Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Events and News




JULY 13, 2010



Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.


Pentecost 8, July 18th

8:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. Andrew by the Lake, Seal Cove

10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor

The Rev. George Swanson, Celebrant


Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 52 or 15; Amos 8:1-12 or Genesis 18:1-10a;

Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42


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July 13 – St. John Singers at 5:30 p.m.

July 15 – Vestry at 6:30 p.m.


THE QUIETSIDE FESTIVAL  on Saturday was a huge success. Thanks go to Mary Mitchell and Ida Smallidge for coordinating everything; and thanks to all the volunteers who went that extra mile to make it a great day!


Farmer's Market – will be in St. John's parking lot from 9:00-1:00 each Friday until mid-October.


The Second Annual Divine Luncheon on the Lawn will be held Saturday, July 24 from 11:30-1:30 to benefit the Westside Food Pantry and spotlight the work of the Victory Garden. Author Katie Moose will be on hand to offer tastings from her cookbooks and sign and sell her books. The most recent book entitled God's Bounty: 365 Days of Inspirational Cooking pairs biblical passages, hymns and inspirational writing with a recipe for each day of the year. Part of these proceeds will also go to the Pantry. As last year we will use herbs and edible flowers and rely on volunteers to help set up , take down, cook, chop, serve, clean, pick flowers, lend table cloths...etc. Please contact Mary Mitchell, Jean Rohrer, or Dianne McMullan as the Quietside Festival fades from your calendar. 


Free Ice Cream Socials hosted by St. Mary & St. Jude Church in front of the firehouse in Northeast Harbor every Thursday through the summer from 4-5 pm. Donations are welcome to help support the Food Pantry on MDI. Ice Cream and cones are generously donated by The Docksider.


Save the Date! All area Episcopal and Lutheran parishes picnic at Thompson's Island, Sunday, July 25 from 1-4pm. (Rain date Sunday, August 1) Join your neighboring Episcopal and Lutheran church members for a day of food and fellowship! St. Saviour's will supply 2 gas grills, condiments, paper goods and cups. Each church will bring their own food and beverages and everyone who has folding chairs or tables is encouraged to bring them as well - picnic tables are limited. CARPOOLING IS IMPORTANT as parking is very limited and there may be other folk using the picnic area.


The American Red Cross is having blood drives at the following locations:  Eastern Maine Medical Center, 489 State St. Bangor, on July 14 from 9 AM to 3 PM; Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Rd Northeast Harbor, on July 22 from 11 AM to 4 PM; Swans Island School, 16 Rose Hill Rd. Swans Island, on July 28 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Friendly's Restaurant, 253 High St. Ellsworth, on July 28 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM .  Please donate!


Seminars on Death and Dying - On Tuesday, July 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, St. Andrew Lutheran Church will host the first of 3 seminars on death and dying. Dr. Reinke, Director of the Emergency Department at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and Rev. Priscilla Hukki, Pastor, will lead this month's discussion on advanced medical directives. 

How does one approach or prepare for death?  Is it a welcome end to a good life or is it a bitter enemy to fight off for as long as possible – or is it somewhere in between?  When does "comfort care" become an option?  How do we prepare advanced medical directives, and who should have a copy?  Keeping in mind the advances in medical care and intervention, how often should a directive be updated?  When and how does one have conversations with family members about these issues?  How does faith impact the choices made?  How does God fit in the conversation? Free and open to the public.  St. Andrew Lutheran Church is located at 175 Downeast Highway, the junction of Rts. 1 & 184 in Ellsworth.  FMI 667-7641


The next Cursillo 3-Day Weekend in Maine will be September 9-12 at the Sky-Hi Conference Center in Topsham.  The deadline for signing up is August 9.

Q.  What is the duty of all Christians?

A.  The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ; to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God

The purpose of the Cursillo \kú(ər)-̕-yō\ movement is to help Church members understand their callings to be Christian leaders.  The 3-Day Weekend is a time to focus on what is fundamental for being a Christian, and to learn the Cursillo method.  It is the springboard to living the Fourth Day—  a lifetime of living out one's Baptismal Covenant.  On the Weekend, a team of lay leaders and clergy presents a series of 15 talks on such topics as Grace, the Sacraments, and the foundations of the Cursillo method: piety, study, and action.  It is a time of worship, fellowship, singing, laughter, and good food, with blocks of time for solitary meditation and prayer, confession, and spiritual direction.


Bring your composting materials to church: St John Church has 2 compost bins at the rear of the church yard.  If you are not composting at home, we encourage you to bring compostable material from your kitchen to add to our compost bins.  Just place your material in our bins.  You need not mix, stir or add anything else.  Material suitable for adding to the compost bins includes:   banana peels, apple skins, coffee grounds, apple cores, and uncooked fruits and vegetables that are past their prime.   The hard ends of lettuce,

cabbage, broccoli and asparagus are welcome.  Please DO NOT ADD ANY MEAT, DAIRY OR COOKED FOOD to the bins.  Questions, call Susan Covino Buell, 244-3124


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