Thursday, August 30, 2012

Events and News from St. John's




August 30, 2012



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pentecost 14

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

Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

10:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer at St. John the Divine

10:00 a.m. – Joint Service at St. Saviour’s


Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23


Be thou my vision; Blest are the pure in heart;

Take my life; King of glory


Celebrant: The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold III

Usher:  Fred Benson

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Spencer 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

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 and St. Saviour’s:

10:00 a.m. Joint Service Sunday, September 2nd, at St. Saviour’s with The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold III, Presiding Bishop from 1998-2006. There will also be a 7:30 a.m. service at St. Saviour’s, an 8:00 a.m. service at St. Andrew’s, and a 10:00 Morning Prayer at St. John’s.

St. John’s has been asked to provide the fruit/veggie portion of the coffee hour for Sunday’s joint service with Bishop Griswald. Several people are out of town, have summer work etc. so if anyone who has plans to attend and would like to help out please call Dianne at 244-4582. Many thanks!


St. Mary and St. Jude:

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.


Church of Our Father

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


All Area Episcopal Churches are invited to join together at Suminsby Park on Sargeant Drive in Northeast Harbor at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 16th. The Rev. Patricia Robertson, Rector of St. Mary & St. Jude, will be the celebrant; The Right Rev. Stacy Sauls, Bishop of  Lexington from 2000-2011, and currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Episcopal Church, will preach. The service will be followed by a potluck picnic hosted by St. Mary and St. Jude. Hot dogs, buns and condiments will be provided as well as bottled water.  Please bring:   a chair, a dish to share (salads, finger foods, desserts) and your own dishes and cutlery.  Some extra chairs, dishes and cutlery will be available for those who forget or who have need.  Carpooling is highly recommended due to limited parking. 



Community Events

Serendipity is looking for more clothing donations!  We are accepting nearly new or slightly worn men's, children's and women's clothing of all sizes.  We also are happy to take shoes, purses, bags, hats, scarves and any jewelry (costume or otherwise). Please make donations during open hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 12-4, Thursday & Friday 12-7, Saturday 10-4, or call 288-2000.


Listening Presence is a regional and ecumenical training program of formation and education grounded in ones’ relationship with God. Are you someone who wants to reach out to people in our communities during times of loss, grief, stress or crisis? Do you want to listen and to offer your presence to others? This training could be for you. Sessions start Saturday, September 22 and end Thursday, October 18 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. Fees are $30 for materials and expenses and you may contact Rev. Priscilla Hukki at or call 667-7641 with any questions or to register. The class will be limited to 16, so register soon!


Everybody Eats presents a free concert by Flash In the Pans at the Ramada Inn, 215 High Street, Ellsworth, on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. Bring a picnic chair and be ready to dance! Refreshments available. Donations welcome for Everybody Eats - a Free Community Meal every Monday from 3-6pm at St. Dunstan’s Church - 134 State Street, Ellsworth.


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Brenda Merritt, Bob Jackson, Julie Russell, Jenny, Wanda Talmidge, Richard Shepherd, Drayton Grant, Betty Whittlesey, and Joel Sipes. Pray for the safe return of Adam Holt and Susan Falt, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.


Military Casualties (August 22-27)

Afghanistan: Louis Torres, Patricia Horne, Christopher Birdwell, Mabry Anders, Jessica Wing


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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Tired of hell fire and brimstone? Try incense.

Louie Crew, Diocese of Newark











New doorway into undercroft and new doorway into boiler room


Piano and pew reversed