Thursday, June 27, 2013

Events and News from St. John's




JUNE 27, 2013



Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pentecost 6

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

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


God of the prophets; He who would valiant be;

Swing low, sweet chariot; Jesus calls us o’er the tumult


Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62


Celebrant: The Rev. Dean Henry

Usher:  Jim Vekasi

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Candy DaCosta

Prayers: Chloe Hatcher

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00)

Acolyte: Jayne Ashworth (10:00)

Altar Guild: Mary Vekasi

Vestry Member in charge: Doris Walton

Flowers: Chloe Hatcher

Coffee Hour: ______


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

June 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

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:

Quietside Festival: July 13….Start bringing your items for the Basket Raffle, Silent Auction, Boutique, and Treasure Trove to the church NOW. Sign up in the undercroft if you plan to bake Pies and Cookies, and let Karen Craig know if you have any Plants you plan to donate. If you would like to volunteer before, during or after the festival, call the church office, 244-3229.


St. Saviour:

On Saturday, June 29, there will be an MDI Search and Rescue Benefit - 8-11 a.m.  There will be SAR demonstrations and a bake sale.  Come and support the volunteers who rescue the stranded and injured on MDI.

At 1:00 pm, there will be a piano concert to benefit MDI Search and Rescue. Deborah Govenor will share piano pieces from various genres.  All welcome!!  For information about donations to MDI SAR, call 288-2739.


Taizé an Ecumenical Prayer Service: Thursday, August 22 at 7pm. Give peace to every heart. By candlelight and in stillness…we make our pilgrimage. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community of France, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation. All are welcome!


St. John and St. Saviour:

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. Mary and St. Jude:

Entrée Casseroles (enough to feed 4-6 people) will again be sold on Thursdays, July 18 and August 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. Sales will occur on Main Street in front of Carter’s Real Estate in Northeast Harbor. Proceeds from the casserole sales will benefit the St Mary and St Jude ECW outreach program, serving local food pantries and Island charities.


Community Events

St. Sauveur, Past to Present: A Commemorative Day to honor the Wabanaki and French Jesuits, Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 p.m. at Union Church, 21 Summit Road, Northeast Harbor.  Sponsored by International Partners in Mission (IPM). In 1613 a French Jesuit missionary and trade settlement was destroyed by English Colonists in a conflict over the St. Sauveur settlement and the Wabanaki people’s native land around Frenchman Bay. Keynote speaker, Rev. William R. Campbell, will be comparing the events of 1613 in North America with colonial conquest in South America nearly a century later, and will place MDI in the context of Maine’s Jesuit mission. Supplementing discussions will span the history and mystery of St. Sauveur, and will assess the impact of colonialism on the Wabanaki people and Maine’s present-day efforts to preserve their culture. FMI contact Sarah Gauvin,, 801-9020.


Why Do You Believe That? A Faith Conversation: Bible Study for Women. How confident do you feel in talking about matters of faith? Do you wish you could express your beliefs with more effectiveness? Join us in a practical 4 week session study to gain understanding and skill in sharing Jesus effectively with others and in better understanding your own faith. Answer your doubts. Build your confidence. Start changing lives. The learning begins on Tuesday, July 9 (16, 23, 30) at 7:00PM at Southwest Harbor Congregational Church, 29 High Road


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.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Joseph and Kimberly Pratt Family, Ruth and Bob Zachary, Sachi Mallack, Carolyn Bowman, Martha Thompson, Karen Floyd, Lydia Thayer, Martha Masiello, Gary Dunlap, Penelope Place, Kay and Bill Barney, Matt Fisher, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Sarah Vekasi, Julie Russell and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica. Pray for the safe return of Shawn Reed and Andy Young, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.

Give thanks for the life of Emmet Finlay Whittlesey, who died June 8th. Keep his family and friends in your prayers


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Episcopalians don’t tend to be demonstrative, no one expects you to shout Amen or hallelujah! On the other hand, it’s OK if you do.

Donna H. Barthle, Diocese of Central Pennsylvania