Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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




AUGUST 31, 2010



Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.


Pentecost 15, Sunday, September 5th

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. Alice Downs, Celebrant


Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 139:1-5, 13-17; Jeremiah 18:1-11; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33


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The Rev. Jonathan Appleyard, rector of St. Saviour’s Parish in Bar Harbor, will be in the church office at St. John’s this Thursday from 1:00-4:00. At 2:00 he will offer a Bible study based on the lectionary. Everyone is welcome.


The St. John Singers will meet on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to join this group which chooses and then practices the hymns sung on Sunday mornings.


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


Island Connections is in dire need of volunteer drivers. The demand for rides for medical appointments, errands, shopping for food, etc. has increased by 37% over the past year.  They are in need of help to keep up with the demand.  If you can help, even once a week, please call Island Connections at 288-4457. Gas cards are available if you are willing to make a trip off island.


Come enjoy “Flash in the Pans” on the Ellsworth Park waterfront for a concert benefiting Everybody Eats on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th at 7:30 pm. Everybody Eats is an outreach program providing a delicious, healthy, free meal for everyone who comes in the door at St. Dunstan’s Church 134 State Street in Ellsworth every Monday from 3-6 p.m.

MDI+ Episcopal Churches Events

Tuesday, September 14th, 10-12 noon, Cynthia Bourgeault will present a program introducing the main themes of her new book The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity. A book signing will follow the program which is at St. Francis-by-the-Sea in Blue Hill.


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 Bar Harbor Food Pantry.


Thank You: Joan, Margot, and Dianne would like to thank everyone that helped with the reception to honor Priscilla Trafton. Bob Stanwood, Patsy Fogarty, Edie Stanwood, Sue Newman, Barbara Campbell, Anne Wetzel, Karen Craig, Susan Buell, Alice Downs, Mary Vekasi, Ann Benson, Chloe Hatcher, Peggy Walls, Anne Welles, Cass Wright, Ida Smallidge, and especially Maxine Carroll and Pam Priest from Pemetic School. It was a wonderful gift to her family and friends. Thanks be to God.


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


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Keep in your prayers this week: Ray, Bob, Norm, Phillip, Paul, Cindy, Ginny, Judy, Molly, Caleb, Vonnie, Beth, Betsy, Charles, Marjorie, Elizabeth, Ian, Susan, Patti, and Ron.


For the last several years, at St Andrew and St John, we have read the names of those who have died during the previous week. US Service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, as reported by the Department of Defense, from July 30-August 22:

In Iraq - Faith R Hinkley (23), Brandon E. Maggart (24), Christopher Wright (no age reported), Jamal M Rhett (24); In Afghanistan - Jared N. Van Aalst (34), Max W. Donahue (23), Kevin M. Cornelius (20), Vincent E. Gammone III (19), John  E. Andrade (19), Andrew C. Nicol (23), Bradley D. Rappuhn (24), Paul O. Cuzzupe (23), Rob Burnham (23), Kristopher D. Greer (25), Jose L. Saenz  III (30), Christopher N. Karch (23), Michael A. Bock (26), Charles M High IV (21), Benjamin G. Chisholm (24), Derek Farley (24), Edgar N. Roberts (39), Kevin E. Oratowski (23), Christopher J. Boyd (22), Collin Thomas (33), Martin A. Lugo (24), Christopher S. Wright (23), Cody S. Childers (19), Nathaniel J. A. Schultz (19), Jason D. Calo (23), Jason A. Millet Metetiche (20)


Cursillo Weekend: As many of you know, during the weekend of September 9 through 12, the 37th ME Ep Cursillo Weekend -- "Make me an instrument of your peace" -- will be held at Sky-Hy Conference Center in Topsham.  One of the ways we all can support Christ's work in this world is by sending prayers and greetings to the members of this group to encourage them on their Christian walk. Mail them to the address below.  Please keep us in your daily prayers. 

Sky-Hy Conference-Renewal Center
32 Sky-Hy Drive
Topsham, ME   04086-5772

Somewhere on the envelope please write for "Episcopal Cursillo"


Attending Cursillo #37 will be the following: 

Dick Salisbury, Chuck Bradshaw+, Mike Bullard, Beth Bradshaw, Steve Johnson, Norman Dodge, and Jon Turner of Church of Our Father, Hull's Cove; Su Locsin and Dawn Cates of St Barnabas' Church, Augusta; The Rev. Alicia Kellogg, Melissa Mercier, and Diana Doiron of St Matthew's Church, Hallowell; The Rev. Bob Landry and Ben Barr of St Andrew's Church, Millinocket; Deb Lipton-Morin and Ray Morin of St Giles' Church, Jefferson;  

Karen Milliman, Hugh Awalt, and Marjie Awalt of Christ Church, Gardiner; Tom Nugent of St Paul's Church, Brunswick; Carol Parks, Tony Bessey, and Sandy Makofsky of St Ann's Church, Windham; Jeni Lewis of St Andrew's Church, Readfield; Peggy Gatchell of St Michael's Church, Auburn; John Foster of St John's Church, Bangor; and Deborah Ripley of St Peter's Church, Bridgton. 

All Cursillistas are also invited to the closing eucharist and launching of all candidates into their forrth day on Sunday, September 12, and you are asked "to be quietly present at 3pm in the Main Hall."