Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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



AUGUST 18, 2009


Sunday, August 23: Holy Eucharist—8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew by the Lake and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.


Scripture: Psalm 84; 1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69


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. Contact Evelyn Rowland (526-4438) for more info. Next meeting will be August 25th. Fr. Tardiff will bless the items already finished this Sunday, August 23rd.


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.


The Bar Harbor Housing Authority announces ECO-MDI, an event to be held Wednesday, August 19th, 2:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Northeast Creek Neighborhood, Town Hill.  Vendors and Exhibitors will be on-site to provide you with information on the newest of alternative energy sources and conservation efforts, the greenest building technologies on the market today and to answer any home financing question you may have.  There will be a grand prize drawing of $5,000.00 cash for one New Home Buyer at Northeast Creek Neighborhood.  For more information contact the Bar Harbor Housing Authority at 288-4770 or www.emdiha.org.


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, coleslaw, salad, desserts.


Benefit Supper: Friday, August 21st, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. All proceeds will benefit the Westside Food Pantry.


Island Connections is looking for volunteer drivers, social event organizers, and office workers. Contact Chris Keefe, 288-4457, e-mail director@islconnections.org, for more information.


Items left from the Simply Divine Luncheon on July 26th: bowls, pans, pitcher, plates and tablecloths are sitting on the table in the Undercroft waiting for their owners to reclaim them.


Prayer List: Please contact the church office (244-3229) to add names to the prayer list.


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