Thursday, October 31, 2013

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




OCTOBER 31, 2013



Sunday, November 3, 2013

All Saints Day

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


For all the saints (287); Blest are the pure in heart (656);

Jerusalem, my happy home (620); Ye watchers and holy ones (618)


Psalm 149; Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Benson

Second Lesson: Mike DaCosta

Prayers: Ken Cochrane

Chalice: Bob Theriault

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

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Mary Mitchell

Flowers: _______

Coffee Hour: Bob and Elaine Theriault



9:00 Forums

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

November 10: Vestry Dialogue


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

November 7 – Feast of John Milton


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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.


Advent Book Study Group: People of the Way:  Renewing Episcopal Identity by Dwight J. Zscheile (pronounced like “Shiley”) is an invitation to re-imagine what it means to be an Episcopalian in North America in the twenty-first century, in a post-Establishment, post-Colonial, post-Denominational, and nearly post-Christian world.  Father Tim will be leading a discussion of the book during Advent on four Mondays from 9 to 10:30AM following Morning Prayer in the Library at St. Saviour, and four Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2PM in the Common Room at St. John’s. Anybody from any parish can attend either group, and it’s okay to bounce back and forth. The Book is available at Morehouse Publishing or at Amazon ($12.89 plus shipping); if you would like the church to order one for you, please contact Tim, Muffet, or Michele by November 18.


A Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner to be held at St. John's is in the planning stages. Every one is welcome to join in the fellowship! A call to the office would be helpful so we know how much food to prepare but reservations are not necessary. If you would like to help, call Dianne at 244-4582 or Chloe at 669-2801.


Christmas Fair and Wreaths: St. John’s will hold their Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 14 from 8:a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We need items to sell – both crafts and foods (cookies, cakes, pies, etc.) If you are willing to help please contact Edie Stanwood, 244-3429; Michele Daley, 244-3229; Bunny Watts, 244-3699; or Chloe Hatcher, 244-4436.


St. Saviour’s

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!


Eucharistic Visitor Training

November 16, 9:30 – 11:00 at St. Patrick’s, Brewer.  Eucharistic Visitors are lay ministers licensed by the Bishop to take the consecrated Sacrament to members of the congregations who are unable to be present at the celebration of Holy Eucharist. The training will fully prepare candidates for licensing. There is no charge, but Safe Church training is a prerequisite, and registration is required through the calendar on the Diocesan website. Questions?  Need more info?  Please be in touch with Barbara Martin at



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.

(please note “Solar Flashlights” on check or envelope)


Community Events

Sharing and Caring — Join your community bank for the 25th Annual Community Food Drive. Bring non-perishable food and cash donations to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust through November 22nd. Or, gather at Hannaford in Bar Harbor on Friday, November 1, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a live radio broadcast with Classic Hits I-95. Help those in the community who have a hard time making ends meet, by stocking the shelves of the local food pantries.

Together we will keep our community a caring and supportive place to live.



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Keep in your prayers this week: Mary Jones, 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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