Thursday, February 13, 2014

Events and News for St. Andrew & St. John

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FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Epiphany 6
7:30 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine
The God of Abraham (401); Forgive our sins as we forgive (674);
My God, accept my heart this day (697); Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing (344)
Psalm 119:1-8; Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9p; Matthew 5:21-37
Celebrant: The Rev. Lynn Orville
Usher:  Marilyn Mays
First Lesson/Psalm: Joan Bromage
Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett
Prayers: Ann Benson
Chalice: Floy Ervin
Acolyte: Jayne Ashworth (7:30); Spencer Ervin (10:00)
Altar Guild: Joan Bromage
Flowers: __________
Vestry Member in charge: Marilyn Mays
Coffee Hour: _______

8:30 Forum
February 16: No forum
February 23: Church Architecture, Tim Fleck

Thursday Holy Eucharist:
February 20 -- 12:30 pm
The Rev. Alice Downs

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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)

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St. John:
Mondays, February 24, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Prayer Group
Thursday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. – Vestry
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong (come learn and play)

Recital:  "The Three Organists" perform for the Westside Food Pantry; Friday, February 28th; 7:00pm at St John’s Church.  Peter Vaux, organist and music director at St Mary's; Julia Morris-Myers, organist, choir director and music director at St Saviour's; and our Stephen Sampson have graciously volunteered to perform for us. This recital will be a rare opportunity to hear these musicians play on our Hook and Hastings organ. ALL proceeds go to the Westside Food Pantry.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, March 4, 5:30 p.m., Undercroft. This event is free but donations will be accepted and proceeds that exceed expenses will go to the Westside Food Pantry. If you would like to help, please contact Ted Bromage, 244-3227.

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 and are now conducting one-on-one interviews. If you receive a phone call this 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); Rita Redfield, Jr. Warden (St. Andrew & John).

Church of Our Father
Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 followed by a light breakfast.
Men’s Group: Monday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. The Rev. John Wingert will address the question: “Could the South have won the Civil War?”

St. Mary and St. Jude
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.

Community Events

Chowder Cookoff, Friday, March 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Maine Sea Coast Mission, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor. Prizes awarded. Warm up and help others do the same at the Chowder Cookoff. Donations will be accepted at the door and will benefit the MDI Campfire coalition. For further information or to enter your chowder, contact Terri Rodick at 288-5097 or
A Journey to the Holy Land and Jordan: On Friday, February 21 (snow date: Feb. 22) at 7:00 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Katharine Thompson invites us to: “Pack your bags, clamor aboard a camel, and come with me to the Holy Land.  Replace the cold and snow with views of sand, date palms, and go floating in the Dead Sea.  Walk with the patriarchs of the Old Testament and the apostles of the New, and view the exquisite carvings of Petra, the rose red city.”
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: Erin Downs Wilson, Toni Willey, Bob Theriault, Norman Shaw, Dan Schreiber, Tony Sousa, Violet, Ron, Edie Stanwood, Mary Parker, Amy Beal Church, Mary Jones, 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, Wayne Buchanan, James Stanton, Angelina Sharpe 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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Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with our Church partners in South Sudan during the growing humanitarian crisis currently enveloping their country. The scale of the disaster is large, with more than 800,000 people displaced from their homes - either elsewhere in South Sudan or in neighboring countries. The Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan and its relief and development arm, SUDRA, are currently tending to immediate needs and preparing to accompany affected communities through their long-term recovery.
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called for a Day of Prayer for South Sudan for Sunday, February 16. You can keep up with ERD's updates on the situation in South Sudan by visiting