts yourself or write a check and Rita will buy them.


The Essentials Pantry desperately needs your donation of diapers (any size) or money to purchase them--the demand is very high, but so is the cost.  If you bring diapers, Ted & Joan will deliver them.  Or you may send a check, payable to St. Elizabeth's Essentials Pantry, to Diocese of Maine, 143 State Street, Portland ME 04101 (mark Essentials Pantry on envelope.)  Thanks!


Christmas Fair: Friday, December 5, 10:00–2:00, at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. There will be a luncheon, baked goods, craft items and plants, attic treasures, toys and books, a raffle, and wreaths.


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