Thursday, December 18, 2014

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





December 18, 2014



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Advent 4

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


Come thou, long expected Jesus (66); O come, O come Emmanuel vs. 7-8 (56);

The angel Gabriel from heaven came (265); People, look east (724 WLP)


Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Mike DaCosta

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: Candace DaCosta

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin


Thursday, Holy Eucharist at 12:00 noon

No noon service on December 25 or January 1


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Office Hours:

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

Next week the office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-2:30

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:


Mondays, December 22, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong



The group will not meet on December 25 or January 1.


Annual Meeting, Part One

Sunday, January 11, 2015:  

At an official Parish Meeting on August 25, we passed two resolutions amending our Bylaws to move our Annual Parish Meeting from January to June, to allow seasonal members voting rights at that meeting, and to allow seasonal Vestry members voting rights on the Vestry.  Since any change to the Bylaws requires passage by a majority of those present at two successive Parish Meetings, we will take these resolutions up again at our regularly scheduled Parish Meeting on January 11, 2015, immediately following the 9:00 service.  After hearing reports on ministries and on the budget, we will vote on these two resolutions.  If the change of date passes, the plan is immediately to place the meeting into recess until June of 2015, when we will reconvene for Part Two of the Annual Meeting, when we will conduct elections and all other business.  That means that those folks whose terms as vestry, wardens, clerk and treasurer will “stretch” until June (terms do not end until the close of the Annual Meeting).  Make sense?



St. John’s and St. Saviour’s:

Advent Discussion Series: The O Antiphons

Tim, Jenny, and Vesta will finish the discussions of the seven ancient titles for the coming Messiah which have been sung as antiphons to the Song of Mary at Evening Prayer in Advent since at least the sixth century.  Explorations of these questions will be during Forum time (9:00-9:45) at St. John, and after the 10:00 service (11:30-12:15) in the Parish Hall at St. Saviour, and will be led by the priest celebrant at each church. 


St. Saviour’s:

Christmas Dinner! St. Saviour’s second annual Christmas dinner will be held in the Rectory Common dining room on December 25 beginning at 12:30 pm.  Please come and join us if you don’t have other arrangements. Ham and baked potatoes will be provided and the rest is "pot luck". Please RSVP to Linda Foster at or at 288-2720, if you are planning to come. You can then discuss what "pot" you might bring. 





Lots of Sales this Week at Serendipity!! Stop in this week to take advantage of some fun sales before we take a 2 week vacation to make some store improvements!
10-3 SHOES! 1/2 price on all shoes 
Thursday 10-6 $5 off all winter coats
Friday 10 - 9PM! Extra long day of sales
You can bring in a contribution for the food pantry to receive 1/2 off you final bill! Monetary or non-perishable foods will be accepted.
Saturday 10-3 1/2 off everything that's left after a week of sales!
All of your purchases help us keep our food pantry filled with good food choices for the many families who visit us each month. Funds received can be used to help pay for additional healthy food selections such as produce, dairy products, and bulk grains and beans.
Much appreciation for all of your support ~ We hope to see you here!

COFFEE’S ON! The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor.


Community Christmas Caroling, Sunday, December 21, 4:00 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Green. Come and join in the singing!


WKCR (Columbia University) is having their annual Bach Festival (continuous 24/7) December 22-31.  Please see:    


Recital: Internationally renowned pianist, Masanobu Ikemiya will perform at St. John’s for the Westside Food Pantry, Sunday, January 11 at 2:00pm. Among the composers featured in his program are Schubert, Chopin, Gershwin and Joplin.  Suggested donation - $10.  ALL proceeds go to the food pantry.  A reception follows in the undercroft. FMI contact-Susan Buell - 669-5482.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Roger Godsey, Bill Loveland, Charlie and Ann Bradford, Herb  Hafenbalg, Evan Bruggman, Jack Weisner, Mo and Barbara Moser, John Cronin, Mary Burden, Sarah Moore, Sarah Flynn, Emily Frazier, Bruce Blake, Trisha Roy, Molly Lyman, 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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Christmas Worship Schedule

Wednesday, December 24

4:00 PM, Family Eucharist at St. Saviour

The Rev. Jennifer Reece presiding

4:00 PM, Festive Eucharist at St. John

The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding

10:00 PM, Festive Choral Eucharist at St. Saviour

The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding

Thursday, December 25

7:30 AM, Christmas Morning Eucharist at St. Saviour

The Rev Timothy Fleck presiding

10:00 AM, Christmas Morning Eucharist at St. John

The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding

Sunday, December 28

9:00 AM, The Feast of St. John at St. John

The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding

10:00 AM, Christmas Lessons and Carols

with Holy Eucharist at St. Saviour

The Rev. Alice Downs presiding

Sunday, January 4

9:00 AM, The Second Sunday of Christmas at St. John

The Rev. Vesta Kowalski presiding

Tuesday, January 6

4:00 PM, The Feast of the Epiphany at St. John

The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding