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




MAY 22, 2013



Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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


I sing the almighty power (398; Come down, O love divine (516);

All who hunger (WLP 761); Lord make us servants of your peace (593)


Psalm 66:7-18; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Preacher: The Rev. Bruce Torrey

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Ann Benson

Prayers: Marilyn Mays

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Jayne Ashworth (7:30); Ted Fletcher (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: Scott Martin

Vestry Member in charge: Chloe Hatcher


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
May 29 Ascension

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, May 26, 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


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. Bring your items to St. Andrew’s anytime. Questions???—call Barbara Campbell (244-9087) or Bunny Watts (244-3699).


This Sunday we welcome the Reverend Bruce Torrey to worship with us.  He speaks for those who have no voice – The Third World destitute served by Food For The Poor, an interdenominational ministry providing food, clothing, medical care, housing and economic development programs in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Fr. Torrey travels throughout the US introducing people of The First World to the people of The Third World.  Bruce brings 31 years of experience in parish ministry in the dioceses of Long

Island NY, Rochester NY and Connecticut, including a number of mission trips to Central American and the Caribbean, to his vocation of begging for the poor.


Bruce and his wife Kathi are blessed with 5 children; Emma, who is still in high school, and four adult children, Mark, Rebecca, Kate and David, who all live in the northeast.  Bruce and Kathi live in the Hudson River Valley of New York State.  Bruce enjoys playing folk music, camping, hiking (particularly in the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains) and spending time with his family.  Jo, their Border Collie, is named for "Mount Jo" in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.


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.


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.


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.


Community Events


Island Quilters Guild’s Annual Quilt Show: Saturday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Somesville Fire House. Admission is $3.00 which includes a free potholder. On display will be bed quilts, wall hangings, table toppers and their 2014 pro-bono quilt (made for the Northeast Harbor Nursing Association).


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: Trisha Roy, 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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