Thursday, June 21, 2012

News & Events from St. John's




June 21, 2012



Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pentecost 4

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

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


Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; Job 38:1-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Jesus calls us o’er the tumult

Bless the Lord; We know that Christ is raised and dies no more


Celebrant: The Rev Deborah Little Wyman

Usher:  Fred Benson

First Lesson and Psalm:  Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Neela Zinsser

Prayers: Ann Cox Halkett

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Sandy Watts (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel (8:00); Margot Haertel (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. (


Deadline for July Net Tender – SUNDAY, JULY 24TH



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:

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.

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. St. Saviour's Parish, 41 Mt. Desert Street. Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Fine jewelry, collectables, gift certificates, art, Fiore oils, quilt, household items, clothing and much much more! Sorry, NO Early Birds!


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 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. 

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:

Come join us at this Friday's "Musical Evening", 7:00-9:00 at the home of Maude and John March, Peabody Dr., Seal Harbor.  On June 22 our guests will be the GOSPEL GENTS from the Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove.  Our own Bob Theriault and his group will be singing for us and then they will lead us in song!  The "Musical Evening" group meets monthly for the pleasure of gathering together to listen to good musicians perform for us and for an opportunity to sing together.  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:  Richard Shepherd, Robert Willis, Drayton Grant, Margaret Blake, 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 12-18)

Afghanistan: Barett McNabb, Trevor Pinnick, Joseph Lilly, Nicholas Fredski, Jarrod Lallier


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 promise to welcome you in Christ’s name. We will honor the gifts you bring. We will invite you into our community, or wish you well if you choose another path.

Dorothy Isabel Crocker, Huron, Canada