Thursday, October 11, 2012

News & Events at St. John's




OCTOBER 11, 2012



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pentecost 20

9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John





Psalm 22:1-15; Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31


Celebrant: The Rev. Debbie Little Wyman

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Susan Buell

Prayers: Elaine Theriault

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: ­­­­Susan Buell



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. JohnThere will be ONE service at St. John’s at 9:00 a.m.








Top of the Hill Restaurant closes their season and remembers "ours."   Profits from this Saturday night's dining at Top of the Hill Restaurant will be donated to the Westside Food Pantry as we prepare to open our new season in November.  Come for the annual Last Nite Celebration, Saturday, October 13th, 5 PM to closing and help the Westside Food Pantry while you enjoy this season-ending night at Top of the Hill.  Bring your family and friends!  Also, bring your cash or checkbook--no credit cards for this final night!


Westside Food Pantry Committee meets Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 PM at St. John.  This meeting will kick-off our Pantry season which opens the first Sunday in November.  We will review last year's numbers--both usage and financial--and announce some changes to operations for the upcoming season.  This committee is the "serving heart" of the Pantry, and we would like to offer an opportunity for new members to join us in this life-giving mission.  If you would like to join our "working committee", or know someone who might, come or bring them to the meeting.  You can call Dean (664-8615), or Susan (244-3124) to learn more about the Pantry and our work.


St. Saviour:

Taizé service at 7pm on Friday, November 16. The Taizé style of chant reflects both the simplicity of life of the abbey, and our community’s commitment to an all-embracing, ecumenical approach to ritual and prayer.


St. Mary and St. Jude:

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


Church of Our Father:

Ultreva-Plus: Saturday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. Praise and worship, witness speaker and participation, a chance to renew your vital union with Christ, Holy Eucharist, light lunch provided, grouping, come and join us, bring a friend, introduce them to Cursillo.


St. Dunstan’s:

Taizé service: Friday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m.


Community Events

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 to 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:  Christina Baker Kline, Malala Yousufzai, Shazia and Kainaat, Brenda Merritt, Bob Jackson, Julie Russell, Drayton Grant, Emmet and Betty Whittlesey, and Joel Sipes. Pray for the safe return of Shawn Reed, Adam Holt and Susan Falt, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.


Military Casualties (October 4-6)

Afghanistan: Milton Brown, Justin Marquez, Joseph Schiro


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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Two millennia of faith; four centuries of liturgy; comrades worldwide traveling in love the journey to God we each tread alone.

Peter Berry, Diocese of Bristol, England








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