Monday, August 3, 2009

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



AUGUST 3, 2009


Sunday, August 9: Holy Eucharist—8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew by the Lake and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.


Scripture: Psalm 130; 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Ephesians 4:25:-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51


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.


Violin/Piano Concert: Tonight at 5:00 p.m. to be given by violinist Amos Lawrence and pianist Kimberly Haller.  Mr. Lawrence is Assistant Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina, and he has toured extensively through the US, Canada, and Europe


Vacation Bible School Reunion: All children and adults who have been involved in VBS (or may wish to be involved in the future) are invited to a Reunion Lunch and Play Date on Wednesday, August 5th at 12:30 in the church yard. We will enjoy hot dogs, ice cream and, most important, an opportunity to reconnect and play with our Bible School friends.


Transfiguration Eucharist:  Join us on Thursday, August 6th for our annual trek up Beech Mountain, where we will again read the beautiful scripture lessons of this wonderful day!  It is an easy hike, with a wonderful view at the top of the hill.  Father Richard will lead us in 

the celebration of Holy Eucharist.  Meet at the parking lot at 9:15.  

Car pooling is encouraged.


Annual Summer Organ Series at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish, 41 Mt. Desert St. in Bar Harbor, begins August 7th on the church’s Visser-Rowland tracker organ from 12:15-1:00 pm.  The first notable artist is Neal Campbell, graduate of Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Frederick Swann, John Walker, James Litton and McNeil Robinson.  Since 2006 he has been Director of Music and Organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, CT.  Prior to that he was for 21 years organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA and on the faculty of the University of Richmond. His program will include works by Bach, Franck, Friedell, Widor and Vierne. Donations are welcome; tours of the church plus refreshments and a chance to meet the artist will follow the concert.


Special Social Hour: On Sunday, August 9th, please come to the Sawyer House at 54 Clark Point Road after the 10:00 service for an open house; hot dogs and lemonade will be served.


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


Prayer Shawl Ministry: This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the Undercroft at 2:30. All knitters and crocheters are welcome. Next meeting is August 11th.


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.


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.


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