Thursday, June 9, 2011

Events and News from St. Andrew and St. John Episcopal Church




June 9, 2011



Pentecost Sunday, June 12

Remember this Sunday, the Day of Pentecost,

 there is an old tradition of wearing something red to church

10:00 — Holy Eucharist


Psalm 104:25-35, 37b; Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 7:37-39

Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling

Usher: Fred Benson

First Lesson and Psalm: Mary Vekasi

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Floy Ervin


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


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The church office will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you have questions or need assistance at other times, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).



MDI+ Episcopal Church Events



St. John’s:  

Pastoral Notes  Please get in touch with Joan Bromage, 244-3227, if you have time this month to write the pastoral notes--thanks!  (It takes less than an hour, and the notes are always gratefully received.)

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

Garage Sale – June 10 and 11 at 40 Seal Cove Rd. in Southwest Harbor from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Furniture, household goods, toys & games, and much more will be available.

Quietside Festival (July 19th) - If you would like to donate a basket or item—Basket Raffle… contact Dianne McMullan, 244-4582. Silent Auction…contact Dean Henry, 664-8615.

Violin and Piano Concert – Thursday, July 19th. Amos Lawrence (son of Susannah Jones) and Stephen Sampson will perform at St John’s as a benefit for the Westside Food Pantry. Suggested donation: $15.00


St. Saviour’s:

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.

Contra Dance - St. Saviour’s and St. John and Andrew are hosting a contra-dance on Friday June 17 from 7-10 PM. The dance will be held at St. Saviour’s in the nave. Big Moose Contra Dance Band will play lively music with Lindsay Eyesnogle, from Isleford, calling the dance. Lindsay will teach basic steps from 7:00-7:30. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to come. The event is free and refreshments will be served.


Church of Our Father:

Potluck Picnic: Saturday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. on Thompson Island. Come and cheer or participate in a wiffleball game; bring food you'd like to eat or cook, or other picnic food, and something to share.  Call Church of Our Father (288-4849) or Beth (288-4129) for details.

Thrift Shopwill be open on Saturday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 22. Good clean clothing donations are needed.


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s:

Meditation Hike: 10:30AM, Thursday June 30 at Great Head. Do you like to hike? Do you enjoy the silence of the forest and the ocean? Come for a different hiking experience. We will walk slowly and meditatively along a trail together in silence, pausing at particular points to listen to a reading. We will conclude our hike with prayer, followed by lunch and an opportunity to reflect on the experience. Call the Church Office (276-5588) or email Patricia Robertson to register so we know you are coming. Bring your own lunch and water. Gather at the Great Head parking lot at 10:30AM. This is a short hike with some moderate climbing over rocks. We will being slowly and should return to the parking lot no later than 1PM.

Contemplative Prayer/Book StudyWednesdays. Study is held in St. Mary’s Chapel, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Contemplative Evening Prayer (with 20 minutes of silence) begins at 5:30 pm. Led by The Rev. Patricia Rome Robertson.  



Bake Sale - The MDI Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a Bake Sale on Tuesday, June 28th  from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in front of The First on Main Street in Bar Harbor. Monetary donations and baked goods accepted. Luncheon items will be available, along with home baked goods and pies! Bring home a treat for your sweetie! FMI contact Mary Grindle at 288-2392.


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.


Suppers at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth: June 17 (benefits Everybody Eats and Downeast Table of Plenty); July 15 (benefits Maine Migrant Health Clinic); August 19 (benefits Friends in Action); September 16 (benefits Robert and Mary’s Place)


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.


Red Cross Blood Drives: On June 13 you may donate at Birch Bay Village, 25 Village Inn Rd., Bar Harbor, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  On June 14, you may donate at Lowe’s, 21 Kingsland Crossing, Ellsworth, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Musical Evenings: Looking ahead, here are the plans for the upcoming months - please mark your calendars!

Friday June 24 ~ Guest musicians: Bill Myers (cello) and Julia Morris Myers (piano). Location - TBA

Friday July 22 ~ Harpsichords - the art of building them and their music. Hosts: Steve and Mary Ann Mahoney.

Friday August 26 ~ (provisional date) - Guest musician - Bill Hawley, who will present some of his madrigals and give up the opportunity to sing the ad hoc World Premiere of “I Madrigalisti dell'Isola" (Madrigalists of the Island).


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Keep in your prayers this week:  

Mark, Josh, Chelsea, Jim, Pete, Marie, Alice, Patsy, and Chris


Military Casualties (June 2-7)

Afghanistan: Jeffrey Sherer, Paul Zanowick, Robert Voakes Jr., Joshua Powell, Christopher Bell, Devin Snyder, Kenneth White, Gaudet Bradley, Joseph Garrison, William Woitowicz 


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.