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Announcements – March 3, 2019


Eighth  Sunday after Epiphany

Let’s welcome back Associate priest- the Rev. Lev Sherman and his wife, Ann.



Welcome to our new worship space! Please take home the information sheet about our seating experiment. We would continue to  want your feedback!Please feel free to read and add comments to the giant postits that are posted on the side wall facing North Maine. Markers are available on the side table. 

Today we are serving lunch at Columbia Street.  Please consider joining St. Pat volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up after church.  


Join us on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 pm for the Shrove Pancake Supper
This Wednesday, March 6 is Ash Wednesday, we will be hosting the Imposition of ashes service at 6:30 pm. This is an ecumenical service. Reception will follow in the Shamrock Room.



Lent is a time to pause and a time for reflection. For the first three weeks of Lent the Guiding Team will be displaying on the back wall of the Worship Space questions to reflect upon in your prayer time. This week in preparation  for Lent reflect on the word and concept of  DISCERNMENT.     


Faith Linking in Action is holding a Progressive dinner this evening beginning at 5:00 pm as a fundraiser. The cost of the tickets is $20, but don’t let the cost keep you away because there are free tickets available as well. The event will begin at the Unitarian Universalist Society on Park Street in Bangor, where we will enjoy appetizers.  Then, at 6:00 a main course of lasagna (including a gluten free option) ,  knotted garlic rolls, and salad will be served.  We will end with dessert at 7:00 at Redeemer Lutheran Church.   Come join us for a wonderful evening of food and socialization with neighbors and friends. Tickets are available through Mary Ann Perry, Lev Sherman, or Peggy Day.

Ushers have the New Personnel Information Sheet with important numbers for you.

Prayer list updates: Larry and Bonnie Puls are the new contact people for creating the prayer list.  If you would like to add or delete someone from the prayer list you can add your request in the common room or contact the Puls’ at or 942-1321 or find their contact information in the new green directory.

New church directory.  If you have not yet received the new green church directory,  please ask an usher for a copy.

St. Patrick’s is hosting the meeting of the Episcopal Committee on Indian Relations today  from 1 :00 to 4 :00 pm. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  This meeting is a joint one with the Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy.  Speaking is Paul Thibeault, the Managing Director of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, and Senator Michael Carpenter, Co-chair of the Judiciary Committee, that will be considering all bills pertinent to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act and most other legislation addressing Wabanaki-Maine relations. For further information, contact John Dieffenbacher-Krall at

The Maine Counsel of Churches Advocacy Days at the State House are March 25 and 26. See a flyer in the Common Room for details, and registration and if interested in going, check with Mary Ann Perry about carpooling.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is offering a series entitled INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM: What I wanted to learn about Islam and never asked.  The series is on four consecutive Thursday evenings which includes a simple meal.  The series is on March 14,21, 28 and April 4 at 6:00 PM (presentation begins at 6:45). There is no obligation to attend all four.   For further information,  pick up a flyer in the Common Room. All are welcome.  RSVP is necessary by phone to St. John’s: 207-947-0156 Or by e-mail to presenter Bill Voss:

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