Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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



AUGUST 11, 2009


Sunday, August 16: Holy Eucharist—8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew by the Lake and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.


Scripture: Psalm 111; 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58


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



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The Victory Garden is thriving and we are finding more sites for the distribution of produce. Please consider bringing some of your garden vegetables to add to our bounty. We are distributing on Wednesdays, so delivery to St. John's on Tuesday or Wednesday morning is ideal. Any questions—call Cass Wright at 244-5459.


Bishop's Blend Coffee--the perfect "wake up" for your summer guests and the family!  Or a great hostess present if you are visiting!  We have decaf too.  It's still in good supply in the basket in the undercroft, easily available on Sundays or when the office is open.  Price list is with the coffee; you may leave a check in the envelope in the basket, marking "coffee" in the memo line.


St. John’s Prayer Shawl Ministry: This hands-on ministry was started in 1998 by two Hartford seminary graduates. It combines caring for others and the ancient art of knitting/ crocheting into a ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Shawls can be used for those undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; prayer or meditation; commitment or marriage ceremonies; birthing, nursing a baby; bridal shower or wedding gift; during an illness and recovery; graduation, birthday, anniversary, ordination, holiday gifts; or...there are endless possibilities! How do I take Part in this Ministry? The actual knitting is very easy, the fellowship is rewarding and the impact on the recipient and, indeed all those who participate, truly adds another dimension to our lives. You can work on your project at home or at our group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the Undercroft from 2:30-4:00. The meeting is a wonderful opportunity to connect with each other and adds an important dimension to this ministry. This month’s meeting dates are August 11th and 25th.


Summer Organ Series at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish, 41 Mt. Desert St. in Bar Harbor, will be August 14th on the church’s Visser-Rowland tracker organ from 12:15-1:00 pm.  The second notable artist is Carlton Russell, Professor Emeritus of Wheaton College and Minister of Music at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Blue Hill. Donations are welcome; tours of the church plus refreshments and a chance to meet the artist will follow the concert.


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


Green & Lean is a free series of monthly lectures which focuses on ways to save money and resources.  They have adopted a very pragmatic approach – no technical jargon, no complicated concepts, just straightforward information you can put to use in your own home or place of work.     

·        Wednesday, August 19th at 7 PM:  “Wind Energy for Your Home & Business.”

·        Wednesday, September 16th at 7 Pm:  Eating Local, Organic & Cheap.”  This event will feature a tasting of dishes made with locally grown ingredients.

Held at St. John Episcopal Church; sponsored by ROOTs, St. John Episcopal Church, & Downeast Group of the Sierra Club. Contact Erika Shriner, 244-3532 for more information.


Friday August 21sta day of fun and fundraisers at St. Saviour’s Parish will include a Bake Sale (starting at 9am ); Silent Auction (starting at noon); Organ Concert at 12:15 pm (Ray Cornils from Brunswick, Maine); and a Community Supper from 5-7 pm- baked beans, casseroles, cole slaw, salad, desserts.


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