Thursday, November 10, 2011

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





November 10, 2011



Pentecost 22, Sunday, November 13, 2011

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


Psalm 123; Judges 4:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

Hymns: 621, 312, 617, 541


Celebrant: The Rev. Deborah Little Wyman

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson and Psalm: Mary Vekasi

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Mary Vekasi

Chalice: Floy Ervin

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

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood



12:30 – Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Debborah Little Wyman


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The church office has been relocated; 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 (11:30-2:30) 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).



MDI Episcopal Church Events


St. John’s:

Pastoral Presence: The Rev. Debbie Little Wyman will be at St. John’s on Thursdays from 12:30-3:30.

 Sunday 9:00 Forums: November 13: Discussion of parish concerns, updates on construction and collaborative search with St. Saviour’s for a priest-in-charge. (Susan Buell apologizes for being unable to present her class on Frances Perkins last Sunday. The session will be rescheduled for a later date.)

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 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.


The Common Good Winter Community Meal events are back every Thursday, from noon to 2:00 p.m. The same great view, great food, great camaraderie and great live music as has been served up for the last two years......... come on down to 106 Seawall Road and bring your friends.

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.


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

There will be a memorial service at St. John’s for Frank Barnes on Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m.

Military Casualties (November 1-5)

Afghanistan: Ari Cullers, Nickolas Daniels


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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Ours is not just a checkbook ministry. Episcopalians roll up their sleeves and help.

Agnes L. Haviland-Moore, Diocese of Connecticut