Thursday, May 23, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




MAY 23, 2013



Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Trinity Sunday

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


Holy, holy, holy; God is Love;

Let all mortal flesh keep silence; St. Patrick’s Breastplate


Canticle 13; Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15


Celebrant: The Rev. Deborah Little Wyman

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Ellen Gilmore

Second Lesson: Chloe Hatcher

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Susan Buell

Coffee Hour: Edie Stanwood


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

May 30 – 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:

Big thank you's to all for a wonderful evening of Beans and neighbors Saturday, May 5th. Excuse me if I omit, but so many did so much to make the fundraiser a success. Thanks to Dean and Alice, Elaine and Bob, Wanda, Edie, Jean, Mary, Karen, Marilyn, Carol, Margot, Pamela, Sarah, Vesta, Rita, Diane K., Patsy, Peggy, Susan, Bob S., Sue, Anne W., Barbara and Chloe. We fed over 100 people and cleared over $1,000 for the Food Pantry, both records for us. Thanks be to God! Dianne.


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 to Michele Daley, 244-3229 or


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.


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:

Summer Worker Service—Sunday May 26, 7:00 PM.  Many of the folks who come to MDI for the summer work on Sunday mornings, and many come from Jamaica or other parts of the Caribbean.  In order to welcome them back into our community, St. Saviour will again host a series of special prayer and praise services with music and preaching provided by members of the local West Indian community.  All are welcome for an uplifting, Spirit-filled evening.  Also hold the dates for services June 23, July 14, August 18 and September 22.


Church of Our Father:

Yard Sale: May 24 and 25 (rain date Memorial Day, May 27).


The Men’s Group activity will be Tuesday, May 28 at 6 pm. Come for a tasty meal and hear Bob Chaplin tell about his Mission trip with Bar Harbor’s First Baptist Church to the Dominican Republic! Ladies welcome at 6:45 pm for the talk.


St. Mary and St. Jude:

Retirement Party: Sunday, May 26, will be The Rev. Patricia Robertson’s last Sunday. A party will be held for George and Patricia at the Neighborhood House from 3-5:00.


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

The May Musical Evening, originally scheduled for May 17th, was postponed until Friday, May 31st since the home of the hosts, Dorothy and Jim Clunan, would be hard to reach during DOT’s work on Route 198. The group will be entertained from 7-9 with Sea Songs, Sea Shanties and Stories of the life of seaman by Skip Fraley and Ed Horvath.


Downeast Spiritual Life Conference: Don’t miss out! It’s time 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 in November: Good News! The Reverend Vesta Kowalski has agreed to accompany the travelers as Chaplain! This group is trying to organize a trip to Jerusalem, Galilee, and the Rose City of Petra, Jordan this coming November. The trip is being arranged through Jerusalem Tours, International. Contact Bob Schmeler at, (207) 801-2586, or go to for details. A formal presentation will follow in a month or so, if there is enough interest.


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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 Rev. Wilifred Allen-Faiella, Diocese of Southeast Florida