EVENTS & NEWS
September 8, 2011
Pentecost 13, Sunday, September 11
8:00 – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
10:00 – Holy Eucharist at
Psalm 103:;1-13; Genesis 50:15-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35
Celebrant: The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault
Usher: Bill Krueger
First Lesson and Psalm: Diane Krueger
Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett
Prayers: Elise Felton
Chalice: Spencer Ervin
Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)
Altar Guild: Margot Haertel (8:00); Dean Henry (10:00)
Flowers: Susan Buell
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). Vestry Member on call next week is Dianne McMullan (244-4582).
The MDI Hospital Auxiliary will be holding their fall Bake Sale on Tuesday, September 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in front of The First on Main Street. Monetary donations and baked goods accepted. Luncheon items will be available, along with home baked cookies, quiches and pies! Bring home a treat for your sweetie! FMI contact Mary Grindle at 288-2392.
Benefit Supper at St. Andrew Lutheran Church – 175 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth, September 16 benefits Robert and Mary’s Place, an adult day program in Ellsworth for people with memory loss.
Listening Presence is a regional and ecumenical program of formation and education for lay people to become effective listeners for people who are sick, in crisis, at risk, lonely or underserved. The series will take place at St. Francis by-the-Sea in Blue Hill and starts Saturday, September 24 and continues on Wednesday evenings, until the ending retreat on November 11 and 12. Registration is required; call the Reverend Peg Thomas at 460-9373 for details and costs.
2011 area CROP Hunger Walk , Sunday September 25, 2:00 pm at Ellsworth First Congregational Church. The Walk is 5K or 1 mile. Call Steve Conroy at 667-5362 for pledge envelopes or more information. The Hunger Walk helps children and families worldwide and locally to have food for today.
2012 Garage Sale: If you have items you would like to donate for next year’s sale, you may drop them off at Priscilla Trafton’s garage on Seal Cove Road.
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Keep in your prayers this week:
Military Casualties (August 25-September 6)
Afghanistan: Daniel Mullins, Devin Daniels, Colby Richmond, Jesse Dietrich, Michael Roberts, Douglas Green, Alberto Obod Jr., Dennis James Jr., Christopher Scott, Christophe Marquis, James “Will” Coker.
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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