Thursday, October 23, 2014

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




October 23, 2014



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pentecost 20

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor


Immortal, invisible God (423); What does the Lord require (605);

How lovely is thy dwelling place (517); Lord whose love (610)


Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; Deuteronomy 34:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46


Celebrant: The Rev. Tim Fleck

Usher: Volunteer Needed!!

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin



Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
October 30 – John Wyclif

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 26 – Vestry Dialogue – Diocesan Convention

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

Tuesday, October 28 – November 2014 Net Tender deadline (5 p.m. if possible!)


FORUM TOPIC NOVEMBER 2 and 9:  The Conversation

or "the talk you've been avoiding with your loved ones."


Is your will up to date?  Do you know where it is?  Do your children know?  Do you have a living will?  Does it include advance directives?  These are basic questions that most of us probably feel we have pretty well covered.


But how about these:


·       If you were told you had a limited time to live how would your choose to spend that time? (travel...quiet mediation...tying up loose ends...or?)

·       What about the process of dying concerns you the most?            (pain...being a burden...or...?)

·       How seriously have you thought about end of life care?  Have you shared these thoughts and wishes with family members?


On November  2 and 9 Nan Miller and Cookie Horner will guide us through discussions of these and related questions. Their skilled leadership will help us consider issues that most of us would prefer to avoid but which are very real for all of us.  There are huge benefit to both ourselves and our families if we do some serious preparation in advance of a crisis.


Please plan to attend both sessions.  Come in time to get your coffee and settle down so that the Forum can start promptly at 9:00.  There is a lot to cover in just two 45 minute sessions.



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 topic:

October 29(Why) did Jesus have to die? Early expectations of a Messiah included worldly triumphs, not an ignominious death. Theologians beginning with Paul and the writers of the gospels have tried to explain why what happened was so different from what was expected. We’ll look at different theologies of “atonement” and discuss whether any of them work for us today.


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.


St. Saviour:

All Saints Evensong will be offered by St. Saviour’s Festival Choir on Sunday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m. This Anglican form of sung Evening Prayer will feature the St. Saviour’s Festival Choir, conducted by Julia Morris-Myers.  Music by Robert Powell, Craig Phillips and Geraint Lewis (all living composers working in the field of sacred music) will be featured.


A wine and cheese reception in the Parish Hall will follow the service.  St. Saviour’s is handicap-accessible and all are welcome. Donations will be accepted for the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, which provides immediate help for food, rent, heat, prescriptions and other needs.  For more information please call the church at 288-4215 or visit the website at


We hope you will join us for these events.









Mondays, 3-6 p.m., Everybody Eats, in the Parish Hall of St. Dunstan’s Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth.

Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Welcome Table, First Congregational Church, 2 Church Street, Ellsworth.

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., Holy Redeemer Church, 21 Ledgelawn Avenue, Bar Harbor.



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Please pray for the Diocese of Maine meeting in our 195th Annual Convention Friday and Saturday October 24 & 25th in Presque Isle.  St. Andrew and St. John is represented by Rita Redfield, Gen Mackenzie, and Fr. Tim.  Besides the regular business of holding elections and adopting a budget, we will be considering a proposal to re-organize ourselves for smaller, less expensive and possibly less frequent conventions in the future, as well as a proposal to urge the Trustees of Diocesan Funds to divest stocks in major defense contractors and specific companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.  Sadly, we will also be formally acknowledging the closure of three parishes:  St. Luke, Caribou; St. Ann, Mars Hill; and St. Stephen, Waterboro.  Please don’t hesitate to ask questions of your delegates before or after convention!


Keep in your prayers this week: Mo Moser, Sharon Green, John Cronin, Mary Burden, Sarah Moore, Evan Bruggman, 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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