Monday, September 21, 2009

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



SEPTEMBER 21, 2009


Sunday, September 27: Holy Eucharist—8:00 and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.


Scripture: Psalm 27; Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-40


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


9:00 Forums begin Sunday:

September 27: Paul Weiss, Psychology and Spirituality: Listening to the Self and Listening to God.

October 4: Carl Little, Ocean Drinker: A Reading

October 11: Margot and Paul Haertel, Consider the Birds of the Fields

October 18: Cinnamon Catton-Legutko, Why the Abbey Museum Is Essential to the Cultural Well-Being of MDI

October 25: Rita Redfield, An All-inclusive Gospel for Africa

November 1: Fred Benson, Lobbying: The Good, the Bad, and the Evil


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Seasonal Friends: As you begin to pack up to return home, please consider leaving your unopened, un-expired, non-perishable food stuffs with the Westside Food Pantry. All indications are that this will be another rough winter for many year round residents, and this would be a great way to help the communities that you love. The non-perishables may be dropped off at St. John’s. Any questions, call Barbara Campbell at 244-9087.


Prayer Shawl Ministry: Tuesday, September 22nd at 2:30 p.m. New knitters are welcome to join the group.


Stewardship Committee: Thursday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m.


Cards Needed: Georgie Seavey will turn 100 on Friday, September 25th. Let’s try to collect 100 Birthday cards here at St. John’s for her milestone birthday. Bring them to the church by Thursday.


MDI Hospital Auxiliary Bake Sale at The First on Main Street, Friday, September 25th,

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon items, homemade desserts, breads, sweets - something for everyone. Donations accepted with all proceeds to benefit the MDIH Auxiliary


Library Walk-a-thon: Sunday, September 27 at 12:15. You are invited to be part of our “Food Pantry-Plus” team. The money raised will benefit the SWH Library and represent our commitment to being a positive force in the community. To sign up or ask questions, call Cass Wright (244-5459) or Ann Benson (288-9892).


MDI Hospital Book and Gift Fair: Thursday, October 1st, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 2nd - 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Go to the second floor of MDI Hospital for a great selection of books, gifts, and music; and get a jump on your holiday shopping! Contact Brenda Sprague at 288-5082, ext. 1198 for more info. Proceeds to benefit the MDI Hospital Auxiliary.


Martin: a Life of Martin Luther an original one-man portrayal written and performed by Allan Lemke on Friday, October 2nd, 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth.

A free will donation will be accepted at the door. Martin recounts the life of Martin Luther, and includes a retelling of the Gospel and runs approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes with a ten minute intermission.


Come Home for Supper: Friday, October 16th -- sign up on Sundays, September 27 or October 4, or call Ida Smallidge, Ken Cochrane & Rita Redfield, or Joan & Ted Bromage.  Call also with any questions or comments...and new host/esses are always welcome.


Westside Food Pantry: Organizational meeting will be held Wednesday, October 7th at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend this meeting.


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