Thursday, February 28, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




FEBRUARY 28, 2013



Sunday, March 3, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Lent 3

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


We sing of God; O Food to pilgrims given;

Rock of Ages; Before thy throne, O God


Psalm 63:1-8; Exodus 3:1-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: _______

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Jayne Ashworth

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage


Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Lent 4

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


O Bless the Lord my soul; What wondrous love is this?

Shepherd of souls; Just as I am


Psalm 32; Joshua 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3


Celebrant: The Rev. Johanna Johannson

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Spencer Ervin

Second Lesson: Elise Felton

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood


Sunday, March 17, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Lent 5

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


Surely it is God who saves me; In the Cross of Christ I glory

Let thy blood in mercy poured; I sing the almighty power


Psalm 126; Isaiah 34:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Mike DaCosta

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Candace DaCosta

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Dean Henry


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

March 7, 14, 28 – Holy Communion

March 21 – Morning Prayer


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Office Hours:

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

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator

(Michele will be out of the office until March 18)

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:

Calendar of Events:

Service at Sonogee – Sunday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.

Prayer Group – Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 in the meeting room.

FIC – March 12, 5:00 p.m.

Vestry – March 21, 6:30 p.m.

St. John Singers – March 11 and 25, 5:00 p.m.


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!

The Mystery Questionnaire
John’s received one Stewardship questionnaire with no name on it -- the person checked off interest in Flower Committee, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and Pastoral Care Committee.  Working with the PCC, I've gotten in touch with the others who signed up to help -- would like to know who else did --as I'm sure the Flower Committee and Fr. Tim would like to know also. (Joan Bromage) 


A festive potluck supper to celebrate the marriage of Tim and Bob will be held at Bill Baker’s home, in Bass Harbor on Wednesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. Please bring the beverage of your choice and either hors d’oeuvres, main dish or salad to share. RSVP to Joan Bromage (244-3227) or . Questions, call Bunny Watts (244-3699) or


St. Saviour:

Lenten Study: Julia Morris-Myers and Sarah Flynn will be offering a Lenten study on Fridays from 12-1 in the Rectory Library, 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.  


St. Mary and St. Jude:

Prayer, Soup and Study:  Wednesday Evenings in Lent. 5:00 pm – Contemplative Evening Prayer, with prayer, readings and silence; 5:45 pm – soup supper; 6:15 pm –Discover Your Gifts – a program that will help you assess your own gifts and discover how your gifts are important for God’s mission 

March 6:  Identifying how your gifts are different from roles, talents and abilities

March 13:  Using your gifts in community


Church of Our Father:

Holy Eucharist and Breakfast, Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m.

Stations of the Cross: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.


Thanks received:

This morning Michele received a phone call from Tim Carr, a senior at General Theological Seminary, thanking St. John’s for our financial contributions. Tim is from the Diocese of Newark and attends General.

This morning Tim talked with a woman who brought in a contribution for the discretionary fund. She had received help in the past from St. John’s and was now able to donate so others can receive financial assistance in the future.


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.


Harbor House Fund Raiser: Come join us for Island Dining at Red Sky with friends and Harbor House supporters on Thursday, March 7th starting at 6pm. $55 per person, includes tax & gratuity.  This dinner has always been a sold out event and since James and Elizabeth are sure to plan a gourmet feast, book your table today! To make sure you are part of this special evening, please call Diana at 244-3713 or email to reserve your seats. 


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.


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: Scott Hatcher, 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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One of the perks of membership in our parish is the exercise. My heart rate elevates with all the standing, kneeling, processing, bowing, passing the peace, reciting, crossing one’s self and singing. Fortunately there is some time for a pulse check during the sermon and readings.

Lu Sweeney, Diocese of California




It’s back! Tuesday, February 26, the bell was replaced.