Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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

DECEMBER 23, 2008




Christmas Eve Service: Family Service at 5:00 p.m.

Lectionary readings for December 24thPsalm 96; Isaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20.


Christmas Day Service: Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m.

Lectionary readings for December 25th: Psalm 97; Isaiah 62:6-12; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:1-20.


Sunday Services, December 28th: Christmas 1, 10:00 a.m. Lessons and Carols at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor.

Lectionary Readings for December 28th: Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-25; Genesis 22: 15-18; Isaiah 9: 2; 6-7; Isaiah 11: 1-3a; 4a; 6-9; Luke 1: 26-35; 38; Luke 2: 1; 3; Luke 2: 8-16; Matthew 2: 1-12; John: 1: 1-14.


The Christmas Offering will be given to the Emmaus Center.


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

Epiphany Pageant: Sunday, January 4th.  The script is available for your review at the back of the church. If you would like to participate as an actor, reader or dresser, please sign up on the sheet or talk with Susan Buell (244-3124) or Floy Ervin (244-4195).


Feast of the Epiphany: Tuesday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m., Evensong at St. Andrew & St. John in Southwest Harbor. If you would like to join in rehearsing the music, leave a message with Michele in the church office, 244-3229, and we'll let you know when.


Annual Meeting: Sunday, January 18 at 11:15 a.m. following the service. Reports are due in the office by January 8th.


Office hours: December 24, 29, 30 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.




Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove
Christmas Eve:  4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist; 10:00 p.m. Vigil Eucharist
Christmas Day:  9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

St. Andrew & St. John Episcopal Church, Southwest Harbor

Christmas Eve:  9:30 a.m. Eucharist; 5:00 p.m. Family Service

Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m. Eucharist


St, Mary's By-The-Sea, Northeast Harbor
Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m. Family Celebration & Eucharist; 9:30 pm Candlelight Festival & Eucharist

St, Saviour's, Bar Harbor
Christmas Eve:  4:00 p.m. Family Service; 11:00 p.m. Midnight Mass
Christmas Day:  10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist