Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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




DECEMBER 1, 2009

Four Purple Advent Candles Two Lit

Second Sunday in Advent, December 6: Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00.


Scripture: Canticle 16; Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6


Weekday Eucharist:  Wednesday morning at 9:30



Sunday Forums at 9:00 in the Undercroft:

December 6: Fr. Richard Tardiff, Images of Christ’s Birth: Visual Depictions of Advent

December 13: William Hawley, Making Sacred Music

December 20:  Michael Shook, Christmas Blessings: Advent Stories


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Holden Evening Prayer: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth invites you to join us for a beautiful sung vespers service.  Come a bit earlier, at 6:00 p.m. and have a simple supper and enjoy a time of Advent fellowship. FMI:  667-7641


Bar Harbor Congregational Church’s Annual Christmas Fair: December 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There will be a luncheon, Attic Treasures, Baked Goods, Crafts, and several raffles.


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.


Be an Angel: Looking to the Christmas Season, the Westside Food Pantry will be organizing Christmas Dinners in cooperation with the Southwest Harbor Food Mart.  We are also beginning the process of signing up our client’s children for the Angel Tree.  This heartwarming project that is sponsored by the First National Bank has become a Westside holiday tradition.  Please stop in to the Main Street branch of “The First” to choose a name (and become someone’s Angel).


Opportunities to learn and practice Non Violent Communication (NVC): Lynne Hutchinson (667-0188), lynne@lynnehutchinson.com , will offer a brief NVC intro at the first session on Wednesday, December 9th, 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth. Lynne will offer a six week class in January-February.


Discount offered: During December, the Sand Castle Ocean and Nature Store on Main Street in SWH is offering a 20% discount on most items in the store to customers who bring in food items for the Westside Food Pantry.


Christmas Wreaths: If you would like to donate in memory of or in honor of a loved one this year, please sign up in the undercroft after the service. Note on your check “Christmas Flowers”. Names will be printed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.


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