Friday, November 5, 2010

Re: e-mail for November 4




NOVEMBER 4, 2010


PLEASE NOTE: The mid-week Wednesday 9:30 am service has moved to Thursdays at 12:30 pm. It will be a service that offers healing and hope to all who attend. Please join us if you are able.

All Saints' Day, Sunday, November 7th

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – St. John's

(Remember! Time Change 2am Sunday 11/7 - Set you clock back one hour)

Scripture Lessons:

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 20:27-38

The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling, Celebrant

Usher: Karen

First Lesson & Psalm: Susan

Second Lesson: Patsy

Prayers: Nicole

Chalice: Floy

Acolyte: Spencer

Altar Guild: Edie

Flowers: Floy and Susan

PLEASE NOTE: This Sunday we will celebrate All Saints Day. Please feel free to bring items that recall the saints in your life -- pictures, household items, whatever -- so we can bring the items to the altar and celebrate them all.

Forums at 9:00

Nov. 7: Susannah Jones, "John Keats: Poet of the Soul"

Nov. 14: William Hawley, "Keats and Shelley in Song"`

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MDI Episcopal Church Events

St. Mary's and St. Jude's:

Contemplative Evening Prayer on Wednesdays in St. Mary's Chapel at 5:30 pm.

Church of Our Father:

Class on Paul and his writings in the New Testament. The class meets Wednesday evening at 6:45 pm in the parish hall. The format includes 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.

Concert - Sunday, November 7th at 3:00 pm Singers from St. Saviour's Parish Choir and the other Island Episcopal churches will present a special musical offering in remembrance of our loved ones who have died. The main work on the program, which will be accompanied by strings and organ, is Franz Joseph Haydn's "Little Organ Mass." The program will also include Mozart's masterpiece Ave Verum, Mendelssohn's serene Grant Unto Us Thy Peace, a gorgeous setting of the Shaker song Lay Me Low, and a stunning The Souls of the Righteous by Welsh composer Geraint Lewis. Everyone is welcome! Admission is free, with donations towards St. Saviour's Friends of Music gratefully received.

African Bible Study – held at St. John's on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. opens with a reading, a prayer, and a short period of silence. Come to the service at 12:30, bring your lunch and stay for the Bible study.

Thanksgiving Baskets: We are collecting non-perishable, traditional Thanksgiving dinner fixings for the Bar Harbor Congregational Church who are creating baskets for clients of the Westside Food Pantry. Leave your donations in the back pew by November 18th.

The St. John Singers meet the second and fourth Monday. Their November meetings will be November 8 and 22 at 5:30. All are welcome to join this group, which practices the hymns chosen to be sung on Sunday mornings.

Thanks from Mary, Jean, and Dianne: "A big thank you to all who supported the 3rd Annual Baked Bean Supper to benefit the Westside Food Pantry. Edie Stanwood, Ida Smalledge, Patsy Fogerty, Susan Buell, Peggy Walls, Alice Downs, Mary Vekasi, Nicole Carreno, Vesta Kowalski, Ted Fletcher, Glenn and Michele Daley, Sarah Flynn, Sue Newman, Ellen Gilmore, Mark and Barbara Campbell, and new friend Kathy Jewel. Special kudos to Dean Heney and Elaine and Bob Theriault without whom the evening would not have been possible.The community presence was an example of St. Johns outreach made visible. We raised over $700 for the beginning of the Food Pantry season. Thanks be to God!"

Exploring the Connections Of Spirituality, Well-Being and Health, presented by Frederic Craigie, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Medical Educator, on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m., St. Saviour's Episcopal Church. Dr. Craigie has been a faculty member at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, Maine since 1978. He holds faculty appointments at Dartmouth Medical School and at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He has been involved in research and teaching about spirituality and health for many years and is the author of the 2010 book, Positive Spirituality and Health Care: Nine Practical Approaches to Pursuing Wholeness for Clinicians,Patients, and Health Care Organizations. Sponsored by the MDI Hospital Palliative Care Team, St. Saviour's Church and Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. A donation of $5.00 is suggested with proceeds to benefit
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. For more info call 288-5491.

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.

The church office will be closed until November 15. If you have questions or need assistance, 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, Susan, Patti, Ron, Scott, Sam, Pete, and Ted.

Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew & St. John

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.