Thursday, March 21, 2013

Events and News from St. John's




MARCH 21, 2013



Sunday, March 24, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Passion/Palm Sunday

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


All glory, laud and honor; O sacred head, sore wounded;

My song is love unknown; when I survey the wondrous cross


Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11;

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Luke


Celebrant: The Rev. Persis Williams

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Margot Haertel

Second Lesson: Joan Bromage

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

March 28 – Holy Communion


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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:

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

March 26 – Prayer Group, 2:30 p.m.


Easter Flowers: If you would like to donate in honor of or in memory of a loved one, please send your names and check to the church office ASAP. Indicate “flower fund” on your check.


The second annual Downeast Spiritual Life Conference will be held at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center August 23-34. The theme this year is Spirituality in Our Times: Embracing Diversity, Creating Community. St. John's will be heading up ad sales for the program. Volunteers are needed to call on businesses. If you own a business and are interested in placing an ad please let us know. Donations are also being accepted in any amount to support the conference. Donor's names will be listed in the program. They may be sent to the church office marked for the event. Those interested in helping with sales can send an email to  For more information about the conference, visit


St. Saviour:

Requiem performance: Sunday, March 24, at 3:00 pm the St. Saviour’s Festival Choir will present Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. This beautiful new work was premiered in 2010 to great acclaim. This performance, offered at the beginning of Holy Week, will be accompanied by a small orchestra and organ. Solos in the Requiem will be performed by Jay Emlen, tenor and Marsha Lyons, soprano. The program will begin with a prelude for oboe and organ and will also include solos by Geoffrey Knowles and Paul Bartels. The choir is directed by Julia Morris-Myers, organist and choirmaster at St. Saviour’s.


The music of Bob Chilcott, an Englishman and former member of The King’s Singers, speaks to many on a deeply emotional level.  The Requiem was jointly commissioned by the Oxford Bach Choir and Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Unlike traditional “fire and brimstone” requiems, it leaves the listener with a feeling of hope and piece, similar to the sacred music of Gabriel Fauré and John Rutter.


There is no admission charge for the concert; however donations to St. Saviour’s Friends of Music will be gratefully received.  The church, located at 41 Mt. Desert St. in Bar Harbor, is handicap-accessible.  For more information please refer to the website at



Community Events

"Best Spaghetti Supper Ever" — Saturday, April 6, 5:30 at the Congregational Church on the High Road, SWH.  ALL proceeds will be donated to the food pantry. Neighbors at the Congregational Church are preparing and serving a great dinner.  Come for an evening of good food and community. More information: or 244-3124


On Easter Sunday, The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel has committed to donate 10% of the sales from their Easter Buffet to the Fireside Coalition of the Maine Seacoast Mission to provide heating oil assistance to those in need in our area.  In addition, you can receive a 10% discount on the buffet if you bring your church bulletin. Reservations and information at 288-8402.


The Women’s Health Center will host a Benefit Frock Swap at Pleasant Street Pilates on Wednesday, April 10th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Participants can bring up to 10 garments that they would like to swap. These need to be in good condition (something you would be willing to wear as is) and can include, shoes, outerwear, and even lingerie. There will be a $15 fee to participate, and you may drop off your 10 items and choose 10 to take. If you bring 5 items, you may take 5, etc. Drop off starts at 12 pm. Snacks and beverages included!

All proceeds will be used by the Women’s Health Center to improve the health of women in the MDI Region.  For more information, contact the Women’s Health Center at 288-8100 or visit their Facebook page at


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Keep in your prayers this week: Alexander Mantel, Scott Hatcher, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Marcy MacKinnon, Sarah Vekasi, Christina Baker Kline, Brenda Merritt, and Julie Russell. 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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We eat, drink, and are merry, for we live in the Kingdom of our Lord Christ.

Ken Guthrie, Diocese of Alabama




Church of Our Father

(joint MDI service)

5:30 p.m.—Agape Supper followed by Maundy Thursday Liturgy

St. Dunstan’s

5:30 p.m.—Holy Eucharist



St. Mary and St. Jude’s

(joint MDI service)

5:30—Taizé style Solemn Liturgy

St. Dunstan’s

5:30 p.m.— Good Friday Liturgy



St. John’s

(joint MDI service)

7:30 p.m.—The Great Vigil of Easter



St. Saviour’s

7:30 and 10:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist

St. John’s

9:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist

Church of Our Father

9:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist

St. Mary and St. Jude’s

9:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist (followed by Easter egg hunt)

St. Dunstan’s

8:00 and 10:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist