Thursday, July 4, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




JULY 4, 2013



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pentecost 7

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 Lord, rise up rejoicing; O Zion, haste, the mission high fulfilling

When I survey the wondrous cross; Lord, you give the great commission


Psalm 30; 2 Kings 5:1-14; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Jim Vekasi

First Lesson/Psalm: Mary Vekasi

Second Lesson: Neela Zinsser

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Ted Fletcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel (8:00); Mary Vekasi (10:00)

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts

Flowers: Betsy Hewlett

Coffee Hour: ______


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

There will be no Eucharist on July 4th

July 11, 18, 25 – Holy Eucharist


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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….Bring

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:

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!


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

POPORTUNITY! No, that's not a typo but an opportunity to help serving popovers at the Common Good Cafe at Seawall.  People are needed every morning between 7:30 and 11:30 to greet, keep the coffee flowing, bring out the fresh popovers, clean the tables and just generally help out. Payment for the breakfast is by donation and the money raised pays for the winter soup kitchen meals in our communities. Can you give a few hours this summer? It's fun; the time goes fast and you meet an interesting cross section of visitors to Acadia.

Speak to Bunny or Sandy Watts (244-3699) for more details. 

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: 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 Cuthbert Train, who died July 1st. Keep his family and friends in your prayers


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I love the fact that I can have stimulating conversation in class and disagree with the priest, or even the Bishop, and not get kicked out because it is all right to use your mind and not be a rubber stamp for anyone. Christ died to save us from our sins, not our minds.

Pat Fortenberry, Diocese of East Tennessee