Thursday, July 12, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




July 12, 2012



Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pentecost 7

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

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


Psalm 24; 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29


Come, thou fount of every blessing; There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

One bread, one body; We know that Christ is raised


Celebrant: The Rev Timothy Fleck

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson and Psalm:  Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Neela Zinsser

Prayers: Peggy Engel

Chalice: Chloe Hatcher

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Chloe Hatcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth (8:00); Dean Henry (10:00)

Flowers: Floy Ervin



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 tomorrow, 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.  This is a major fundraiser for our church and again, part of this year’s profit will go to the Hancock County Medical Mission.  If you would like to help – just come and volunteer your time.

Large mason jars are needed for the Basket raffle table. Bring them in today or tomorrow.

We also seem to be missing one of the black cased pop-up tents.  If you borrowed it, please return ASAP!

THANK YOU! We had a wonderful team gather on Wednesday morning that set up tents, tables and stands for the fair. Led by Dean Henry with Rod Lucas, Sarah Flynn, John & Dottie Ritsko, David MacDonald's tent, with transportation by Paul Haertel's pick-up we did it all in just 3 hours. Thank you so much for your being there with smiling faces, thoughtful minds and willing hands.  Ted Bromage & Mary Mitchell

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, Amos Lawrence and the Lichtenburg Quartet

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:

Sing -it-Yourself: Handel's "Messiah", hosted by the Mt Desert Summer Chorale at St, Saviour's Parish, Sunday, July 15, 7:00.  Bring your own score. David Schildkret, conductor; Clayton Smith, piano. Donation requested to defray costs and to support the chorale.  ALL are welcome--Come SING!


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.

FREE Ice Cream Socials in front of the Museum in Northeast Harbor every Thursday through the summer from 4-5 pm. Ice cream and cones are generously donated by The Docksider. All donations received are for the island food pantries.

Love Free or Die will be shown on Thursday, July 26 at 4 PM in the Parish Hall. Everybody is welcome. This movie is about change, commitment and courage on many different levels and it is worth seeing wherever you stand on the issue of Gay Marriage. Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since.  Love Free or Die follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history


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.


The Bar Harbor Food Pantry was recently granted funds through the JMG Youth Program to purchase a new refrigerator that will house fresh produce donations.  Any gardeners finding themselves with excess produce, or anyone who like to grow some extra produce to donate, please contact Kate at 288-3375 or write to to find out the best way to coordinate a delivery.  We thank you for your support!


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the law of the land but how will it impact health care in our community? Please make plans to join MDI Hospital President/CEO Art Blank for a breakfast discussion about the future of health care on Mount Desert Island under the ACA. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:30 am to 9 am, at Birch Bay Retirement Village Crooked Road, Bar Harbor. This program is being offered as a public service of MDI Hospital and is limited to 50 people. Due to anticipated interest, reservations are required. Kindly respond by July 20 to Bill Swain at 207.801.5071 or to


Upcoming fund-raisers for the Westside Food Pantry:

"Love Letters" to be performed Monday, August 20th by Chloe Hatcher and Phil Fox at St. John Church--donation at the door for the Westside Food Pantry and Quietside Friends.

Seal Cove artist, Judy Taylor, has donated her original painting, "The Bluffs", to be raffled off for the food pantry


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Julie Russelll, Marilyn O’Conner, 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, and Carl Reed, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.


Military Casualties (July 3-11)

Afghanistan: Cody Moosman, Roberto Rodriguez Jr., Bruce MacFarlane, Juan Navarro, Jonathan Batista, Ricardo Seija, Erika Alecksen, Clarence Williams III, Cameron Stambaugh, Alejandro Pardo, Trevor Adkins, Sterling Wyatt


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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In the Episcopal Church doubt is so okay that we name some parishes “St. Thomas.”

Louie Crew, Diocese of Newark