Thursday, August 16, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




August 16, 2012



Sunday, August 19 2012

Pentecost 12

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

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


Psalm 111; 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58


When morning gilds the skies; Singing songs of expectation;

I am the bread of life; King of glory, King of peace


Celebrant: The Rev. Mike Wheeler (8:00); The Rev. Ian Bockus (10:00)

Usher:  Jim Vekasi

First Lesson and Psalm:  Mary Vekasi

Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Rita Redfield (10:00)

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth (8:00); Mary Vekasi (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

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:

"Love Letters" will 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.


St. Saviour’s:

Summer Organ Series. The church’s Visser-Rowland tracker organ will be featured in concert on Fridays from 12:15-1:00 pm.  The line-up of notable artists is:

August 17:  Kevin Birch, Director of Music, St. John’s Catholic Church, Bangor.

August 24:  Julia Morris-Myers, Organist and Choirmaster, St. Saviour’s.

Proceeds will go to St. Saviour’s Friends of Music, a support group which provides funds for the upkeep of the organ and for special musical offerings at the church. The recitals will be followed by refreshments and tours of the historic building.  Admission is by donation.


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.


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:  Cuff Train, Ted Bromage, Patricia Garsoe, Bob Jackson, Bill Krueger, Margot Haertel, Julie Russell, Marilyn O’Conner, Jenny, Wanda Talmidge, Richard Shepherd, Drayton Grant, Betty Whittlesey, George Swanson, 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 7-10)

Afghanistan: Ethan Martin, Gregory Trent, Walter Gray, Kevin Griffin, Thomas Kennedy, Matthew Manoukian, Sky Mote, Ryan Jeschke, Gregory Buckley, Richard Rivera Jr., Scott Dickinson,


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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This is the only church that is as lovingly loony as your family.

Mary L. Lyons, Diocese of Olympia









Enlarging doorway into kitchen



More kitchen demolition