Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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




DECEMBER 8, 2009

Four Candle Advent Wreath

Fourth Sunday in Advent, December 20: Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00.


Scripture: Canticle 3; Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55


Weekday Eucharist:  Wednesday morning at 9:30


Sunday Forum at 9:00 in the Undercroft:

December 20:  Michael Shook, Christmas Blessings: Advent Stories


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Lessons and Carols: On Christmas Eve, the Service of Lessons and Carols will be celebrated at St. John beginning at 5:00 PM.  We need nine lectors to read the following lessons. Please call Susan Buell at 244-3124 to sign up to read or email at scovino@prexar.com

First Lesson—Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-25

Second Lesson—Genesis 22: 15-18

Third Lesson—Isaiah 9: 2; 6-7

Fourth Lesson—Isaiah 11: 1-3a; 4a; 6-9

Fifth Lesson—Luke 1: 26-35; 38

Sixth Lesson—Luke 2: 1; 3-7

Seventh Lesson—Luke 2: 8-16

Eighth Lesson—Matthew 2: 1-12

Ninth Lesson—John: 1: 1-14


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.


Read along with Bishop Steve: Bishop Steve is starting a Book Club for members of the Diocese.  The first book is Brian McLaren's "Everything Must Change." To learn more about the book and to participate, simply visit the Bishop's Book Group page on his blog at the link www.bishopstephen.wordpress.com.  Post your insights, impressions and opinions in the comments section and let the discussion begin. In Advent, Bishop Steve will host a one hour live on-line chat about the book at: http://drop.io/bishopsbookclub.  No registration or special know-how required to participate.


Be an Angel: The Westside Food Pantry is organizing Christmas Dinners in cooperation with the Southwest Harbor Food Mart.  They have also signed up their client’s children for the Angel Tree. This heartwarming project, sponsored by the First National Bank, has become a Westside holiday tradition.  Please stop at the Main Street branch of “The First” to choose a name (and become someone’s Angel).


The Quietside Nativity: Friday, December 18th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Music and refreshment available inside the church. Needed: angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, etc. and volunteers to help with costumes and food. Contact church office if interested.


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.


Halfway There: Wednesday, December 16th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Sips in Southwest Harbor. Original folk, blues and jazz played by Jim Vekasi, Leonore Hildebrandt, and Brian Dyer Stewart.


Office Hours this week: Tuesday (11:00-3:00) and Thursday (8:30-2:30).