Thursday, August 28, 2014

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





August 28, 2014



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pentecost 12

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


What wondrous love is this? (439); Take my life (707);

Take up your cross (675); Lord whose love (610)


Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28


Celebrant: The Rev. Jennifer Reece

Usher: Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Candace DaCosta

Second Lesson: Jayne Ashworth

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: (8:00) Rita Redfield; (10:00) Elaine Theriault

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth

Vestry Member in charge: Jayne Ashworth


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
September 4 – Paul Jones

The Rev. Tim Fleck


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Office Hours:

8:30-2:30, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator

(Michele will be out of the office the week of August 17)

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. Jennifer Reece, Affiliate Clergy





St. John:


Monday, September 8, 5:00 p.m. – St. John Singers

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – Wednesday Explorers

Fridays, 9:00-1:00 – Farmer’s Market

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


Bishop Lane has challenged us to a Missional Experiment of “intentional seeing and praying in order to discern what God is doing around us and to discern if there is an invitation for us to join in.”

Teams of two people commit to meet together once a week for a year to walk the neighborhood and to pray. It will be up to the teams to define "neighborhood,” followed by the intentional discipline of walking and seeing with no purpose in mind but to attend to what's happening. After each walk is completed, the team sits down to note what they have seen and then to offer it in prayer. This effort is to be repeated each week. Periodically, there will be opportunities to meet with Tim+ and with other teams from our congregation and with other congregations in the diocese to share what has been seen and what you are learning.

So... this is first of all a ministry of seeing, then a ministry of prayer and discernment.  It's a ministry of patience, waiting on God.  And it's an effort to build new spiritual practices which put God and God's world at the center of our prayer life. Out of the seeing and the praying may grow new ministries - or not. But it's really a matter of changing our behavior - of seeing and praying for the sake of God's mission.

If you are interested, there will be a video conference on Tuesday, September 9 at St. John and Wednesday, September 10 at St. Saviour, both at 7:30 (you only need to attend one conference).  It is also possible to participate from your own broadband computer at home.  YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE VIDEO CONFERENCE AHEAD OF TIME!!!  Please give your name and e-mail address to Muffet or Michele by Thursday, September 4 if you wish to participate in the videoconference.


Wednesday Explorers is a weekly open discussion forum, facilitated by Vesta Kowalski, which meets in the St. John’s Common Room from 1:30 to 3:00 on Wednesday afternoons (note the new time beginning in September). There’s a different topic each week; the topics are chosen by the group. Anyone is free to come once, occasionally, or regularly, and friends from outside the church community are welcome, too. Schedule of topics for September:


September 3 – S/he said what? The third of our 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.

September 10 – Has Jesus come back? While we wait for the Messiah to return (or to come, depending on our faith), is it possible that we sometimes miss God’s action in the world? What would it look like if Jesus were among us today? Are there individuals who might have been doing God’s work in a particular way?

September 17 – Mysticism. Many different religions, including Christianity, have mystical aspects and persons who are called mystics. We’ll try to learn a little about this particular way of relating to the divine, and perhaps identify aspects of the topic we’d like to discuss at another session.

September 24 – Just what are we doing on Sunday mornings? Liturgy is, in a sense, theater (as well as “the work of the people”). We’ll talk about our Episcopal liturgy step by step, discussing what it’s trying to accomplish – and what works and does not work for us as individuals.


Lay Eucharistic Visitors are licensed by the Bishop to carry Sunday Eucharist to church members who are unable to attend.  A training and licensing session for Lay Eucharistic Visitors will be held Saturday, September 13th, 9AM to 1PM at St. Patrick's, Brewer.  If you are interested, please check the Diocesan website ( for details and registration.


Outreach—Child Sponsorship: Sharon Dayana Salazar has been our sponsored child for many years. She is now 14 and probably should be called a young teen. At the present only one person has signed up and paid for her sponsorship this season. The cost is $28/month and you can sign up for any month you wish. If you would like to participate, please sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the undercroft and write a check to St. John’s.

St. Saviour:

Taizé Service on Friday, September 5th at 6 pm in the Chapel.


Church of Our Father:

Greetings from Mityana: Chuck and Beth Bradshaw are looking for small items that are needed in Mityana. Please bring in before August 30, so they can be packed for the return trip. The collection box is on the back table in the Parish Hall.

The following items are in need: Mouse pads, Sets of 6 AA batteries, Sets of 6 D batteries,

individual wrapped Tylenol, Ice packs, Study bibles, Religious DVDs/CDs, Organ music CD's, children clothing, Knitting needles, thin beading needles, Children's bibles.


St. Mary and St. Jude:

Annual Picnic on Sunday, September 14th picnic and worship will be held at 11 AM at Suminsby Park. This will be the only service held on this Sunday.


St. Dunstan’s:

The Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane will make an episcopal visitation on Sunday, September 7th. There will be one liturgy that day at 9:00 AM. The reception to follow is sponsored by our chapter of the Episcopal Church Women but your additions will be gratefully received.


Community Events

NRCM Award: A chance to recognize a friend….just a few more days… you can vote through Labor Day. Paul Haertel is one of six finalists, chosen from dozens of applications, for the annual Peoples Choice Award of the Natural Resources Council of Maine.


We hope you will consider checking out the link below, reading about all he has done…and voting for him.  You can vote only once, but all in your household can vote too, as well as any family & friends with whom you’ll share this info! It would be nice to see all his varied volunteer work recognized. Go to:  On right side of screen, scroll down a bit and click on “Vote for Your Choice for People’s Choice award” -- read the bios and cast your vote. (You need not belong to NRCM to vote). OR if you can’t do it by computer, you can call Beth Comeau at 207-430-0106, and leave a message including your name, address, & for whom you are voting. (She is the NRCM Public Affairs Coordinator)


Free Concert - Monday, September 1st at 7:30 pm: Flash In The Pans will present a concert at Jordan’s Snack Bar, 200 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, on Labor Day, Bring a blanket or picnic chair, a snack (or grab one at Jordan’s) come on over to the parking lot (inside building if raining) and be ready to dance! Donations welcome to benefit Everybody Eats – A Free Community Meal which is offered every Monday from 3-6 at St. Dunstan’s Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth.



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Keep in your prayers this week: Susan McCellan, Ken Cochrane, Ephron Catlin, Sarah Flynn, Jean Martinez, Marie Seavey, Pamela Theodore, Lance Funderburk, Emily Frazier, Bruce Blake, Trisha Roy, Shelley Hoover Payne, Molly Lyman, Angelina Sharpe, James Stanton, 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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