Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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




SEPTEMBER 28, 2010


Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.

Pentecost 19, Sunday, October 3rd

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor

Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 137; Lamentations 1:1-6; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10

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PRAYER VIGIL FOR PETE PETERSON—Pete has been missing since last Wednesday and residents of Southwest Harbor have decided to hold a prayer vigil at St. John’s Church tonight (Tuesday). Please join us in the sanctuary at 7:30.

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 offers a Bible study using the African Bible Study as a structure and the Bible readings for the upcoming Sunday services. For those of you not familiar with the African Bible Study format here is how it works in a nutshell. Jonathan opens with a reading, a prayer, and a short period of silence. The first reading is read out loud slowly. Each participant recalls a word or phrase that catches their attention. The passage is read again and each participant shares how that passage touches their life, community, nation, or world. The hour long study continues using this format with the 2nd reading and then the gospel reading. The Bible study ends with a statement or two by each participant of what was shared within the group and a prayer. One unique part of this method of Bible study is that it is not a discussion group and participants do not elaborate, explain or teach after each reading. It is a way of listening to the Holy Spirit working through the Word and each participant's spirit. Think about scheduling time to attend. It is a great way to be a part of the Sunday service having a head start in under-standing the Bible readings for that Sunday’s service. Everyone is welcome.

The St. John Singers will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. Starting on October 4th, they will meet each second and fourth MONDAY. All are welcome to join this group, which practices the hymns chosen to be sung on Sunday mornings and occasionally suggests alternative choices.

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

MDI Churches

Greetings, Episcopal friends!

In the spirit of our MDI parishes cooperating and working together I’d like to invite singers from St. Mary’s, St. John’s and Church of Our Father to join the St. Saviour’s Choir in a performance in honor of All Saints on Sunday, November 7 at 3 pm. The program will include Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, Mendelssohn’s Grant Us Thy Peace, Mozart’s Ave Verum, The Souls of the Righteous by Geraint Lewis and an arrangement of the Shaker tune Lay Me Low. The choir will be accompanied by strings and organ.

Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7-8:15 or so, and the dress rehearsal is Saturday, November 6 at 1 pm. This is the third year for us present a concert in honor of our loved ones who have died and it has proved to be a meaningful experience for the choir and also well-received by the community.

I would love for all parishes to be represented and please contact me if you are interested so that I can prepare a folder for you.

Julia Morris-Myers, Organist-Choirmaster, St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 288-4215 (church)

667-9529 (home), jmorrismyers@myfairpoint.net

Hospice of Hancock County in Ellsworth is offering the following support groups:

· Widows & Widowers – Fridays-October 1-December 3 from 4:00-5:30 pm

· Parents Who Have Lost a Teen or Adult Children – Mondays-October 18-December 6 from 4:00-6:00 pm

· Adults Who Have Lost a Parent or Sibling – Thursdays-October 7-December 2 from 4:00-6:00 pm

· Survivors of Loved Ones Who Have Completed Suicide – Wednesdays October 6-November 17 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Contact the office there at 337-2531 to register or for information. Programs are free and run by trained professionals.

Books Are Fun Fair sponsored by the MDI Hospital Auxiliary at MDI Hospital, Conference Room B, Thursday, September 30th, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Friday, October 1st, 7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The community is invited to check out the great assortment of books, gifts and music! Get a jump on your holiday shopping! Contact Brenda at 288-5082, ext. 1198

MDI Hospital’s Health Fair at Birch Bay Village, Saturday, October 30th, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Contact Kathy Mulligan at 288-5082, ext. 1624

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 Cox Halkett (288-5832).


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

U.S. Military Deaths:

Iraq: James Hansen, John Burner III

Afghanistan: Daniel Sanchez, Aaron Kramer, Deangelo Snow