Thursday, March 22, 2012

Events & News from St. John Episcopal Church




March 20, 2012



Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fifth Sunday in Lent

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


Psalm 51:1-13; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33


God himself is with us; Lift high the cross; Guide me, O thou great Jehovah


Celebrant: The Rev Johanna-Karen Johannson

Usher:  Fred Benson

First Lesson and Psalm:  Ken Cochrane

Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel



12:30 – Holy Eucharist


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Church office hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays (8:30-2:30)

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (664-4237)

If you have questions or need assistance at other times,

call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Mary Mitchell (244-9951)




MDI Episcopal Church Events



Lenten Study with Debbie Little Wyman—Every Thursday 1-2 pm through the season of Lent, we welcome all to a time of short reading, silent meditation, and reflection. We will use Wondrous Encounters: Readings for Lent, by Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest and director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Copies are available, and participants are welcome to take one home for use between meetings. Please come and go as you are able.



On Sunday, April 1, at 3:00 pm the St. Saviour’s Festival Choir will present Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. This exquisite work will be accompanied by a small orchestra and organ. Solos will be performed by Marsha Lyons, soprano, and Geoffrey Knowles, baritone.  The program will begin with a movement for strings from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and will also include a duet from Bach’s cantata Wachet Auf featuring Amy Munson, soprano, and Paul Bartels, bass. The choir is directed by Julia Morris-Myers, organist and choirmaster at St. Saviour’s. Fauré completed the Requiem in 1888, shortly after the death of his father, and it was first performed at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris. Since then the Requiem has become one of the treasures of choral literature.  It departs from the standard liturgical text and depicts an intimate and transcendent view of death and life everlasting. There is no admission charge for the concert; however donations to St. Saviour’s Friends of Music will be gratefully received.



It's Easter Dinner Basket Time!
Please mark your calendars now to help with the Community Easter Dinner Basket Project. Items needed:
canned hams, canned green vegetables, canned fruit or fruit cocktail, canned carrots, canned or boxed potatoes, cranberry sauce, chicken broth, canned or packaged gravy, jello, cake mix and frosting, chocolate bunnies. The following schedule has tentatively been set for organizing the baskets:

·   Tuesday, April 3, 8:30 am -- set up tables and bring up canned goods

·   Wednesday, April 4, 9:00 am -- organize Easter Baskets/receive & organize dry goods        

·   Thursday, April 5, 3:00 pm -- pack baskets

·   Friday, April 6, 12 noon -- fill baskets with carrots and potatoes

·   Saturday, April 7, 10-11 am -- Easter Basket pick-up



Wednesday Lenten Soup Suppers: Quiet evening prayer at 5:30; simple soup supper at 6:00; Lenten class (Celtic Christianity) at 6:30; March 28 – Celtic Spirituality.



Holy Eucharist - Wednesdays – 7:00 a.m. followed by breakfast. Healing service on the fourth Wednesdays.

Best Ever Spaghetti Dinner: Saturday, April 14 from 5-7 p.m. at SWH Congregational Church, 29 High Road (off Clark Point Road). Homemade meat and vegetarian sauces, salad, bread and desserts provided by some of the best cooks on the island. Cost is $7/person or $25/family. Proceeds will benefit the Westside Food Pantry.


Free Meals Available in our community:

Each Monday from 3-6 p.m. Everybody Eats provides a free meal in the parish hall of St. Dunstan’s Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth.

Each Thursday from noon-2:00 The Common Good Soup Kitchen provides a meal at 566 Seawall Road in Southwest Harbor.

Each Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Soup Dinner at Holy Redeemer Church, 21 Ledgelawn Street, Bar Harbor.


Hospice Charity Auction; Spring Treasures!  Sunday, March 25, 1–3 pm at the Narrows Too Campground, Trenton. Catering by Chippers Restaurant. Entertainment by GSA Jazz Ensemble Intrepid. Admission $20. Tickets available through Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, The Grasshopper Shop, Camden National Bank, Ellsworth. Proceeds to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.






MDI Episcopal Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday, April 1

Church of Our Father: 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.

St. Saviour: 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.

St. Mary: 9:00 a.m.

St. John: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 2

St. John: 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Tuesday, April 3

St. John: 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Holy Wednesday, April 4

Church of Our Father: 7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

St. John: 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

St. Saviour: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Maundy Thursday, April 5

St. John: 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

St. Saviour: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

St. John: 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

St. Mary: 5:30 p.m. Supper, Holy Eucharist and foot washing

Good Friday, April 6

St. John: 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

St. Saviour: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

St. Andrew & St. John: 12:00 noon

Church of Our Father: 5:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 7

St. John: 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

St. Saviour: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

St. Saviour: 7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 8

Church of Our Father: 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.

St. Saviour: 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.

St. John: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

St. Mary: 9:00 a.m.

Easter Monday, April 9

St. John: 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Joel, Lois, Kay, Taylor, and Henry. Pray for the safe return of Adam Holt, Tracy and Troy DeGolyer, John Ourisman, and Carl Reed, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.


Military Casualties (March 1-15)

Afghanistan: Payton Jones, Conner Lowry, Edward Acosta, Jesse Grindey, Daquane Rivers, Clovis Ray


Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew & St. John                       

Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the generous open hearts making accessibility for all a reality at St. John's. Guide us all, especially our Capital Campaign and Design & Construction Committees and Vestry, as we continue to seek funding for the planned expansion of the facilities. 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.


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Because it’s one religion where laughing at our own absurdities is a basic spiritual discipline and we’re invited to rejoice in how much we have still to learn of God instead of how much we know.

L. William Countryman, Diocese of California




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