Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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

APRIL 28, 2009



Sunday, May 3: Holy Eucharist—8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

Scripture: Psalm 23, Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18

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

May 3: Robert Benson, Nurturing Island Communities: Winter Ministry aboard the Sunbeam

May 10: Becky Buyers-Basso, Remembering My Mother on Mother's Day

May 17: Barbara Campbell and Cass Wright, Feed the Hungry: Food Pantries and Victory Gardens

May 24: Bill Baker, Life after Torture: South Africa's Way to Reconciliation

May 31: Kate Henry, Speaking Peace: An Interactive Approach

Weekday Eucharist: Wednesday mornings at 9:30.

May Net Tender: Click here

Acadia Choral Society Concerts Saturday, May 1 at 7pm and Sunday, May 2 at 3pm, at St. Saviour’s Parish. Tickets are available at St. Saviour’s parish office, at the door, or from any chorus member. Acadia Choral Society is a community chorus of about seventy members, who come from a wide geographical area that includes Hancock, Penobscot and Waldo Counties in Downeast Maine. Founded in 1978, the chorus was directed by Shirley Smith from 1984 to 2007. Dr. Jamie Hagedorn is the current music director, assisted by accompanist Julia Morris-Myers. You may see their program for these performances on the Coming Events page of St. Saviour’s website: http://ellsworthme.org/ssaviour

Clean Up at St. John’s: Saturday, May 2nd, 8:30 a.m.

Bring your rakes, trucks, trailers, friends….Coffee and donuts available.

Touch-a-Truck: Saturday, May 2nd, 11:00-2:00, at the Bar Harbor Airport. A chance to look at all those vehicles you have always been fascinated by and also a chance to help the Westside Food Pantry ($5/person, $20/family).

Sunday, May 3rd there will be a Chef’s Gala at Carmen Verandah (119 Main Street, Bar Harbor) from 4-8 pm. The proceeds will benefit the Bar Harbor Food Pantry and Serendipity – a clothing re-sale shop. Music by Banned From Eden. Food will be provided by The Thirsty Whale, Galyn’s, Mama DiMatteo’s, Town Hill Bistro, McKays, Rupununi, Poor Boy’s Gourmet and many more area restaurants. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at Window Panes, Ugly Duck Bodega and Cas OlĂ©.

Ellsworth "Free Meal" Planning Meeting: Monday, May 4th, 4 p.m., Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium. Anyone interested in organizing a Free Meal in Ellsworth is welcome to attend this initial planning meeting. Info: 664-6016 / 374-3608

Sustainable Energy Conference: Renewable Energy Solutions to Global Climate Change: Saturday, May 9, 2009 ~ 8:30 AM-4:00 PM: Chewonki Foundation, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, Maine 04578. $55 before April 10 ~ $65 after April 10. Lunch Included. Open to the public.

A Healing Conference: Held at the Acadia Christian School, Trenton. Led by the Rev. Nigel Mumford, Director Oratory of Christ the Healer, Greenwich, NY on Friday, June 12, 7-9 pm and Saturday, June 13, 9 am-3 pm. Healing Service begins 3 pm Saturday. Registration $15. For more information call Church of Our Father Hulls Cove, 288-4849, email shalomcoof@myfairpoint.net

Bishopswood Summer Camp: Check out www.bishopswood.org to see the wonderful programs available at our diocese summer camp. Open House - Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go see this little piece of paradise, right here on Lake Megunticook in Hope, Maine.

Do You Shop at Shaw’s A Few Moments Right Now Can Feed Many !!! ~ They are instituting a new neighborhood rewards program to give non-profit groups a chance to earn money. Shop at any Shaw’s store on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and use your registered Shaw’s rewards card with its number. Shaw’s will contribute 1% of all eligible reward card purchases made on those days to whichever designated non-profit organization you choose. You may choose up to four participating organizations to support.

1. You need to register for the program by going on-line to www.shaws.com/neighborhoodrewards

2. Once there you will need to click login or register with your Rewards Card first

3. Than type in your rewards card number and your telephone number (the one you signed up for the rewards card with).

4. You can then choose Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry to receive your support by typing in our name and organization number #49001018490 or typing Ellsworth, Maine and all the choices available in Ellsworth will come up.

5. Then click on the groups you want to support. That’s all there is to it!

6. Shaw’s will then track how much you spend and will send Loaves & Fishes a check quarterly.

7. Reminder: You will need to register every year.

Office Hours: This week the office will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The office will be closed for two weeks (May 3-16). If you need assistance call Father Tardiff at 244-4037, Ted Fletcher at 244-5225, or Chloe Hatcher at 244-3353.