Thursday, June 2, 2011

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




June 2, 2011



Sunday after Ascension, June 5

10:00 — Holy Eucharist


Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14; John 17:1-11

Celebrant: The Right Rev. Stephen T. Lane

Chaplain: Robert Stanwood

Deacon: Mary Carol Griffin

Usher: Ken Cochrane

First Lesson and Psalm: Margot Haertal

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Ann Benson

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Scott Martin


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:  

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.

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) - Basket Raffle…please contact Dianne McMullan, 244-4582. Silent Auction…please contact Dean Henry, 664-8615.


St. Saviour’s:

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

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:

Clean Up at the Youth & Family Ministry Carwash Saturday, June 4th from 9am-2:00 pm at Church of Our Father parking lot, $5.00 just a wash. $10.00 for the Super-Duper that includes complete wash, vacuum towel dry, and a hot dog! All proceeds benefit Bishops-wood Youth summer camp fund. Rain date June 11th

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, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm. 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. Dunstan’s:

Plant and Yard Sale - Saturday, June 4 from 9-12 Noon. Gently used items such as clothing, books, jewelry, toys, household items and plants! Plants will be in front of St. Dunstan’s at 134 State Street in Ellsworth and the Yard Sale will be in the Parish Hall on the lower level at the back of the church. Come and bring your family, friends and neighbors!




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.


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.


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Keep in your prayers this week:  

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


Military Casualties (May 3-31)

Afghanistan: Riley Spaulding, Ken Hermogino, Demetrius Frison, Kevin Balduf, Benjamin Palmer, Amaru Aquilar, Robert Schlote, Brian Riley, Chesiray Pressley, Lamarol Tucker, Bradley Melton, David Self, Brandon Kirton, Thomas Allers, Andrew Krippner, William Blevins, Kristopherson Lorenzo, Christopher Thibodeau, Joseph Hamski,  Kristoffer Solesbee, Adam Patton, Louie Ramos Valazquez, Thomas Bohall, Ergin Osman, Edward D. Mills Jr., John Runkle, John Johnson, Adam Hamilton, Joseph Schultz, Martin Apolinar, Aaron Blasjo, Anthony Nunn, Peter Clore, Richard Emmons III 


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.