Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




May 16, 2012



Sunday, May 20, 2012

Seventh Sunday of Easter

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


Psalm 1; Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19


Hail the day that sees him rise; When Christ was lifted from the earth;

We are all one in mission; Crown him with many crowns


Celebrant: The Rev Ted Kanellakis

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson and Psalm:  Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Rita Redfield (10:00)

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Susan Buell


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day of Pentecost

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

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: Ginny Agar

10:00 a.m. – Joint Service at St. Saviour’s

Remember to wear your Nametags!


Psalm 104:25-35, 37b; Acts 2:1-21;

Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15


Celebrant: The Rev Timothy Fleck

Greeter:  Chloe Hatcher

Reader:  Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Trinity Sunday

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by the Lake

Remember to wear your Nametags!


Psalm 29; Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17




Celebrant: The Rev Timothy Fleck

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson and Psalm:  Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Dean Henry

Prayers: Ann Cox Halkett

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)

Altar Guild: Dean Henry



12:30 – Holy Eucharist


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The office will be closed until June 6:

If you have questions or need assistance,

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


-- There will be no e-mail for two weeks --




St. John’s:

Clean Up at St. Andrew’s – Saturday, June 2nd has been set for this, but if you wish to go any other day, please do so.

Thursday Discussions from 1-2 pm with Debbie Little Wyman (May 31) and with The Rev. Johanna Karen Johannson (May 17, 24). Come as you can.

Nametags – please remember to wear your nametags at church once Father Fleck arrives. This will make it easier for him to get to know your names. Also take your nametag with you to wear at the May 27th joint service at St. Saviour’s.

June 3rdThere will be ONE service at 10:00 to celebrate Father Fleck’s first service at St. Andrew by the Lake.

Deadline for June Net Tender: June 3rd.

Garage Sale, Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16 will be held at the Trafton homestead. On Thursday the 14th we'll need a good strong group to erect tents and set up tables, and on Friday and Saturday a few of the strong are needed to move goods in and out for display.  Beforehand, we'll need people to price items, and during Friday and Saturday plenty of helpers on the “sales floor.” No experience required, just a joyful spirit. Please contact Mary Mitchell, 244-9951.


St. Saviour’s:

Clergy presence: The Rev. Debbie Little Wyman (May 31) and The Rev. Johanna Karen Johannson (May 17, 24) will be available for open conversation in the library from 9:30-10:30.


St. Saviour’s and St. John’s:

Joint Service – Sunday, May 27 – 10:00 a.m. at St. Saviour’s followed by a reception to welcome The Rev. Timothy Fleck and Bob Schmeler.


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s

The 2012 General Convention of the Episcopal Church Adult Forums resume with a review of this important National Church meeting and the main issues that will be reviewed, discussed and voted on.  Come to find out what’s up for your church!

May 20 – Proposed restructuring of the National Church – will we undertake this?

Forums meet after 9 am worship upstairs in the Parish Hall and last 45 minutes to an hour.


Church of Our Father

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

Cleaning Out Closets:  "Waste Not, Want Not Thrift Shop" is now accepting good clean clothing and linens for the shop. Opening day is June 16th on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Wednesday evenings from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Please leave donations in the Parish Hall during May, June and throughout the summer at your convenience. Call 664-0116 for more information. Thank you!


Community Events:

Serendipity, the clothing resale shop that benefits the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, has moved to downtown Bar Harbor. They are now located next to the fire station and has expanded hours for both shopping and volunteering. If you are interested in helping at Serendipity, please contact Kathe Simons at or 288-2000. The next volunteer training day is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 from 1-3 p.m. Serendipity is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays (12:00-4:00), Thursday and Fridays (12:00-7:00) and Saturdays (10:00-4:00) Please stop in and see the new store!


Touch A Truck, Saturday May 19th from 10am-2pm is the annual Touch A Truck event held at the Bar Harbor Airport. Fun for the whole family! Come see the inside and outside of more than 50 vehicles! Earthmovers, excavators, diggers, rescue vehicles, fire trucks, 18-wheelers, limousine, ambulance, snow plow, cherry picker, dump truck, bulldozer and many more humongous vehicles! This is a great fundraiser for the Harbor House Children's Center Scholarship fund and the Westside Food Pantry.


Memorial Day Community Cookout: The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor will kick off the unofficial start of the summer season and celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs will be served on the Town Green following the parade and Memorial Day ceremonies.



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Keep in your prayers this week:  Shannon, Gen Mackenzie, George Swanson, Tracy DeGolyer Kaufman, Henry Thebaud, and Joel Sipes. 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 (May 7-13)

Afghanistan: Jacob Schwallie, Chase Marta, Dustin Gross, Jorge Velasquez, Brian Walker, Richard McNulty III


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

Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the many generous open hearts whose donations will bring accessibility to all at St. John’s. Guide us all as the planned expansion of the facilities comes to reality. 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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