Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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

NOVEMBER 3, 2009
Sunday, November 8: Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00
Scripture: Psalm 127; Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44
Weekday Eucharist:  Wednesday morning at 9:30
Sunday Forums at 9:00 in the Undercroft:
November 8:  Carl Little, Ocean Drinker: A Reading
November 15: Stewardship In-Gathering Brunch
November 22: Ellen Gilmore, Why I Am Still an Episcopalian
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Baked Bean Supper – Saturday, November 7th, 5:30-7:00 p.m., St. John's Undercroft. Donation is $8/person (children under 5 free). The menu includes beans, hotdogs, sausage, bread, Cole slaw, drinks and pie. Proceeds will benefit Westside Food Pantry. To help cook, make pies, set up, serve, clean up or for more information contact Mary Mitchell (244-9951), Dianne McMullan (244-4582, 266-8052) or Jean Rohrer (
Life-Giving Hospice: Rose Mary Dougherty (author, teacher, senior fellow at the Shalem Institute) will give a free evening talk on "Being with the Dying: A Life Changing Experience" on Monday, November 9th, 6:30-8:00. She will also conduct a daylong workshop "Learning about Living by Being with the Dying" on Tuesday, November 10th, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There is a $25 fee for the workshop which includes lunch. Both events take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth, 121 Bucksport Road. For registration and further info, please contact Hospice of Hancock County, 667-2531.
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Thursday, November 12th at MDI High School in the gym from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
FALL CLEAN-UP AT ST. JOHN'S – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 8:30 AM—Please Bring Rakes! The gardeners have done such a terrific job with the grounds this year that clean-up should be pretty easy. We'll just need to take care of the leaves. The Sawyer house will need to be cleaned up as well. If anyone can stay a little longer on the 14th, that would be a great time to start!   Coffee pot will be on at 8 AM.  Call Joan  (244-3227) if you think you can make it, or with any questions.  THANKS TO ALL! 
Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, November 14, 9:00-3:30, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. There will be baked goods, gift baskets, gently used Christmas decorations, lunch, fairly traded handcrafts from artisans from 34 countries, in developing regions around the world.
Ingathering Brunch:  Sunday, November 15 -- Following the  10:00 AM Eucharist.   Please come to celebrate together the generosity of the members of our parish who are once again digging deep to sustain for another year the mission and operations of our church.

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.
St. John's second Christmas fair is coming up November 28th from 8 AM to 2 PM.  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 on November 28 if you would like to sell your own goods.  The rental fee is $25.00.
Office Hours: The office is closed until November 16. If you need assistance, please call Fr. Tardiff @ 244-4037, Ted Fletcher, 266-8415, or Chloe Hatcher, 669-2801.
Stewardship: Remember to send your 2010 pledge card.

Fr. Richard Tardiff
Parish of St. Andrew & St. John
238 Seawall Rd.
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

"And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8