ST. ANDREW &
EVENTS & NEWS
OCTOBER 21, 2010
PLEASE NOTE: The mid-week Wednesday 9:30 am service will be moving to Thursdays at 12:30 pm beginning on Thursday, October 28. It will be a service that offers healing and hope to all who attend. Please join us if you are able.
Pentecost 22, Sunday, October 24th
8:00 a.m. –
Psalm 65; Joel 2:23-32; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14
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The St. John Singers meet the second and fourth Monday. All are welcome to join this group, which practices the hymns chosen to be sung on Sunday mornings. Their next meeting will be October 25th at 5:30.
Service at Sonogee –
Baked Bean Supper at Saturday, October 23 5:30-7:00 p.m., $8/person (5 and under – free) Proceeds will benefit the Westside Food Pantry
Baked Bean Supper at
Saturday, October 23
$8/person (5 and under – free)
Proceeds will benefit the Westside Food Pantry
Clean Up Day at
New Christmas Cards Needed: Elder Reggie spreads hope and care within the prison where he works. We asked him if he had a wish list on ways for people to help him with his ministry and he said, "Yes!" He said he needs new Christmas cards to give to the inmates so they could send them to their families. Salvation Army used to give him cards but they can no longer do so. We told him we could do that. So the Christmas Card Project was launched. Our goal is to obtain 1,000 new cards to donate to the inmates. Thankfully, all of the Episcopal churches on the island are working together on this project. Please donate new cards and drop them off at the back of the church anytime. We will mail the cards to Elder Reggie the first of November. We need to have the cards by the end of October because it takes at least three weeks for the prison to process the package. Thank you for your help and donation!
Celebration Breakfast at
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 Ministry of Spiritual Nurturing - November 5-7, 2010 - This rare weekend with Rosemary Dougherty offers practicing spiritual directors and guides an opportunity to explore 'who gives and who receives' in this vocation that is ours. Weekend includes time for silence, teaching, and spiritual conversation in community. Having served for 25 years as Director of the Spiritual Guidance Program at the Shalem Institute in
Bar Harbor UCC - If you have a desire to study scripture more closely and learn some positive techniques for relaxation, meet at BH United Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street, for a guided meditation group which meets at 9:00 AM on Mondays; at 2:00 on Tuesday; and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM, in the downstairs library.
Capital Campaign Quilt Drawing: The winner of the quilt was Cheryl Diviney from
Vase Missing: Susan Buell made floral arrangements for the Capital Campaign Kick-Off Reception at the Causeway Club in August. One of her vases is still missing. The vase is 8-10” high, cobalt blue glass and has a clear base. If anyone knows anything about it’s whereabouts please call her at 244-3124.
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).
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Keep in your prayers this week: Ray, Bob, Norm, Phillip, Paul, Cindy, Ginny, Judy, Molly, Caleb, Vonnie, Beth, Marjorie, Susan, Patti, Ron, Scott, Sam, Pete, and Ted.
Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew &
Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the spirit of ministry which is our heritage. We acknowledge your call to continue serving each other and the people in our community through open hearts and open doors. Guide us all, especially our Capital Campaign and Design & Construction Committees and Vestry, as we seek funding and plan expansion of the facilities, including accessibility for all at St. John. Inspire us to share faithfully the love that you have revealed to us through the ministry and sacrifice of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Military deaths [October 1-15]
(Afghanistan): Luther Rabon Jr., Edwin Gonzalez, Willie Harley Jr., John Sparks, Anthony Matteoni, David Hess, Lance Vogeler, Dave Wigle, Brian Pedro, Frank Zachringer III, Cody Board, Matthew Powell, Karl Campbell, Raymon Johnson, Joseph Prentier, Jordan Byrd, Ryane Clark,Victor Dew, Daniel Johnson, Joseph Rodewald, Scott Lynch, Phillip Vinnedge, Stephen Sockalosky, Justin Cain, Eric Newman, Irvin Ceniceros, Joseph Lopez, Tramaine Billingsley, Rafael Martinez Jr., Carlos Benitez, Alec Catherwood.