Thursday, July 11, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




JULY 11, 2013



Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pentecost 8

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

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


O day of God, draw nigh; When Christ was lifted from the earth;

I come with joy to meet my Lord; The church of Christ in every age


Psalm 82; Amos 7:7-17; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37


Celebrant: The Rev. Luke Fodor

Usher:  _______

First Lesson/Psalm: Jayne Ashworth

Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Jayne Ashworth (10:00)

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage (8:00); Edie Stanwood (10:00)

Vestry Member in charge: Jayne Ashworth

Flowers: Ellen Gilmore

Coffee Hour: ______


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, July 13 – 9:00-3:00

Basket Raffle

Silent Auction


Treasure Trove

Pies and Cookies



Psalms in the Summer – Please join us for a discussion of the Psalms at St. John the Divine in Southwest Harbor on Tuesday, July 16th from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  


Save the date: The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, Bishop of Maine, will be making his regularly scheduled Visitation to St. Andrew and John on Saturday, August 10.  He will be meeting with the Vestry that afternoon, then leading us in worship at a festive Evensong service at St. John at 6:30, followed by an opportunity for informal dialogue with the whole congregation.  Worship on Sunday, August 11, will follow our regular summer schedule.


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


St. Brendan’s, Deer Isle: Maurine and Bob Tobin of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Maine will give a power point presentation about the remarkable work of Al Ahli Episcopal Hospital in Gaza on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Brendan the Navigator Church, 627 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle.  This program is one of several across the Diocese of Maine in support of General and Diocesan Convention Resolutions. The Tobins have led more than 20 groups to see the facts on the ground in Israel/ Palestine and will lead another group in November 2013.  For information about the Gaza program or the November Witness Visit, please write or call 207 348 9976.


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: Sarah Flynn, 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.


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Many whom we know well are starved for the spiritual food we receive daily.

Louie Crew, Diocese of Newark