ST. ANDREW &
EVENTS & NEWS
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).
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
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.