Thursday, October 16, 2014

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






October 16, 2014



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pentecost 19

8:00 a.m. Only – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor


God, who stretched the spangled heavens (580); Praise to the living God (372);

O God of earth and altar (591); God of grace and God of Glory (594)


Psalm 99; Exodus 33:1-223; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher: Diane Krueger

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Benson

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: _____

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
October 23 – James of Jerusalem

The Rev. Tim Fleck


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Office Hours:

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

(Michele will be out of the office until October 30)

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, October 19 – NO FORUM

Monday, October 27, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

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

Fridays, 9:00-1:00 – Farmer’s Market

Sunday, October 19, is MDI MARATHON DAY

There will be only one service at St. John’s at 8:00 a.m.


WEDNESDAY EXPLORERS –An open discussion group that meets in the St. John’s Common Room from 1:30-3:00 on Wednesday afternoons, facilitated by Vesta Kowalski. We discuss a different topic each week, chosen by the group. Anyone is welcome to come once, occasionally, or regularly; friends are welcome, too. Upcoming topics:

October 22What do we want from our priests? As the church is changing and the model of one priest for one congregation is becoming increasingly rare, it has been suggested that we should reexamine our expectations of clergy who work on some kind of “part time” basis. What do/can/should we expect from our clergy in the “emerging” church?


On Tuesday, November 4, Dean Henry asks you to vote YES for Article 6 in the Town of Southwest Harbor: “Authorizes the Selectmen to contribute $1000 from the Swap Shop reserve to the West Side Food Pantry.


Congregational Pastoral Care continues: We welcome any comments or suggestions from parishioners about this ministry. Please share them with Fr. Tim, Vesta Kowalski, Wardens or Vestry or Joan Bromage. And have a fresh look at our wonderful pew cards – do you know anyone who might need some friendly help?? We are blessed with parishioners who are always ready with generous help where it’s needed. Thank you all.



St. Saviour:

All Saints Evensong will be offered by St. Saviour’s Festival Choir on Sunday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Music by Robert Powell, Craig Phillips and Geraint Lewis (all living composers working in the field of sacred music) will be featured. Please join us for this service of prayer and music and a reception of wine and cheese afterwards.




Thursday, October 30, 6:00-7:30 PM, Father Tim will be competing in the “Cook for a Cause: Top Chef” event at the YMCA.  Local cooks will prepare their best dishes, and the public will vote for “Top Chef” by making donations to the MDI YMCA in the tip jar of their favorites.  You can buy tickets for the event by contacting Tom Reeve at 288-3511 (, or you can support Tim and the Y with a donation beforehand.  Make checks payable to “MDI YMCA,” write “Top Chef Tim Fleck” in the memo line, and give them to Tim or drop off in the parish office before noon 10/30.


The Northeast Guild for Spiritual Formation is offering two programs with Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, on “Gandhi’s Practice of Love.” This is the practice that inspired the nonviolent movements of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the US, Desmond Tutu in South Africa and Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam, among others; yet, Gandhi said he learned the practice from his wife, Kasturbai, during the storms of their early marriage.

These two programs are a Day of Teaching (Friday, October 17, 9 am-3 pm) and a Retreat (Saturday, October 18, 9 am to Sunday, October 19, 12 pm). The cost of the Day is $75 (lunch included) and the Retreat $150 (Saturday lunch and supper included). Place: Pacific Hall in West Tremont.

The following link to the Guild web site offers more information and makes it possible for folks to register:

Dr. Gandhi is currently visiting Research Professor at the University of Illinois. He is also the author of perhaps the most complete biography of his grandfather, Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire. He is a former member of the Indian Parliament and represented the Indian delegation at the UN Human Rights Commission in the 1990s.

Episcopalians, friends and partner agencies around the globe are joining together to celebrate Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary.  The 75-week celebration, which will continue through the end of 2015, invites supporters to learn more about the organization’s programs and get involved in campaigns to raise $7.5 million to sustain its vital work.  For more information about Episcopal Relief & Development and the 75th Anniversary Celebration, visit or call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325).


       Please join us at St. Marks church in Waterville 11:15-1:30            

   We’ll have coffee, tea and hearty snacks available since we’ll be going through lunch hour!

  This committee shares experiences with partnerships, fundraising events and other projects. 

We keep updated on current events in Haiti,

 learn about recent and upcoming mission trips

          and discuss new ways to outreach to our friends in Haiti.

 We have changed to 2 meetings a year and all will be held in Waterville to make them 

more accessible to Maine parishes. [Thank you St. Marks!]

   *New members are welcome & encouraged to attend!  

If you have questions please contact any of the following: Karin Draper,

                                                                  Sarah Danser,

                                                                Emily Scribner,>

Hope to see many new faces at our November meeting!





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Keep in your prayers this week: Mo Moser, Sharon Green, John Cronin, Mary Burden, Sarah Moore, Bill Baker, Sara Etta Dudley, Johanna-Karen Johannson, Ephron Catlin, Sarah Flynn, Pamela Theodore, Lance Funderburk, Emily Frazier, Bruce Blake, Trisha Roy, Shelley Hoover Payne, Molly Lyman, 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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