Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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




November 15, 2011


Christ the King, Sunday, November 20, 2011

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


Psalm 100; Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

Hymns: 450, 700, The Church of Christ, 494


Celebrant: The Rev. Roger Ferlo

Usher: Chloe Hatcher

First Lesson and Psalm: Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Ann Cox Halkett

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

9:00 Forum, November 20th

“Re-Opening the Bible”

Roger Ferlo

Professor Roger Ferlo will also be our guest celebrant on Sunday. He joined the Virginia Theological Seminary faculty in 2004 and is currently Associate Dean and Director of the Institute for Christian Formation and Leadership, and professor of religion and culture. A graduate of Colgate, where he now serves as a trustee, he completed his Ph.D. at Yale, focusing on the rhetoric of magic in the literature of the English Renaissance.

He was for six years an assistant professor of English at Yale, where he received the Yale Faculty Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. He trained for the priesthood at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, and has served parishes in the dioceses of Georgia, Pittsburgh and New York, most recently for ten years as rector of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York City. He is the author of Opening the Bible (volume 2 in the New Church’s Teaching Series) and Sensing God (both published by Rowman and Littlefield) and the editor of Heaven (Seabury 2007). He has also published widely in periodicals and on the World Wide Web, and has lectured at the College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown, South Africa.

While in New York, he was a trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, dean of clergy for lower Manhattan, and was elected deputy to General Convention in 2003.

He now serves as president of the Governing Board of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. His wife, Anne Harlan, a book artist, is the librarian at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington, DC, and his daughter, Liz Harlan-Ferlo, is a published poet, and chaplain and religion teacher at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. An avid amateur cellist, Dr. Ferlo plays in the orchestra of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, where he is a parishioner.

Thursday, November 17

12:30 – Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Deborah Little Wyman

November 24

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

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The church office will be closed until December 2nd. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).

Pastoral Presence: The Reverend Dr. Deborah Little Wyman will be at St. Saviour’s on Thursdays in the Rectory Study from 9:00 to 11:45 am. Please join her for a forum from 9:30 to 10:30 or drop by to chat. She will be at St. John’s to celebrate the Eucharist at 12:30 and then be available for conversation until 3:30.

MDI Episcopal Church Events

St. John’s:

Pastoral Presence: The Rev. Debborah Little Wyman will be at St. John’s on Thursday, November 17th from 12:30-3:30.

The Westside Food Pantry will be open the first (12:00 to 2:00) and third (12:00 to 1:00) Sundays at the Harbor House.

St. Saviour’s:

Transforming Evangelism continues on Wednesday nights through Thanksgiving, 6:30-8:00pm in the Rectory Common Library. Exploring this spiritual practice of listening and storytelling is important as we explore working in new ways with our neighbors on MDI.

November 16--"Were not our hearts burning within us?" Contact Liz Graves at lizgraves@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, November 18 – Bean Supper to benefit Local Solutions – a non profit group hoping to start a group home for autistic adults in Bar Harbor. Come here are about their program.

St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s:

Community Bible Study at the Neighborhood House Living Room in Northeast Harbor on Thursday mornings at 11:00, starting December 1st. The Rev. Linda Hatch (Union Church) and The Rev. Patricia Robertson (St. Mary & Jude) will present “First Person: a study from the perspective of the characters in the Bible.”

Church of Our Father:

Christmas Bazaar, November 19, 9-2. Fresh Christmas greens for your table or door, crafts, white elephant & much more. Come join us for the fun and get your Christmas shopping done!

St. Dunstan’s Christmas Fair and Basket Bonanza – Saturday, November 19 from 9am-1pm, 134 State St. Ellsworth. There will be a large number of themed baskets being raffled and the Christmas Boutique will feature many unique, hand crafted items as well as a vast array of new and used products. There will be Rada Cutlery for sale, a bake table and a silent auction offering goods and services. A refreshment stand will be available serving hotdogs and beverages.

Advent Vespers Service – With joyful anticipation of the coming season, the Sea Coast Mission will have an Advent Vesper Service at 4:30pm on Sunday, November 27th at the Maine Sea Coast Mission headquarters, 127 West Street in Bar Harbor. The service is a contemporary, melodic, and participatory sung liturgy composed by Marty Haugen, and will include local musicians and singers, and though not familiar it quickly becomes an enriching and memorable worship experience. All are welcome, and there is no charge.

The Common Good Winter Community Meal events are back every Thursday, from noon to 2:00 p.m. The same great view, food, camaraderie and live music; come on down to 106 Seawall Road and bring your friends.


Keep in your prayers this week: Josh, Chelsea, Mark, Rick, Keith, Patty, Peggy, Rick, Nancy, Amanda, Betsy, Jonathan.

Military Casualties (November 9-11)

Afghanistan: Cody Norris, Theodore Rushing, Calvin Pereda, Johnathan McCain

Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew & St. John

Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the generous open hearts making accessibility for all a reality at St. John's. Guide us all, especially our Capital Campaign and Design & Construction Committees and Vestry, as we continue to seek funding for the planned expansion of the facilities. We thank you for the various trades and skills of those who work on the addition. Protect and guide them as they labor, that they may take pride in their accomplishments. 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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We have full-bodied worship: bow, kneel, sit, stand, kneel, hug, walk, and sometimes even raise your hands, cry, laugh, sing, shout, whisper, smell, taste, feel, touch, hold, see, and behold and on and on.

The Very Rev. Marilyn J. Engstrom, Diocese of Wyoming