Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weekly Email: St. Andrew and St. John News & Events




MAY 11, 2010


Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.

Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 16th

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist

The Rev. Theodore Kanellakis, Celebrant

Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 97; Acts 16:16-34; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26

9:00 a.m. Sunday Forum:

Jim Bowditch on Planned Giving and Stewardship (tentative)

Pentecost, May 23rd

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist

The Rev. George Swanson, Celebrant

First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist

The Rev. Jonathan Appleyard, Rector of St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor, Celebrant

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May 11, 4:00 p.m. – Finance & Investment Committee Meeting

May 11, 5:30 p.m. – St. John Singers

May 20, 6:30 p.m. -- Vestry Meeting

Healthy Life CafĂ© – 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!

Stephen Sampson, our organist, is moving into the Dolliver House. He could use some household items and furniture, if you have any you no longer need. In particular, he is looking for:

vacuum cleaner

lawn mower (preferably hand-powered mower)

bedding – sheets, blankets, pillows

twin mattress

twin beds



table or desk chairs


end or bedside tables

writing or work table

desk lamps

kitchen items – measuring cup/cups, a sharp knife, mixing bowl, cookie sheets, can opener


used computer

News from Bill and Tina Baker: Bill and Tina have written to say how much they appreciate all the calls, cards, and good wishes. They feel they are being well taken care of at Hope Lodge, a facility sponsored by the American Cancer Society, in Baltimore. Some weeks have been better than others, they write, but Bill is doing well, and they are making the most of being near their daughters and exploring Baltimore - a city they describe as "gritty and attractive at the same time." We send them our love and best wishes.

Serendipity, a Clothing Resale Shop where 100% of the proceeds benefit the Bar Harbor Food Pantry. Saturday May 15th marks their one year anniversary. Some fun events are planned to celebrate this milestone, as a way to say thank you! The shop will be open from 10-4 with lots of good stuff to share. There will be a table with coffee, tea and cold beverages, as well as some delicious treats made by volunteers and other friends. There will be balloons for all of the kiddos. With every purchase, customers will be given an opportunity to save on their next visit. And winner of the raffle will be announced at the end of the day! What's the raffle? Well, starting this week, tickets will be sold for $1 (or $5 for 6) for a very elegant and delicate pair of diamond and garnet earrings (valued at $125 by a local jeweler!) This will be a fun way to help raise a little more money for the pantry and what a great gift for a loved one or for yourself!

Ministry Opportunity at Sonogee: St. Andrew & St. John is one of 13 MDI churches taking part in a program, capably organized by Jack Drake, providing a Sunday morning service at Sonogee. This ministry began 30 years ago as one of several programs of the Council of Churches of The Islands, Inc. At the onset, the services were conducted at MDI hospital, in their Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). When the SNF and two small local nursing homes were replaced by two brand new state-of-the-art nursing facilities, the services were moved to Summit House and Sonogee. The importance of these services is underscored by the fact that they have outlasted all the Council's other outreach programs, one of the nursing homes and the Council itself.

Would you like to be part of this ministry? You are more than welcome! St. Andrew & St. John is responsible for a service every three months. We need people that would be willing to lead the service, take part in the service, or just be with the residents.

St. John's next service at Sonogee is Sunday, May 16th. Let Michael Shook (244-4425) know if you'd like to participate.

Harbor House Event: Saturday, May 15th from 10-2 at the Hancock County Airport. "Touch a Truck" will benefit Harbor House Children's Center and the Westside Food Pantry. A fun filled family event that includes more than 30 big rigs, rescue vehicles, and a bi-plane. $5/person; $20/family. For more info, call 244-3713.

Acadia Fiber Fair: Saturday, May 22nd, from 9-4 in Southwest Harbor. A full day of fun with fiber including classes, demonstrations, and vendors. Check the website for more details: www.acadiafiberfaire.com

Common Good Soup Kitchen: Saturday night, May 22nd, from 6-9 at 566 Seawall Road. Soups and salads, kid friendly food, fresh baked pizza and cookies, live music and balloon hats. No fee, but contribute what you can. Fund raiser for the kitchen's utility costs and continuing weekly soup production. 266-2733.

Card Ministry: Joan Bromage has agreed to coordinate the sending of the monthly cards to parishioners and friends. If you know of anyone who might appreciate a note, please let her know.

Saturday, May 22 at the Abbe Museum - Music by the Sea Concert Series: Wabanaki Traditional Music from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm FREE with price of regular admission - Abbe Museum Downtown. Passamaquoddy tribal members, Blanch Sockabasin and Wayne Newell will perform traditional music in the acoustically unique Circle of Four Directions Gallery. Different from the sounds of the big drum or pow wow style of music, traditional Wabanaki music is made with a hand drum and a shaker. Blanch and Wayne grew up listening to traditional music and enjoy playing for others as a way of passing on their traditions. Both are fluent speakers of the Passamaquoddy language and have performed their music throughout Maine, for the collections of the Library of Congress, and on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. For more information contact the Abbe at 288-3519 or info@abbemuseum.org.

The church office will be closed until May 20th. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).