Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




April 11, 2012



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Second Sunday of Easter

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


Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31


He is risen; Through the Red Sea brought at last, Allelluia!

This joyful Eastertide; Jesus lives!


Celebrant: The Rev Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson and Psalm:  Ken Cochrane

Second Lesson: Elise Felton

Prayers: Ann Benson

Chalice: Chloe Hatcher

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

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Ginny Agar


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Third Sunday of Easter

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


Psalm 4; Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48


Morning has broken; We walk by faith; Now the green blade riseth;

Alleluia! Hearts and voices heaven-ward raise


Celebrant: The Rev Deborah Little Wyman

Usher:  Fred Benson

First Lesson and Psalm:  Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Ann Benson

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Chloe Hatcher (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage



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?


Joyous news!
The Vestries of St. Andrew & St. John and St. Saviour’s have called The Reverend Timothy Fleck of the Diocese of Lexington, KY as our new joint Priest-In-Charge.  We anticipate that Tim and his partner Bob Schmeler will move to MDI by the end of May and Tim will begin this new position then.
We look forward to this wonderful new relationship!


The Church office will be closed April 12-25

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (664-4237)

If you have questions or need assistance,

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


There will be no e-mail next week.





St. John’s:

Thursday Discussion with Debbie Little Wyman, from 1-2 pm; on the subject of the Resurrection. What does resurrection mean to me, to how I live, to how I anticipate my death? Come as you can. We invite topics for future Thursday discussions.


St. Saviour’s:

Thursday Conversation Group (9:30 - 10:30 in the Library with Debbie Little Wyman) will be using TS Eliot's Four Quartets for one more week.  Everyone is invited, whether you read it or not.  The Rev. Little Wyman will also be available in the Rectory Study from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Thursdays for anyone wishing a private conversation with a priest.


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets bi-monthly on Thursday mornings (weekly in the summer). For additional information or to join the group, please call Phyllis Partridge.


Church of Our Father

Holy Eucharist and Breakfast, Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.; Healing Service on the fourth Wednesday.


St. Dunstan’s:

Bunco Fundraiser – A FUNraiser for St. Dunstan’s, Saturday April 21st starting at 6:00 pm.  A potluck dinner will be available.  Fee is $10 per person to play.  Hosted by Jamie and Peg Rudolf-White at their home, 124 Windsor Way, Ellsworth. 


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.


Central Maine Integrity Chapter Meeting: April 15 at 1:00 PM. Pot Luck Luncheon and Meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer Street. Augusta. You are invited to join us as we discuss how to be an inclusive, welcoming church to all people.

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:  George, 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 (April 3-7)

Afghanistan: Christopher Bordoni, Christopher Brown, Jeffrey Rieck, Nicholas Rozanski, Shawn Hannon, Antonio Burnside, Trevor Stanley


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 theology is an art form, not a law book

Paul Gibson, Diocese of Toronto









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