Thursday, July 18, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




JULY 18, 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


Blessed Jesus, at thy word; Seek ye first;

Come now, O Prince of Peace; Judge Eternal


Psalm 52; Amos 8:1-12; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42


Celebrant: The Rev. Regina Knox

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Benson

Second Lesson: Chloe Hatcher

Prayers: Diane Krueger

Chalice: Chloe Hatcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Chloe Hatcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth (8:00); Dean Henry (10:00)

Vestry Member in charge: Chloe Hatcher

Flowers: Ginny Agar

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 

(Father Fleck will be on vacation from July 19 to August 3.)

Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699); Jr. Warden, Mary Mitchell (244-9951)








St. John:

Basket Raffle: Thank you to all basket makers for the Quietside Festival. In our excitement 3 baskets were not labeled with the makers name. If the makers of "Knit'n Style, "Tie Dye Kit" and "Party Party" would please contact Michele or Dianne we will do a BIG thank you to all. We had 34 baskets and made $2,106 in proceeds. Five baskets made over $100 each and 1 basket came in at $255!  WOWZER!


Psalms in the Summer – Please join us for a discussion of the Psalms at St. John the Divine in Southwest Harbor on Tuesday, July 23rd from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  


Four Hand Piano Recital: Wednesday, August 7th; 7:00 pm; Stephen Sampson and Deborah Swanger Fortier perform Four Hand compositions by Mozart, Bizet and Debussey.  In addition there will be solo pieces by Finzi, Mozart, Chopin, and Bach.  This is a fundraiser for the Westside Food Pantry. Donation: $15.00. Please join us as we celebrate our new piano! For more information about the recital and the Westside Food Pantry, please contact Susan Buell--244-3124.


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 22nd 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 Thursday, August 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. 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. 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.


MDI Hospital Annual Meeting On August 5th The MDI Hospital Organization invites you to attend our Annual Meeting on Monday, August 5th. This event will be held at the Bar Harbor Club on West Street. with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and entertainment from 5-6 p.m., and program and presentations from 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Schutta, Medical Director of the Penn Rodenbaugh Diabetes Center at  the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, will be our featured speaker. Dr.  Schutta specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and hypoglycemia disorders. An endocrinologist and internist, he predominantly cares for patients with pre-diabetes, type 1 and 2 diabetes as well as post-transplantation diabetes. Dr. Schutta is involved in several research areas including the effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes remission and the association of coronary calcification and cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetic patients. Join us from 5-6 pm for hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and entertainment by jazz combo The Alex Dmitrieff Experience. Program and presentations will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and set our course for the future!


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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However you like to worship, there are Episcopalians who like doing it that way too.

Andrew Wetmore, Diocese of Rhode Island