Thursday, May 1, 2014

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




MAY 1, 2013



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Third Sunday of Easter

8:30 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


We know that Christ is raised (296); Christ the Lord is risen again (184);

Shepherd of souls (343); He is risen! (180)


Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; Acts 2:14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Michael DaCosta

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Diane Krueger

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts


8:30 Forums

May 4: Sports & Christian Faith, Bill Baker

May 11: Vestry Dialogue


Thursday Holy Eucharist:
May 1, 8, 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)

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






St. John:


Monday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. – Recital to benefit Westside Food Pantry

Monday, May 12 & 26, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers

Thursday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. – Vestry

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


Recital: Monday, May 5th, harpist Phoebe Durand and alto Amy Kurman will perform works by Handel, Hindemith and others. Suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds going to the Westside Food Pantry. A reception will follow in the undercroft.


Directories: New directories have been printed (and corrected) 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.


Suggestions help us improve communication!   Joan Bromage had suggested that we put copies of Vestry meeting minutes and Net Tenders at church where they could be easily accessible.  In response to her suggestion, there are now two notebooks in the Common Room - one for 2014 Vestry Meeting Minutes and another for Net Tender issues. We ask that you read the contents of the notebooks in the Common Room and refrain from removing pages from the notebooks. The Vestry notebook will be updated after meeting minutes are approved; the Net Tender notebook will be updated when a new issue is published. At present, there are minutes for the February and March 2014 Vestry meetings (no meeting in January, the April minutes have yet to be approved.)   And there are Net Tender issues from February, March, April and May this year (the Net Tender is not published in January). Our thanks to Joan for her suggestion!


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


St. Mary and St. Jude

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Thursdays, May 1 and 15, 9:00 a.m.


Community Events


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.



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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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