Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Weekly e-mail from St. Andrew & St. John Episcopal Church

MARCH 31, 2009




Palm Sunday, April 5th: Liturgy of the Passion at 10:00 a.m. only.


Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47


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

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

April 5:  Savitri Bess, Hinduism: God is in Everything

April 12: No Forum – Coffee and Easter Egg Hunt

April 19: Sam Leonardi, Midnight Deliverance: Shaking Foundations and Opening Prison Doors

April 26:  Dick Dimond, Our Community’s Broad Response to the Problem of Substance Abuse


Evening Prayer and Bible Study: Wednesday, April 1st at 5:00 p.m.


Noonday Prayer and Organ Music: 12:15 p.m., Fridays during Lent.


Best Ever Spaghetti Dinner: Come join us for SWH Congregational Church’s 6th annual dinner to benefit the Westside Food Pantry, Saturday, April 4th, 5-7 p.m. They will be serving homemade meat and vegetarian sauces, salad, bread, and desserts. Cost is $6/person or $25/family.


Ecumenical Tenebrae Service: Monday, April 6th, 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ellsworth. This ancient prayer of Tenebrae, which has developed over the centuries, involves the singing of psalms and the reading of scriptures, interspersed with silence. Some unusual features are the extinguishing of one candle after each reading, leaving the church in darkness after the last reading, followed by the "strepidus" which recalls the earthquake at Christ's death and the return of a single candle for the close of the prayer. All are welcome for this quiet and meditative beginning to Holy Week.


Financial Planning Seminar: MDI Hospital invites you to this free seminar on Wednesday, April 8th, 3-5 p.m., conference room at MDI Hospital. Mr. Chadbourne Smith, Attorney at Law, will provide information and answer your questions regarding wills, trusts, planned giving and healthcare directives. Call Brenda Sprague at 288-5082, ext. 1198 if you would like to attend.


The Living Last Supper, a chancel drama, will be performed by the men of the Church of Our Father on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00 pm, at the church in Hulls Cove.  Everyone in the community is invited.  There is no admission charge.


EASTER BASKETS: St. Saviour’s, will be assembling Easter Dinners for both the Westside Food Pantry and The Bar Harbor Food Pantry.  To date we have 108 families for The Westside Food Pantry alone.  Please consider helping this effort by contributing non-perishable foods (specific list below) or money, which will go towards purchasing the perishable items (chicken, potatoes, carrots, and such).  You may leave the items in the back pew or the church office.  If you have any questions on how you can help, please call Barbara Campbell (244-9087).

Non-Perishable items:

Canned Hams (1-3 lb)

Canned green vegetables

Canned yellow vegetables

Canned fruit

Boxed cake mixes and frosting

Chocolate bunnies (for each child, in the family)

Also nice to have:

Stuffing mix

Canned chicken broth

Cranberry sauce


The Green & Lean Discussion Series: Sustainable and frugal methods for living well.

Co-sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church, ROOTs, and the Sierra Club. As a society we faced the twin challenges of addressing unprecedented environmental problems (climate change, species extinction, air & water pollution) and coping with extremely uncertain financial times. Our purpose is to provide usable and up-to-date information to local residents and island visitors that will enable them to reduce their consumption of resources, increase their understanding of energy saving technology and save money. Experts on appropriate topics will be invited to speak and lead discussions on how to implement the techniques and ideas presented. Monthly meetings will start on Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Daryl DeJoy from Penopscot Solar will be the first speaker on Energy Conservation & Home Solar Power. For more info contact Erika Shriner, 244-3536, jerika@roadrunner.com


Church Directory 2009:  Now available in paper copy (office or undercroft) or by

e-mail. It is formatted in Word document, Publisher, or Acrobat; whichever is best for you. Let Michele know and she will e-mail it to you.


The church office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.




Morning Prayer—7:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Holy Eucharist—9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 8

Evening Prayer & Bible Study—5:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 9

Agape Supper—5:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 10

Seven Last Words of Christ—12:00-3:00

Good Friday Liturgy—5:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 11

Easter Vigil—7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 12

Holy Eucharist—8:00 & 10:00

9:00 a.m.—Coffee and Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Monday, April 13

Morning Prayer—7:30 a.m.

Sundays, April 19 & 26

Holy Eucharist—8:00 & 10:00 a.m.