Thursday, November 6, 2014

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














November 6, 2014



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pentecost 22

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


Rejoice, rejoice believers (68); Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (487);

“Sleepers, wake!” A voice astounds us (61); The Lord will come and not be slow (462)


Psalm 78:1-7; Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Margot Haertel

Second Lesson: Ann Benson

Prayers: ______

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Ginny Agar

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield


Thursday Holy Eucharist at 12:00 pm
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



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 9 Nan Miller and Cookie Horner will continue to 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. 


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 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?


Thanksgiving Dinner:  The second annual Thanksgiving dinner will be held in the Undercroft following the 11:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day service. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Leave a message by calling the church office (244-3229) or sign up in the Undercroft. If you would like to help in any way (help serve, clean up, bake pies, etc.), please contact Dianne McMullan (244-4582) or Chloe Hatcher (244-4436).


St. Saviour:

Free Veteran’s Day Community Spaghetti Supper, Tuesday, November 11, from 5-6:30 pm. St. Saviour’s Parish Hall (handicap accessible). Come one, come all! Donations will be welcome for and information available about Supportive Services for Veteran Families, an outreach program of Washington Hancock Community Agency.  Our service men and women will be welcomed and celebrated – past and present! Please bring the veterans in your life.


The Evensong scheduled for November 2nd was postponed and moved to Sunday, November 16 at 4 pm. St. Saviour's Festival Choir will offer a special service of Evensong in honor of All Saints and will feature music by Robert Powell, Craig Phillips and Geraint Lewis, all living composers working in the field of sacred music. The anthem, The Souls of the Righteous, by Lewis, is one of Julia’s favorites in the entire repertoire. It speaks beautifully of our eternal souls resting in God's loving hands. Please join us for this service of prayer and music and for a reception of wine and cheese afterwards.


St. Dunstan:

HOLIDAY FAIR! Saturday, November 22 from 9-1! Fine Crafts, homemade goodies, pie and ice cream snacks, Christmas ornaments, a KIDS SHOPPING CORNER and a craft center while their parents shop! Kids up to age 8 can go in and buy a secret present for their favorite adults!





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.


The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music Tuesday, November 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor.


At Home Southwest Harbor: Would you like to remain in your own home as long as it is safe? Would you like to participate in a conversation about ways that could support this wish for yourself, your neighbors, friends and relatives? The At Home SWH Steering Committee is sponsoring this conversation at two locations: November 18, 5:30-6:30 – SWH Library; November 22, 2:00-3:00 – Harbor House Community Room.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Carter Frank, Lillian Leighton, Marilyn Mays, Evan Bruggman, Jack 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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