EVENTS & NEWS
February 23, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
First Sunday in Lent
8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at
Psalm 25:1-9; Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
The Great Litany; Lord, who throughout these forty days
Sing, my soul, his wondrous love; O love, how deep, how broad, how high
Celebrant: The Rev Johanna-Karen Johannson
Usher: Ken Cochrane
First Lesson and Psalm: Elise Felton
Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett
Prayers: Susan Buell
Chalice: Ted Fletcher
Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Rita Redfield (10:00)
Altar Guild: Margot
12:30 – Holy Eucharist
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Church office hours (February 27-28-29):
Monday 8:30-2:30 at home
Tuesday: 8:30-11:30 at home; 12-2:30 at church
Wednesday: 8:30-11:30 at home, 12:00-2:30 at church
You may contact
If you have questions or need assistance at other times,
call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Mary Mitchell (244-9951)
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori invites a focus on the Millennium Development Goals for Lent 2012. “I invite you to use the Millennium Development Goals as your focus for Lenten study and discipline and prayer and fasting this year. The Millennium Development Goals are truly reflective of several of the Five Marks of Mission.” A printed copy of her Lenten message is on the bulletin board in the undercroft and an audio is available at
The Bible Challenge –
Free Meals Available in our community:
Each Monday from 3-6 p.m. Everybody Eats provides a free meal in the parish hall of St. Dunstan’s Church,
Each Thursday from noon-2:00 The Common Good Soup Kitchen provides a meal at
Each Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Soup Dinner at
Tuesday, March 13, 5-6:30 p.m. Free Community Dinner at
Mardi Gras Festival and Island Dining – Tuesday, February 28th at Sips in
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Keep in your prayers this week: Beverly, Loretta, Jimmy, Louanne, Tom, Helmut, Joel, Lois, Kay, Lois, Kay, Taylor, Mel and family. Pray for the same return of Adam Holt, Tracy and Troy DeGolyer, John Ourisman, and Carl Reed, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.
Military Casualties (February 10-21)
Afghanistan: Osbrany Montes De Oca, Kyler Estrada, Jerry Reed II, Paris Pough, Ryan Hall, Nicholas Whitlock, Justin Wilkens, Julian Sholten, Allen McKenna Jr.
Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the generous open hearts making accessibility for all a reality at
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101 REASONS TO BE EPISCOPALIAN
Episcopalians try to love with the heart of Christ, think with the mind of Christ, and act as if we were the body of Christ.
Prof. Willis H. A. Moore, Diocese of
Almost under roof
Michele in the church office
WORD FROM THE HANCOCK COUNTY MEDICAL MISSION GROUP IN
February 19, 2012
Greetings to all/saludos a todos,
A relaxing day in Cayambe. Most of us opted to hang around and rest/relax after a busy day in Otavalo and Cotacachi yesterday shopping (to say nothing of the exhausting week of work in clinic and surgery teams).
As you know, the clinic teams go out each day to smaller towns (some of them quite small) and set up in whatever facility has been provided by the community and by interSALUD, our host organization. Fort the first four days we set up in small (cramped) subcentros, or clinics, complete with nurses and a doctor on duty. This is sometimes awkward, but it’s good to be able to ask local advice (social services, etc) of the doc on duty and they also have access to copiers and some medical equipment, not the least of which is exam tables and other furniture. But I think a lot of us prefer to set up in a school building, or a church, or a community hall (as we did on Friday) because to tell the truth we have more room and there is no existing medical infrastructure to stumble around and feel apologetic toward. And it’s a lot faster to set up because we don’t have to decide whom to displace for the pharmacy team, or inscription/vital signs, or where to put which doc. We simply get to work, after local volunteers hang sheets or tarps for privacy where needed and round up benches and tables.
We have about four health care providers this year in the clinics, depending on how they are counted. I’m translating for Dr Bob Walker of Blue Hill, and we also have Kathleen Kotas from the Ellsworth/MDI área. My daughter Marya (third-year med student) has been seeing patients under Kathleen’s direction, and Laura Hendricks, nurse practicioner is treating patients as well. Those three work in the same space and are covering a lot of women’s health, which is very much in demand here. Dr Bob sees just about everybody else and there is a lot of second-opinioning among the docs which I find very encouraging.
I haven’t worked with the surgery team this year (and I miss those guys) but it’s pretty much business as usual with a lot of hernias and gall bladders. Our clinic has referred a lot of cases to them, particularly varicose veins (some dangerous ones among the elderly) and I think three cases of undescended testicles in boys from 4 to 11. Tomorrow the surgery team has 12 cases scheduled but they do expect a few no-shows because of Carnaval (happens every year).
Speaking of Carnaval (equivalent of Mardi Gras) it’s getting a head start this year. Ash Wednesday comes this week on the 22nd, and the President of Ecuador has declared no-work days Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues. Right now I’m in an internet café in
I walked into town this morning with daughter Marya and Stephan, one of the teens with us (he’s here on a scholarship as a translator) and we hung out around the park listening to the music as well as watching the traditional dance troupes in front of the stage. I can hear it all still and there seems to be no stopping it until tonight. Occasional firecrackers going off and in general a good family time.
The dance troupes are a lot of fun to watch, with traditional costumes, indigenous dresses on the women and Spanish gaucho (cowboy) costumes on the men. Some of the troupes are children.
We met up with Charlie and Laura and Julia Hendricks and after a lot of music we went for lunch and by chance met with a few others from our group. Now back to
And Marya bought me a Che Guevara coffee mug. More on Che at last year’s blog post--
Yesterday, Saturday, we all went to nearby Otavalo, known for its Indigenous market. They close off all the streets in
There is a favorite café that we often go to called ?The Pie Shop? and as some of us went in (it’s very popular among Gringos even though it’s run by Ecuadorians) Dr Bob Walker bumped into some friends of his from Blue Hill (in fact, he had delivered one of their babies). Que pequeño el mundo. So he ate with them and had a chance to catch up. The lunch there was so good and filling that we didn’t have room for pie, and if that’s my biggest disappointment on the trip life is good.
A few anecdotes from the clinic team this week:
Dr Kathleen Kotas had a male patient who had had a craniotomy some time ago: a piece of skull the size of a poker card was missing, and as she was looking at his X-ray she asked him about it. He pulled the piece of skull out of his pocket and showed it to her! She said that she was so blown away that she forgot to ask for a photo.
At the inscripción desk, Phyllis Leeman was signing in patients, and for lack of a better description she wrote up one man as having “twisted elbow injury” . The man said that his arm was inside a cow and the cow fell over.
Other than that it’s pretty darn routine.
The music is still going on and I think I’ll go back outside and enjoy it. I love hanging around these central parks anyway and I think the city planning in Latin America is far superior to the
Tomorrow back to work.
For more info, keep tuning in to my blog for posts that go up automatically (today churches) as well as posts from last year by clicking the
Thanks for being there for your family member or friend, and please continue to pray for the group. We have had at least three illnesses where people lost a day of work (they are OK now), and ojalá (God willing) there will be no more.