Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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




NOVEMBER 17, 2009


Sunday, November 22: Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00. The Rev. Jeffrey Lewis from Camden will be our celebrant this Sunday.


Scripture: Psalm 132:1-12; 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37


Weekday Eucharist:  Wednesday morning at 9:30


Thanksgiving Day, November 26th: Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.


Sunday Forums at 9:00 in the Undercroft:

November 22: Ellen Gilmore, Why I Am Still an Episcopalian


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This Sunday, November 22nd, we welcome Jeffrey Lewis as our celebrant


Diaper Drive for St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry: November 22nd. Glad to be out of the stage of life where you have to deal with diapers? Smack in the middle of the stage of life when expensive diapers are a daily necessity? Either way, show your gratefulness on the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving by collecting diapers for the many families with kids in diapers who depend on St. Elizabeth’s Essential Pantry. Monetary contributions may also be made to St. John with the notation St. Elizabeth Diaper Day. Diapers may be dropped off at the back of the church. Joan and Ted will see they are transported to Portland.



Canned Goods: cranberry sauce, gravy, yellow or green vegetables, yams or sweet potatoes, olives, pickles, pineapple

Boxed or Bagged: biscuit mix, stuffing, sweet bread mix

Money to purchase turkeys.

Place items in the “Stuff the Turkey” box in the back pew. Checks should be made out to “Westside Food Pantry” and noted for Thanksgiving Dinners.


Gift cards suitable for Christmas gifts, hostess gifts, and any other giving are available again this fall for a $10 donation to the Westside Food Pantry. This year they will feature small original watercolor designs on the envelopes. Cards may be purchased at the church office or by calling Cass Wright at 244-5459.


Thanksgiving Taize Service: There will be a Taize service at Somesville Union Meeting House this Sunday, November 22nd at 5:00 p.m.


Conscious Loving Presence: Paul Weiss, Director of the Whole Health Center, will present a Radical Look at the Teachings of Jesus on December 5th at the Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $65. For information and to register, call 288-4128. More information is on the bulletin board in the undercroft.


St. John’s second Christmas fair is coming up November 28th from 8:00 to 2:00 p.m.  There will be crafts, food and wreaths for sale.  Mary Mitchell needs volunteers to contribute crafts, make wreaths and bake for the sale; she also needs help the day of the sale. Please call Mary at 244-9951 if you have questions or can help out in any way. Tables are available to rent for $25 if you would like to sell your own goods.


Serendipity, Bar Harbor's clothing re-sale shop in Hulls Cove, is looking for volunteers! Volunteers are needed for shifts during store hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-2 and Fridays and Saturdays 10-4) to sort and arrange merchandise and help out at the sales desk. Some tasks can be completed during non-business hours. Please call Kate Maginn at 288-3375 for information.


Thank You from the Bean Ladies: Mary, Jean and Dianne would like to thank everyone who made the second Annual Bean Supper a success. Signs and banner, table setters, cash donations, bakers, and kitchen crew: Ted and Joan Bromage, The Friday Morning Men’s breakfast group, Liz and Eric Erickson, Anne Wetzel, Peggy Walls, Karen Craig, Lee Worster, Ann Cox Halkett, Chloe and Scott Hatcher, B.J. Fallica, Ginny Agar, Edie Stanwood, Tina Baker, Tom and Carroll Fernald, Mel Shaw, Mark and Barbara Campbell, Margot and Paul Haertel, Ted Fletcher, Mary and Jim Vekasi, Susan Allen, Patsy Fogarty, Ellen Gilmore, Deb Chalmers, Andrew McMullan, Beth Closson, Lori Goodwin, Fred and Ann Benson, Susan Buell, Bob Stanwood, classic bean server Father Richard and everyone who came and ate! Our efforts raised over $800 for the Westside Food Pantry and brought people from the community and across the Island into St. John’s to get to know us and our outreach. Much love and thanks be to God!


Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.