Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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



OCTOBER 14, 2009


Sunday, October 18: Holy Eucharist—9:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine.

(Only one service this Sunday because of the MDI Marathon.)


Scripture: Psalm 104:1-9, 25. 35c; Job 38:1-7; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45


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


Sunday Forums: This Sunday’s Forum will be at 10:00 a.m.

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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Vestry: Thursday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. The vestry will receive a report from the Design and Building Committee, consider the appointment of a new organist, and plan the stewardship in-gathering.


Lobster cook-off fundraiser at Malvern Belmont Estates in Bar Harbor. In an effort to support our local lobster industry and 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 For more information please call: 288-4770. Open to the community, bring family & friends. Eat in or take out available.


Benefit Dinner at Top of the Hill: Saturday, October 17th starting at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Westside Food Pantry.


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 ragtime performed by Masanobu Ikemiya and the best songs from Kurt Weill’s “Three Penny Opera.” Rupununi’s kitchen will provide the dinner.  Admission and dinner 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 (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: The office will be open Thursday, October 15th; and Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday next week from 8:30-2:30. If you need assistance when the office is closed, please call Richard Tardiff at 244-4037, Ted Fletcher, 266-8415, or Chloe Hatcher, 669-2801.