Growing in God's Love as an Open, Caring Community

Announcements – June 2, 2019

We would like to welcome the The Rev. William Blaine Wallace who is our celebrant this morning.  


In this time leading to the season of Pentecost, the St. Patricks Living Local: Joining God Guiding Team would like everyone to think about their answer to this question: “How are you engaging WITH others in the world?”  Write ways you as a person of faith are being WITH others on the stickies provided on Sunday and place them in the collection plate.

 

 

 

Our Easter Season Meditation Service is this Thursday, June 6 @ 6:30. Our theme is “Hope”
“In this Season of Easter we renew our faith as people of hope. We receive the word of God for the light times and for the dark times, and we commit ourselves to be with him wherever he leads us.”
Join us for this peaceful moment in time.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate our being.”

                                         … Pope John Paul II 1986 upon visiting the Community at Taizé                               

 

The consecration of the 10th Bishop of Maine, the Rev. Thomas Brown, will be held at St. Luke’s Cathedral at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 22. There are still 4 tickets for viewing the consecration on a live stream, which the bishop says will be of “high quality.”  These tickets get you into the cathedral,  but will be seats in a viewing room and you will be able to attend the reception afterwards on the cathedral grounds. Ask Father Rick for the ticket.

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Revival, June 23rd

Presiding Bishop Curry will be  preaching at a revival the day after the consecration of our new bishop. This event takes place at the Temple in Old Orchard Beach, Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 AM.  

If you plan to go, you must register.  Go to Episcopalmaine.org and follow the links to registration.   All are welcome and you, as registered, may bring up to 3 guests. Bishop Curry is an amazing and inspiring preacher and we are gifted to have him here in Maine for this event. There will be more information out at St. Patrick’s, including the possibility of ride hare.

Where does the loose offering in the plate go?  The Outreach Committee would like to remind folks that the  the  loose plate offering on the second Sunday of the month goes into the  Outreach fund.   On the  third Sunday  of the month it goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. On other Sundays it goes into the general fund.

Faith Linking in Action 

  • Our Transportation for Allgroup is bringing the voices of bus riders and drivers to be heard by the City of Bangor and Stantec as the transit study continues. For more info or to get involved, contact Darcy@foodandmedicine.org. The regular meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month at Peace and Justice Center, Harlow Street, Bangor. 
  • The childcare/Jobs Team meets the second Tuesdayof each month at 6pm at First United Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor. 
  • Our Food Access Committeeis busy planning this year’s gardens – we planted some seedlings last week, while others have been growing in the FAM/EMLC greenhouse. Garden builds are scheduled for the next few weeks. For more info, contact Adam@foodandmedicine.org. 

 

Coming soon! Food AND Medicine Solidarity Harvest Auction will be June 29 at 4:30 at FAM, 20 Ivers Street, Brewer. Already many amazing items up for bidding…local restaurant coupons and scenic airplane ride around MDI, performing arts tickets, hand made items and homemade foods, sports items, etc. All proceeds support the November Solidarity Harvest Thanksgiving  Basket program.

 

Artful Spirit Connection News:

Check out the new photo exhibit by Old Town resident Kelly A. Neptune. Kelly’s spirit shines in each of her 14 digital images of nature. The exhibit is located in the Shamrock gallery (downstairs) at St. Pat’s. You may recognize Kelly. She has been special musical guest playing native flute most recently at the Easter Vigil.  This exhibit will run from June 2-July 15, 2019. Check it out during coffee hour. Call 207-989-1308 to schedule a showing during the week. 

Art N Play: Experiment in Watercolor has been rescheduled for September 28 from 10 am to 12 noon. For more information check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2330166030589182/  or speak to Paula Baines.

Coffee hour sign up.  Please consider volunteering to provide simple fare during coffee hour. There are dates open.

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 bonniepuls@aol.com or 942-1321 or find their contact information in the new green directory.