Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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

JANUARY 27, 2009




Sunday, February 1st: Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.


Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 111, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28


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

Sunday Forums – 9:00 a.m. in the Undercroft.

February 1: Bill Baker, If Christ Came to the Super Bowl

February 8: open

February 15: George Swanson, As You Did It to the Least of These: Prison Matters

February 22: Linda Robinson, Reflections on Humanitarian Mission to the Congo


Weekly Study of the Gospel of Mark continues on Wednesday evenings at 6:00. Compline to follow. Floy Ervin will lead the study while Richard is gone.


Winter Fun! Sponsored by St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, Saturday, January 31st at 1 p.m. for youth and families. Weather permitting: sledding at the Black House and skating at the Searchfield Home (519 Mariaville Road). If weather is not good for either, the Searchfields have a ping-pong table and pool table with a lot of other inside games. The event will end with a Pasta Feed! FMI:  Contact St. Andrew at 667-7641 or email: standrew@gwi.net


End of Life Planning Workshop facilitated by the Rev. Carolyn Metzler, an Episcopal priest serving a small community in Winn, and the Hospice and hospital chaplain in the Lincoln area.  She began leading these events when she noticed how few people had any conversation with their families about their choices at the time of their death, and how much more difficult that silence made everything.  She encourages people to have these discussions with their families and to do the paperwork that needs to be done while people are still healthy.  The first part of the workshop will be held Saturday, January 31st, 2009 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at St. Saviour's.  The second part will be the next day, Sunday February 1, following the 10 AM service of worship at which Rev. Metzler will preach.  People are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions if at all possible.  There is no charge for this event, but a good-will donation will be taken to cover printing costs.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of faith affiliation. Light refreshments will be served (soup on Sunday) and pre-registration is encouraged to enable us to plan appropriately. To pre-register please contact Muffet in the St. Saviour’s office at 288-4215 or stsaviour@roadrunner.com.  For more information, contact Gail Leiser at 288-9083 or gail.leiser@gmail.com


Coffee Hour help wanted for this Sunday at 9 a.m.  Please call/leave a message for Joan (244-3227) or "just do it."   Signup will be available for following weeks.  Thanks!


Pamela VanWechel would love to have hats, mittens, children's socks and/or underwear for her "perfect attendance in March" incentive.  You may leave them in a box in the back pew and Fr. Richard will mail them on or before Valentine's Day.



Come Home for Supper on Friday, February 13.  Sign up this Sunday, or call Joan & Ted Bromage (244-3227), Ida Smallidge (244-7266) or Rita Redfield (244-4025).  New hosts/hostesses welcome!


Community Meals are open to all: Dinners are sponsored by local churches, are free of charge and open to the public:

Holy Redeemer: Monday, February 23rd from 5-6 p.m. Baked Bean Dinner.

St. Saviour’s: Monday, March 23rd from 5-7 p.m. Soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverages.

YMCA: Tuesdays, January 27, February 24 and March 24 brunches are available to all from 10 am to 1 p.m.

Malvern Belmont Estates in Bar Harbor, Ridge Apartments in Southwest Harbor and Maple Lane in Northeast Harbor: Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday. The cost is only $3 and reservations are required. Come enjoy healthy eats and great fellowship. Call Carla Ganiel at 288-4770 ext 25 with any questions.

Home delivered meals are available Monday-Friday to all island towns in partnership with Island Connections. The qualifications are being homebound or unable to prepare a meal due to physical limitations. Call Carla at 288-4770 ext. 25 for more information.


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