Thursday, January 23, 2014

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




JANUARY 23, 2013



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Epiphany 3

7:30 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


I come with joy to meet my Lord (304); O Zion, haste, the mission high fulfilling (539);

The people who in darkness (126); Christ for the world we sing (537)


Psalm 27:1, 5-13; Isaiah 9:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23


Celebrant: The Rev. Dean Henry

Usher:  _______

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Benson

Second Lesson: _______

Prayers: Ken Cochrane

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (7:30); Rita Redfield (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: Betsy Hewlett

Vestry Member in charge: Susan Buell

Coffee Hour: _______



8:30 Forums

January 26 and February 2: No Forums

February 9: Mission in Haiti, Rita Redfield and Linda Lewis



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

Fr. Tim Fleck will celebrate the feast of Charles 1


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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, Rita Redfield (244-4025)






St. John:


Monday, January 27 – 5:00 p.m., St. John Singers

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Prayer Group

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong (come learn and play)


St. John and St. Saviour

Mutual Study of Ministry: As part of our Letter of Agreement among St. Andrew & John, St. Saviour, Father Tim and the Diocese, we have committed to participating in a Mutual Study of Ministry process after eighteen months together.  Both Vestries met with Canon Missioner Heidi Shott on Sunday, January 12 to begin this process.  The next steps will

involve one-on-one  interviews conducted by vestry members with parishioners representing a cross-section of both congregations to discuss our experience of our shared ministry over the last year and a half.  If you receive a phone call in the next month asking to schedule an interview, please try to be generous with your time and opinions:  it will be very helpful.  Not everyone will be interviewed, but if you want to make sure your views are heard, you may volunteer for an interview by contacting your warden (Pamela Smith, Sr. Warden (St. Saviour); Bunny Watts, Sr. Warden (St. Andrew & John); Linda Foster, Jr. Warden (St. Saviour);  Jr. Warden (St. Andrew & John) to be elected today).


St. Saviour’s

Taizé Service – Friday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community of France, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation.

Community Valentine Supper, February 11, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Any donations will benefit St. Saviour’s MDI Fire Fund which benefits fire victims on Mt. Desert Island.


Church of Our Father

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


The ECW is having a ‘Stampin' Up Party’ on Thursday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall at the church. Barbara Pinkham will demonstrate new techniques for card making and other types of paper crafts.  Even if you don't think of yourself as a crafty person--you may be surprised!!! 


St. Mary and St. Jude

January 26, 10:15 am – Annual meeting followed by a farewell party for The Rev. Caroline Hines.

Community Events


Friends in Action is a nonprofit organization assisting seniors and disabled adults with free services to help them maintain independence. Services include rides, help with chores and errands, and resource information. Nonperishable food supplies and fresh produce are available through a food pantry. Daily classes and programs are located throughout the community, including exercise classes, computer classes, and art and writing groups. For information on times and locations, to volunteer, or to request services, call 664-6016 or email


The next Alpha Course will begin Sunday, February 23 at 4 pm for volunteers, 5 pm for guests, at the Southwest Harbor Congregational Church.  Pastor Blake Brown (along with five other churches) will direct this Alpha.


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.


Free Meals:

Every Monday: Everybody Eats from 3 – 6 pm at St. Dunstan’s Parish Hall, 134 State Street, Ellsworth. Everyone is welcome!!

Every Wednesday: The Welcome Table from 3 – 6 pm at The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, 2 Church Street, Ellsworth.

Every Thursday: Holy Redeemer Church from 4 – 7 pm at 21 Ledgelawn Street, Bar Harbor.

Every Thursday: Noon at the Common Good Café, 566 Seawall Rd, Southwest Harbor


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Keep in your prayers this week: Toni Willey, Bob Theriault, Norman Shaw, Dan Schreiber, Tony Sousa, Violet, Ron, Edie Stanwood, Mary Parker, Amy Beal Church, Mary Jones, 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, 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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