Thursday, September 8, 2011

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




September 8, 2011



Pentecost 13, Sunday, September 11

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

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


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).


Joint Parish Meeting

between St. John and St. Saviour

Sunday, September 25th – 5:00 p.m.

at St. John’s.

Remember to return your surveys.





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.


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.

Church of Our Father:

Calling all Cursillistas!  Maine Episcopal Cursillo will sponsor A Day of Deeper Understanding from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 10 at the Church of Our Father.   Who should attend? Anyone who hopes to serve as a team member for a future Cursillo 3-day weekend; or intends to sponsor a candidate for a future Weekend; or any lapsed Cursillista (or pilgrim who has attended a Tres Dias, Walk to Emmaus, or other 3-Day Weekend) who wants to re-connect with the Cursillo Movement. Contact your tablemates from your 3-Day Weekend and call a reunion!  ¡De Colores!


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s:

Contemplative Evening Prayer (with 20 minutes of silence) resumes at 5:30PM on September 28th, moving back to Saint Mary’s Chapel. This midweek offering provides a wonderful opportunity to slow down, breathe, and be restored in your relationship with Christ, each other, and the world. Join us at any time.


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Sunday, September 11:  A Day of Remembrance and Hope on Mount Desert Island.

What has life been like in the decade since 9/11/2001? What has changed? What have we learned? Where do we go from here? These questions and others will be addressed in a community forum at Reel Pizza, 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, September 11. All members of the MDI community are invited to share their personal reflections on that day and their thoughts on what we have learned, how we have changed, and the challenge and hope of the future.

A diverse panel of speakers will be moderated by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Professor and WERU radio show host Ron Beard. Speakers will include Dr. Judith Goldstein, director of Humanity in Action; State Representative Elsie Flemings; Omar Conteh, from the Outreach Committee of the Islamic Center of Maine; former Iran hostage Moorhead Kennedy; the Rev. Victor Stanley of the Somesville Meeting House; MDI fire fighters; and other first responders. Following the Forum, the public will be invited to spend two hours giving hands-on assistance to local organizations that serve the needy and build community. A list will be shared of venues where these two hours of help will be gratefully received.

In the early evening there will be a further gathering for song and quiet reflection at a venue to be announced. The singing will be led by the Hospice choral group, Evensong. For more information please contact the Rev. Jennifer Reece, Deacon at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor at, (207) 812-2365.


Joint Celebration of Holy Eucharist & Picnic on Sunday, September 18 at Suminsby Park, Northeast Harbor. Gather at 10:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist, followed by a time for fellowship, BBQ and potluck. Bring your placesettings (cutlery, plates, cups, napkins), chairs, blankets, and salad or dessert to share; hotdogs and drinks will be provided by St. Mary and St. Jude. PLEASE make reservations by September 11th. Sign up

sheet is in the undercroft, or you may call (244-3229) or e-mail ( the church office. The Rev. Jonathan Appleyard, who retires in October, will be the preacher. Don’t miss this sure-to-be wonderful event!


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:  

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


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.


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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At our best, Episcopalians can respectfully disagree about a great many things – and still break bread together.  Barbara Tensen Ross, Diocese of Oregon