Thursday, April 11, 2013

Events & News from St. John




APRIL 11, 2013



Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Third Sunday of Easter

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


Day of delight; Ye Servants of God;

Come, risen Lord; Come away to the skies


Psalm 30; Acts 9:1-20; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Mike DaCosta

Prayers: - Candy DaCosta

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts

Coffee Hour: Dianne


Sunday, April 21, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

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


Holy God (verses 1-4); My Shepherd;

Shepherd of souls; Holy God (verses 5-7)


Psalm 23; Acts 9:36-43; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30


Celebrant: The Rev. Debbie Little Wyman

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Vicky Vendrell

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Flowers: Ginny Agar

Vestry Member in charge: Mary Mitchell

Coffee Hour: Edie and Bob Stanwood


Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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


O Praise ye the Lord; O holy city

When Christ was lifted; Lord whose love


Psalm 148; Acts 11:1-18; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Ken Cochrane

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: _____

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin

Coffee Hour: __________


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

April 18 & 25 – Holy Communion


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Office Hours:

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

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator, will be OT until April 29th

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:

Bean Supper: Saturday, May 4, 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the church undercroft. Volunteers needed. Call Dianne 244-4582 or


Come Home for Supper: Save the date for the next Come Home for Supper gatherings! On April 28th, we will gather in small groups in each other's homes, sharing an organized pot luck meal, and, if past experience holds true, some lively conversation. Sign up in the Undercroft or call Rita Redfield or Elaine Theriault.


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


Vestry Meeting: Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. (note time change)


Children, Incorporated: Remember to sign up to sponsor our Costa Rican child, Sharon Dayana Salazar. Sharon is now in the 7th grade, enjoys history, music and art. She lives with her mother, grandmother and two brothers in Tejarcillo. The church pays up front for the year’s sponsorship; but you are invited (and encouraged) to pay for a month ($28) or more. Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the undercroft. Checks should be made out to St. John’s and marked “Outreach: Child Sponsorship”.


St. Saviour:

Free Community Supper: Tuesday, April 16th from 5:00–6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Come enjoy home made soup, sandwiches and desserts with your MDI community. All are welcome!


Community Events

Flash In The Pans Steel Band will hold a free concert on Sunday, April 21st at 3pm at the Ramada Inn - 215 High Street, Ellsworth. Bring your family and friends and a picnic chair, shake off the winter doldrums and dance your feet off during an afternoon of great entertainment by noted area steel band Flash in the Pans - always a hit wherever they perform! Refreshments available and parking is available at the back of the inn right near the event! Donations will be welcomed for Everybody Eats, a Free Community Meal which is open to the public every Monday from 3-6 pm in the Parish Hall of St. Dunstan’s Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth. 


Flamenco Native American Fusion Dancing: Friday, April 26th, 5:00-8:00 at Common Good Café, 566 Seawall, Southwest Harbor. Fundraiser for David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy birch bark artist, who is undergoing major surgery.


Have you ever dreamed of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land? Contact Bob Schmeler-Fleck for more information about a group planning a trip this November to Jerusalem, Galilee, and the Rose City of Petra, Jordan. The trip is being organized through Jerusalem Tours International. Contact Bob at, (207) 801-2586, or go to for details.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Gary Dunlap, Penny Place, Kay and Bill Barney, Michael Shook, Matt Fisher, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Marcy MacKinnon, Sarah Vekasi, Christina Baker Kline, Brenda Merritt, Julie Russell and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica. 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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The Prayer Book bids us to come to God’s table for strength and renewal, not for solace and pardon only.

Agnes L. Haviland-Moore, Diocese of Connecticut