Thursday, April 5, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




April 5, 2012



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

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


Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8


Jesus Christ is risen today; The day of resurrection;

Come away to the skies, my beloved, arise; Alleluia! The strife is o’er


Celebrant: The Rev Johanna-Karen Johannson

Usher:  Ken Cochrane

First Lesson and Psalm:  Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Spencer Ervin

Chalice: Rita Redfield and Elaine Theriault

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Elaine Theriault (10:00)

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood


Easter Monday

7:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer


12:30 – Holy Eucharist


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Vesta Kowalski

People of the Book: 21st Century Episcopalians and Their Prayer Book

April 15 -- What's in the Book?

April 22 -- What's Common about Communion?

April 29 -- What's Next?


Church office hours next week:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (8:30-2:30)

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (664-4237)

The Church office will be closed April 12-25

If you have questions or need assistance at other times,

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



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.


Flash In The Pans plays for Everybody Eats! Ramada Inn - 215 High Street, Ellsworth. Sunday, April 22nd at 3:00 pm. Bring your family, friends and a picnic chair to the building at the back of the Ramada and settle in for an afternoon of dancing and great entertainment by noted area steel band Flash In The Pans - always a hit wherever they perform! Refreshments available. Donations will be welcome for Everybody Eats, a Free Community Meal.


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.



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


Military Casualties (March 21-31)

Afghanistan: Jamie Jarboe, Dennis Weichel, Aaron Istre, Daniel Brown, William Wilson III, Joseph D’Augustine, Francis Imlay, David Taylor, Michael Palacio, Roberto Cazarez, James Dutton,


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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Our eighth Sacrament: Fellowship and Good Food

Amanda Demers, Diocese of Texas