EVENTS & NEWS
July 28, 2011
Pentecost 7, Sunday, July 31st
8:00 – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
10:00 — Holy Eucharist at
Psalm 145:8-9, 15-22; Isaiah 55:1-5; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21
Celebrant: The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
Usher: Fred Benson
First Lesson and Psalm: Neela Zinsser
Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault
Prayers: Ann Benson
Chalice: Bob Theriault
Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00);
Altar Guild: Dean Henry (8:00); Margot Haertel (10:00)
Flowers: Susan Buell
12:30 – Holy Eucharist
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The church office will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you have questions or need assistance at other times, please call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Ann Cox Halkett (288-5832).
MDI Episcopal Church Events
Farmer’s Market: Held in
Kneisel Hall Young Artists in Concert at
Fundraising Recitals for the Westside Food Pantry at
· Monday, August 1st, 7:00--Song Recital--Soprano Rosalind Gnatt accompanied by Stephen Sampson will sing traditional folk songs of the British Isles arranged by Benjamin Britten and songs of
· Monday, August 8th, 7:00--Piano Recital--Pianist Deborah Swanger Fortier, of the Bar Harbor Music Festival, will play Chopin, Bach, Schubert, Grieg and one of her own compositions. Ms Fortier has been performing and teaching in the Northeast for over forty years. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Applied Arts in
Meditation group for practicing together every Monday from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Parish Library; led by Sandy Haggett. This offering is for those who have some experience in meditation.
Summer Organ Series: For four consecutive Fridays, beginning August 5, the church’s exceptional Visser-Rowland tracker organ will be featured in concert from 12:15-1:00 pm.
· August 5: Julia Morris-Myers, St. Saviour’s Organist and Choirmaster, performing works of Howells, Bruhns, American Craig Phillips and jazz-influenced composer Joe Utterback.
· August 12: Ann Sears (piano), Professor of Music at
· August 19: Ray Cornils,
· August 26: Douglas Beck, Organist and Choirmaster,
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (2008), by Tim Keller, on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Led by Holly Craighead, summer intern. The book is based on Jesus’ parable from Luke 15 that we know as “The Prodigal Son.” In his book, Keller opens up the mysteries of God’s amazing grace at the heart of our faith, and exposes the errors of both moral relativism and religious moralism.
St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s:
Contemplative Prayer/Book Study – Wednesdays. Study of the Gospel of Thomas is held at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Contemplative Evening Prayer (with 20 minutes of silence) begins at 5:30 pm. Led by The Rev. Patricia Rome Robertson.
Sunday July 31st – Transfiguration Hike up Cadillac, Picnic and Worship. Hike up or drive up!! The selection of the hiking trail up the mountain is yet to be determined. Meet at
Dine-Around Day – all day on Friday, July 29: A fund raising event for Island Connections, one of MDI's most necessary, volunteer driven, non-profit organizations which endeavors to improve quality of life for senior citizens and people with disabilities. MDI residents and visitors are encouraged to demonstrate their financial support for Island Connections by dining at participating restaurants on Dine-Around Day. How does it work? Restaurant owners participate by contributing a portion of their Dine-Around Day receipts to Island Connections. Some give a percentage of their receipts while others donate a flat amount. Newspaper ads and posters will include a list of all participating restaurants.
Partners in Peacemaking Festival: Sunday, July 31 from 11:30-1:00, the
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Keep in your prayers this week:
Military Casualties (July 5-12)
Afghanistan: Jeremy Summers, Lex Lewis, Christopher Camero, Frank Gross, Wyatt Goldsmith, Raphael Arrunda, Tyler Springman, Kenneth Elwell, Jabari Thompson, Edward Koehler, Kenneth VanGiessen, Brian Mowry, Omar Jones, Jacob Molina, James Christen, Benjamin Stevenson
Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew &
Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the spirit of ministry which is our heritage. We acknowledge your call to continue serving each other and the people in our community through open hearts and open doors. Guide us all, especially our Capital Campaign and Design & Construction Committees and Vestry, as we seek funding and plan expansion of the facilities, including accessibility for all at St. John. 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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