Thursday, February 6, 2014

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




FEBRUARY 6, 2013



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Epiphany 5

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


Christ whose glory fills the skies (7); We limit not the truth of God (629)

Be thou my vision (488); Sometimes a light surprises (667)


Psalm 112:1-10; Isaiah 58:1-12; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20


Celebrant: The Rev. Lynn Orville

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Spencer Ervin

Second Lesson: Susan Buell

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Jayne Ashworth

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (7:30); Jayne Ashworth (10:00)

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: __________

Vestry Member in charge: Gen Mackenzie

Coffee Hour: _______



8:30 Forum

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



Thursday Holy Eucharist:
February 13 -- 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)






St. John:


Mondays, February 10 and 24 – 5:00 p.m., St. John Singers

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Prayer Group

Tuesday, February 11 – 5:00 p.m., FIC

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


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).


St. Saviour’s

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.

Valentine Cookie Decorating Party, Saturday, February 8, 2 pm.  Come help decorate Valentine Cookies for the Bar Harbor Fire Department, the Bar Harbor Police Department, the MDI Hospital Emergency Staff and the Knox Road Home.  We will put them in a beautiful box tied up with ribbon to deliver.  You may also take some home for yourself! 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.

In February, the parish welcomed their new Rector, The Rev. Jane Cornman and bid farewell to The Rev. Caroline Hines who served as interim pastor for the past 7 months.


Community Events


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 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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