Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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



SEPTEMBER 28, 2009


Sunday, October 4: Holy Eucharist—8:00 and 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.


Scripture: Psalm 8; Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16


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


9:00 Forums begin Sunday:

October 4: Paul Weiss, Psychology and Spirituality: Listening to the Self and Listening to God.

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

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

October 25: Jim Vekasi and Design and Construction Committee, Phased plan for St. John Building Improvements

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


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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.


Women’s Night: Monday, October 5th, 7:00 p.m. in the Undercroft. Bring patterns and ideas for items to make for the Christmas Fair next month. Contact Ida Smallidge (244-7266) or Karen Craig (244-5267) for more info. Also let Ida know if you want a wreath.


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


Organ Dedication: Sunday, October 11th at 5:00 p.m. Andrew Mead will present an organ concert at St. John’s to dedicate the organ in memory of Louise Ingalls Brown, who provided the funds to purchase Greta in 1996.


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.


Lobster cook-off fundraiser at Malvern Belmont Estates in Bar Harbor. In an effort to support our local lobstering industry and The Meals on Wheels Program, the housing authority is hosting a lobster cook-off fundraiser on Friday, October 16th from 3:30—7:00 p.m. Cooked 1¼# lobster $7.50/each OR Lobster Dinner $12.00/each (Dinner includes a 1¼ pound lobster, coleslaw, roll and blueberry cake). All money raised beyond expenses will go to The MDI Meals on Wheels Program. Advance lobster dinner reservations are suggested by calling 288-4770 or email Kelly Corson at kelly.corson@emdiha.org. For more information please call: 288-4770. Open to the community, bring family & friends. Eat in or take out available.


Hurry to get your tickets for “3 Penny Cabaret” to benefit MDI Food and Fuel Funds. A dinner cabaret will raise money for MDI food and fuel funds at 5 pm on Sunday, October 18, at St. Saviour’s Parish. Called “Ragtime meets Mack the Knife,” the evening will include classic American ragtimes performed by Masanobu Ikemiya and the best songs from Kurt Weill’s “Three Penny Opera.”  Everyone can sing the sardonic chorale that ends the 3 Penny Opera.  Rupununi’s kitchen will provide the dinner.  A growing list of sponsors includes Harbor House, Rupununi’s, the Community Fireside Coalition, MDI food pantries, and the people of St. Saviour’s Parish. Admission and dinner at the 3 Penny Cabaret costs 3 cents plus at least $10.  Anything up to $3,000,000.03 is OK.  Every penny will go for food and fuel donations on MDI – 60% to the Community Fireside Coalition for fuel, 15% to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, 15% to the Westside Food Pantry, and 10% to the Common Good Café, a Soup Kitchen in Southwest Harbor by the Seawall Motel. Tickets may be purchased at St Saviour’s, the Harbor House office in Southwest Harbor or by phone at 244 3713.  If you would like to help – contact Harbor House or George Swanson at 244 0579 and george@katrinasdream.org. (All checks including additional donation should be made payable to Harbor House.)


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. Next meeting will be Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM, Putting It All Together: Wood, Wind & Solar.  You will learn what the local Coast Guard is doing to integrate retrofitted boilers (from oil to wood pellets) with wind and solar in staff housing and the base – a workable model for home and business owners. 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.


Volunteers are needed for Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s Z Fix program.  EAA-Z Fix uses volunteer labor to do minor home repairs and maintenance for seniors, allowing them to stay in their homes longer.  If you are a handy ‘do-it-yourself’ type, we want to talk to you!  Typical jobs performed are installing grab bars, fixing broken steps and weak floor boards, repairing light fixtures and leaking toilet valves, replacing storm windows and screens; and yard work.  If you can help, call them at 1-800-432-7812.


Office Hours: This week the office is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-2:30; the office will be closed from October 1-13. If you need assistance, call Richard Tardiff at 244-4037, Ted Fletcher, 266-8415, or Chloe Hatcher, 669-2801.