Thursday, November 14, 2013

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







NOVEMBER 14, 2013



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pentecost 26

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


Christ whose glory fills the skies (7); Steal away (WLP 804);

Lord of all hopefulness (482); All my hope (665)


Canticle 9; Isaiah 65:17-25; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19


Celebrant: The Rev. Debbie Little-Wyman

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane

Prayers: _______

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: (8:00) Jayne Ashworth; (10:00) Elaine Theriault

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin

Flowers: Susan Buell

Coffee Hour: Ted Bromage



9:00 Forums

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

November 24: The Day a War Didn’t Happen, Fred Benson


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

November 21 – Feast of C. S. Lewis


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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:

The Bean Supper was a great success netting $537.25 to benefit our kitchen outreach programs. We will be donating $250 of the profits to the Backpack Program and the rest will be used to fund Community Dinners. Many thanks to the workers; Mary M., Barbara, Karen, Joan, Michele, Peggy, Gen, Bob S., Edie, Ann B., Anne W., Carol, Sue N., Ellen, Mary V., Patsy, Marilyn M., Rita, Dean, Alice, Rebecca B. and her daughter, Doris W.,  Bob and Elaine, and to all who attended the dinner. Your generous support will enable us to increase our community outreach.

A free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held at St. John's at 1:00. 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.


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 or Michele by November 18.


Christmas Fair, Wreaths and Lunch: 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.


Christmas Flowers/Wreaths: A sign-up sheet for donations to the Christmas flower/wreath fund is in the undercroft.  All contributions are gratefully accepted.  NO minimum!  Folks should list the names of people they want remembered or honored.  These names will be listed in the Christmas bulletins.



Thursday, November 21, 6:00, Vestry.

Monday, November 25, 5:00, St. John Singers


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:

The Men’s Group will meet on Monday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. for a tasty meal and two very interesting speakers!

John Ford Sr., a native Mainer, comes from a long line of Maine Game Wardens. He was sworn into the service shortly after finishing up a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force. He spent his twenty-year warden career in Waldo County in central Maine. Upon his retirement in 1990, he was elected as county sheriff and re-elected in 1994. He has written a local newspaper column and is a regular contributor to the Northwoods Sporting Journal. He also is a painter, known for his wildlife artwork. He lives with his wife in Brooks, Maine. Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good is his first book.

Mark Nickerson has written Blue Lights in the Night, which offers a rare view inside the life of a Maine State Police trooper, patrolling the rambling, rural roads of Piscataquis, Waldo and Kennebec counties, covering accidents, stopping intoxicated drivers, responding to domestic disputes, investigating crimes. Nickerson, who retired in 2005, shares his most memorable moments over his 28-year career.


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


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 until 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.


Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers the following prayer for the people of the Philippines:

O God our help in time of trouble, we pray for the Filipino people who have suffered this grievous natural disaster. We pray that survivors may find water, food, and shelter, and news of their missing loved ones. There is trauma and destruction in many places, and little news from some of the areas hardest hit. Give peace and confidence, O Lord, to those in the midst of the whirlwind. Open hearts and hands around the world to respond sacrificially to the urgent need. Help us to remember that we are connected, one to another, the living to the dead, the comfortable to the suffering, the peaceful to the worried and anxious. Motivate us to change our hearts, for our misuse and pollution of the earth you have given us to share has something to do with this disaster.  Show us your suffering Son in the midst of this Calvary, that we might love one another as he has loved us.  In your holy name we pray.  Amen.



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.


Advent Vespers Service at the Sea Coast Mission, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor on Sunday, December 1st at 4:30 p.m.  The service will be the melodic, participatory, beloved "Holden Evening Prayer" setting composed by Marty Haugen. You are invited to come and enjoy the opportunity to worship and begin the season of Light in peace. For more information call 288-5097 or



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Keep in your prayers this week: Tony Sousa, Violet, Ron, Mary Parker, Amy Beal Church, 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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