Thursday, January 16, 2014

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




JANUARY 16, 2013



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Epiphany 2

9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine



Songs of thankfulness and praise (135); Blessed Jesus at thy word (440);

Deck thyself, my soul (339); Jesus calls us o’er the tumult (550)


Psalm 40:1-12; Isaiah 49:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Jayne Ashworth

Second Lesson: Mike DaCosta

Prayers: Candy DaCosta

Chalice: _______

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Betsy Hewlett

Vestry Member in charge: Marilyn Mays

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 23 --
12:30 pm

Fr. Tim Fleck will celebrate the feast of Phillips Brooks


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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:


Thursday, January 16 – NO VESTRY MEETING

Sunday, January 19 – ANNUAL MEETING

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

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Prayer Group


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.


Free 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

Men’s Group: Meal & Speaker, Monday, January 20, 6 p.m. Tedd Higgins will talk about his experiences during, and reflections of, his recent trip to the famous Angola State Prison in Louisiana (nicknamed the “Alcatraz of the South” and “The Farm”) where he went to visit Mr. Robert McKee. It is the largest maximum security prison in the US with 5,000 inmates and 1,800 staff.  It is located on an 18,000-acre property where farms produce food for all the other prisons in Louisiana.

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


Community Events


The Maine Sea Coast Mission will be hosting an ecumenical service commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. at noon on Monday, January 20, 2014, at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine. The community service will lift up the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in music, readings and remembrances.  Of special note this year Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty. All are welcome to attend.  Fr. Tim Fleck will be participating in the service. For more information please call the Sea Coast Mission 288-5097.


Recital on Sunday, January 19 at 5:30: Pianist Ann Sears will play a selection of classical pieces and a few surprises on the Grand Steinway at the Salty Dog Gallery in Southwest Harbor. Donations will go to the Westside Food Pantry. Bring an hors-d’oeuvre and your favorite drink


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: Bob Theriault, Norman Shaw, Dan Schreiber, Tony Sousa, Violet, Ron, Edie Stanwood, Mary Parker, Amy Beal Church, Mary Jones, 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, 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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