Thursday, February 14, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




FEBRUARY 14, 2013



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lent 1

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


Now let us all with one accord; In Christ there is no east or west;

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord; At the name of Jesus


Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Fred Benson

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Benson

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Ken Cochrane

Chalice: Rita Redfield

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

Altar Guild: Dean Henry


Sunday, February 17 will be Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday. There will be a booklet of Lenten meditations available and a special collection will be taken to support this vital ministry in the world. Checks should be made payable to St. John’s with ERD in the memo section.  ERD has one of the highest ratings for non-profits through whom the dollars donated reach those who need it. Their administrative costs are among the lowest. For more information on the programs they support, go to


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

February 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)






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).


From Bach to Broadway—Saturday, March 9, 7:00 p.m., Soprano Bonnie Hersey and Stephen Sampson will present an evening of song. Suggested donation $10.00 at the door--ALL proceeds will help the Westside Food Pantry help others. What a lovely way to spend an evening!



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!


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.


Community Events

Island Connections needs volunteers! Island Connections seeks to provide free services to seniors, elderly and people with disabilities on Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands that will enable them to live independently and with a strong quality of life. If you would like to volunteer please call 288-4457.


Serendipity is looking for more clothing donations! They are accepting nearly new or slightly worn men's, children's and women's clothing of all sizes. Donations are accepted during their open hours. Call 288-2000.


Hancock County Medical Mission: (February 12) Arrived safely in Quito at 2 AM instead of 11 PM.  Delayed by a rainstorm and fog, circled QTO and then had to land in Guayaquil on the coast to refuel.  Quito cleared by then and we landed with all luggage and med bags but they're a bit wet.  Arrived at Hotel La Carolina 3:30 AM, breakfast they tell us will be at 10, just for us.  Bus trip sometime tomorrow to Salcedo, three hours south. That is all.  Thanks for your prayers. Ted  Spurling


Joyful Noise: Community Singing on MDI is singing in harmony for experienced and novice singers alike.  You don't have to read music, either.  We'll explore music from a wide variety of cultural traditions, and all songs will be taught in the oral tradition.  Meeting the second Thursdays of each month at the Common Good Cafe in Seawall, 6 - 7:30pm, and in Bar Harbor at the YWCA the fourth Mondays of each month, 7 - 8:30pm.  Contact or 244-0446 for more information.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Peggy Walls, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Bettina Dudley, Marcy MacKinnon, John Chryssavgis, Paul Haertel, Keith Storm, Christina Baker Kline, Brenda Merritt, and Julie Russell; and Dianne McMullan, Mary Mitchell, Jean Rohrer, Pamela Smith and other members of the Hancock County Medical Mission team who are working in Ecuador. 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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Women can be pastors and ministers, but only in the Episcopal church can they be priests.

Donna H. Barthle, Diocese of Central Pennsylvania



New coat rack (made by Ted Bromage)











New undercroft lights installed