Thursday, August 23, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




August 23, 2012



Sunday, August 26 2012

Pentecost 13

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

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


Psalm 84; 1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69


I come with joy to meet my Lord; Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round;

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord; Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Pete Welles

First Lesson and Psalm:  Margot Haertel

Second Lesson: Anna Welles

Prayers: Chloe Hatcher

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Elaine Theriault (10:00)

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

Flowers: Betsy Hewlett



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 and an 8:00 a.m. service at St. Andrew’s


St. Saviour’s:

Summer Organ Series. The church’s Visser-Rowland tracker organ will be featured in concert on Friday, August 24th, from 12:15-1:00 pm.  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 recital will be followed by refreshments and tours of the historic building.  Admission is by donation.


St. Mary and St. Jude:

All-MDI-Episcopal-Church gathering at Suminsby Park, located on Sargent Drive in Northeast Harbor, will be held on Sunday, September 16th.  The service will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by a picnic.  

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:  Brenda Merritt, Ted Bromage, Cuff Train, 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 15-18)

Afghanistan: Eric Holman, Brian Hornsby, Suresh Krause, Sean Carson, Patrick Feeks, Richard Essex, Luis Galbreath, David Warsen, Michael Demarsico II, Darrel Enos, Gregory Copes, James Justice, David Williams, Coater Debose


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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Prayer that is time tested.

Cynthia McLeod, Diocese of East Tennessee