Thursday, August 25, 2011

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




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).



MDI Episcopal Church Events


St. John’s:  

A discussion on Episcopal Practice: Liturgy, Spirituality, and Theology will be held on Thursdays following the 12:30 Eucharist service. Bring a bag lunch, along with your

curiosity, questions, and concerns. What is alive in you? Jonathan Appleyard leads this discussion each Thursday through October 6th. All are welcome.

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

Congratulations to Ron and Evelyn Rowland who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 26th.


St. Saviour’s:

Cool Potluck: September 16th at 6pm St. Saviour’s invites the wider community to a film screening of the 16 minute film “Nourish” and a panel discussion by local farmers. If you can, go to the local farmers market, make a dish with local, organic, or seasonal foods, bring a friend or two and join us for a community celebration making the food, faith and climate change connection. It promises to be fun, delicious and educational.

Final Friday Organ Concert from 12:15-1:00 pm. on 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:

Book on Genesis: Our summer intern, Holly Craighead, will present a program on the Book of Genesis. Holly will offer a morning (9 am) and evening (6:30 pm) option.  Bring the Bible you use for your personal study and devotions.

International Get-Together, Friday, August 26, 6:30 to 9 pm at the Hulls Cove Schoolhouse. This evening of food, fellowship, and music will be a send-off and thank-you to departing international summer employees, and a welcome to the incoming college students from other countries. Hosted by Church of Our Father and other area churches; the Bar Harbor Food Pantry; College of the Atlantic; and the MDI YWCA. Parking is available at Church of Our Father. For more information call Wendy Copson-Higgins, 460-7446.


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s:

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).


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 Lake Episcopal Church, Seal Cove, on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27.  Dr. Staudt works as a teacher, poet and spiritual director at several institution s in the Washington, D.C. area, and she has offered retreats and workshops at the Washington National Cathedral.  Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in a number of journals, and she is the author of two books of poems.  For more information contact Eric Erickson at 244-5168.


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, 68 Fernald Point Road, Southwest Harbor, 244-3124.


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:  

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


Military Casualties (August 19-23)

Afghanistan: Douglas Cordo, Travis Nelson, Timothy Steele.


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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Anglicans do good deeds to increase understanding of God, not out of fear or to earn admission to heaven.  

Robert L. Neal III, Diocese of Chicago