EVENTS & NEWS
September 27, 2011
Pentecost 16, Sunday, October 2
8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at
Psalm 19; Exodus 20:1-4, 12-20; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
Celebrant: The Rev. Theodore Kanellakis
Usher: Fred Benson
First Lesson and Psalm: Mary Vekasi
Second Lesson: Ann Benson
Prayers: Elise Felton
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)
Altar Guild: Mary Vekasi
12:30 – Holy Eucharist
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The church office will be closed until October 20th. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).
Diocesan Convention - October 21-22,
In addition to filling elected offices for the Diocese, the Convention will deliberate and vote on 14 Resolutions and the 2012 Diocesan Budget.
1. Two resolutions on voting and representation at Convention (changes to diocesan Constitution and Canons).
2. Seven resolutions from the Bishops
3. Resolutions on Environmental Stewardship, Clergy and Lay Employee Compensation, and Peacemaking in
4. A Diocesan budget that represents a $44,000 reduction from the previous year, along with a $5,813 increase in the
5. Budget line item for Maine Cursillo.
For links to nominations, resolutions, and budget information, go online to this page:
Talk to your Convention delegates: Margot Haertel and Mary Mitchell.
All are invited to the Pre-Convention Hearing at 6:30 pm, Monday, October 3, at St. Dunstan’s, Ellsworth.
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Island Connections – Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals and groceries, to drive neighbors to healthcare appointments, and to shopping and community centers. As MDI's population ages Island Connections is getting more requests than ever. Often it’s just a short drive to a healthcare appointment or grocery store and back. Island Connections match neighbors' requests with drivers' availability and geographic preferences. Call Mary Parker at 288-4457 for more information.
Feasting on Prayer – A retreat for women, November 4-6, Friday 7:00 p.m. to Sunday 1:00 p.m. at Living Water Spiritual Center in Winslow. Mary-Carol Griffin and Elaine Theriault, presenters. Prayer nourishes us sin our quest for God. This weekend offers a banquet of prayer practices. We will pray “all ways” – noticing God in all things, praying with scripture, centering prayer, body prayer, Taize worship and more. Cost is $185, registration deposit of $100. Due 10 business days before program. Booklets and registration forms are available from Elaine (244-9461). Come and taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8)
A Free Community Supper will be held at Bar Harbor Congregational Church on Tuesday, October 18th from 5-7 pm. All are welcome –
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Keep in your prayers this week: Josh,
Military Casualties (September 18-23)
Afghanistan: Timothy Sayne, Jakob Roelli, Robert Dyas, Terry Wright, Carlos Aparicio, Rafael Bigai Baez, Tyler Holtz, Francisco Briseno Alvarez Jr.
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
My four-year-old son has attended the Episcopal Church since birth. He sings the Alleluia from the fraction anthem as easily as the theme from “Blue’s Clues.”
The Rev. Rachel Endicott, Diocese of