Thursday, June 16, 2011

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




June 16, 2011



Trinity Sunday, June 19

8:00 – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake

10:00 — Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


Psalm 8; Genesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson and Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Elise Felton

Prayers: Elaine Theriault

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Sandy Watts (10:00)

Altar Guild:

Flowers: Susan Buell


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 in the office. If you would like to have it sent to your computer, let Michele know.

Quietside Festival on July 19th - If you would like to donate a basket for the Basket Raffle, please contact Dianne McMullan, 244-4582, or bring it to the church office.

We are also looking for items suitable for the Silent Auction. If you have something that you believe will draw interest and bids--antiques, higher-value goods, a vacation rental, or a creative entertainment project or outing--please email Dean Henry at with a brief description of the item for bid.  I will get back to you with questions and instructions for pick-up or delivery.  Be creative!  Find something from your treasure trove that will draw interest and bids! All donations are tax deductible. 

St. John’s Singers – Meet the 2nd and 4th Monday from 5:00-6:00 to chose and practice hymns for the upcoming services.


St. Saviour’s:

Meditation group for practicing together 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.

Yard Sale – July 1st, 9:00-1:00 – Hand to hand vendables, gently used and new clothing, treats for all ages, baked goods; all at reasonable prices. 
Taizè Worship Service, July 1st at 7:00 p.m. - Silence, Readings and Song take us away from the busyness of the day. All are welcome! Come as you are! Info: Sue, 288-4390 or Carmen, 288-2739.
All are welcome: sit, stand, lie down, bring your own pillow, make yourself comfortable, take part silently or aloud.

St. Saviour’s is featured as a special place to come in Maine in Yankee Magazine online at


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 30th, 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.


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). FMI contact Susan Buell at or Stephen Sampson at

Thursday, July 7 ~ Arthur Russell Strings at St. John the Divine (to benefit Westside Food Pantry)

Tuesday, July 19 ~ Amos Lawrence (son of Susannah Jones) and Stephen Sampson will perform a violin and piano concert  at St John’s as a benefit for the Westside Food Pantry. Suggested donation: $15.00.

Friday July 22 ~ Harpsichords - the art of building them and their music. Hosts: Steve and Mary Ann Mahoney. FMI contact Susan Buell at or Stephen Sampson at   


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Keep in your prayers this week:  

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


Military Casualties (June 9-14)

Afghanistan: Nicholas O’Brien, Matthew Richard, Jason Hill, Michael Newton, Joshua McDaniels, Sean O’Connor, Jeremy Katzenberger, Eric Soufrine 


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.