Thursday, November 7, 2013

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




NOVEMBER 7, 2013



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pentecost 25

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


Praise to the living God (372); Blessed Assurance (LEVAS 184);

For the bread which you have broken (341); Jesus is Lord of all the earth (178)


Psalm 98; Haggai 1:15b-2:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Chloe Hatcher

Acolyte: (8:00) Ted Fletcher; (10:00) Chloe Hatcher

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Vestry Member in charge: Patsy Fogarty

Flowers: _______

Coffee Hour: _________



9:00 Forums

November 10: Vestry Dialogue

November 17: Jeremiah’s Legacy: An Opportunity for our Future, Patsy Fogarty, Ward MacKenzie, Spencer Ervin, Liz Erickson, Jim Vekasi


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

November 14 – Consecration of Samuel Seabury


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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:

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! 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

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

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.


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. 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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