Thursday, April 4, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




APRIL 4, 2013



Sunday, April 7, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Second Sunday of Easter

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


Sing, ye faithful; We walk by faith;

Lord enthroned in heavenly splendor; Jesus is Lord


Psalm 150; Acts 5:27-32; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Prayers: - Susan Buell

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Karen Craig


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

April 11 – 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:


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


St. Saviour:

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

Congregational Pastoral Care meeting: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Community Events

The next Musical Evening will be on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. Debbie Kiley will be our host (please contact Susan for directions) and we will be welcoming Marta Rieman and her a cappella group '4 Cryin' Out Loud'. Please remember to bring some finger food or a beverage to share.

           "Best Spaghetti Supper Ever" — Saturday, April 6th, 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


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 t

he MDI Region.  For more information, contact the Women’s Health Center at 288-8100 or visit their Facebook page at


Down East Men's Fellowship Conference – Friday, April 5th at the Family Bible Church, Ellsworth.  Registration: 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Conference starts at 6:45 pm.  Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Chris Gnanakan, executive director of Outreach to Asia Nationals (OTAN) and world renowned speaker.  Refreshments served.  $10 donation.  For more information: or call: 667-9586


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. 


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: Michael Shook, Matt Fisher, 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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Catholic lite. Great rite. Less guilt.

William Barnett-Lewis, Diocese of Milwaukee