Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weekly Email from St. Andrew and St. John




May 19, 2011



Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 22

8:00 and 10:00 — Holy Eucharist


Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14

Celebrant: The Rev. Deborah Little Wyman

Usher: Ken Cochrane

First Lesson and Psalm: Chloe Hatcher

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Nicole Carreno

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Rita Redfield (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: ____


12:30 – Holy Eucharist, a service of healing and hope for all


9:00 Sunday Forums

May 22 – Faithful Action: the Mission of the Seacoast Mission, Scott Planting

May 29Life Changing: Personal Reflections on the College of the Atlantic, Andrew Griffiths


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Vestry Meeting on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. -- TONIGHT!


Food Pantry Volunteers will meet in the sanctuary at St. John on Saturday, May 21, from 9 to 11 a.m.


Worship Committee Meeting on Thursday, May 26, at 5:00 p.m.


Alice Downs is in the ICU at Eastern Maine in Bangor after emergency abdominal surgery last weekend.  We send them much love.  Please keep Alice and Dean in your prayers. 


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).



MDI Episcopal Church Events


St. Mary's and St. Jude's: Contemplative Prayer/Book StudyWednesdays, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm, will return to St. Mary's Chapel beginning Wednesday, May 11. Study will be held in St. Mary's Chapel, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Contemplative Evening Prayer (with 20 minutes of silence) will begin at 5:30 pm. Those who gather will choose the topic or book for study. Led by The Rev. Patricia Rome Robertson.  


St. John's:  

Evensongs – Monday, May 23 to honor Frances Perkins whose Feast Day is May 13; and Thursday, June 2, Island-wide Ascension celebration. Both will be at 5:30 p.m. (Optional: arrive ½ hour earlier to practice.)

Directory – There is a new 2011 directory available. If you would like to have it sent to your computer, let Michele know.


Church of Our Father:

Prayer group meetings in support of Alpha, Mondays mornings 7:00 am, Parish Hall. The meetings will continue until the end of May.


St. Saviour's:

Friday Book Study Group, facilitated by Sarah Flynn and Jonathan Appleyard, in the Rectory Library.

Meditation  group  for practicing together will continue every Monday from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Parish Library. All invited. A knowledge of "how to meditate" is required.  Led by Sandy Haggett.


COME HOME FOR SUPPER – Save the date! On Friday, June 3rd, 

Island-wide Episcopalians are invited to the second "Come Home for Supper"—a time to share good food and friendship in small groups at the homes of parishioners from each church.  Signup Sunday, May 22.  For more info, including details on hosting, please call Rita Redfield, 244-4025; Elaine Theriault, 244-946l; Ida Smallidge, 244-7266; Dick Salisbury, 664-0116; Dorothy Clunan, 244-5645; or Diane Phipps, 664-3204.   We hope you'll come again—or for the first time!!


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.


The second annual Fiber Faire will be held in downtown Southwest Harbor on May 21, from 9:00 to 3:30. It will be a gathering to celebrate knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, quilting and rug hooking. Whether you are an expert or are just curious to learn about these crafts there will be something for you. Free demonstrations will be held throughout the day, and there will be children's activities as well as a great market place with many wonderful vendors. Also you can bring a project to work on along with other fiber people. There is no admission but we hope you will make a generous donation to support Summer Festival of the Arts. All of our proceeds will go to funding fiber art education.

We invite you to attend an opening reception on Friday, May 20 at the Causeway Club Barn from 5-7PM. Our guest speaker is Judith Gossart who will talk about "Three Centuries of Rug Hooking". Tickets will be available at the door for $10 per person. There will be light fare served compliments of local restaurants and wine will be available for purchase.

For more information on the Faire, please visit


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.


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.