Thursday, August 29, 2013

Events & News from St. Andrew & St. John




AUGUST 29, 2013



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pentecost 15

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

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


Joyful, joyful; Lord, forever at thy side;

All who hunger; Come, Thou Fount of every blessing


Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Jeremiah 2:4-13; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Doris Walton

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)

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

Vestry Member in charge: Mary Mitchell

Flowers: Susan Buell

Coffee Hour: _________


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

September 5, 12, 26 – Holy Eucharist

September 19 – 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:

African Team Ministries, Inc.: A table has been set up in the undercroft with jewelry and craft items from East Africa. You may view and buy these items on Sunday, September 1 and during offices hours (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). The purchase of these crafts will bring relief to children and those in need by providing: (1) Help in the care and education of African orphans in eight Anglican dioceses; (2) Provision of jobs for unemployed women as they make crafts, and are thereby enabled to care for their children and parents; (3) Resources for projects of refugee relief, health education, clergy and lay education and building repair as they occur. For more information see 


Spring Experiment Evaluation: An evaluation of the Spring experiment was mailed to all regular and attending members recently.  We encourage each person in your household to complete the survey and return it by its due date on September 10th. Extra copies of the survey are available at St. Andrew and St. John should you want one. Another opportunity to evaluate the Spring experiment will happen at the 9:00 a.m. forum on October 13.


Your input is needed for SASJ Budget:  In order to make sure that our budget reflects our mission and priorities as a parish, the Vestry and the Finance and Investment Committee are providing opportunities for any and all to weigh in on the distribution of money among the many ministries of St. Andrew and St. John in 2014.  Individuals and groups representing different ministries are invited to submit written requests and rationale for changes to the budget allotments for their ministries, or for potential new ministries.  These requests are due September 22; on September 29 between services we will offer an open budget forum, at which the FIC will make a brief presentation on the current (2013) budget, and all will be invited to discuss mission and budget priorities for next year.  If you have questions, concerns, or need to see a copy of the 2013 budget for reference, please contact Elizabeth Erickson, Treasurer.


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.


Church of Our Father:


Thrift shop is open Wednesdays 3:30 – 6:30 pm and Saturdays 9 – 12 noon.  They are in need good clean men’s and children’s clothing. Call their office at 288-4849 if you have questions.


Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 followed by a light breakfast.



Community Events

FLASH IN THE PANS STEEL BAND. Join the fun Labor Day!  Monday, September 2, at 7:30 pm, Flash In The Pans Steel Band will hold a benefit concert for Everybody Eats-A Free Community Meal, at the Ramada Inn - 215 High Street, Ellsworth. Bring your family and friends and settle in or be ready to dance your feet of for an evening of great entertainment by noted area steel band Flash In The Pans - always a hit wherever they perform! Refreshments available and parking is easy at the back of the inn right near the event! Donations will be welcomed for Everybody Eats, a Free Community Meal. We are open to the public every Monday all year around, from 3-6pm in the Parish Hall of St. Dunstan’s Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth. 


Musical Evening coming up...Dog Mountain, will be our musical guest on Friday evening, September 20th; 7:00-9:00 at the home of Dorothy and Jim Clunan. Jim Vekasi and Fred Benson's group will play and lead us in song--should be a lively evening!  The "Musical Evening" group has been gathering monthly for over 3 years.  We always host a musical guest, spend some time snacking and visiting, and then gather for some fun group singing. Everyone is welcome! For more information and directions contact: Susan Buell -


Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Jazz, Justice, and the Journey of Tradition

Theodicy Jazz Collective is a group committed to making justice real through the creative, spiritual power of music. Part of that commitment is the teaching and sharing of ways to incorporate into our worship the jazz ideals of community, flexibility, and listening, to help the church thrive in our rapidly changing world. More information about them is available at 


St. Andrew Lutheran Church, St. Saviour Episcopal Church, and The BTS Center (formerly  Bangor Theological Seminary) are sponsoring a workshop with Theodicy Jazz Collective for worship leaders and church musicians, and others interested in jazz and/or worship, exploring jazz, justice, and the journey of tradition.  We ask: how can we bring our worship into the creative tension between spontaneity and preparation, between structure and play? How do jazz ideals like listening, supporting, and improvising inform our understanding of Christian community? 


In addition to the workshop, Theodicy Jazz Collective will offer a public conversation and concert of music

inspired by jazz, blues, gospel, traditional hymns, and world music. This music is a constant prayer, sometimes a cry of joy, sometimes a shout for action, sometimes a deep, silent hope.  It is truly soul music.


The workshop is Tuesday, October 1 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth. Participants are encouraged to bring instruments for an optional Jam Session beginning at 3:00, with the workshop beginning at 4:00 and ending with dinner. At 7:00, workshop becomes worship in a Jazz Vespers Service. The cost for the workshop and dinner is $35 ($25 for students). Scholarships are available. The Vesper service is open to the public at no charge. 


The concert is Wednesday, October 2 at St. Saviour Episcopal Church, 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. The musicians will be available for a public conversation about jazz and justice at 6:15, with the concert beginning at 7:00. A free will offering will be received; after expenses, all donations received will be given to the Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth.


For more info, contact The Rev. Priscilla Hukki at 207-667-7641or



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Keep in your prayers this week: Gloria Magruder, Sinclair Family, Bill Krueger, Boyd McFarland, Sarah Flynn, Joseph and Kimberly Pratt family, 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, 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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We change and transform lives in Christ.

Amada Demers, Diocese of Texas