Thursday, October 24, 2013

Events & News from St. Andrew & St. John




OCTOBER 24, 2013



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pentecost 23

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


I sing the almighty power (398); Blest are the pure in heart (656);

Humbly I adore thee (314); How firm a foundation (637)


Psalm 65; Joel 2:23-32; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Luke 18:9-14


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Elaine Theriault

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: (8:00) Chloe Hatcher; (10:00) Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts

Flowers: Ginny Agar



9:00 Forums

October 27:  Convention News, Delegates Patsy Fogarty, Edie Stanwood and Rita Redfield

November 3: Sunday Morning Shamwana: A Midwife’s Story of the Congo, Linda Robinson


Holy Eucharist, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

October 31 – Vigil of All Saints


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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:

Baked Bean Supper, Saturday, November 2, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. $8/person, 5 and under free. 

Menu: baked beans, plus vegetarian baked beans, assorted meats, coleslaw, cornbread and dinner rolls, and plenty of delicious desserts including homemade pies.


Mahjong classes, taught by Barbara Campbell, will be offered at St. John’s. If you are interested please contact Karen Craig at 244-5267.


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. Last chance – drawing will be this Sunday, October 27th.


St. Saviour’s

Taize Service -- Friday, October 25 at 6 pm in St. Saviour’s Chapel.


A Service of Evensong will be offered on November 3, All Saints Day, at 4:00 followed by a wine and cheese reception. All the choral music will be by living composers as a way of making this ancient and solemn liturgy relevant for us today.


Book Study -- The Education for Ministry group is inviting anyone who is interested to join them on Tuesdays, January 14 and 21 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. to discuss two supplemental texts: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan; and And God Spoke: The Authority of the Bible for the Church Today by Christopher Bryan. Books can be obtained from the bookstore or library.  If there is sufficient interest, we may be able to order some copies for individuals or for sharing if you are willing to help pay for them.  Please let Sarah Flynn ( at St. Saviour's or Jayne Ashworth ( at St. Andrew & St. John know if you would like to pursue this approach to obtaining a copy of the books or if you have questions.


Church of Our Father:

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


St. Dunstan’s

On Sunday November 3 at the 9:00 service they will welcome their new Priest-In-Charge, the Reverend Johanna-Karen Johannson.


Saturday, November 9 is the Holiday Fair from 9-1. Treasures of all sorts abound!


Episcopal Relief & Development is launching a special opportunity to strengthen its work and mission of healing a hurting world.  During the 2013 Matching Gift Challenge, taking place between October 1 and December 6, all donations to Episcopal Relief & Development will be doubled! Thanks to a group of very generous supporters who have pledged $500,000 in matching funds, the impact of gifts of any size – online, via mail or by phone – will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to that amount.



Our mission team representing three MDI Episcopal churches and nine others from Bath and Falmouth are leaving on November 9 to work with students at Institution Univers in Ouanaminthe, Haiti with ESL classes and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) prep training. We'd love to be able to take a number of solar flashlights with us as students often end up studying into the night in very poor light. We're looking at an LL Bean product and are hoping to get them for close to $15 each. If you'd like to contribute to this project and help light up the night for a deserving student, you can help by contributing any amount in the following manner: 

1. Placing check/cash in an envelope and put in the offering plate.

2. Drop off check/cash @ the office by November 3.

3. Send a check (made out to St. John) directly to: St. John Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 767, Southwest Harbor, ME  04679 (please note “Solar Flashlights” on check or envelope)


Community Events


Southwest Harbor Public Library invites all to a free informational session on the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, October 26, 2:00 at St. John Church. Representatives from AARP, Maine Community Health Option and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be available for questions. For more information call the Library, 244-7065. 


Fall Work Week at the Alcyon Center

Time for taking down and putting up has come.  For this spiritual life center it is time for cleaning and composting, raking and chip-spreading, planting perennials and bulbs and maybe even a clothesline pole or two.  ‘Namaste’, we say, once again in greeting to the harvest of fruits and the tucking in of the Alcyon Center for the winter months.  Work Week goes with the flow.  Next Monday, October 28th through Sunday, November 3rd we invite friends and family and friends to come to the Alcyon Center as our guests – free room and board – in return for giving us morning and/or afternoon work blocks. We welcome all who have an hour or more to give, whatever the stamina or skill level.  A clean window or swept porch is as valued as logs split and roads repaired.  Lots of garden work of all sizes awaits eager hands.  Rain or shine we are here and helping the Center to prepare for the cold season.  Thank you to all who have “served” as volunteers in the past.  We’d love to see you back again and also would love to welcome new faces.  It only gets better with each new acquaintance. Give us a call 244-1060 or an email to say you’re coming and when, so we can plan the activities and the food.  


Joyful Noise has started again for its second season of building community through music here on MDI.  It's a non-auditioned, all-comer choir that meets four times a month in various locations around MDI. Joyful Noise: Community Singing on MDI is singing in harmony for experienced and novice singers alike.  You don't have to read music, either.  We'll explore music from a wide variety of cultural traditions, and all songs will be taught in the oral tradition. Contact or 244-0446 for more information. Next meeting will be Monday, October 28 at 7-8:30 pm - Bar Harbor YWCA


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Keep in your prayers this week: Bradford Fleck, Jean Martinez, Sylvia Gott, 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, Ryan Maynard, Nathan Gumm, and Ty Elkins who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.


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