Saturday, March 6, 2010

St. Andrew & St. John Weekly News

                                      ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN

MARCH 2, 2010

Sunday, March 7th:
Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling will be our celebrant.

Scripture Lessons:
Psalm 63:1-8; Exodus 3:1-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9

Join us for silent meditation and prayer from 7:00 to 7:30 on Thursday mornings during Lent at St. John's. For more information, contact Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832) or Mary Vekasi (244-3499).

9:00 A.M. FORUMS

March 7th: George Swanson, Ending Torture in U. S. Prisons
March 14th: Eric Erickson, Gnosticism and Early Christianity

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Haiti. You may make financial donations through Episcopal Relief & Development. Please make checks payable to: Episcopal Relief & Development/Haiti Fund. Mail to: PO Box 7058 Merrifield, VA 22116-7058 For updated information on the crisis in Haiti, visit Episcopal Relief & Development's website, <> .

A message from Bishop Stephen Lane:
"The Diocese of Maine is beginning the work of transforming our life as the people of God in this place. To help us begin, I've appointed lay and clergy members from across the diocese to two groups: a Mission Priorities Study Group and Mission Strategy Study Group. If you would like to be involved you may fill out the Diocesan Mission Survey at <> or use the printed copies which are available in the back of the sanctuary."

The church office will be closed until March 18th. If you have questions or need assistance please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).

Kitchen News Flash!! The very small, informal team looking at "kitchen challenges" has been given permission from the Building Committee to move forward with gathering ideas for kitchen cleanup and changes. Please join us in the undercroft Sunday March 14th after the 10:00 service to share your thoughts and dreams and to sign up to volunteer with cleaning, painting etc. If you are unavailable at that time, but would like to participate please do not hesitate to contact Chloe Hatcher, Dianne McMullan or Ted Bromage.

Pysanky (Ukrainian Colored Eggs): The ancient art of Pysanky predates Christianity, but we'll ignore that and have a grand time leaning how to make wax-resist eggs in the undercroft of St. John's Church on Saturday, March 20th. The workshop led by Ellen Gilmore, can accommodate about 10 people, and will run from 9:30am to noon. If there is sufficient interest, she will consider a second session on Sunday, March 21st, in the afternoon. You don't need any special skills, although a steady hand helps! Because this craft involves lighted candles, raw eggs, and requires some patience, it is not well suited to children. Cost for the workshop is $15, with all proceeds going to the church. All materials are provided Please call or e-mail Ellen to sign up: 244-7338 or <>  

The 8th Annual Oscar Night will be held on Sunday March 7th beginning at 7 pm at Reel Pizza. This year the proceeds will benefit The Bar Harbor Food Pantry.  The Academy Awards show will be projected on the two big screens.  The $20 tickets price will include appetizers provided by local restaurants and caterers, complimentary champagne, and a chance to win prizes.  There will be prizes for the best dressed man and woman, the best costume and the grand prize will go to the person who picks the most winners in the Pick The Oscar Winner contest.  Doors open at 6:30.  It's a great time to dust off your tuxedo and pull that ball gown out of mothballs.