Thursday, January 9, 2014

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




JANUARY 9, 2013



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Baptism of Our Lord

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


Baptized in Water (WLP 767); Christ, when for us you were baptized (121)

Shall we gather at the river (LEVAS 141); O love, how deep (448)


Psalm 29; Isaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher:  Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Bill Myers (St. Saviour)

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Linda Foster (St. Saviour)

Acolyte: (7:30) Bob Stanwood (10:00) Geoff Schuller (St. Saviour)

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts

Coffee Hour: Dianne McMullan



8:30 Forum

January 12: Trip to Israel, Katharine Thompson



Thursday Holy Eucharist:
January 16 --
12:30 pm

Fr. Tim Fleck will celebrate the feasts of Richard Meux Benson and Charles Gore


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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:


January 6-17 – Sacristy will be painted

Sunday, January 19 – ANNUAL MEETING (reports due January 12)

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

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Prayer Group


Help Wanted/Needed Urgently! Last weekend the Sacristy was stripped in preparation for painting. We need a volunteer who is willing to scrape and sand the sash in the old windows in the Sacristy. Total time estimated at two hours. This needs to be done soon so the whole project can be completed in the next ten days. Please give me a call. Thanks, Ted Bromage, 244-3227.


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.


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 Pancake Supper, Shrove Tuesday, 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.


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.


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, 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.


Give thanks for the life of Nathaniel Monroe Johnson who died January 6th. Keep his sister Pamela Smith and the rest of his family and friends in your prayers.


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