Thursday, July 19, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




July 19, 2012



Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pentecost 8

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

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


Psalm 89:20-37; 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56


Christ is made the sure foundation; In Christ there is no east or west

Just as I am; Christ for the world we sing


Celebrant: The Rev Lynn Orville

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson and Psalm:  Margot Haertel

Second Lesson: Chloe Hatcher

Prayers: Ann Benson

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Chloe Hatcher (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)

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

Flowers: Chloe Hatcher



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)



The Basket Raffle was a great success thanks to the crafty hands and clever minds of so many. Kudos to Jayne, Karen, Michele, Ann Kidder, Sarah, Chloe, Betsy, Marilyn, Mary Mitchell and cousin Linda Ramsdell, Barbara, Sue, Judy, Wanda, Dottie, Jean, Edie and Ida, Elaine, Mary V., Peggy, Doris, Anna, and Anne W. A really big thanks to Rebecca and Barbara Campbell for wrapping, labeling and general do-gooding and Ticket Sellers extraordinare Pamela, Sarah and Vesta.  Thanks to you all.

Peace, Dianne






St. John’s:

Summer Recitals to benefit the Westside Food Pantry:

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:

Organ Concert:  Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm, St. Saviour’s will present the dazzling concert organist Nathan Laube.  A star among young classical musicians, he has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers.  A native of Chicago, Nathan began piano study at age 5 and later studied piano, organ and music theory at the Chicago Academy of the Arts.  He is a 2009 graduate of the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Nathan’s vast repertoire spans the works of pre-Baroque to living composers and he has become known for his colorful and virtuosic transcriptions of orchestral works by Bach, Mahler, Rossini and Strauss. 

Just prior to his concert in Bar Harbor Nathan will have performed at the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Nashville and later this summer will be playing the massive instrument in the Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove, New Jersey.  On his program at St. Saviour’s Nathan will play a wide variety of repertoire to show off the church’s colorful, 3 manual, tracker action Visser-Rowland organ.  Built in 1977, it is one of the finest organs in the area.

Admission to the concert is by donation, with a suggested amount of $20 for adults and $10 for those under 18.  A reception will follow, with an opportunity to meet Nathan and a chance to see St. Saviour’s organ up close.  The church is handicap-accessible. For more information please visit the church’s website or call the church office, 288-4215.


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, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 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 Russell, Marilyn O’Conner, Jenny, 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 13-16)

Afghanistan: Michael Ristau, Erik May, Carl Hammar, Nicholas Taylor, Sergio Perez 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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