Thursday, January 31, 2013

News & Events from St. John's




JANUARY 31, 2013



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Epiphany 4

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


God the Omnipotent; Ubi Caritas;

O love, how deep; Spread, O Spread, thou mighty word


Psalm 71:1-6; Jeremiah 1:4-10; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30


Celebrant: The Rev. Persis Williams

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Floy Ervin

Chalice: Rita Redfield

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

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Floy Ervin



Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

February 7, 14, 28 – Holy Communion

February 21 – Morning Prayer



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Office Hours:

8:30-2:30, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

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 (cell) or 

Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699); Jr. Warden, Mary Mitchell (244-9951)


Fr. Tim will be away from January 31-February 13.






St. John:

Prayer Group meets on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 in the meeting room. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry, please join us. Rita Redfield (244-4025); Gen MacKenzie (244-7313).


St. Saviour:

Lenten Study: Julia Morris-Myers and Sarah Flynn will be offering a Lenten study on Kathleen Norris' Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith.  Do you struggle with the words of our faith, such as judgment, dogma, salvation or sinner? If so, this is the class for you!  Norris blends history, theology, storytelling and memoir in this fascinating book which encourages us to embrace ancient traditions and find faith in our contemporary world.  The class will meet on Fridays in Lent, beginning February 22, from 12-1 in the Rectory Library.  Please order your own book (used for as little as .01 on Amazon) and look for the vocabulary you'd like us to talk about. Please talk with Julia (667-9529) or Sarah (244-9496) for more information.  This is a great book and we anticipate lots of lively discussion!


FREE Community Valentine Pancake Supper! Shrove Tuesday, February 12 from 5-6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Any donations will benefit St. Saviour’s MDI Fire Fund which benefits fire victims on Mt. Desert Island.  Bring your family, friends, neighbors. ALL are welcome!


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 8:00 a.m.


Taize Service—February 3, an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taizé community (an ecumenical Christian monastic community of brothers) founded in the 1940's by Br. Roger in Taizé, France. The purpose of the prayer is to connect with God and foster reconciliation and peace among all people. Christians of all traditions share in this ecumenical prayer. The simple service consists of the song (using the simple chants of the Taize community), scripture, a service of light, an extended period of silence for meditation concluding with prayers for the world. For more information:


International Speaker: Wednesday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m., Mahesh Upadhyaya, International Partners in Mission Regional Director, South Asia, will share stories of Women in Development with particular emphasis on India and Nepal.





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Keep in your prayers this week: Fran Raymond, Peggy Walls, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Bettina Dudley, Marcy MacKinnon, John Chryssavgis, Paul Haertel, Keith Storm, Christina Baker Kline, Brenda Merritt, Julie Russell, and Joel Sipes. Pray for the safe return of Shawn Reed and Adam Holt, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.



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Jesus said “Feed my sheep,” but he didn’t specify that they be fed a narrow and rigid diet. Our Episcopal/Anglican approach to the sacrament of Penance is a good example: “All may, some should, none must.”

Dean George L. W. Werner, Diocese of Pittsburgh