Thursday, October 9, 2014

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




October 9, 2014



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pentecost 18

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


Christ whose glory fills the skies (7); He is the Way (463);

Deck thyself, my soul (339); Savior, again to thy dear name (345)


Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Exodus 32:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: ______

Second Lesson: Margot Haertel

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: (10:00) Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
October 16 – The Oxford Martyrs

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 12, 9:00 a.m. – Vesta Kowalski, Discussion of Explorations at the Wednesday meetings

Monday, October 13, 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 15The Top 10 Reasons to Be an Episcopalian. Robin Williams left us this tongue-in-cheek yet thought-provoking list of reasons that includes “you can believe in dinosaurs” (#9) and ends with “No matter what you believe, there’s bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you” (#1). Today’s discussion will continue the discussion begun at the St. John’s Sunday Forum on October 12

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:

Kevin Campbell & The Color of Sound at St. Saviour's

Musician/composer Kevin Campbell will lead his contemporary Jazz ensemble, The Color of Sound, in a performance of original compositions and familiar Jazz classics at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church on Friday, October 10 at 7 pm. Merging sensitive vocal Bossa Nova influenced stylings with exciting instrumental Jazz, Color of Sound offers a wide sonic palette that appeals to music lovers of all styles. Performing songs from his debut CD, “First Light”, new original compositions and Jazz classics, the ensemble will present an evening of dynamic musical entertainment featuring some of the area's finest Jazz musicians.

Winner of both Helen Hayes and Barrymore Awards for musical direction in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, Campbell will present compositions and arrange-ments highlighting the chemistry of interplay between ensemble and stylistic artistry.

Come and join us as the melodies flow and reverberate through the wonderful walls of the church. Suggested donation of $10 at the door will benefit Local Solutions and St. Saviour's Outreach programs.


Viewing of Natural Causes Killed Victor. You and your family & friends are cordiality invited along with the opera cast, musicians and crew to view the Opera DVD on Sunday, October 12. Bring whatever food and drink you wish to share. Help set up at 6:30; potluck at 7; opera DVD about 8. Blessings to all--always, George and Lydia


Blessing of the Beasts made it to youtube. See link below:




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.


Lifestyle Change Program

Harbor House has partnered with the MDI Hospital to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program known as the "Lifestyle Change Program". This program consists of 16 weeks of one hour sessions followed by 4-6 months of one hour a month meetings. The goal of this program, with the help of Dieticians, Physical Therapists, Health Coaches and Personal Trainers is to aid participants in adopting a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise that will keep you on the path of wellness and the prevention of Diabetes. This program starts on Friday, October 10th and meets weekly 1:00-2:00pm at Harbor House's Main Street building. To sign up for this program please contact Heather Lewis at MDI Hospital, 288-5014.


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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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