Friday, February 28, 2014

Events & News from St. Andrew & St. John (Corrected)

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FEBRUARY 28, 2013



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Last Sunday after Epiphany

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


O wondrous type (137); O Light of Light (134);

Ye Watchers and ye holy ones (618)


Psalm 2; Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9


Celebrant: The Rev. Alice Downs

The Blueberry Jammers will provide music for the 10:00 service.

Usher:  Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Susan Buell

Second Lesson: Candy DaCosta

Prayers: Mike DaCosta

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (7:30); Elaine Theriault (10:00)

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Marilyn Mays


8:30 Forums

March 2: Ash Wednesday, Dean Henry

March 9: The Shack, Lynn Orville



Ash Wednesday Service

March 5 – 6:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist and Distribution of ashes

Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

First Lesson/Psalm: Candace DaCosta

Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane

Prayers: Elaine Theriault

Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield


Thursday Holy Eucharist:
March 6 -- 12:30 pm

The Rev. Tim Fleck


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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, March 10 & 24, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – Prayer Group

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – Ash Wednesday service

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.


Net Tender March 2014 Deadline:   Sunday, March 2nd


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.


Church of Our Father

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


St. Mary and St. Jude

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.


St. Saviour’s

Taizé - An Ecumenical Prayer Service, Friday, March 21, at 6pm. 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. All are welcome!

Candlelight · Scripture · Silence · Song · Prayer



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


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.


Film & Talk: The Anonymous People. This powerful documentary features real stories about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This film aims at transforming public discourse around addiction recovery in order to spark wide-spread change. FREE by the Acadia Family Center. Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor, Sunday, March 9, 1:30 p.m.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Angelina Sharpe, James Stanton, Wayne Buchanan, Dorothy Smith, Johanna Johannason, Bob Theriault, Norman Shaw, 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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Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Lent Message 2014

 “So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live
in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken,
or ill in one way or another.”

Lent is a season of reflection that begins on Ash Wednesday (March 5) and concludes on Easter (April 20).

The reality is that the season of Lent, which Christians have practiced for so many centuries, is about the same kind of yearning for greater light in the world, whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere. 

The word “Lent” means “lengthen” and it’s about the days getting longer.  The early Church began to practice a season of preparation for those who would be baptized at Easter, and before too long other members of the Christian community joined those candidates for baptism as an act of solidarity. 

It was a season during which Christians and future Christians learned about the disciplines of the faith - prayer and study and fasting and giving alms, sharing what they have. 

But the reality is that, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, the lengthening days were often times of famine and hunger, when people had used up their winter food stores and the spring had not yet produced more food to feed people.  Acting in solidarity with those who go hungry is a piece of what it means to be a Christian.  To be a follower of Jesus is to seek the healing of the whole world. 

And Lent is a time when we practice those disciplines as acts of solidarity with the broken and hungry and ill and despised parts of the world.

I would invite you this Lent to think about your Lenten practice as an exercise in solidarity with all that is - with other human beings and with all of creation.  That is most fundamentally what Jesus is about. He is about healing and restoring that broken world. 

So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken, or ill in one way or another.

May you have a blessed Lent this year, and may it yield greater light in the world.

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church