Thursday, June 26, 2014

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




June 26, 2014



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pentecost 3

8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by the Lake, Seal Cove

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor


Put forth, O God, thy spirit’s might (521); O Jesus, I have promised (655);

Christ is made the sure foundation (518); God of the prophets (359)


Psalm 13; Genesis 22:1-14; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Preacher: Ms. Elizabeth Graves

Usher: Jim Vekasi

First Lesson/Psalm: Ken Cochrane

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Jayne Ashworth

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: (8:00) Bob Stanwood; (10:00) Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth

Flowers: Floy Ervin

Vestry Member in charge: Jayne Ashworth


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
July 3 – John Hus

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, July 14, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers

Wednesday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. – Wednesday Explorers

Fridays, 9:00-1:00 – Farmer’s Market

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 – Mahjong (Come learn and play)

Sunday, July 6, 3:30 p.m. – Recital


Quietside Festival: - If you have items for the Basket Raffle or Silent Auction, please plan to bring them to the church next week so they can be prepared for the fair.


Wednesday ExplorersAn open discussion group that meets from 10:00 to 11:30 in the St. John’s Common Room, facilitated by Vesta Kowalski. We discuss different topic each week, chosen by the group. Anyone is welcome to come once, occasionally, or regularly; friends are welcome, too. Upcoming topics:

July 2 S/he said what? The first of our monthly first-Wednesday open forums to discuss ideas from recent or past sermons that you found intriguing, irritating, inspiring, provocative, puzzling, peculiar . . . anything that made you want to talk back to the preacher.

July 9 – I believe – or do I? We’ll look at the Nicene Creed word by word, talking about where it came from and discussing how its language does or does not convey our 21st century beliefs.


The Farmer’s Market will be in the St. John’s parking lot on Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This week they will be selling fresh strawberries!


FUNDRAISER:  Sunday, July 6th, 3:30pm; Violinist, Amos Lawrence, accompanied by Stephen Sampson, and Pianist, Lisa Lanza perform works by Sibelius, Elgar, Ravel and others.  A reception will follow in the undercroft.  This is the 12th recital in the Westside Food Pantry Recital Series.  Suggested donation-$15.  ALL PROCEEDS go to our food pantry.  Please plan to join us. FMI contact Susan Buell, 244-8061.


St. Saviour:

Living in the Prayer Book Tradition in the 21st Century. A conversation facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Jenny Reece. There will be two meeting times:  Fridays at noon: June 27 and July 18 & 25; Sundays at 8:30 a.m.: July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.  Each meeting will last one hour and include a brief devotional on Sunday's Psalm. You do not have to commit to the whole series. Come when you can. Copies of the BCP will always be on hand. Other materials will be distributed, such as the New Yorker article mentioned above (“God Talk: The Book of Common Prayer at three hundred and fifty,” October 22, 2012). Please don't hesitate to call or email if you have questions or just want to chat. Telephone: 952-2363 email:


Haitian Art Sale Planning Meeting: Monday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Rectory Common Room. All parishes are encouraged to attend and help. The sale is planned for Saturday, August 2nd in the parking lot of St. Saviour's Parish, from 9 am to 4 pm. There’s lots to do the day of the event so we’ll need all the help we can get. Call Marti Torbeck (522-8710), Diane Phipps (664-3204), or Linda Lewis (244-0005) with questions or if you can help but can’t attend the meeting.


Church of Our Father:

The Waste Not Want Not Thrift Shop is looking for clean and gently used children’s and baby clothes.  The ECW ladies also welcome helping hands to sort, fold, and hang the donations which are arriving every day.  Come by Thursdays at 10 am to lend a hand!



Community Events


Rooms Needed: People are coming for the August 22 and 23, 2014 premieres of George Swanson's opera at St. Saviour's.  He wonders if any MDI folks might offer a free bed and breakfast.  A Baptist pastor from Alaska and a Catholic peace activist from Massachusetts are considering it.  Contact George at  See:


Downeast Spiritual Life Conference with John Philip Newell, July 11-12, The Spirit, the Earth and the Human Soul at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Call 207-374-5200 or go to to register.


Classical Education: You may remember Aaron Hanson’s adult forum this spring on Classical Education and the new Mirus Academy opening this fall in Town Hill.  Mike McKenna will be speaking on the subject of Classical Education at the Seacoast Mission in Bar Harbor on Saturday July 12th from 6:30 to 8:30, with desserts and coffee beforehand.  Mr. McKenna has more than 10 years of experience in Classical Education and is the current Headmaster at Rockbridge Academy in Rockbridge, Maryland.  He will be speaking on the historical roots of Classical Education, an explanation of its method as well as how it challenges and develops the mind.



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Keep in your prayers this week: Lance Funderburk, Emily Frazier, Bruce Blake, Trisha Roy, Shelley Hoover Payne, Terry Musson, 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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