Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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




APRIL 27, 2010



Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.


Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2nd

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist


Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 148; Acts 11:1-18; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35


9:00 a.m. Sunday Forum:

Sarah Vekasi, Ministry and Mining the Mountains


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LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP TO "COME HOME FOR SUPPER" -- please call Rita & Ken 244-4025 or Joan & Ted 244-3227 by this evening to let us know if  you can come -- we have over 20 signed up so far -- should be fun! We've got three host/esses now but might possibly need one more...think about it and let us know.



Meeting cancelled: The “Artistic Arrangers” meeting for Wednesday, April 28th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later.



Fishes and Loaves, A Study of the Covenant between Land and Sea—Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00, April 28-May 19, at St. Saviour’s Parish (288-4215). This study will make us more knowledgeable about environmental and social issues and challenge us to be more involved and supportive of our fishing families and their livelihood.

The first two sessions will include a viewing of the film A Sea Change that relates the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby. He travels around the world listening to oceanographers, marine biologists, fishermen, artists, and climatologists about the impacts of a changing ocean chemistry on fish that provide sustenance for more than one billion people, and how these impacts threaten the marine food web. Program will be followed by a time of reflection and discussion, led by Jonathan Appleyard and Eric Smith.

Session 3, a film about Deer Isle fishermen, their families and communities and examines local fishing practices both past and future as Maine fishermen work with scientist and marine regulators to implement community-based fishing management for sustainable fisheries. Film will be followed by a discussion led by Robin Alden, Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center.

Session 4, a film produced by the Maine Council of Churches about a Rockland faith community that partnered with a local fishing community, will be followed by discussion led by Aaron Dority, project manager for the Downeast Sentinel Fishery Project, a fish stewardship and research project to balance supply and demand for local seafood. You are invited to attend one or all of the sessions.

The program will culminate with a lobster roll dinner featuring local seafood and farm produce on Friday, May 21st from 5-7 p.m. Tickets—$10 each—can be pre-purchased at St. Saviour’s.


The Acadia Choral Society will present their spring concerts at St. Saviour's on Saturday, May 1 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 2 at 3 pm.  On the program is a moving new Requiem, "From Darkness to Light," by Jonathan Willcocks, as well as several selections by John Rutter and 3 Nova Scotian folk song arrangements.  Tickets, available at the door, are $12.


Organic Gardening without Money: Experienced or new gardeners welcome. Come learn tried and true techniques in this informal and informative workshop by John Whight. A self proclaimed “botanist” at heart, John has 37+ years of energy and gardening knowledge. John can show you how to use materials readily available for free to grow spectacular flowers and vegetables organically. Innovative and inspiring. Saturday, May 1st from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. John Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor. Sponsored by the Southwest Harbor Waste Prevention Committee. There is a $25 charge - an investment that will pay off for years to come. To register call 244-3532.


Compassion, Integration and Healing – and the Tibetan Practice of Tonglen: Paul Weiss will conduct a workshop on Saturday, May 1, 9:30-4:00 at the Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor. Cost is $85. For registration and information call the Whole Health Center at 288-4128 or e-mail at info@thewholehealthcenter.com.

Clean-Up Days: Bring your rakes, shovels, cleaners, rags, etc. on Saturday, May 1st when we’ll have our Spring clean up dayat the Dolliver AND Sawyer houses. Meet at 9:00 at the Dolliver house (238 Seawall). Then on Saturday, May 22nd, we’ll prepare St. Andrew’s for summer worship.


Healthy Life Café – Meals on Wheels Indoor Yard Sale Fundraiser. Saturday, May 15 from 8:00 to 10:30 am at Malvern Belmont Estates, 80 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. All funds raised will go to the Senior Meals Program!


The church office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you have questions or need assistance at other times, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Halkett (288-5832).