Thursday, July 5, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




July 5, 2012



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pentecost 6

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

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


Psalm 123; Ezekiel 2:1-5; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13


Jesus shall reign where e’er the sun; We limit not the truth of God;

I come with joy to meet my Lord; O Spirit of the living God


Celebrant: The Rev Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Pete Welles

First Lesson and Psalm:  Anna Welles

Second Lesson: Spencer Ervin

Prayers: Ann Cox Halkett

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Elaine Theriault (10:00)

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

Flowers: Ellen Gilmore



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 10:00 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, 2:00, Susannah Jones's son, violinist Amos Lawrence and the Lichtenburg 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:

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!


St. Mary and St. Jude:

And There was Light: Beginning July 25, come to St. Mary’s by-the-Sea to discuss and learn from Jacques Lusseyran, who tells his story of participation in the French Resistance in spite of (and because of) his blindness, in And there was Light. The book is available through Amazon and local libraries, so, order now and plan to participate in this spiritually moving and insightful life. Class will be followed by Contemplative Evening Prayer which begins at 5:30 p.m.


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:

A Musical Evening is scheduled for July 27th.  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:  Julie Russelll, Marilyn O’Conner, Bill and Wanda Talmidge, Richard Shepherd, 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 27)

Afghanistan: Jason White, Stephen Prasnicki, James Skalberg Jr.


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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Where God’s unconditional love for all of us is celebrated every day.

Sen. Marge Kilkelly, Diocese of Maine











The new entrance to the offices