Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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





December 24, 2014



Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Feast of St. John

9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor


Of the Father’s love begotten (82); They cast their nets in Galilee (661);

I want to walk as a child of the light (490); O holy city (583)


Psalm 92; Exodus 33:18-23; Revelation 1:9-19; John 21:19b-24


Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Chloe Hatcher

First Lesson/Psalm: Chloe Hatcher

Second Lesson: Floy Ervin

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield


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 and Tuesday 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:


Sunday, January 11, 2:00 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry Recital (Masanobu Ikemiya)

Sunday, January 11, 11:00 a.m. – Vestry Meeting

Sunday, January 25, 10:15 a.m. – Annual Meeting

Mondays, January 12 & 26, 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.


SUNDAY FORUMS: 10:15 a.m. (following the service)

January 4 – no forum

January 11 – Paul Weiss, Director of The Whole Health Center

January 18 – Wardens, Vestry and Congregation in Dialogue

January 25 – no forum (annual meeting)


Annual Meeting, Part One

Sunday, January 25, 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 25, 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?


Resolutions 2015

In 2015, do you…..

Want to shed a few pounds?

Reduce those tell-tale wrinkles?

Return to the gym?

Forgo that extra dessert?

Then play mahjong every Friday from 1:00-3:00. Will it really help with these things? Of course not! But you’ll have a good time, learn (or re-learn) something new, enjoy the company of friends and watch the winter months melt away.  And gentlemen, know this… mahjong is not “just for the ladies, bless them.” Man up in 2015 and learn to play! We look forward to seeing you on Fridays at 1:00.

Alice, Barbara, Karen


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.


St. Saviour:

Not the New Year's Eve late- night- out type??  Join us for a BYOD Movie (bring your own dinner) as an early New Years celebration!!  December 31st, 5pm, Parish hall, bring your own dinner as we watch Joyeaux Noel, a movie that is just right for this time of year!  Bring a cushion for your chair, house slippers, whatever floats your boat for you to maximize your comfort!  288-2739 more info. All are welcome, so bring a friend!


Giving Tree! Once again St. Saviour’s has a giving tree in the Narthex and we are collecting waterproof men's gloves and white men's socks for the common cathedral! This is a wonderful program that Rev. Debbie Little Wyman is involved with in Boston. It is part of Ecclesia Ministries, Inc. and is an outdoor congregation, housed and un-housed, sharing God’s love through community, pastoral care, creative expression, and worship on Boston Common. They are non-proselytizing and ecumenical. They welcome and support all people.  common cathedral serves as an important community for people experiencing homelessness, and for faith communities who want to be in supportive relationship with un-housed individuals and their friends. common cathedral welcomes everyone to participate fully in our worship and extended hospitality.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

Christmas Services:

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 ~ 4 p.m.


Church of Our Father:

Christmas Services:

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 ~ 4 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25 ~ 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist



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.


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


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Keep in your prayers this week: Trevor Agar, Roger Godsey, Bill Loveland, Charlie and Ann Bradford, Herb Hafenbalg, Evan Brugman, 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, Gary Dunlap, 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