Thursday, August 2, 2012

News & Events from St. John's




August 2, 2012



Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pentecost 10

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

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


Psalm 78:23-29; 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35


Not here for high and holy things; Take my life;

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love; Guide me, O thou great Jehovah


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson and Psalm:  Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel (8:00); Edie Stanwood (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 (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:

"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.


St. Saviour’s:

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

August 10: Ray Cornils, Portland Municipal Organist and Director of Music, First Parish  Church, Brunswick.  Mr. Cornils will be performing works by David German, John Knowles Paine, Noel Rawsthorne and others.

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.


West Indian Eucharist Sunday, August 12, 7:00 PM.  Many of the folks who come to MDI for the summer work on Sunday mornings, and many of these folks come from Jamaica or other parts of the Caribbean.  In order to welcome these folks into our community. St. Saviour’s will be hosting a special service of holy Eucharist, with music and preaching provided by members of the local West Indian community.  All are welcome!


St. Mary and St. Jude:

Casserole Sale: This year instead of the summer fair, the Episcopal Church Women are sponsoring a fund-raiser for local non-profits in Northeast Harbor. On Thursday, August 16, they will be selling casseroles on the lawn in front of Carter’s Real Estate, from 9:00-10:30. Casseroles can serve 4, 6, 8 or 12 and will be priced at $5 per serving.

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.

Transfiguration Service: Sunday - August 5.  Hike up or drive up Cadillac Mountain!  Meet at Church of Our Father at 2:30 pm and carpool to the hike start point of the North Ridge Trail (so no one will have to retrieve their vehicles after the service). The ending point will be the Blue Hill Overlook. The Summit Fellowship Dinner will be held at 5:30 pm at the Blue Hill Overlook.  We will then attend the Sunset Service held by the Ministry in the National Park organization.  BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinner)---Dessert and Drinks provided.  Bring  water! This event is OPEN TO ALL. For more information: 667-5087.




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Keep in your prayers this week:  Ron Rowland, 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 (July 26-29)

Afghanistan: John Hansen, Sean Jacobs, Theodore Glende, Benjamin Pleitez, Bobby Estle, Jose Belmontes, Jonathan Gifford, Daniel Price


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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As an Anglican I can be myself. I can be authentic and feel accepted and respected.

Glauco Soares de Lima, Bishop Primate of Brazil















Moving into the new rooms and packing up the kitchen!