Thursday, May 30, 2013

Events and News from St. John's




MAY 30, 2013



Sunday, June 2, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Pentecost 2

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


Praise to the living God; Heal me, hands of Jesus;

There is a balm in Gilead; Spread, O spread


Psalm 96; 1 Kings 18:20-39, 41-43; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10


Celebrant: The Rev. Deborah Little Wyman

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Joan Bromage

Second Lesson: Susan Buell

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Ginny Agar

Vestry Member in charge: Karen Craig

Coffee Hour: Patsy Fogarty


Sunday, June 9, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Pentecost 3

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by the Lake

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Bless the Lord, my soul;

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life; All my hope


Psalm 146; 1 Kings 17:8-24; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Fred Benson

First Lesson/Psalm: Spencer Ervin

Second Lesson: Ann Benson

Prayers: Ken Cochrane

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00)

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (10:00)

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts


Sunday, June 16, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Pentecost 4

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by the Lake

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven; King of glory, King of Peace;

Bread of the world; My faith looks unto thee


Psalm 5:1-8; 1 Kings 21:1-21a; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3


Celebrant: The Rev. Debbie Little Wyman

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Candy DaCosta

Second Lesson: Floy Ervin

Prayers: Ann Benson

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00)

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault (10:00)

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

June 6, 13, 27 – Holy Communion

June 20 – 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 from June 1-15

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:

A Simply Divine Day—Saturday, June 8th

From 11-12: we will have a talk and cooking demonstration by Katie Barney Moose. Mrs. Moose is the co-author of The Best of Newport; author of Annapolis: The Guidebook, Eastern Shore of Maryland: The Guidebook, God’s Bounty, Chesapeake’s Bounty, Chesapeake’s Bounty II, New England’s Bounty, Nantucket’s Bounty; Maryland’s Western Shore: The Guidebook and several publications on the fiber optic telecommunications business, and is a consultant on international business and protocol. Her hobbies include gourmet cooking, fine wines, history, sailing, genealogy, gardening, theology, and travel. Mrs. Moose frequently speaks about food in a historical context and demonstrates recipes before garden clubs, historical and maritime societies and the DAR up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Her presentation is on The History of Herbs in New England: Colonial and Contemporary Uses. Signed copies of her books will be available for purchase.

From 12-1pm: The Divine Luncheon, based on recipes from her cookbooks, will be served.

Lecture/lunch donation is $12.50/person and will benefit the St John Martha’s Guild to fund Community Outreach. We ask that you please RSVP by signing up on the sheet in the undercroft or leaving a message on the church’s answering machine—244-3229.


The Arthur Russell Strings group has planned a fundraiser recital for the Westside food pantry on Sunday, June 9th at 4:00. The performers are youth string players. Over the years, they have used St. John as a practice and performance space. The ensemble, directed by violinist Samuel Glazman,will be playing a selection of works including Vivaldi: "Summer" from The Four Seasons. This is a performance to benefit Westside Food Pantry and donations will be accepted at the door.  For more information, call Betsy Hewlett, 244-9775.


Coffee Hour–HELP! Have you always wanted to help with a coffee hour and have been too afraid of the new kitchen to say yes? The Martha's are ready to assist you with all of your questions and will be there to help if necessary. You don't need to bake or shop. There are usually cookies in the freezer or cupboard and all other supplies are provided. Coffee Hours are an important part of our Sunday worship and a special time to welcome visitors. Please contact Chloe Hatcher (669-2801) or Dianne McMullan (244-4582) or sign up in the Undercroft.


Fall Forum Planning: Thursday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m.


Yard Sale: June 14-15, at the Trafton Garage, 40 Seal Cove Road. It is now that time of year for all to heed the call of your attics, basements, garages, etc. They are calling you to rummage through them and pass on the “found items” to St. Andrew & St. John’s Tag Sale and the Quietside Fair. All items for the sale are to be delivered to Priscilla Trafton’s garage on Seal Cove Road.



St. Saviour:

Seasonal Worker Evening Prayer Service with Songs of Praise, 7:00 pm, Sundays, June 23, July 14, August 18, and September 22


St. John and St. Saviour:

Joint Vestry Meeting: Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s


Please join us on Sunday, June 30th at 4:00 at St. John’s to celebrate Fr. Tim and Bob’s

one year anniversary of their arrival at St. John’s and St. Saviour’s


Church of Our Father:

Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 followed by a light breakfast.


St. Andrew Lutheran:

The Sonrise Singers of Bethany Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas, will perform Tuesday, June 18 at 7 PM.  The group is made up of 25 high school students. The Sonrise Singers have performed for the last 32 years all around the United States, Canada and in the Bahamas. The entire musical; script, songs and choreography was developed in house at Bethany.  Their 2013 musical is Moment of Truth. We all have had defining moments in our lives.  In the musical, we follow Justin Jacobs as he believes he has his defining moment when he catches the winning pass in his city’s football championship. There are a hundred of those moments happening all over the world each day, but we, like Jacob, think it is only all about us. That’s usually when Christ turns our new status quo upside down and leads us to the foot of the cross - where we all have a life saving Moment of Truth. There is no charge - a free will offering will be accepted. FMI 667-7641 or


Community Events

Downeast Spiritual Life Conference: Remember to register for the Second Annual Downeast Spiritual Life Conference which will be on August 23 & 24. This year’s conference is conveniently being held at The Atlantic Oceanside in Bar Harbor and the theme is Spirituality in Our Times: Embracing Diversity, Creating Community. What better subject is there in view of recent events in our country? The conference is sponsored by St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill but because it is being held in our backyard, we will have a front row seat to participate! To register go to or call 207-374-5200.


Holy Land Tour Meeting: Michaeleen Ward will be hosting an informational meeting at St. John Episcopal Church, Southwest Harbor on Sunday, June 9th at 12:30 for all those who are going on the trip to the Holy Land, and more importantly, those who think they might be interested. If you are on the fence about going, or know of someone who might be interested, this is the meeting to attend! Michaeleen will have a short slide presentation and be able to answer questions. And, as always, refreshments will be served!


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Keep in your prayers this week: Emily Frazier, Gary Dunlap, Penolope Place, Kay and Bill Barney, 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 Bible says we should make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Laughter is as joyful a noise as you’ll ever hear and there’s a lot of it in an Episcopal church.

David Hunter, Diocese of East Tennessee







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