Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Weekly Announcements from St. Andrew & St. John




SEPTEMBER 14, 2010



Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.


Pentecost 17, Sunday, September 19th

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

The Rev. Lawrence Estey, Celebrant


Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 79:1-9; Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13


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The Rev. Jonathan Appleyard, rector of St. Saviour's Parish in Bar Harbor, will NOT be in the church office at St. John's this Thursday. He will resume his schedule on Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 on September 23 when at 2:00 he will continue to offer a Bible study based on the lectionary. Everyone is welcome.


The St. John Singers meet each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to join this group, which practices the hymns chosen to be sung on Sunday mornings and occasionally suggests alternative choices.

   The Building Committee will meet on Monday, September 20 at 5 p.m. at St. John's.  Questions 
   or comments, please contact Ann Cox Halkett at 288-5832 or


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


COME HOME FOR SUPPER! on Friday evening, October 8!  A time to "reconnect" and enjoy great food and conversations. Invite friends and sign up at church on Sundays, September 12, 19, or 26.  Or call/email Joan Bromage, Rita Redfield & Ken Cochrane, or Ida Smallidge before Monday, September 27th.  If you would like to host, please let us know--new volunteers welcome--it's an easy way to entertain!





MDI Churches

Singers Invited - 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)


Bean Supper – Friday, September 24th in the parish hall at St. Saviour's from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Menu includes baked beans, hot dogs, brown bread, biscuits, Cole slaw, and desserts. Donations will benefit the church's outreach programs.


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

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

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

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

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

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


Remember to bring your composting materials to church: St John's 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 closed until September 27th when it will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).

Our Sunday Forums will begin this week -- Sunday, September 19 -- at 9 a.m. at St. John.   Bill Baker has once again planned an outstanding series of programs.

This week's forum will be "Christ Bars None: A Baltimore Prison Ministry," with the Rev. Reginald Bellamy, Chaplain for Jessup Prison, Baltimore, Maryland.


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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, Ron, and Scott.