Thursday, December 26, 2013

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




DECEMBER 26, 2013



Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 1

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


Joy to the world (100); What child is this (115);

Away in a manger (101); It came upon a midnight clear (89)


Psalm 147:13-21; Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7; John 1:1-18


Celebrant: The Rev. Dean Henry

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Joan Bromage

Second Lesson: ___________

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Floy Ervin

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

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Vestry Member in charge: Mary Mitchell

Coffee Hour: Dianne McMullan



9:00 Forum – December 29: No Forum

8:30 Forum – January 5: For All the Saints, Fr. Tim Fleck



Thursday Holy Eucharist:
January 2 --
12:30 pm

Fr. Tim Fleck will celebrate the feast of Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah


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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:

Christmas Day Brunch: Thanks go to all the volunteers who cleaned floors, set up tables and chairs (and took them down), decorated, baked, cooked, cut up fruit, and washed dishes. About 35 people were served a delicious meal and Bob Theriault led the group in singing several Christmas songs. It was indeed a “Merry Christmas.”



Saturday, January 4 – 6:30 pm, recital to benefit Food Pantry

Sundays, January 5 and 19 – 12:00 noon, Westside Food Pantry at Harbor House

January 6-17 – Sacristy will be painted

Mondays, January 13 and 27 – 5:00 p.m., St. John Singers


Mark Your Calendars: Fiddle player Emma Walsh and mandolin player Pepin Mittlehauser will perform for the Westside Food Pantry, Saturday evening, January 4th at 6:30pm.  Suggested donation - $10.00.  The recital will be preceded by a community covered dish dinner and followed by a reception. ALL proceeds go directly to the Westside Food Pantry.  For more information about the performance or the Westside Food Pantry contact Susan Buell, 669-5482.


Christmas Fair: Thanks to all who donated items to be sold at the Christmas Fair. Including the wreaths and the fair items we raised about $1400 (less wreath expenses). The items that did not sell are packed in boxes and are in the undercroft closet. If you donated anything and would like it back, please pick it up.


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.


Community Events



Island Connections needs volunteers! Island Connections seeks to provide free services to seniors, elderly and people with disabilities on Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands that will enable them to live independently and with a strong quality of life. If you would like to volunteer, call 288-4457.


Serendipity is looking for more clothing donations! They are accepting nearly new or slightly worn men's, children's and women's clothing of all sizes. Donations are welcomed - call 288-2000.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Dinnie MacDonald, Dan Schreiber, Don Tomayko, Tony Sousa, Violet, Ron, Edie Stanwood, Mary Parker, Amy Beal Church, Mary Jones, Bradford Fleck, Sylvia Gott, 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, 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 Ryan Maynard, Nathan Gumm, and Ty Elkins who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.


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