Thursday, December 16, 2010

Events and News




DECEMBER 19, 2010





Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19th  

 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling

Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Isaiah 7:10-16; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

10:00 a.m. - Lessons and Carols

(No Eucharist)

St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor

Participants from St. John's:

Usher/Greeter: Fred Benson

Readers: Ann Cox Halkett and Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Nicole Carreno

Acolytes: William Fletcher and Margaret Fletcher

Penny Basket: Grace Carreno



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Christmas Flowers: St. John's will be decorating the sanctuary for Christmas. If you would like to make a donation in honor of or in memory of friends or relatives, please send your checks along with the names you wish to remember to the church office. (Please designate "Christmas Flowers" on your check.)


Caroling at the Straus Center - St. John Singers and other hardy choristers are invited to sing carols at the Straus Center at 10:30 on Monday, December 20. Hymnals will be available. Please arrive a few minutes early to get organized. Questions? Call Fred Benson at 288-9892.




St. Saviour's Parish

December 24 - 4:00 pm, Eucharist with Carols

10:00 pm, Midnight Choral Eucharist

December 25 - 10:00 am, Christmas Holy Eucharist

December 26 - 7:30 and 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist

St. Mary's and St. Jude's

December 24 - 4:00 pm, Family Service

Church of Our Father

December 24 - 4:00 pm, Christmas Eve Service

December 25 - 9:00 am, Christmas Day Service

December 26 - 7:30 and 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist

St. Andrew and St. John

December 24 - 5:00 pm, Holy Eucharist

December 25 - 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist

December 26 - 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist



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.


Keep in your prayers this week: Bob, Norm, Phillip, Paul, Judy, Molly, Vonnie, Beth, Marjorie, Susan, Patti, Ron, Scott, Mark, Josh, Chelsea, Jim, Pete, Elizabeth, Ian and Oren.


Give thanks for the life of Ray Rappaport who died on Tuesday; keep his wife Barbara and friends in your prayers.


SAVE THE DATE! On Friday, February 4th, Island-wide Episcopalians are invited to "Come Home for Supper"— a time to share good food & friendship in small groups at the homes of parishioners from each church.  Watch for a poster and a sign up sheet at your church.  For more info, including details on hosting, please call Rita Redfield 244-4025, Elaine Theriault 244-946l, Dick Salisbury 664-0116, Gail Leiser 288-9083, or Dorothy Clunan 244-5645. 


Westside Food Pantry will be open on Sunday, December 19th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Harbor House.