ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN
EVENTS & NEWS
March 3, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. (St. John's)
Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood
10:00 a.m. – Joint Service at St. Saviour's
Celebrant: The Rev. Jonathan Appleyard
Psalm 99; Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
Participants from St. John's:
Psalm: Sarah Flynn
Prayers: Susan Buell
Chalice: Rita Redfield
Acolyte: Spencer Ervin
Penny Basket: Gracie Carreno
Counter: Floy Ervin
Ash Wednesday Services on March 9th:
Church of Our Father—7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
St. Saviour's—8:30 a.m. and noon
St. John's – 12:00 noon
St. Mary's – 5:00 p.m.
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.
March 6 – No Forum
March 13 — St. John's Present and Future, Parish Discussion
March 20 — Working for Peace in Palestine, Robert and Maurine Tobin
March 27 — end of Life Issues, Alice Downs
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The church office will be closed until March 17th. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).
BEAN SUPPER - A Big Thank You to all who helped with the Bean Supper to benefit the Capitol Campaign: Nicole, Floy (and daughter), Anne W., Joan, Pamela, Michele, Glenn, Peggy, Wanda, Sue, Chloe, Karen, Vesta, Rita, Mary V., Patsy, Marilyn, Sarah, Vicky V., Ida, Ann C.H., Alice, Edie, Ellen, Carol, Margot, Vickie L., Elaine, Bob, Dean, Lori, Beth, and everyone who came to eat and/or purchased our leftovers Sunday morning. You all helped to raise over $700 towards our goal and fed our community. Thanks Be To God. Mary, Jean, and Dianne
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. Voting ends on March 7.
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.
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 (175 Downeast Highway), which just happens to be next to the land under consideration. FMI contact Priscilla Hukki (207) 610-0480
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.
Underground Railroad Quilt Presentation—On Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 9 Summer Street, Augusta, Helen Neff will present a program on quilts used during the era of the Underground Railroad. Quilts were used to direct the runaway slaves on their journey to freedom. This is a fascinating story and will be accompanied by Caro Kaiser on piano. This program is of interest to not just quilters but to anyone with an interest in American history. This program is free of charge and handicap accessible. For more information, please call 622-2424.
The Great Car Wars of 1911 – One hundred years ago the most contentious topic on the island was "Will the automobile exclusion be lifted?" We invite you to spend an evening with George B. Dorr, William H. Sherman and Luere B. Deasy for a reenactment of this lively debate. Participate in a pivotal moment in Mount Desert Island history, what some called the "Cottagers' Last Stand". Join Bill Horner, grandson of Luere B. Deasy, for this lively presentation, Thursday, March 10th at 7 PM at the Jesup Memorial Library. The Honorable L. B. Deasy was chairman of the library trustees in 1911, so we expect he will be in his element. Contact the library at 288-4245 for additional information. Check out their website at www.jesup.lib.me.us for details.
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Keep in your prayers this week: Barbara, Vonnie, Patti, Ron, Scott, Mark, Josh, Chelsea, Jim, Pete, Stella, Cuff, Bob, Yoojin, Terri, Spencer, John and Tom.
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.