Thursday, June 14, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




June 14, 2012



Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pentecost 3

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

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


Psalm 20; 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34


God is love; Now the green blade riseth;

Father, we thank thee; Love divine, all loves excelling


Celebrant: The Rev Timothy Fleck

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson and Psalm:  Ann Benson

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Rita Redfield (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel (8:00); Edie Stanwood (10:00)



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)

Fr. Timothy Fleck will be at St. John’s (244-3229) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

and at  St. Saviour’s (288-4215) on Mondays and Wednesdays

He can be reached at 812-8362 or 

Sr. Warden, Ted Fletcher (244-3115); Jr. Warden, 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.



Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16

40 Seal Cove Road

8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Quietside Fair at St. John’s, 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 at St. John’s at 10 a.m.  Items are needed for the Plant Sale, Basket Raffle, Silent Auction, Handicrafts, Antique Boutique, Pies & Baked Goods, and the ubiquitous Treasure Trove.  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 and contributions are always appreciated, and if you haven’t signed up yet to work, call Mary Mitchell (244- 9951).


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 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.

Our new Old Fashioned "Down East Yard Sale" will be the 3rd Saturday in July at the Hulls Cove Schoolhouse!  This will be a new venture for our Church and we are welcoming donations of household items and great Yard Sale finds. Please no electronics. 


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.


Lost and Found: a pair of tortoise shell sun glasses were left in St. John’s sanctuary on Sunday, June 10th. They are currently in the shelf underneath the guest book at the rear of the sanctuary.


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Margaret Blake, Edyie, Shannon, Gen Mackenzie, George Swanson (c/o Thayer, 66 Bellington St., Arlington, MA 02476), 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 (June 4-10)

Afghanistan: Vincent Ellis, Scott Pace, Matthew Fazzari, Brandon Goodine, Richard Kessler, Anthony Servin, Nathan Davis, Bryant Luxmore


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 welcome the faithful, the seeker, and the doubter.

Diana Smith, Diocese of Washington



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