Thursday, April 24, 2014

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




APRIL 24, 2013



Sunday, April 27, 2014

Second Sunday of Easter

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


The strife is o’er (208); Alleluia (178);

Come, risen Lord (306); This joyful Eastertide (192)


Psalm 16; Acts 2:14a, 22-32; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Preacher: Aaron Hanson

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Spencer Ervin

Second Lesson: Chloe Hatcher

Prayers: Gen Mackenzie

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield


8:30 Forums

April 27: Classical Education, Aaron Hanson

May 4: Sports & Christianity, Bill Baker

May 11: Vestry Dialogue


Thursday Holy Eucharist:
April 17 – No service

April 2412:30 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:


Monday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers

Thursday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. – Vestry

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong (come learn and play)


8:30 Sunday Forum: April 27, our guest will be Aaron Hanson, headmaster of Mirus Academy, a Classical Christian school which plans to open its doors in Southwest Harbor in September of 2014.  Visit for more background.


Directories: New directories have been printed and will be available in the back of the sanctuary this Sunday or you can pick one up in the office. If you would like one for your computer, let Michele know.


Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) boxes, envelopes and checks will be collected this Sunday.


Quietside FestivalA letter to local merchants requesting items for the silent auction is ready to go out on May 1.  We encourage parishioners to come in on Thursday, any time between 11 and 3 and add a personal note to the businesses they know and help get this mailing out. Your help will make a big difference in getting these responses. Thanks!


St. Saviour

Taizé - An Ecumenical Prayer Service on Friday, May 16 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. We are handicap accessible and ALL are welcome!

Candlelight · Scripture · Silence · Song · Prayer


Church of Our Father

Fish Fry Fundraiser, Saturday, April 26, 4-7 pm. parish hall.  Fried haddock, french fries, cole slaw, desserts and drink! $8 Adults, $5.00 Children 12 and under, $20 Family Maximum.  All proceeds will benefit youth outreach and community service programs.


St. Mary and St. Jude

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


Community Events

The Evensong singers, a ministry of Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, are offering a friend raising concert on Friday, April 25th at the Somesville Union Meeting House at 7pm. This is a rare opportunity to hear, in public, what we do. Our work is to bring comfort to Hospice patients and their families. Our musical offerings are varied, ranging from joyful to solemn, as we attempt to suit the particular needs of those for whom we sing. Please come!


The 9th Annual Spring Fest Concert and Auction to support the Emmaus Shelter will take place on Sunday, April 27, at the Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School (behind the Mill Mall) from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  The fundraiser will include a delicious Caribbean catered buffet, a live and silent Auction, and wonderful Celtic entertainment by the Craggy Islanders.  You may support the shelter by making a monetary donation, making a pledge in memory or honor of someone, by donating items for the auction, selling tickets, or volunteering at the event.  For more information, visit their website at, or call Sister Lucille MacDonald at the shelter at 667-3962.


A Place at the Table – On May 4th at 1:00 p.m. the Bar Harbor Food Pantry and Reel Pizza will present, A Place at the Table, a documentary that looks at hunger here in America and examines the systems that allow so many families to live without food access in a country with so much abundance. We invite you to watch this film and stay afterward to meet some of our local hunger relief advocates to find out about resources that exist here, how they work and how you can help. The doors open at 12:30.  Film starts at 1pm (1hr 40min) with a 30-45 minute community discussion to follow. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person or non-perishable food items at the door. All donations will go to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry.


Recital: Monday, May 5th—recital for the Westside Food Pantry. Harpist Phoebe Durand and alto Amy Kurman perform Handel, Hindemith and others; 7:00pm-Suggested donation—$10.00; All proceeds go to our food pantry. Reception will follow.



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Keep in your prayers this week: Terry Musson, Jean Rohrer, Molly Lyman, Angelina Sharpe, James Stanton, Wayne Buchanan, Dorothy Smith, Bob Theriault, Norman Shaw, Ron Martin, Joseph and Kimberly Pratt family, Ruth and Bob Zachary, Gary Dunlap, Kay and Bill Barney, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson, Jennie Cline 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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