Thursday, October 10, 2013

Events & News from St. John's




OCTOBER 10, 2013



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pentecost 21

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


O Bless the Lord my soul (411); Help us, Lord, to learn (628);

Now thank we all our God (397); O for a thousand tongues to sing (493)


Psalm 66:1-11 Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Jim Vekasi

First Lesson/Psalm: Mary Vekasi

Second Lesson: Chloe Hatcher

Prayers: Ann Cox Halkett

Chalice: Jayne Ashworth

Acolyte: (8:00) Rita Redfield; (10:00) Jayne Ashworth

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Vestry Member in charge: Jayne Ashworth

Flowers: Susan Buell

Coffee Hour: Mary Shaw



9:00 Forums

October 13: One Service Experiment. Members of St. Andrew & St. John will be invited to talk about the 9:00 service experiment St. John conducted last Spring.  


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

The Rev. Tim Fleck will celebrate the feasts of the following saints:

October 17 – Ignatius of Antioch

October 24 – Catholic Martyrs of England


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Office Hours:

8:30-2:30, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

The office will be closed on Monday.

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:

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, October 20. All are welcome.

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.


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.

Chuck and Beth Bradshaw mission update is posted on the bulletin board in St. John’s undercroft.


Westside Food Pantry

Volunteer meeting, Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 pm, St. John’s. Susan Buell and Dean Henry will report on the upcoming distribution season, the pantry’s financial position, and hold a general discussion on operations.  If you have family or friends who would be willing to serve on this committee, please let Susan or Dean know and they will be happy to invite them to the meeting.  We need a few new members to help carry on this important sharing.

Blessings to you as we prepare to launch this new Pantry season on Sunday, November 3.


Community Events


Free Community Supper at Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street, on Tuesday, October 15 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.


Joyful Noise is starting up 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.

For October, our schedule is:
Thursday, October 10 at 6-7:30 pm - Common Good Cafe, Seawall

Wednesday, October 16 at noon - Bar Harbor YWCA "Vox Lunch"

Sunday, October 20 at 6:30pm - TBA

Monday, October 28 at 7-8:30 pm - Bar Harbor YWCA


Straus Senior Supper Club – 4th Thursday of each month, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at MDI Hospital’s Community Health Center, 16 Community Lane, Southwest Harbor. Join us for a nutritious family-style meal, entertainment, and friendship. Cost is $6/person or $10/couple. RSVP required – 244-3267.



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Keep in your prayers this week: 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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