Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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



JULY 27, 2009


Sunday, August 2: Holy Eucharist—8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew by the Lake and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.


Scripture: Psalm 51:1-13; 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35


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


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Prayer Shawl Ministry: This group will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the Undercroft at 2:30. All knitters and crocheters are welcome. Next meeting is today, July 28th.


Anti Cancer – A New Way of Life: July 28th at 6:00 pm in Gates Auditorium at College of the Atlantic. David Servan-Schreiber will speak one night only. This event is sponsored by MDI Hospital in association with the Beth Wright Cancer Center. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made at ext 1311 or by email to lynne.assaf@mdihospital.org.  Blending memoir with scientific evidence, it will challenge the way you think about cancer. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and cofounder of the Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a founding member of Doctors Without Borders USA and continues to work in international crisis intervention. His last book The Instinct to Heal has been translated into 28 languages.


Free Ice Cream!!!: Thursday, July 30th, will be an Ice Cream Social hosted by St Mary and St. Jude Episcopal Church, in front of the Great Harbor Museum on Main Street. There will be free cones and social gathering from 4-5 in the afternoon. All are welcome.


Concert: Sunday, August 9th at 5 p.m.  St. John's will host a concert in memory of Melba Wilson who died in February.  Melba was long time Executive Director of the Arcady Music Festival and the Center for Human Genetics.  Participants will include Arcady Festival performers and youth competition winners who are now pursuing professional musical careers.  You are encouraged to attend this varied and exciting program which will be followed by a reception. Eleanor Watts will be happy to answer any questions about the concert and is looking for volunteers to help with the reception.  She can be reached at 244-3699 or by e-mail at bhgables@aol.com.


Children, Incorporated: Each week we pray for Sharon Dayana Salazar, the child we sponsor in Costa Rica, where she lives with her mother, grandmother and two brothers. $28 per month helps support Sharon through the La Milagrosa Welfare Center. There is a sign up sheet on the Outreach bulletin board in the undercroft. We still need sponsors for June, July, and August. Thank you for helping us meet this important commitment every month of the year.


Simply Divine Luncheon – A Divine Success!

Barbara Campbell, Jean Rohrer and Dianne McMullan would like to thank everyone who made the luncheon on the lawn a fun and rewarding event. Thanks to: Ted Bromage and tent crew x 2 (up and down), Ted Fletcher, Mark and Ian Campbell, Nathan McMullan; flowers, cooks, cakes, tablecloths, kitchen and servers: Anne and Anna Welles, Mary Mitchell, Dottie Ritsko, Stacy Chipman, Nicole, Grace, Charlie and Sarah Carreno (rocks of beauty!), Ann Benson, Edie Stanwood, Mary Vekasi, Doris Walton, Michele Daley, the entire Fallica family, Nicole Greaves, Pamela VanWechel, Karen Craig, Cass Wright, Peggy Walls, Neela Zinsser, Patsy Fogarty, Deb Chalmers, Mary Shaw, Susan Allen,  Judy Obbard, Lois Goodwin, Beth Closson, Dianne’s Mom! Earth friendly plates, etc. donated by Susan Buell, and most of all Fr. Richard for his Sherpa/door-to-door salesmanship and most of all the conversation with the heavens to wait until after the even to open—Thanks be to God! The event raised more than $1200 for the Food Pantry and increased community awareness of the “Victory Garden.”


Annual Summer Organ Series at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish, 41 Mt. Desert St. in Bar Harbor.  For four consecutive Fridays, beginning August 7, the church’s exceptional Visser-Rowland tracker organ will be featured in concert from 12:15-1:00 pm.  The first notable artist is Neal Campbell, Organist and Choirmaster, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Greenwich, CT. Donations are welcome; tours of the church and refreshments will follow the concert.


The  Maine Gay Men’s Chorus will perform an afternoon public concert at 5:00 p.m. at The Union Church of Northeast Harbor on Saturday August 15th.  Donations at the door.  The church is located on Summit Road opposite the library. The chorus will also provide music for Morning Worship at the Union Church on Sunday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome


Office Hours: This week the office will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-2:30.