Thursday, September 19, 2013

Events & News from St. Andrew & St. John Church




SEPTEMBER, 19, 2013



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pentecost 18

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


God of mercy, God of grace; Holy city, seen of John;

Jesus, all my gladness; Commit thou all that grieves thee


Psalm 79:1-9; Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; 1Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Spencer Ervin

First Lesson/Psalm: Ken Cochran

Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Vestry Member in charge: Patsy Fogarty

Flowers: Floy Ervin

Coffee Hour: ________



On Sunday, September 22nd, the 9:00 Forum will be an opportunity to select the ministry for which you prefer to volunteer during the months between September 2013 and September 2014.  You do not need to volunteer for the same ministry you were engaged in last year.  Here is your opportunity to learn something new. There are committees in each area of ministry for which chairs and members may be established.   


In order to assist The Rev. Tim Fleck, members of the Vestry have assumed the role of liaison in the ministries of St. Andrew and St. John.  They are:

Finance and Investment:  Liz Erickson and Jim Vekasi

Building and Grounds: Mary Mitchell

Worship: Susan Buell and Eleanor Watts

Christian Formation: Floy Ervin

Pastoral Care: Floy Ervin

Events: Karen Craig and Marilyn Mays

Martha's Guild: Chloe Hatcher

Outreach and Mission: Susan Buell

Communications: Jayne Ashworth

Long Range Planning: Patsy Fogarty

Questions and concerns should be addressed to the appropriate Vestry member.


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

September 26 – Holy Eucharist

Feast of Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626

The Rev. Tim Fleck


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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:

SASJ Budget:  Last chance 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.


African Team Ministries, Inc.: At the request of several people, the jewelry and craft items from East Africa will remain in the undercroft through September 22nd. 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 


Holiday Reminder: If you would like to provide a holiday gift for Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica, you may do so by donating additional money to Children’s Inc. no later than October 15. There is no minimum or maximum amount

restriction for these contributions and the needs of the child we sponsor will be met first and foremost. Due to the Department of Customs and Immigration, and difficulty in delivery, packages are discouraged. Contact the church office for more information.


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.


St. Saviour’s

Seasonal Worker Evening Prayer service with songs of praise continue at 7:00 p.m. on Sundays, September 22, October 6 and 20. All are welcome.


Church of Our Father:

Rockbound Chapel Summer Sing-a-Long will be at Church of Our Father today (September 19) at 7:00 pm. You are invited to come sing your heart out at this favorite summer event in Hulls Cove led by the talented and ever joyful, Rev. Doug Peterson!


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

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


Hospice Volunteer Training:

Wednesdays, October 9-December 11, 3:30-7:00 p.m. (patient care training)

Tuesdays, October 8-December 3, 3:30-7:00 p.m. (bereavement facilitators training)

For more information contact the hospice office, 667-2531.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Sinclair Family, 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 Andy Young, who is among our armed forces serving overseas, and his family.

Give thanks for the life of Vonnie Bell who died September 15. Her service will be held at St. John’s on Saturday, October 19. Keep her family and friends in your prayers.


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There’s no such thing as a politically incorrect Episcopalian. There are conservative Episcopalians and liberal Episcopalians. There are straight Episcopalians and LBGT Episcopalians. There Catholics and Protestants. There are African, English, Asian, and Alaskan Episcopalians. And none of the above. The Episcopal Church doesn’t offer you set dogma or pat answers, or a list of do’s and don’ts. There’s room for all kinds of people and all kinds of theologies. What the Episcopal Church does offer you is a way of prayer, a way of thinking and asking questions, a way of life in this often confusing, conflicting, and complicated world, a way that may lead you closer to God.

Jacqueline Schmitt, Diocese of Chicago