Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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




NOVEMBER 27, 2013



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Advent 1

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


Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding (59): O come Emmanuel, vs. 1-2 (56);

Rejoice, rejoice, believers (68); Sleepers, wake (61)


Psalm 122; Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane

Prayers: Chloe Hatcher

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: (8:00) Rita Redfield (10:00) Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Karen Craig



9:00 Forums

December 1: A Christmas Story, Michael Shook

December 8: John Dieffenbacher Krall

December 15: No Forum


Thursday Holy Eucharist:
Thanksgiving Day,
November 28, 10:00 a.m. at St. Saviour’s Parish

December 5 at 12:30 at St. John’s

Tim Fleck will celebrate the Feast of Clement of Alexandria


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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 tim@mdi-episcopal.org 

Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699); Jr. Warden, Mary Mitchell (244-9951)






St. John:

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!


A Memorial Service for Cuff Train will be held on Saturday, November 30th at 11:00 am at St. John's.


Advent Wreath Making Monday 12/2 at 5:30 p.m. in St. John’s Undercroft.   Dianne McMullan will share with us how to create an Advent Wreath for our homes.   Please contact Dianne at (207) 244-4582 or send email to harborreach@gwi.net if you are interested in attending.   There will be a pot of soup to share.   You will need to bring a sandwich to share, a bag of tipped greens (pine, cedar, balsam, etc.) and your wreath form.   If you need a wreath form, please let Dianne know as soon as possible so she can order one for you.   Oasis, candle picks, ribbon, etc. will be provided, as will information on candles.  This should be a fun way to bring the celebration of Advent to your nightly dinner table.


We have beautiful greeting cards made from a striking new photo of the church by Anne Wetzel, featuring the new red door.  Suitable for Christmas cards, or any occasion.  They are available for $2 each, 12 for $20, 20 for $30, with matching envelopes.  They are in Michele’s office,  on top of the file cabinets.  





A recital to benefit the Westside Food Pantry will be held at St. John's on Friday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.  Eileen Brennan, recorder, and Stephen Sampson, piano, will play music by J.S. Bach, Robin Milford, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, and others.


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. Books for those who ordered them have arrived, and there may be a few extra if you need one.


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.


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 (sarahbf@myfairpoint.net) at St. Saviour's or Jayne Ashworth (jayne.ashworth@gmail.com) 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.


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. Please make checks payable to St. John Episcopal Church and write ERD in the memo line; you may put checks in the collection plate or deliver to the church office.


Community Events

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 rbenson@seacoastmission.org


Women of Faith Christmas Program: An evening of hope and joy for the entire family on Friday, December 6, 8-10 p.m. Southwest Harbor Congregational Church, 29 High Road, will show a simulcast of the program which is for all people of all ages and shows the reason why we celebrate. There will be refreshments and fellowship before the program at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 244-4300.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Tony Sousa, Edie Stanwood, 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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