EVENTS & NEWS
September 1, 2011
Pentecost 12, Sunday, September 4
8:00 – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
10:00 – Holy Eucharist at
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
Celebrant: The Rev. Deborah Little Wyman
Preacher: The Rev. Scott Planting
Usher: Dean Henry
First Lesson and Psalm: Neela Zinsser
Second Lesson: Peggy Engel
Prayers: Patsy Fogarty
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)
Altar Guild: Joan Bromage (8:00); Edie Stanwood (10:00)
Flowers: Floy Ervin
12:30 – Holy Eucharist
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The church office will be closed on Monday (Labor Day) then open 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).
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.
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.
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 19-23)
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
Asking questions about our faith is expected. In the Episcopal Church, God doesn’t get upset if I wonder why some things are as they are. And God doesn’t get upset if I suggest that some things should not continue as they are.
La Reverenda Martha Sylvia Ovalle Vasquez, Diocese of