Thursday, June 28, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




June 28, 2012



Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pentecost 5

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

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


Psalm 130; 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43


Praise my soul, the king of heaven; Precious Lord, take my hand;

For a thousand tongues to sing; Alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord


Celebrant: The Rev Timothy Fleck

Usher:  Jim Vekasi

First Lesson and Psalm:  Mary Vekasi

Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Prayers: Elise Felton

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

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

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage (8:00); Mary Vekasi (10:00)

Flowers: Susan Buell



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 (664-4237)

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:

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).

Summer Recitals to benefit the Westside Food Pantry:

Thursday, July 5th, 4:00, the instructors from the Arthur Russell String Camp in recital

Sunday, July 29th, 7:00, Susannah Jones's son, violinist Amos Lawrence and the string quartet

Wednesday, August 8th, 7:30, pianists Deborah Fortier and Stephen Sampson

Friday, August 31st, 7:00, vocalist Rosalind Gnatt and pianist Stephen Sampson


St. Saviour’s and St. John’s:

Nametags – please remember to wear your nametags at church. This will make it easier for Tim and Bob to get to know your names.


St. Saviour’s:

Silent and Chinese Auctions and Yard Sale to benefit the Outreach Programs of St. Saviour's Parish. Saturday, June 30 from 9-2, Sunday, July 1 from 11:30 to 3pm. Fine jewelry, collectables, gift certificates, art, Fiore oils, quilt, household items, clothing and much much more! Sorry, NO Early Birds!

West Indian Eucharist Sunday, July 8, 7:00 PM.  Many of the folks who come to MDI for the summer work on Sunday mornings, and many of these folks come from Jamaica or other parts of the Caribbean.  In order to welcome these folks into our community St. Saviour’s will be hosting a special service of holy Eucharist, with music and preaching provided by members of the local West Indian community.  All are welcome!



Church of Our Father

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

Our new Old Fashioned "Down East Yard Sale" will be July 21st 9:00 to 2:00 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. 

Cellist Toshi Kono and the Hulls Cove Virtuosi are once again giving a recital at 7 pm on the evening of Friday, July 20, in the Church.  Compositions by Bach, Schumann, Chopin, and Brahms… AND (for a taste of something unusual!) a selection of Japanese songs. 


Community Events:

Next month's "Musical Evening" will be on July 27.  David Schildkret, music director of the Mount Desert Summer Chorale, will talk on "Musicians on MDI" and we will be lead in song by Bob Myers. Our hosts, in Southwest Harbor, will be Alice Downs and Dean Henry.  EVERYONE is welcome.  Please contact Susan Buell: or Stephen Sampson: for more information and directions.


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Bill and Wanda Talmidge, Richard Shepherd, Robert Willis, Drayton Grant, Shannon, Betty Whittlesey, George Swanson, 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 19-26)

Afghanistan: Jose Rodriguez, Ryan Rawl, Matthew Thomas, John Meador II, Eugene Mills III, Steven Stevens II, Paul Voelke, Hunter Hogan, Niall Cotisears, Matthew Leach


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 celebrate a Christmas Season and not just a Christmas Day.

The Rt. Rev. Jack M. McKelvey, Diocese of Rochester




Trim and doors!