Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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



JUNE 16, 2009


Sunday, June 21: Holy Eucharist—8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew by the Lake and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.


Scripture: Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; Job 38:1-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41


Weekday Eucharist:  Wednesday mornings at 9:30 at St. John.


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Food Pantry Vegetable Plot: As we all know, it takes work to make a garden grow and now that our Food Pantry garden is underway at St. John’s, I am asking for volunteers to help with the care of the plot that will provide fresh vegetables for those in need this summer. Please call Cass Wright (244-5459) if you are willing to take part in this important ministry.



Lean and Green Series: Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the undercroft. Reduce your energy dependence, saving both money and the air we all breathe. This month – Solar Hot Water systems. Step outside in the warm sun and find ways to allow it to help heat your home or domestic hot water.


Vestry Meeting: Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m.


Pre-General Convention Gatherings around the Diocese: As July approaches and Mainers gear up for the 76th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Anaheim, California, the Maine deputation will hold a number of regional conversations with Maine Episcopalians.  Topics covered will include issues, legislation and other topics to be taken up at General Convention and the implications for the Episcopal Church in Maine and with wider Anglican Communion.  All are welcome.
- June 23 at St. Dunstan's, Ellsworth, from 7 - 9 p.m.
- June 25 at St. Patrick's, Brewer, from 7 - 9 p.m.


Prayer Shawl Ministry: If you are interested in this ministry, please come to an introductory meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd at 2:30. If you have questions…call or email Evelyn Rowland at 526-4438 or esr@gwi.net or email Jean Rohrer at jeanrohrer@mac.com.


Choral Evensong to celebrate St. John's (Bangor) 175th Anniversary Saturday, June 20th. High Tea at 3:30 p.m. and Choral Evensong at 5 p.m., with Bishop Steve preaching.


Pre-Quietside Festival Garage Sale: Friday and Saturday, June 19 & 20 at Priscilla Trafton’s garage, 40 Seal Cove Road, 8:00-5:00.

$20 on the 20th   How about enjoying a Spring Bean Supper at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church’s on Saturday June 20th, 4:30-6:30.  You can use a portion of that $20 to enjoy some great food while sharing it with some great folks…and help support community outreach programs.

Thursday, June 25 11:30 am. Benefit Architectural Tour and Luncheon. St. Saviour's Episcopal Church is the oldest, largest and tallest public building on MDI.  Established in 1878, St. Saviour's is graced by forty-two stained-glass windows created over a span of more than a century.  The windows range is date from 1886 to 1992.  There are ten beautiful examples of Louis Comfort Tiffany's technique and artistry at St. Saviour's as well as a number of more formal English stained glass windows and a variety of historic memorials. The tour of St. Saviour's will be followed by a luncheon of crabmeat rolls, chicken salad sandwiches, green salad, fresh fruit, cake and beverages.  Guests will enjoy beautiful background music by harpist Marsha Lyons during lunch. $20 per person donation will benefit the "feed the hungry" outreach programs of St. Saviour's including the annual Easter Dinner Basket project, contributions to the Congregational Church Thanksgiving Basket project, financial support to the Bar Harbor and Westside Food Pantries, Christmas for Kids program and Free Community Dinner. Participation is by reservation and is limited to 50 guests.  Reserve by calling the office: 288-4215 or Galyn's Restaurant 288-9706.


Office Hours: This week the office will be open Monday and Tuesday; next week – Thursday only; from 8:30-2:30. If you need assistance please call Fr. Tardiff (244-4037), Ted Fletcher (266-8415), or Chloe Hatcher (244-3353).


Vacation Bible School

You are invited !!!

Place:  St. John’s Episcopal Church

Located in downtown Southwest Harbor


Dates:   June 29-July 3, 2009


Time:  Begins at 9:00 AM, Opening, song & prayer,

with lessons ending at approximately lunch time…

Activities include at least:

Daily children’s sermons

Songs – poems - discussion

Daily Bible verse / story / instruction

Playtime with friends, and snacks

Arts & Crafts and Science connections


Extended Day:  Afternoon field trips also available…

by arrangement, with parent permission.

Between noon and 3:00 PM

Extended Day Opportunities:

Gardening St. John’s Victory Garden

Service to others Collier’s Elder Care

Field trips: Gilley Museum and Oceanarium

Butterfly Garden and Beach


All activities are FREE of charge – for everyone.

(Thanks to our volunteers and generous sponsors.)


ALL are Welcome !!!

All children – pre-school up to teens – and adults are welcome, also.