Thursday, November 3, 2011

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




November 3, 2011


All Saints Day, Sunday, November 6, 2011

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


Psalm 34:1-10, 22; Revelation 7:9-17; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12


Celebrant: The Rev. Johanna-Karen Johannson

Usher: Fred Benson

First Lesson and Psalm: Chloe Hatcher

Second Lesson: Elise Felton

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood


12:30 – Holy Eucharist

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The church office has been demolished; therefore, Michele will work at home on Mondays (8:30-11:00); Tuesdays (8:30-2:30); and Thursdays (8:30-11:00). Then on Mondays and Thursdays (11:20-2:30) she will be in the undercroft. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).

“Fall Back” -- November 6

Remember to change your clocks

to Eastern Standard Time Saturday night.

MDI Episcopal Church Events

St. John’s:

Sunday 9:00 Forums: November 6: Susan Buell will talk about Frances Perkins, Labor Secretary under Franklin Delano Roosevelt; November 13: Discussion of parish concerns, updates on construction and collaborative search with St. Saviour’s for a priest-in-charge.

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 9 --Asking good questions

November 16--"Were not our hearts burning within us?"
Buying and reading (or starting to read) Transforming Evangelism by David Gortner is helpful but not required. It is available new for about $15 and used for about $7 at Contact Liz Graves at 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:

Contemplative Evening Prayer (with 20 minutes of silence) starts at 5:30PM at St. 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.

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!

Farmer’s Market: Salty Dog is still doing their farm delivery to Southwest Harbor on Fridays. Look for the blue truck with the white cab in the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust parking lot between 10 & 11am. You may pre-order by sending email to

Off the Turnip Truck: Hot peppers $.25 ea, potatoes - $2/lb (red, white, yellow, purple, and pink-purple swirly), beets - $2/bunch (large and small), scallions - $1/bunch, cabbage - $1.50/lb, garlic - $10/lb, garlic braids - $15 ea, green peppers - $1/ea, leeks - $3/bunch, winter squash - $1.50/lb, pie pumpkins, buttercup, and a few blue Hubbards for the adventuresome at heart, turnips - $2/bunch; Greens: 1/4lb - $3; 1/2 - $5 -- lettuce, swiss chard, kale; Herbs: $1/bunch -- dill (young and delicious), parsley, basil

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.

Believe Out Loud Workshop – Saturday, November 5, 10am–3pm, Cathedral Church of St Luke, 143 State Street, Portland. Please join us for a workshop to empower parishes to increase welcome, acceptance, and support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender folk. The workshop, led by John-Albert Moseley, will help you speak to people in your church about why it's important to welcome and include LGBT people in the life of your church communities. Participants will be given tools to engage in meaningful conversations about their inclusive beliefs and be introduced to the process for a parish to become a Believe Out Loud Congregation. You can register for the workshop and get more information at


Keep in your prayers this week: Josh, Chelsea, Mark, Rick, Ginny, Keith.

We give thanks for the life of Cecily Clark who died on October 24. Keep her family and friends in your prayers.

Military Casualties (October 22-November 1)

Afghanistan: Jordan Bastean, Edward Grace, Jason Barfield, John Lyons, Stephen Dunning, Carlo Eugenio, James Darrough, Christopher Newman, David Cabrera, Sarina Butcher, Christopher Gailey

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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My mind is Protestant and my spirit is liturgical. Where other than to the Book of Common Prayer can my worship go and still have both be happy? Phyllis Tickle, Diocese of West Tennessee