Thursday, June 7, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




June 7, 2012



Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pentecost 2

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by the Lake

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


Psalm 138; 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35


We the Lord’s people; We limit not the truth of God;

As those of old their first fruits brought; God of grace, God of glory


Celebrant: The Rev Johanna Karen Johannson

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson and Psalm:  Elise Felton

Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane

Prayers: Chloe Hatcher

Chalice: Rita Redfield

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

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood



12:30 – Holy Eucharist


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Office Hours:

Monday – Tuesday – Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (644-4237)

If you have questions or need assistance at other times,

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






St. John’s:

Service at Sonogee: Sunday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m. Let Michael Shook know if you'd like to participate. (

Nametags – please remember to wear your nametags at church. This will make it easier for Tim and Bob to get to know your names. Contact Michele (664-4237) if you need a new one.

Garage Sale, Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16: As you read this we’ll be in the final throes of putting the 2012 Garage Sale together for the grand opening of this year’s event at Priscilla Trafton’s home.  The tents will go up on Thursday morning (please call Ted Bromage 244-3227 if you can help erect them). Open for business from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, we always appreciate any additional help you’d be willing to offer.  We especially need muscular souls throughout the day (mostly Friday) who can help lift and load some of the heavier objects into customer’s vehicles.  Please give Mary (244-9951) a call if you can help sell or load.

Quietside Fair @ St. John, Saturday, July 14th: The four-day Harbor House Flamingo Festival begins on Friday, July 13th, followed on Saturday the 14th by the Flamingo Parade, which will lead the community to our Quietside Fair @ St. John at 10 a.m.  Our visitors (and we hope customers) will find the Plant Sale, Basket Raffle, Silent Auction, Handicrafts, Antique Boutique, and the ubiquitous Treasure Trove open for business.  Besides the opportunities above, our guests can quaff lemonade and satisfy their hunger with pies and other baked goodies. This is a major fundraiser for our church and again, part of this year’s profit will go to the Hancock County Medical Mission.  Your volunteer help is always appreciated, and if you haven’t signed up yet, call Mary Mitchell (244 9951).


St. Saviour’s and St. John’s:

Congregational Care teams are invited to the St. Saviour's Choir Room at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 for a simple potluck supper and a conversation with Tim about our ministry so far and our plans for the future. This meeting is also open to those who were not able to attend the team building meetings of 2011-12 but have an interest in this ministry as a way to live out your calling as a member of one of our congregations.



St. Saviour’s:

Taizé service - 7pm on Thursday, June 21. The Taizé style of chant reflects both the simplicity of life of the abbey, and the community’s commitment to an all-embracing, ecumenical approach to ritual and prayer. The service moves gently, ebbing and flowing through its succession of chants, silent reflection, and the reading of scripture. Silence is key to the service, allowing you to be not only active in the voicing of your prayer, but contemplative in your openness to hear and experience the compassionate, forgiving Christ, whose image we see beckoning peace and reconciliation. Come experience another form of worship with members of the community.


St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s

2012 General Convention: Learn about the main issues that will be reviewed, discussed and voted on. Forums meet at 4 PM upstairs in the Parish Hall. (June 7) Introduction to General Convention and The Anglican Covenant: What is it? Will we endorse it? (June 14) Blessing of same gender unions – new liturgies to consider. (June 21) Proposed restructuring of the National Church – what’s up?


Church of Our Father

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

Thrift Shop: Good clean clothing is needed for their opening on June 16th.



Community Events:

Island Connections needs volunteers! If you are able to drive people, make friendly phone calls, or help at the office, whether it is often, seasonally, or infrequently, we need you.  Bar Harbor drivers to take people on short rides to appointments in town are particularly needed. Please call 288-4457 if you can help. Thank you.


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Shannon, Gen Mackenzie, George Swanson, 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 18-June 2)

Afghanistan: Michael Knapp, Jabraun Knox, Samuel Watts, Jesse Ozbat, Tobias Alexander, Ryan Wilson, Arronn Fields, Travis Morgado, Keaton Coffey, Cale Miller, Roberto Loeza, Eric Warren, Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, Tofiga Tautolo, Steven Sutton, Kedith Jacobs, Leroy Deronde III, John “Jay” Brainard III, John Pratt, Julian Chase, Nicholas Olivas, Sean Brazas, Joshua Witsman, Alexander Povilaitis, Gerardo Campos


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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We honor tradition but do not fossilize it.

Lee Canipe, Diocese of Virginia