Thursday, January 2, 2014

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




JANUARY 2, 2013



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Christmas 2

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


On this day, earth shall ring (92); What star is this (124);

The first Nowell (109); Hail to the Lord’s anointed (616)


Psalm 84; Jeremiah 31:7-14; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Matthew 2:13-23


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Floy Ervin

Prayers: Joan Bromage

Chalice: Jayne Ashworth

Acolyte: (8:00) Rita Redfield (10:00) Jayne Ashworth

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Karen Craig

Coffee Hour: ___________



8:30 Forum

January 5: For All the Saints, Fr. Tim Fleck

January 19: Trip to Israel, Katharine Thompson



Thursday Holy Eucharist:
January 9 --
12:30 pm

Fr. Tim Fleck will celebrate the feast of Julia Chester Emery


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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:

REMEMBER – the early Sunday worship service is now at 7:30.



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.


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


Changes at the Alcyon Center in 2014:

Breakfasts will be on the first Fridays of the month before Quiet Days.

Quiet Days will remain on the first Fridays of the month.

Soul Friends will meet on the second Fridays of the month.

A new potluck supper and contemplative worship will be held on third Wednesdays,

after Bible Study; worship will be in the Taize style.


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: Norman Shaw, 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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