Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekly email from St. Andrew & St. John




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

Flowers: ____


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 29Life 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).



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:  

Evensong –Thursday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m.; Island-wide Ascension celebration.

(Optional: arrive ½ hour earlier to practice.)

Quietside Festival/Garage Sale Meeting – Saturday, June 4, 8:30 a.m. in the Undercroft.

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; led by Sandy Haggett. All invited. A knowledge of "how to meditate" is required.


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.


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.