Thursday, October 30, 2014

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




October 30, 2014



Sunday, November 2, 2014

All Saints’ Day



Unless you want to get to church early this Sunday, remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.


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


Ye holy angels bright (625); For thy dear saints, O Lord (279)

O what their joy and their glory must be (623); Let saints on earth in concert sing (526)


Psalm 34:1-10, 22; Revelation 7:9-17; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Ellen Gilmore

Second Lesson: Gen Mackenzie

Prayers: Chloe Hatcher

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Elaine Theriault


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:30 pm
November 6 – No Eucharist

November 13 – Charles Simeon

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:


Mondays, November 10 & 24, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

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

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


Top Chef – Today, October 30, 6:00-7:30 PM, Father Tim is 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 support Tim and the Y by making 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.


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.



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 benefits 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 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. There’s a different topic each week; the topics are suggested and 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 November follows (note that we will not meet on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving) 

November 5 – How do we choose our charities? In a world full of needs – local, national, global – how do we make our individual decisions about where to invest the money that is one tangible way of loving our neighbors?

November 12 – “Church year is color coded.” This entry in Robin Williams’ list of top reasons to be an Episcopalian led to the suggestion that we discuss the church year, the reason for the colors, and perhaps the vestments and other trappings of Episcopal worship. Just what is it that keeps the altar guild so busy behind the scenes of our liturgical life?

November 19 – Is doubt a part of faith? Most of us have at some point in our lives taken a “vacation” from church, and often returned with a more mature faith. What do we doubt? How do we balance faith and doubt in our daily lives?



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.






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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Keep in your prayers this week: Lillian Leighton, Marilyn Mays, Evan Bruggman, Drew Weisner, Mo Moser, Sharon Green, John Cronin, Mary Burden, Sarah Moore, Bill Baker, Sara Etta Dudley, 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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