Thursday, June 20, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




JUNE 20, 2013



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pentecost 5

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

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


Praise the Spirit in creation; In Christ there is no east or west;

Baptized in water; O for a thousand tongues to sing


Psalm 42; 1 Kings 19:1-3, 8-16; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Jim Vekasi

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00)

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin

Flowers: Ellen Gilmore

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: Saturday, July 13. This year will again feature the Silent Auction, Boutique, Basket Raffle, Pies and Cookies, Lemonade, Treasure Trove, and Plants. Volunteers are welcome. Contact the church office (244-3229), Bunny Watts (244-3699), Mary Mitchell (244-9951), Jayne Ashworth [Silent Auction] (244-5985), Dianne McMullan [Basket Raffle] (244-4582) if you would be willing to help or donate.


St. Saviour:

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

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:

Joint Vestry Meeting: Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s (6:00 for St. John’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.


Community Events

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: Lydia Thayer, Martha Masiello, Gary Dunlap, Penolope Place, Kay and Bill Barney, Matt Fisher, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Marcy MacKinnon, Sarah Vekasi, 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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I don’t know why anyone would become a member of a crazy church like ours, but I am a Christian of a peculiarly sacramental sort because of something that happened when I was thirteen. My parents sent me off to Christ School near Asheville, North Carolina, and on the first Sunday the boys were lined up and marched into chapel, which was quickly filling with smoke (under the direction of a senior named Terry Holmes). Some of the new boys passed out and had to be dragged out onto the lawn to recover; but I stayed, survived, and loved it.

Ormonde Plater, Diocese of Louisiana