Thursday, May 15, 2014

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




MAY 15, 2013



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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


On this day the first of days (47); Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (487);

Here, O Lord, your servants gather (WLP 793); Jesus Lives! (194)


Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Candace DaCosta

Second Lesson: Michael DaCosta

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault (10:00)

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Ginny Agar

Vestry Member in charge: Elaine Theriault


8:30 Forums

May 18: Africa, Susan Cooper Smith

May 25: Food for the Poor, Bruce Torrey



Thursday Holy Eucharist @ 12:30
May 22 – Copernicus and Kepler

May 29 -- Ascension

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 26, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers

Wednesdays (starting June 4) – Wednesday Explorers (see description below)

Thursday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. – Vestry

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


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. 


Yard Sale – set for June 13 and 14 at St. Andrew’s

The treasures stored in St. Andrew's basement have been removed from boxes. We now need people to review what is there and to save from the upcoming yard sale those items that must be kept! Boxes and markers have been placed just inside the bottom of the steps at the basement door from the front yard of St. Andrew. Please make time to visit the St. Andrew's basement between now and Thursday, 5/22/2014.  The door from the front yard (on the right of the building as you face it) is always unlocked.  Please leave it as you find it. If you see something that needs to be kept, put the item in a box, put your name on the box (you are responsible for finding a permanent home for the item), or take the item with you. There are also sticky-notes that can be attached to items. Items without a keeper name will be sold.

Note: The yellow dishes (Bucks County pottery) have been collected and removed by Joan & Ted Bromage, (thank you!) who now ask if you are or know of, a person who could sell them on eBay.  The several hundred pounds of dishware have a resale value (Replacements Ltd.) of over $1,000.  Please help move them along!  



St. Saviour

Taizé - An Ecumenical Prayer Service on Friday, May 16 at 6:00 pm. 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: every other Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.


Community Events


Touch A Truck:  Saturday, May 17 at the Bar Harbor Hancock County Airport from 10am - 2pm. $5/person $20/family, infants FREE; adults do not have to be accompanied by a child to attend. All proceeds benefit Harbor House Children's Center and the Westside Food Pantry. Fun for the whole family! Come see the inside and outside of more than 60 vehicles! Earthmovers, excavators, diggers, rescue vehicles, fire trucks, 18-wheeler, limousine, ambulance, snow plow, cherry picker, dump truck, bulldozer and many more humongous vehicles! Lunch by Maine-ly Meats, Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, drinks and popcorn! LIVE Broadcast by 97.7 WNSX.


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.


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Keep in your prayers this week: 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.


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