EVENTS & NEWS
August 25, 2011
Pentecost 11, Sunday, August 28
8:00 – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold
Acolyte: Spencer Ervin
Altar Guild: Margot Haertel
10:00 a.m. – JOINT service at St. Saviour’s
Second Lesson: Ted Fletcher
Chalice: Neela Zinsser
12:30 – Holy Eucharist
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The church office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 2:30. If you have questions or need assistance at other times, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).
The Northeast Guild for Spiritual Formation is hosting a Weekend Retreat on Poetry, Prayer, and Spiritual Practice with Kathleen Henderson Staudt, Ph.D. The retreat will be held at St Andrew by the
August 26th Musical Evening: Guest musicians will be the Balkan singers group "Trio Elitsa" who will provide a program of Balkan folk music and teach a few songs. Host: Susan Buell,
The Common Good Soup Kitchen will hold a fund raiser on Saturday, August 27, 6-9 PM at the Common Good Cafe at Seawall. The suggested donation of $12.50 will include a full array of the soups and salads for which they are famous on the island in the winter, and a fabulous evening of entertainment starting at 7 PM provided by the dynamic Celtic guitar and fiddle duo, Chuck D. and Emma. The Common Good soup kitchen has, for the last two years, served over 6,000 patrons and 20,000 bowls of soups plus countless salads and wholesome desserts at free festive community meals with music on a weekly basis from November through April.
Flash in the Pans performs for Everybody Eats: Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, Ellsworth Harbor Park at 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and chairs and settle in for an evening of great entertainment by noted area steel band Flash In the Pans – always a hit wherever they perform. Donations will be welcomed for Everybody Eats, which provides a free community meal each Monday from 3-6 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Dunstan’s Church, 134 State St., Ellsworth.
A new Education For Ministry (EFM) group is forming for the Fall, and we are looking for new members of any year, but especially year 1. Anyone interested, or for more info, call Sarah Flynn at 244-9496.
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Keep in your prayers this week:
Military Casualties (August 19-23)
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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