EVENTS & NEWS
DECEMBER 12, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at
Comfort, comfort ye my people (67); O come, Emmanuel vs. 5-6 (56);
O Day of God draw nigh (601); Tell out my soul (438)
Psalm 146:4-9; Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
Celebrant: The Rev. Ted Kanellakis
Usher: Sandy Watts
First Lesson/Psalm: Spencer Ervin
Second Lesson: Ann Benson
Prayers: Ellen Gilmore
Chalice: Chloe Hatcher
Acolyte: (8:00) Jayne Ashworth (10:00) Chloe Hatcher
Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood
Vestry Member in charge: Jayne Ashworth
Coffee Hour: Floy Ervin
Thursday Holy Eucharist:
December 19 at 12:30
The Rev. Alice Downs
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8:30-2:30, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Fr. Timothy Fleck will be at
and at St. Saviour’s (288-4215) on Mondays and Wednesdays
He can be reached at 812-8362 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Warden, Bunny
Christmas Fair, Wreaths and Lunch:
Please bring your items for sale (baked goods, crafts, gifts, etc.) to the church on Friday.
Christmas Flowers/Wreaths: A sign-up sheet for donations to the Christmas flower/wreath fund is in the undercroft. All contributions are gratefully accepted. NO minimum! Folks should list the names of people they want remembered or honored. These names will be listed in the Christmas bulletins.
We have beautiful greeting cards made from a striking new photo of the church by Anne Wetzel, featuring the new red door. Suitable for Christmas cards, or any occasion. They are available for $2 each, 12 for $20, 20 for $30, with matching envelopes. They are in Michele’s office.
Thursday, December 19, 6:00, Vestry
A Thank You note from Anne Welles: “I know there are so many ‘worker bees’ behind the scenes keeping the ministry of our community going. Please share our love and appreciation to all who should be thanked for help given by parishioners at the time of the Memorial Service for Cuff Train.”
St. Saviour’s Parish at
.A service for “The Longest Night” will be held on Tuesday, December 17 at 6 pm in St. Saviour’s Chapel,
Gloves & Soup needed: St. Saviour’s is collecting warm, waterproof men’s gloves for Rev. Debbie Little-Wyman’s the Common Cathedral Church, plus canned soup for the Bar Harbor Food Pantry (they are OUT!) which can be put under the Outreach Christmas Tree in the Narthex. As you shop for food for yourself, remember the folks for whom every day is a struggle.
Book Study -- The Education for Ministry group is inviting anyone who is interested to join them on Tuesdays, January 14 and 21 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. to discuss two supplemental texts: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan; and And God Spoke: The Authority of the Bible for the Church Today by Christopher Bryan. Books can be obtained from the bookstore or library. If there is sufficient interest, we may be able to order some copies for individuals or for sharing if you are willing to help pay for them. Please let Sarah Flynn (email@example.com) at St. Saviour's or Jayne Ashworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) at St. Andrew &
Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm. Come, bring your family and friends to hear a delightful collection of Christmas favorites and a few new renditions by the Praise Band, Gospel Gents, Rachel and Dan Sieja, and more! Cookies, milk, coffee and tea afterwards in the parish hall. $3.00 suggested donation to help support youth ministries.
Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 followed by a light breakfast.
St. Mary and St. Jude
We are thankful for our new Rector, Jane Cornman, who has accepted our call.
Jane comes to us from the parish of St. Mary’s,
Jane and her husband Douglas have been married for 22 years. Their daughter Katie is a sophomore in high school, and their son Max is a freshman. The Cornman’s have been vacationing on MDI since 1990, and are thrilled to be permanently joining the island community. They will be accompanied by their golden retriever, Jack, and their cat, Zebra.
Island Connections needs volunteers! Island Connections seeks to provide free services to seniors, elderly and people with disabilities on
Serendipity is looking for more clothing donations! They are accepting nearly new or slightly worn men's, children's and women's clothing of all sizes. Donations are welcomed - call 288-2000.
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Keep in your prayers this week: Dan Schreiber, Don Tomayko, Tony Sousa, Violet, Ron, Edie Stanwood, Mary Parker, Amy Beal Church, Mary Jones, Bradford Fleck, Jean Martinez, Sylvia Gott, Sinclair Family, Boyd McFarland, Sarah Flynn, Joseph and Kimberly Pratt family, Ruth and Bob Zachary, Sachi Mallack, Carolyn Bowman, Martha Thompson, Karen Floyd, Lydia Thayer, Martha Masiello, Gary Dunlap, Kay and Bill Barney, Matt Fisher, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Julie Russell and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica. Pray for the safe return of Ryan Maynard, Nathan Gumm, and Ty Elkins who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.
With sadness I share the news of the death of the Rev. Anne L. Hunter, M.D., 70, of
Her obituary may be found here. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
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