Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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




August 9, 2011



Pentecost 9, Sunday, August 14

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

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


Psalm 67; Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28

Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer

Bishop of the Diocese of West Virginia

Usher: Sandy Watts

First Lesson and Psalm: Neela Zinsser

Second Lesson: Peggy Engel

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Elaine Theriault (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel (8:00); Dean Henry (10:00)

Flowers: Betsy Hewlett


12:30 – Holy Eucharist


v  v  v  v  v  v  v  v  v  v  v


The church office will be closed until August 18. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).



MDI Episcopal Church Events


St. John’s:  

A class on Episcopal History will begin on Thursday, August 18, following the 12:30 Eucharist service; led by Jonathan Appleyard.

St. John Singers: Meet the 2nd and 4th Monday from 5:00-6:00 to 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. This offering is for those who have some experience in meditation.

SummerFriday Organ Series from 12:15-1:00 pm.

·     August 12:  Ann Sears (piano), Professor of Music at Wheaton College in Norton, MA and summer resident of Bar Harbor.  In celebration of the bicentennial of Liszt’s birth Ms. Sears will be playing a program of his works.

·     August 19: Ray Cornils, Portland Municipal Organist and Director of Music, First Parish Church, Brunswick.  Mr. Cornils will be performing works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Jehan Alain.

·     August 26:  Douglas Beck, Organist and Choirmaster, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bangor.  Mr. Beck will be performing music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and himself.

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.

FREE Ice Cream Socials in front of the Firehouse in NEH every Thursday through the summer from 4-5 pm. Donations are welcome to help support the Food Pantries on MDI. Ice Cream and cones are generously donated by The Docksider. Please stop by and thank them!



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 rosalindwlewis@yahoo.com.


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.


U     U  U  U  U  U  U


Keep in your prayers this week:  

Josh, Chelsea, Cuff, Mark, Betty, Jean, Wanda and Bill, Kristin, Fr. Doug, David, Reg.


Military Casualties (August 3-7)

Afghanistan: Joshua Robinson, Adan Gonzales Jr., Alessandro Plutino, Daniel Patron, Aaron Vaughn, Michael Strange, John Brown, Matthew Mills, Kevin Houston, Tommy Ratzlaff, Robert Reeves, Jonas Kelsall, Brian Bill, Jason Workman, Jon Tumilson, Nicholas Spehar, Bryan Nichols, Matthew Mason, Lou Langlais, Christopher Campbell, Johnny Douangdara, Darrik Benson, Kraig Vickers, Patrick Hamburger, Spencer Duncan, Daniel Zerbe, Alexander Bennett, Mark Downer, Jinsu Lee, Daniel Gurr, Anthony Del Mar Peterson, Waid Ramsey, Barun Rai, Cody Baker, Gil Morales Del Valle.


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.


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~



Episcopalians see reality as existing in the tensions of paradox, ambiguity, and diversity.  Richard C. Milhon, Diocese of Kansas