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EVENTS & NEWS
July 7, 2011
Pentecost 4, July 10
8:00 – Holy Eucharist and Baptism at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
10:00 — Holy Eucharist at
Psalm 65:9-14; Isaiah 55:10-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
Usher: Karen Craig
First Lesson and Psalm: Spencer Ervin
Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane
Prayers: Ann Cox Halkett
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00);
Altar Guild: Joan Bromage (8:00); Edie Stanwood (10:00)
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).
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St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill
For the next several weeks, Rev. Jenny is facilitating the Wednesday Scholars group at 10:30 a.m. in taking some time to share stories of their spiritual journeys. No one is obligated to participate but everyone is warmly invited to tell about their struggles and triumphs on the journey to connect with the Divine.
Southwest Harbor Congregational Church is hosting a Beth Moore led, DVD Bible Study for Women beginning July 12 and running for an additional three Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30. The study features four heart-to-heart messages designed to help women embrace the mandate to love and to develop skills for loving others. This fun study is open to all women. Come, bring a friend. Dessert, coffee and materials provided!
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
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.
Andrew Harvey, founder of The Institute for Social Activism, internationally known author, scholar, and spiritual teacher will present two evening programs on MDI:
Wednesday July 20, 6:00 p.m. at Cove End Cottage, 30 Neighborhood Road,
Thursday July 21, 8:00 p.m., St. Saviour's Church, Andrew will speak on "Sacred Activism." Suggested donation is $15.
Andrew's books include: Son of Man: The Mystical Path To Christ; The Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi; The Hope: A Guide To Sacred Activism; and The Return of the Mother. He also co-authored The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
Partners in Peacemaking Festival: Sunday, July 31 from 11:30-1:00, the
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Keep in your prayers this week:
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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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