Thursday, July 25, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




JULY 25, 2013



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pentecost 10

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

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


The Lord will come and not be slow; Forgive our sins as we forgive;

For the bread which you have broken; Thy Kingdom come


Psalm 85; Hosea 1:2-10; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Floy Ervin

Prayers: Spencer Ervin

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Elaine Theriault (10:00)

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

Vestry Member in charge: Mary Mitchell

Flowers: Floy Ervin

Coffee Hour: Neela Zinsser


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

July 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 until August 3.)

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








St. John:

class=mainImage v:shapes="_x0000_s1029">Quietside Round-Up Breakfast, Monday, July 29, 7:45 a.m. at the Common Good Café, Seawall. Enjoy popovers and share what went right, what wasn’t so great, what we could do better, what we could add, what we shouldn’t even think of doing again. If you can’t be there, e-mail your thoughts and ideas while they are fresh in your mind to Bunny at


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


Piano Recital--Stephen Sampson and Deborah Swanger Fortier play four hand music by Mozart, and solo pieces for piano by Chopin, Finzi, and Grieg on Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00, at St. John Church.  Suggested donation is $15.00.  All proceeds go to the Westside Food Pantry.  For more information:  Susan Buell 244-3124.


Raffle--Seal Cove artist, Judy Taylor has donated a signed, original watercolor painting titled "View From Flying Mountain" for the Westside Food Pantry raffle.  The painting is matted and framed with archival glass.  Raffle tickets are sold every Friday at the Farmers' Market or from Susan Buell anytime!  Tickets are $5.00 each and 6/$25.00.


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.


Open Budget Forum, Sunday, September 29th at 9:15 am in the Undercroft.


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

Verdi Requiem, performed by the Mt Desert Summer Chorale with soloists and orchestra, on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd at 8:00pm; (pre-concert talk at 7:00), at St. Saviour's Church, Cottage St., Bar HarborSt. John chorale members include Stephen Sampson, Eleanor Watts, Lori Damrosch and Susan Buell.


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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Ours is the perfect church for people who aren’t perfect.

John F. Schwaller, Diocese of Minnesota