ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN
EVENTS & NEWS
May 26, 2011
Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 29
8:00 and 10:00 — Holy Eucharist
Psalm 66:7-18; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
Usher: Fred Benson
First Lesson and Psalm: Ann Benson
Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore
Prayers: Margot Haertel
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Spencer Ervin (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)
Altar Guild: Dean Henry
12:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist, a service of healing and hope for all
5:30 p.m. on June 2 -- Evensong (see details below)
9:00 Sunday Forums
May 29 – Life Changing: Personal Reflections on the College of the Atlantic, Andrew Griffiths
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Island-wide Home for Supper – Friday, June 3
Bishop's Visitation with Confirmation – Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Come welcome Bishop Stephen Lane back to St. Andrew and St. John and celebrate our confirmands, Margaret Fletcher and Ezra Halkett!
Clean up Day at St. Andrew's - Saturday, June 11, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., rain or shine
The church office will be closed until May 31. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).
Everybody Eats, a free hot, nutritious meal offered to anyone who comes every Monday from 3-6 pm in the Parish Hall of St. Dunstan's in Ellsworth. This program relies entirely on donations and grants. If providing a meal for a family or individual in need is something you would like to support, please send a tax deductible donation to Everybody Eats, P. O Box 776, Ellsworth ME 04605.
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: Alice, Dean, Sharon, Patti, Mark, Josh, Chelsea, Jim, Pete, and Marie.
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.