EVENTS & NEWS
DECEMBER 6, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at
People look East; Comfort ye my people;
Once He came in blessing; Prepare the way, O Zion
Canticle 16; Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6
Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
Usher: Ann Benson
First Lesson/Psalm: Ellen Gilmore
Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty
Prayers: Elise Felton
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Chloe Hatcher
Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood
Flowers: Susan Buell
December 13, 12:30 p.m. – Morning Prayer
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8:30-2:30, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Fr. Timothy Fleck will be at
and at St. Saviour’s (288-4215) on Mondays and Wednesdays
He can be reached at 812-8362 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Warden, Ted Fletcher (244-3115); Jr. Warden, Mary Mitchell (244-9951)
Advent Discussion Group
Wednesdays, December 12 and 19—10:30-12:00
Come for some lively discussions around themes of Advent. Using poetry and our lived experiences, we will explore: Making space for God, Expectations of change, Living between “the world” and hope, and Possibilities for new birth. Facilitated by Sarah Flynn. No preparation required.
Christmas Fair: Saturday, December 8, 8:00 to 2:00. There will be a luncheon (chili, hot dogs, tuna salad sandwiches), baked goods, wreaths and other craft items for sale.
Prayer Group Formation: There will be a meeting following the January 6th 10:00 a.m. service to discuss the formation of a
Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols: Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 pm. This ancient season of hope and expectation will be explored thru readings and music. The service will feature anthems by the modern British and American composers Andrew Carter, Malcolm Archer, Daniel Gawthrop and Robert Powell. Peter Warlock’s Adam Lay Ybounden will be sung by Jay Emlen and there will be opportunities for the congregation to join in singing carols. Diana Brookes Brown will offer a flute prelude and descants on the carols. There is no admission charge to this program, but any donations received will go to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry.
Music for Advent and Christmas: Friday, December 14, at 12:15 p.m. Julia Morris-Myers, organ, and David Woolsey, oboe, will present a program that includes music by Bach, Telemann, Alec Rowley, Richard Hahn and others.
St. Mary and St. Jude:
Contemplative Evening Prayer, Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Chapel.
CrècheDisplay: Friday, December 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in Redfield Gallery on
Holy Eucharist and Breakfast, Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.; Healing Service on the fourth Wednesday.
Christmas Musical Event: Sunday, December 9, 2:30 – 4 pm at
Come hear the amazing musical talent of all our generations as they sing (and play) beautiful melodies old and new!
The Alzheimer’s Day program at the
The Sea Coast Mission once again welcomes the community to our annual Advent Vespers Service on Sunday, December 9th at 4:30pm at the
Southwest Harbor Community Holiday Celebration: Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th – craft fairs, shopping, Christmas tree lighting with Santa, caroling, cookie decorating, holiday card making, storytelling, photos with Santa, etc.
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Keep in your prayers this week: Ruth Cary, Jonathan Appleyard, Tina Baker, Christina Baker Kline, Brenda Merritt, Julie Russell, Emmet and Betty Whittlesey, and Joel Sipes. Pray for the safe return of Shawn Reed and Adam Holt, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.
Military Casualties (December 2-3)
Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the many generous open hearts whose donations will bring accessibility to all at
. Guide us all as the planned expansion of the facilities comes to reality. 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. St. John’s
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101 REASONS TO BE EPISCOPALIAN
We leave neither our minds, nor our hearts, nor our bodies at the church door..
Larry Graham, Diocese of