EVENTS & NEWS
August 18, 2011
Pentecost 10, Sunday, August 21
8:00 – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
10:00 — Holy Eucharist at
Psalm 138; Isaiah 51:1-6; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20
Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
Usher: Karen Craig
First Lesson and Psalm: Susan Buell
Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane
Prayers: Patsy Fogarty
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Rita Redfield (10:00)
Altar Guild: Joan Bromage (8:00); Edie Stanwood (10:00)
Flowers: Scott Martin and Tina Baker
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
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.
August 26 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,
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:
Give thanks for the life of Reg Hudson, who died August 11. His service will be Saturday, August 27th at 1:00 p.m. at
Military Casualties (August 5-14)
Afghanistan: Nicholas Null, Andrew Harvell, Jared Day, Jesse Pittman, Heath Robinson, John Faas, Nicholas Ott, Patrick Lay II, Reuben Lopez, Jameel Freeman, Jordan Morris, Edward Frank II, Riley Gallinger-Long, Charles Price III, Joe Cunningham, Matthew Harm;on, Joseph VanDreumel, Dennis Jensen, Damon Leehan.
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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101 REASONS TO BE EPISCOPALIAN
I’m glad to be a member of the Episcopal Church because it’s evangelical, catholic, Pentecostal, and liberal. It is evangelical because its glories in the cross of Jesus Christ as salvation for all people. It’s catholic in that it is a church that lives as resurrection people beyond the blight and bondage of death. We’re Pentecostal because we trust in the supernatural empowerment of the Holy Spirit. And we’re liberal because we yearn for the
Bishop Alden Hathaway,