ST. ANDREW &
EVENTS & NEWS
February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Psalm 131; Isaiah 49:8-16a; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34
Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
Usher: Fred Benson
First Lesson & Psalm: Ellen Gilmore
Second Lesson: Margot Haertel
Prayers: Susan Buell
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Spencer Ervin (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)
Altar Guild: Margot Haertel
Flowers: Ginny Agar
Ash Wednesday Services: March 9th
St. John's: 12:00 noon
St. Saviour's: 8:30am and noon
Church of Our Father: 7:00am and 5:30pm
St. Mary's: 5:00pm
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – A service that offers healing and hope to all.
Sunday Forums at 9:00 a.m.
The public is invited.
February 27: A Resilient View of Addiction, Ed Oechslie and Michelle Marx
March 6: No Forum (Joint service at St. Saviour’s)
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The church office will be open February 28th, and then closed until March 17th. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).
Pray for the people of Egypt in the midst of political unrest.
Click here http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/news.cfm/2011/2/2/ACNS4792 …to read a letter from Bishop Mouneer Anis, the Anglican Bishop of
Also click here http://episcopalchurch.org/79425_126790_ENG_HTM.htm …to read an interview with The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, rector of an international Episcopal church in
AND posted on the bulletin board in the Undercroft is an e-mail letter from Rebecca Campbell (Mark and Barbara’s daughter) who is living and attending school in
A request from Sister Lucille at the Emmaus Center: The Emmaus Center is a candidate for a “Community Matters More” grant of $5,000 from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation. Selection for the grant will be based on votes from people like you. Voting is open to Maine residents of all ages. If you would like to support the Emmaus Center in the selection process, you can vote in one of a variety of ways:
· Since you are reading this on the internet, go to http://www.bangor.com/cmm and cast your vote online; or
· Print the ballot from the bangor.com website (above) and mail it to any Bangor Savings Bank branch (i.e., 59 Foster Street, Ellsworth 04605); or
· Visit the Emmaus Center (Main & Water Sts., Ellsworth) and pick up a ballot to mail.
If you have questions or ideas, call the Emmaus Center at 667-3962. Voting ends on March 7.
Assisted Living Community – Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have, in Ellsworth, a not-for-profit Assisted Living community/facility for elders? One where individuals and couples could live, even to the end of their lives, with appropriate levels of in home care available as needed; with rates based on a percentage of income, so that it was financially available for all? Where one could have community and privacy? Where one could feel safe and comfortable, knowing that there would be no need to move again? Where all aspects of life, physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual could be attended to? It is a dream that could become a reality. Perhaps as you’ve driven eastward on US 1 out of Ellsworth you’ve noticed a large FOR SALE sign on an empty parcel of land. This 14 acre parcel, between Rts 1 & 184; has significant frontage on both roads and would be a very convenient and accessible place for such a community. Interested? Please come to an exploratory meeting on Thursday, March 10 at 7 PM to discuss the possibilities. Comments, ideas, thoughts, and suggestions from as many individuals and groups as possible would be welcome. The meeting will be in the fellowship hall of St. Andrew Lutheran Church (
Island Connections – Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals and groceries, to drive neighbors to healthcare appointments, and to shopping and community centers. As MDI's population ages Island Connections is getting more requests than ever. Often it’s just a short drive to a healthcare appointment or grocery store and back. Island Connections match neighbors' requests with drivers' availability and geographic preferences. Call Mary Parker at 288-4457 for more information.
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Keep in your prayers this week: Spencer, Barbara, Vonnie, Patti, Ron, Scott, Mark, Josh,
Military Casualties (February 17-22)
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.