Thursday, October 7, 2010

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




SEPTEMBER 28, 2010



Wednesday mornings

Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.


Pentecost 20, Sunday, October 10th

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

The Rev. Stephen White, Celebrant

Usher: Gus Carreno
1st Lesson, Psalm: Ellen Gilmore
2nd Lesson: Peggy Engel
Prayers: Patsy Fogarty
Chalice/Acolyte: Nicole Carreno
Altar Guild: Margot Haertel


Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 111; Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19


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The St. John Singers now 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. Their next meeting will be October 11th at 5:30.


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



MDI Episcopal Church Events


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s:

Prayer Shawl Ministry: To all interested knitters/crocheters, we have received an invitation from the PSM group at St. Mary's to join them for conversation and refreshments on Saturday morning, October 9th at 10 am in the Parish Hall above St. Mary’s Winter Chapel on 5 Kimball Rd., Northeast Harbor. Bring your yarn & needles and let's get acquainted! For more info or to carpool, contact Sue Blaisdell 288-4092.

House Church is a family oriented service taking place at homes on the island facilitated by St. Mary and St. Jude’s Episcopal Church. It will take place at the home of Heather Jones in Somesville on Saturday, October 16 at 5pm. For more information and directions, call 244-9295.


Church of Our Father:

Class on Paul and his writings in the New Testament. The class will meet Wednesday evening at 6:45 pm in the parish hall—for 12 Wednesdays.  The format is a 30-minute lecture heard on audio CD (from the Teaching Company series) by Luke Timothy Johnson, followed by a discussion. Weekly readings in the New Testament will be assigned. Call 288-4849 for more information. 

International Evening: Welcoming supper to be held Friday, October 15 at 5:30 PM for all internationals in our communities! Delicious homemade food, entertainment, and good old fashioned hospitality! Church of Our Father Parish Hall, Route 3, Hulls Cove. For more information call: 460-7446


St. Saviour’s Parish:

Facing the Stress in Our Lives through Meditation:  A six-week course, led by Sandy Haggett, begins Monday, October 24 and ends November 29 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. Saviour’s Parish in the Rectory Common Library. Cost is a $1.00/session donation to St. Saviour’s. Open to all. For more information, call Sandy at 288-0085.

The Emerging Church continues Fridays at noon at St. Saviours in the Parish Library. What is The Emerging Church? Sometimes called "Emergent" Church, this is a multi-faceted, ecumenical movement made up of Christians who question how far traditional church practices can respond to the needs of people in the 21st century and who are exploring new ways of following Christ today. Jenny Reece and Sarah Flynn will facilitate.


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

·         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.


Blood donors are the heroes of our future. Their donation of themselves helps patients in need every day. The American Red Cross is having a Blood Drive Saturday, October 9 at The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor from 9:00-2:00.

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!


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).


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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, Sam, and Pete.