Thursday, September 4, 2014

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




September 4, 2014



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pentecost 13

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

This will be the last service at St. Andrew’s for the season.

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


All creatures of our God and King (400); When Christ was lifted from the earth (603);

Lord, make us servants of your peace (593); Joyful, joyful, we adore thee (376)


Psalm 149; Exodus 12:1-14; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Gen Mackenzie

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Neela Zinsser

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: (8:00) Ted Fletcher; (10:00) Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
September 11 – Terrorist Attacks on USA

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. Jennifer Reece, Affiliate Clergy





St. John:


Sunday, September 14,

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)

Saturday, September 6, 2:00 p.m. – Memorial Service


Memorial Service – There will be a service with Eucharist to celebrate the life of Ken Cochrane on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s. A reception will follow.



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 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 two people have 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.


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

Touch-A-Truck: Saturday, September 20th at the former Lowe's in Ellsworth from 10am - 2pm. $5/person $20/family; infants FREE! 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! LIVE Broadcast by 97.7 WNSX


Kid’s Care Outreach Meal Program at St. Andrew Lutheran Church! This program distributes pre-packaged, healthy meals that can be easily cooked or microwaved. Each package feeds 6 people. On Saturday, October 4th, as many volunteers as they can get from the Ellsworth and MDI community will gather at St. Andrew’s, Ellsworth, to help make these packages between 9 am--12 noon. The goal is to make 20,000 packages of meals, which will be distributed to local shelters, food pantries and school kids back pack programs.



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Keep in your prayers this week: Johanna-Karen Johannson, Susan McCellan, Ephron Catlin, Sarah Flynn, Jean Martinez, 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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Note from Ann Kidder


Dear Friends, 

I'm so very happy to share with you my Good News.  St. Christopher's by-the-River in Gates Mills, Ohio has called me to be their Priest-in-Charge.  It is a two year appointment with the option to be called as Rector at the end of that time.


Located in the Western Reserve area of Ohio, Gates Mills looks and feels like a classic small New England village, yet Cleveland is about 20 minutes away with its museums, a symphony orchestra, extensive park system, a theatre district, and (oh yes) a Major League Baseball Park!  (I have agreed to be a Cleveland Indians fan unless they are playing the Red Sox.  In that case, I will be cheering them on with the help of my Jr. Warden's daughter, who is also part of Red Sox Nation.)


My start date of September 1st meant that my last few weeks in Maine were busy ones and I was not able to see you all in person before leaving.  I'll be making the move ahead of Ted and the family as we won't be able to move into the Rectory until the current tenants move out next June.  I will be in temporary housing in Gates Mills and Ted will be in Southwest Harbor for the winter, closing down his law practice and doing some long-delayed repairs and improvements to our home.  (We hope to rent it out next summer as a way of keeping it and returning to Maine someday.)  Once the kids are out of school next June, we'll pack up the rest of our belongings and head for our new home.


Thank you all so much for your friendship, your prayers, and your many forms of support over the years that we have known each other.  I was particularly grateful for your prayers and encouragement during my months of searching for my next call.


I look forward to times of reunion.  My email will stay the same so please keep in touch.


Love to you all,