Thursday, September 20, 2012

Events and News from St. John's




SEPTEMBER 20, 2012



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pentecost 17

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John


O Love, how deep, how broad, how high; Blest are the pure in heart

O Master let me walk with thee; Be thou my vision


Psalm 1; Proverbs 31:10-31; James 3:13:4-2, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Pete Welles

First Lesson/Psalm: Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Anna Welles

Prayers: Bob Theriault

Chalice: Sandy Watts

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

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: Scott Martin


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pentecost 18

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John


Alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord; How firm a foundation;

All who hunger gather gladly; Love divine, all love excelling


Paslm 124; Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50


Celebrant: The Rev. Ralph Moore

We welcome The Reverend Ralph Moore as our guest celebrant. Ralph is the founder, trustee and teacher at The Watershed School, an independent high school in midcoast Maine. He served as rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland from 1996-2007.

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Rita Redfield

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

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth

Flowers: Scott Martin



12:30 – Holy Eucharist


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Office Hours:

Monday – Tuesday – Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

[Michele will be away from September 21-October 5]

There will not be a weekly e-mail next week

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:

Dedication: Please join us on Sunday, October 7th at 4:00 p.m. when Bishop Stephen Lane will dedicate and bless the new addition to St. John the Divine.


St. Saviour:

The Folk Opera Natural Causes Killed Victor is part of St. Saviour’s outreach to the people of our island and our nation.  They hope to raise thousands of dollars for families on our island who cannot afford food and fuel.  The opera attempts to turn dead end American prisons into farms and trade schools. Performances: October 26 and 27 at 8:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Maine Seacoast Mission. Rehearsals: Sunday afternoons through October 21. Producer: Ron Goldberg.  Musical Director: George Swanson.  Information:, (415) 464-7744 or the parish office.


St. Mary and St. Jude:

Contemplative Evening Prayer, Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Chapel.


Church of Our Father:

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



Community Events

The MDI Hospital Auxiliary will hold their annual June Bake Sale on Monday, September 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in front of The First on Main Street. Many luncheon items will be available along with pies, cookies and all the special things that a bake sale brings! Baked goods and monetary donations are welcomed! The Auxiliary has recently pledged $50,000 to the new Women’s Health Center and appreciates the support of our community! Contact Mary Grindle at 288-2392 or Brenda Sprague at 288-5082, ext. 1198 to see how you can help!


Southwest Harbor Library Walkathon is set for Sunday, October 21st beginning at 1:00.  In past years the Food Pantry volunteers have formed a team of walkers and we're hoping you will do the same this year. We hope to raise $6,000.00 for the Library at the same time supporting healthy exercise along a beautiful route in SW Harbor. Packets, including sponsor forms, may be picked up at the Library.


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Paul, Brenda Merritt, Bob Jackson, Julie Russell, Jenny, Wanda Talmidge, Richard Shepherd, Drayton Grant, Emmet and 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 (September 15-16)

Afghanistan: Kyle Osborn, Bradley Atwell, Christopher Raible, Jon Townsend, Genero Bedoy, Joshua Nelson, Sapuro Nena


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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Anglicans can imagine the past and remember the future.

The Rev. Nayan McNeill, Ph.D., Diocese of El Camino Real










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