Thursday, August 1, 2013

Events & News from St. John

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AUGUST 1, 2013



Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pentecost 11

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

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


Sing praise to God who reigns above; Come down, O Love divine;

Father, we thank thee; Christ is the world’s true light


Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Hosea 11:1-11; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Jim Vekasi

First Lesson/Psalm: Mary Vekasi

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage (8:00); Mary Vekasi (10:00)

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin

Flowers: Betsy Hewlett

Coffee Hour: Karen Craig


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

(Michele will be on vacation from August 7-15)

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:

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.


St. Saviour:

The Summer Organ Concert Series will be held on Fridays, August 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 12:15-1:00.  The church’s 1973 Visser-Rowland organ is a colorful, mechanical action instrument with 27 ranks and a magnificent trompette-en-chamade.

August 2--Abraham Ross, a Bangor native and currently the organ scholar at Holy Cross College in Worchester MA.  Abe is a rising young star who began organ study courtesy of a scholarship from the Bangor Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  He will play works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Salomé.

August 9--Douglas Beck, Director of Music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Waterville.

August 16--Ray Cornils, Portland Municipal Organist and Director of Music at First Parish Church in Brunswick

August 23--Julia Morris-Myers, organist and choirmaster at St. Saviour’s, will finish the series.

These recitals are made possible by the Friends of Music.  Admission is by donation and a reception to meet the artists will follow each program.  St. Saviour’s is handicap-accessible.  For more information please call 288-4215 or visit the church’s website:


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:

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.


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

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!


William Bigelow (Mac) will offer a talk on Wednesday August 14th entitled, "Outer Companion, Inner Beloved: A Jungian Perspective on Attraction and Relationship."

The talk will be held at The Northeast Harbor Library and is free and open to the public.


Downeast Spiritual Life Conference: August 23 & 24. The conference will be held at The Atlantic Oceanside in Bar Harbor and the theme is Spirituality in Our Times: Embracing Diversity, Creating Community. The conference is sponsored by St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill. To register go to or call 207-374-5200.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Bill Krueger, Boyd McFarland, 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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I’m comforted by the fact that I am part of a church that allows for differing viewpoints and open debate. While many label our church as “wish-washy” or divided on the issues, I think that my faith is stronger for my being an active participant in trying to understand God’s will. When I hear or read the spirited pinions of my fellow Episcopalians, I find that I am grateful to them, whether I agree with their viewpoints or not. They are contributing to the vitality of our church, and keeping us all honest.

Jennifer Hanshaw Hackett, Diocese of Bethlehem