Thursday, July 21, 2011

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




July 21, 2011



St. Mary Magdalene, July 24

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

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


Psalm 42:1-7; Judith 9:1, 11-14; 2 Corinthians 5:14-18; John 20:11-18

Celebrant: The Rev. Jonathan Appleyard

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson and Psalm: Peggy Engel

Second Lesson: Ann Benson

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Chloe Hatcher

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood (8:00); Joan Bromage/Margot Haertel (10:00)

Flowers: Ellen Gilmore


12:30 – Holy Eucharist


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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:  

Divine Luncheon – Sunday, July 24th, 11:00-2:00, on the lawn. The luncheon benefits the Westside Food Pantry and features fresh herbs and edible flowers. Cookbook and inspirational author Katie Moose will be on hand with tastings from her books and to sell and autograph them as well 


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

Farmer’s Market: Held in St. John’s parking lot each Friday during the summer from 9:00 to 1:00. Raffle tickets for Judy Taylor’s watercolor Bell House at Hockomock Head to benefit the Westside Food Pantry are on sale each Friday. (Drawing will be October 23rd)

Kneisel Hall Concert at St. John’s on Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Song Recital: Monday, August 1, time TBA (evening). Rosalind Gnatt, Soprano; Stephen Sampson, piano.


St. Saviour’s:

Meditation group for practicing together every Monday from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Parish Library; led by Sandy Haggett. This offering is for those who have some experience in meditation.

Church of Our Father:

The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (2008), by Tim Keller, on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Led by Holly Craighead, summer intern.  The book is based on Jesus’ parable from Luke 15 that we know as “The Prodigal Son.”  In his book, Keller opens up the mysteries of God’s amazing grace at the heart of our faith, and exposes the errors of both moral relativism and religious moralism. 


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s:

Contemplative Prayer/Book StudyWednesdays. Study of the Gospel of Thomas is held at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, 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.

Meditation Hike – Thursday, July 28 – Canada Cliffs, 10:30 am. Do you like to hike? Do you enjoy the silence of the forest? 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 to register so we know you are coming. Bring your own lunch and water. Gather at the Beech Hill Parking lot at 10:30 am. This is a short hike with some moderate climbing over rocks. We will be walking slowly and should return to the parking lot no later than 1 pm.



Sunday July 31 – Transfiguration Hike up Cadillac, Picnic and Worship.  Hike up or drive up!!  The selection of the hiking trail up the mountain is yet to be determined. Meet at Church of Our Father at 2:30 pm and carpool to the hike start point. The ending point will be the Blue Hill Overlook. We will enjoy a summit fellowship dinner and then attend the Sunset Service at 7:20 held by the Ministry in the National Park organization. BYODD (Bring Your Own Dinner and Dessert with hopefully enough to share.) Drinks and plates/cups etc will be provided. Bring your own water for the hike. In case of inclement weather, we will have an event at COOF or hold the hike on another day. This event is OPEN TO ALL


Haiti Art Festival: On Saturday, August 27, the MDI Episcopal Churches will host a Haitian Art Festival in Northeast Harbor. The Festival will benefit St. Vincent’s School for the Handicapped in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This school was totally demolished in the earthquake and there is a national church effort to rebuild the entire Cathedral complex (which includes the school and seminary). In the meantime, regular supplies of food and clothing continue to be needed by this most vulnerable of the population.  Volunteers are needed for:  Set-up Friday evening and Saturday morning; Food Preparation (simple Haitian recipes to be supplied) and delivery to the event on the 27th; Take-down tents, tables and general cleanup on Saturday at 5 pm. Questions? Contact Linda Lewis at 244-0005 or Please see the sign-up sheet in the undercroft and volunteer for this worthwhile cause and fun event!


The Northeast Guild for Spiritual formation presents:

Divine Wisdom in the Biblical Mystical Traditions with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Friday, July 22nd, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, at St. Andrew by-the Lake, Seal Cove.


Dine-Around Day – all day on Friday, July 29: A fund raising event for Island Connections, one of MDI's most necessary, volunteer driven, non-profit organizations which endeavors to improve quality of life for senior citizens and people with disabilities.  MDI residents and visitors are encouraged to demonstrate their financial support for Island Connections by dining at participating restaurants on Dine-Around Day. How does it work?  Restaurant owners participate by contributing a portion of their Dine-Around Day receipts to Island Connections.  Some give a percentage of their receipts while others donate a flat amount.  Newspaper ads and posters will include a list of all participating restaurants.


Partners in Peacemaking Festival: Sunday, July 31 from 11:30-1:00, the Somesville Church is planning a community building event, to partner with neighbors in peacemaking, and to celebrate the resources of the community. Along with informational tables and displays, there will be snacks, free snow cones, an easy art project for any who want to join in, and fun for all. You are also invited to attend their worship service at 10:30.


Musical Evening:

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:  

Josh, Chelsea, Cuff, Mark, Patsy, Chris, Pat, Betty, Frank, Jean, Wanda and Bill, Kristin.


Military Casualties (July 5-12)

Afghanistan: Nicanor Amper, Thomas Dudley, Terryl Pasker, Christopher Soderlund, Paul Protzenkor, Norberto Hernandez, Rafael Nieves, Robert Greniger, Aaron Ullom


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.


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We have a faith not afraid to reason and reason not ashamed to adore.”

The Late Rt. Rev. W. Lee Shaw, Diocese of Utah