Friday, May 30, 2014

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




MAY 29, 2013



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Seventh Sunday of Easter

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


Hail the day that sees him rise (214); When Christ was lifted from the earth (603);

Praise the Lord through every nation (484);

The head that once was crowned with thorns (483)


Psalm ik68:1-10; 33-36; Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14; John 17:1-11


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Floy Ervin

Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane

Prayers: Elaine Theriault

Chalice: Elaine Theriault

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (7:30); Elaine Theriault (10:00)

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Elaine Theriault


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
June 5 – Boniface

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)

The Rev. Vesta Kowalski and The Rev. Jenny Reece, Affiliate Clergy






St. John:


Monday, June 9, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers

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

Saturday morning, May 31 – Clean up at St. Andrew by the Lake

Tuesday, June 3 – Net Tender deadline

Saturday, June 7 – Bob and Tim’s “Thank You Party” in Somesville


Saturday, June 7:   Bob and Tim invite everyone at St. Andrew/St. John and St. Saviour’s to a “Thank You Party” on Saturday 7 June 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Acadia Repertory Theater (Masonic Hall) in Somesville.   This gathering is a gift from Bob and Tim for two years of shared ministry.   Bring nothing but yourselves!   Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and soft drinks will be available during a time of fellowship.


Pentecost SundaySunday, June 8, is Pentecost Sunday:   the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit to the apostles and the traditional founding of the Church.   St. Andrew & St. John will be gathering for a SINGLE SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION AT 9:00 a.m. with special guest musicians and Jazz-flavored music, followed by a festive brunch to celebrate the birthday of the Church as well as the 90th birthday of our beloved sister Susannah Jones.   In lieu of gifts, Susannah has requested donations toward a tree to be planted in her name at St. John’s.   This will also be our last chance to worship together before the opening of St. Andrew on June 15.


Forum on Sunday, June 1, 8:30 a.m. – Fred Benson will lead a discussion entitled:   Capital Punishment – Suitable or Sinful?  Public reaction to a horribly flawed execution in Oklahoma last month has led numerous government officials, including President Obama, to call for a thorough review of the nation’s capital punishment regimen.   Fred will frame both sides of the issue and suggest a solution that reflects the growing national concern about state-sponsored executions.


Upcoming recital – Mark your calendars now:   Permelia Sears (organist), her husband David and daughter Rebecca (performers) will present a recital at St. John's on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit the Westside Food Pantry.   Permelia Singer Sears is a graduate of Smith College and Yale University School of Music with master's degree in pipe organ performance.

Wednesday Explorers – Vesta Kowalski will be offering an adult education opportunity on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30, beginning June 4, at St. John’s in the Common Room. Each week participants will explore a different topic, and anyone is welcome to come once, occasionally, or regularly. Suggested topics include sermon reviews, previews of the coming lectionary, discussions on comparative religion and being a Christian in a secular world, book discussions . . . At the first session on June 4 we will talk about the Gospel of Matthew, the source of most of the Gospel readings for the rest of the year, and will develop a schedule of topics for the next several weeks.


St. John’s Annual Yard Sale is ON!

This year the yard sale will be held at St. Andrew’s by the Lake, 1358 Tremont Road, Seal Cove, Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, 8:00-3:00.


ITEMS ARE NEEDED NOW!!   --  Bring your items to St. Andrew’s basement anytime


Barbara Campbell and Jayne Ashworth will be at St. Andrew’s by the Lake:


June 3          9 a.m. – noon                 June 9          9 a.m. - noon

June 5          2 p.m. – 5 p.m.               June 12        2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


If you would like assistance unloading your donations or would like to help help with sorting and pricing and other setup, please join us!


Questions???—call Barbara Campbell (244-9087) or Bunny Watts (244-3699).






Diocese Events


From:  Bishop's Office

Re:      Invitation below

Dear Friends in Christ: 

As most of you know by now, Canon Vicki Wiederkehr will be stepping down from her diocesan ministry at the end of June. Vicki has ministered to us with compassion and skill for more than seventeen years, and we will celebrate her ministry on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at St. Mark's Church in Waterville.  Worship will begin at 11AM followed by a simple reception in the parish hall.

I want to invite any and all who wish to join in the celebration. In order to make proper arrangements for hospitality and food, the favor of a reply is requested by June 14, 2014. I know that Saturdays in June are very busy, so if you are not able to be present, I ask you to remember Vicki in thought and prayer during this time of transition.    

In lieu of gifts, Vicki has requested that donations be made to the Frederick B. Wolf Fund for the Continuing Education of the Laity.  The education of lay leadership for ministry is one of Vicki's enduring passions. If you would like to make a donation (tax-deductible), please make your check payable to "Diocese of Maine Wolf Fund" and send it to: The Episcopal Diocese of Maine Attn: B. Martin, 143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101.

Please know that cards and notes are welcome and can be sent to: Vicki Wiederkehr, 31 Peary Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011. 


Bishop Steve

Please let us know if you are able to attend by clicking on the link below.  Thank you.


If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to be in touch with Barbara Martin at  





Community Events


On Sunday, June 1, at 2:00 PM you are invited to help plant raised flower beds at Sonogee Rehabilitation and Living Center, 131 Eden Street, Bar Harbor. These flower beds are reserved for the use of residents' families and friends and not a part of the landscaping planted by the Sonogee grounds crew. This work will be done rain or shine and will take about an hour. Please address any questions to Dave Lind at 288-5159 or by email to









Downeast Spiritual Life Conference – July 11 & 12 at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell will share his vision for a reinvigorated spirituality that celebrates the sacredness of the earth and the oneness of all creation. For more information: or call 374-5200.


Job opening - Serendipity and the Bar Harbor Food Pantry are seeking an assistant to the Executive Director. The successful candidate should have experience managing a small staff, good communication skills, and some background in clothing retail. Strong organizational skills are essential. Position is 20 hours per week, pay negotiable depending on experience.


Please send a letter of interest and work history to Kate Sebelin at PO Box 434, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or email




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Keep in your prayers this week: Trisha Roy, Shelley Hoover Payne, Cheryl Bestford, 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.


A burial service for Ida Frances Hill Freeman (October 12, 1919 - November 21, 2013) will be held at 11:00 on Friday, May 30 at Ledgelawn Cemetery in Bar Harbor.  Ida was a member of St. Andrew’s for many years beginning in the 1950’s.”




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