Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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

JANUARY 6, 2009




Feast of the Epiphany

Tuesday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Evensong at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor.

Rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.


Sunday, January 11th: Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.


Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 29, Genesis 1:1-5, Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11.


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

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


Sunday Forums will begin January 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the Undercroft. January 11: Pamela VanWechel, Personal Mission: A Place to Invest Time, Talent, and Money; January 18: Linda Robinson, Reflections on Humanitarian Mission to the Congo; January 25: Joe Wright, The Work We Have Been Given to Do; February 1: Bill Baker, If Christ Came to the Super Bowl; February 8: George Swanson, As You Did It to the Least of These: Prison Matters.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: January 18-25. The theme for 2009 is “That they may become one in your hand”. Use the Daily Scripture and Prayer Guide (www.geii.org) to join with Christians around the world praying “that all may be one... that the world may believe” (John 17:21). Plan to join with members of other Christian churches and communities in our area for the special observance on Sunday, January 18, 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Manset. Michael Shook will be one of the readers.


Trinity Institute 39th National Theological Conference: January 21-23; Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability. Schedule: Wednesday – Evensong session begins at 6:00 p.m.; gather in the parish hall and watch the opening conference Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. Thursday – Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00. Friday – Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Contact David Andrews at 207-326-4180 or e-mail trinitycastine@verizon.net.


Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, January 8: Design and Construction Committee, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 10: Quietside 2009, 8:00 a.m. at Brendon and Laura’s.

Tuesday, January 13: Finance Committee, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 15: Vestry, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Weekly Study of the Gospel of Mark will resume on Wednesday evening, January 7th at 6:00. Compline to follow.


You can move beyond the pain of divorce: Come to an 8 week program of caring and confidential support with others also experiencing the pain of a lost marriage.  A “Divorce & Beyond” group will be meeting at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert St., beginning Tuesday, January 13th.   Sessions run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The fee is $25. Pre-registration is requested at 1-800-CARE-002, ext. 2670, e-mail:  familylifeinstitute@ccmaine.org.


Saturday, January 24th, Learn How to Find Energy Leaks and Fix Them! Maine Interfaith Power and Light will host this free workshop at St. John’s Church, 224 French Street in Bangor from 9:00 am to 12:30.  You can get more information online at www.meipl.org and you can register by email to Jessica@meipl.org or call her at 721-0444.


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