Thursday, February 26, 2009

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

FEBRUARY 26, 2009




Sunday, March 1st: Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.


March 1st is Stewardship—ERD Sunday. Come to the 10:00 forum and learn how ERD funds donated by YOU will address the needs of people in Africa, Haiti, Gaza, the Sudan and other countries ravaged by war and natural disasters.


Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 25:1-9; Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15


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.

March 1: Margot Haertel and Patsy Fogarty, Episcopal Relief and Development

March 8: Erika Shriver, Running Out of Time on Climate Change

March 15: Jim Keene, Emergency Health Service for the Quiet Side


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: Because of the power failure on Tuesday, the pancake supper was cancelled. It has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m., following Bible Study.



Evening Prayer and Bible Study: Wednesday evenings at 5:00 p.m. during Lent.


Noonday Prayer and Organ Music: Fridays during Lent.


Text Box: A New Membership Directory is in the works. Please mark the draft copy in the back of the church or e-mail the office with any new addresses, phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses.

The next Three-Day Cursillo Weekend in Maine will be April 16 to 19 at the Sky-Hi Conference Center in Topsham. Cursillo is “a short course in Christian living.”  Committed members of the Cursillo Community sponsor others who are seeking a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and have the potential to grow from the weekend experience.  To be matched with a sponsor contact your priest.  For more information call or email:  Jane Johnson 729-7940 or the Rev. Chuck Bradshaw 288-4849


Let there be soup: Master Chef Bill Morrison, has started a free Soup Kitchen in Southwest Harbor using natural whole foods; mostly whole grains, beans, and vegetables. You can make contributions of raw food (at 12 Maple Lane) and funds (at Sargasso). Soup will be available (at Maple Lane) in quart containers from noon on Wednesdays, for as long as it lasts. The target population is older folks who have trouble getting out to shop for fresh ingredients, or cooking, or who could use the extra nutrition; as well as folks of any age going through economic hard times. Questions: call Bill (669-2622) or Mary McLaud at the Salon (244-4034).


If you need assistance next week, please call Fr. Tardiff at 244-4037 or Ted Fletcher at 244-3115.