Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Events and News




JULY 27, 2010



Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.


Pentecost 10, August 1st  

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. Jeffrey Lewis, Celebrant


Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Hosea 11:1-11; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21


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(to bring accessibility to St. John's)

Sunday, August 1st

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Causeway Club

10 Fernald Point Road · Southwest Harbor

PLEASE RSVP – 244-3229 or 244-3115


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


Love Letters will be presented by Chloe Hatcher and Phil Fox on Sunday, August 8th at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's. Tickets will be available at the church.


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.


Death and Dying Seminar - On Tuesday, July 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, 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 with St. Andrew, 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. No reservations needed. St. Andrew Lutheran Church is located at 175 Downeast High-way, the junction of Rts. 1 & 184 in Ellsworth. FMI 667-7641.


Summer Organ Series - Fridays at St. Savior's from 12:15-1:00 pm. These concerts are made possible by the St. Saviour's Friends of Music and will be followed by refreshments and tours of the historic building.  Admission is by donation.

The line-up of notable artists is:

August 6:  Kevin Birch, Director of Music, St. John's Catholic Church, Bangor.

August 13: Ray Cornils, Portland Municipal Organist and Director of Music, First Parish Church, Brunswick. In recognition of Friday the 13th Mr. Cornils will be performing Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

August 20:  Ann Sears (piano), Professor of Music at Wheaton College, with Marcella Calabi, soprano, and William Myers, 'cello.  This recital will be a celebration of 19th century German romanticism.

August 27:  Julia Morris-Myers, Organist and Choirmaster, St. Saviour's.


The 9th Annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria Evening will be held on Saturday, August 7 from 7 – 10 pm on the Bar Harbor Village Green. The evening, which benefits the American Cancer Society, is a celebration of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The event begins with the lining of the walkways of the Village Green with luminary candles honoring and memorializing loved ones who have had cancer. Music is provided throughout the evening by local musicians Chuck Donnelly and Emma Walsh.  The names of all those  represented by luminaries are read throughout the evening. Volunteers are welcome to help. FMI Contact Gail Leiser 288-9083 or gail.leiser@gmail.com. Donation forms are on the table in the Narthex.


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


This week the church office will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. If you have questions or need assistance at other times, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).