Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

EVENTS & NEWS

January 29, 2015

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Epiphany 5

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

Hymns:

Spread, O spread, thou mighty word (530); Surely it is God who saves me (679)

God of the prophets, bless the prophets’ heirs (359); O for a thousand tongues to sing (493)

Scripture:

Psalm 111; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28

Participants

Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Elaine Theriault

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Ann Benson

Chalice: Bob Stanwood

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Flowers: Floy Ervin

Vestry Member in charge: Marilyn Mays

 

Thursday at 12:00 noon

February 5– Morning Prayer

 

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Office Hours:

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator

(Fr. Tim will be out of the office until February 22)

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:

Calendar:

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – Explorers

Mondays, February 9 & 23, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

 

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

February 1 – Church and State in Supreme Court Decisions, Spencer Ervin and Ted Fletcher

 

WEDNESDAY EXPLORERS is an open discussion group, facilitated by Vesta Kowalski, which meets in the St. John’s Common Room from 1:30-3:00 on Wednesday afternoons. We discuss a different topic each week, chosen by the group. Anyone is welcome to come once, occasionally, or regularly; friends are welcome, too. 

February 4 – What about the Bible? We think about the Bible and use it and relate to it in very different ways. Let’s talk about them. (Rescheduled from a January “snow day.”)

February 11 Discipline? Fasting, prayer, and almsgiving are the traditional “Lenten disciplines.” What do we mean by the word? Are these helpful practices in our lives today? Have we developed personal ways of observing Lent that are more meaningful or useful?

 

Lenten Discussion Series:  Bishop Steve has invited the whole Diocese to share one book this Lent:  Being Christian by Archbishop Rowan Williams.  Tim, Vesta, and Jenny will be leading Sunday discussions on the four topics of this book (Baptism, February 22; The Bible, March 1; Eucharist, March 8; and Prayer, March 15), and we will figure out together what we want to discuss on the last two Sundays of Lent (March 22 and 29).  We will be using Archbishop Williams’ short book as a resource, but feel free to participate whether or not you’ve read it.  It is available through Amazon, or if you’d like the church to order you a copy, please give Michele or Muffet $10 and your name by February 11 to get the book by February 15.

 

 

Annual Meeting Minutes, 2014 Treasurer’s Report, and 2015 Budget are attached and are also available at www.saintsmdi.org

 

 

St. Saviour:

Contemplative Prayer Group meets for one hour at noon on Fridays to pray together in silence and to share resources and experiences from their prayer journeys. The hour will begin with gathering in silence, then the leader will share a resource or an insight about contemplative prayer, then there will be a time of silent prayer, and finally a short time to share our thoughts and experiences in group discussion. Everyone is invited to come to this group.

 

FREE Community Pot Luck Valentine Supper on Tuesday, February 10 from 5:00-6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Any donations will benefit St. Saviour’s MDI Fire Fund which benefits fire victims on Mt. Desert Island. Checks may be made payable to St. Saviour’s Parish (note Fire Fund in the memo section) and sent to St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.  Bring a dish or dessert to share, your family, friends and neighbors for an evening of wonderful fellowship and food. St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible and ALL are welcome!

 

 

St. Mary & St. Jude:

Prayer Shawl Ministry: 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays.

 

Church of Our Father:

Holy Eucharist and Light Breakfast every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

 

Community

At Home Mt. Desert Island (formerly At Home Southwest Harbor) is a non-profit, member-based, volunteer supported organization that provides services to older residents allowing them to live independently in their homes as long as it is safe. The program is expanding to include services to the town of Tremont.  There will be an informational meeting on the program’s design and services on January 29th at 5:30 at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library. All interested in gaining information regarding the mission, goals, services to be offered, and steps to becoming a member or volunteer are encouraged to attend the meeting. Questions please contact Kara Janes, 374-5852 or kjanes@whcacap.org

 

BRAVE EMPTINESS: A Mid-winter Contemplative Retreat, February 4-7, begins Wednesday evening with dinner and worship, and ends with lunch on Saturday.  Thursday and Friday will follow a pattern of gathered prayer, time apart for individual prayer and reflection, spiritual guidance, time outdoors and evening vespers—all optional.  When not gathered for prayer, we will enjoy the practice of shared silence.  Additional resources and details will be available to those who register. The fee for this 3-night/4-day retreat is $410, and includes a private room, nine healthy meals, spiritual guidance, and full use of The Alcyon Center, including walking paths and Seal Cove located on “the quiet side” of Mt. Desert Island.  Because of the quiet nature of this retreat, space is limited, and preference will be given to those who can make the entire retreat. If you are interested in registering, please email or call Susan MacKenzie ASAP at shmacken@colby.edu or 207/660-3513.  Use that contact information for questions, too.

 

Emmaus Shelter Needs Volunteers: Clothing Closet, Linens Room, Housewares Rooms (separating and sorting); Food Pantry (stocking and dispensing); Transportation (transporting people and/or belongings); Cooking (basic meal preparation and teaching); Maintenance (painting and small repairs); Workshops (reading to children, sharing hobbies and skills, building confidence); Office Support (general clerical work); Furniture Warehouse (pickup and delivery). Contact Dawn at 667-3962 or volunteer@emmausshelter.org

 

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Keep in your prayers this week: Mary Suhr, Betty Crawford, Clara Levin, Trevor Agar, Bill Loveland, Herb Hasenbalg, 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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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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


 

ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

EVENTS & NEWS

January 22, 2015

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Epiphany 4

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

Hymns:

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult (550); I want to walk as a child of the light (490)

O, Master let me walk with thee (660); I have decided to follow Jesus (LEVAS 136)

Scripture:

Psalm 62:6-14; Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20

Participants

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: _____

First Lesson/Psalm: Floy Ervin

Second Lesson: Spencer Ervin

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts

 

Thursday, Holy Eucharist at 12:00 noon

January 29 – Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe

The Rev. Timothy 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 tim@mdi-episcopal.org 

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:

Calendar:

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – Explorers

Mondays, January 26, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

 

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

January 25 – no forum (annual meeting)

February 1 – Church and State in Supreme Court Decisions, Spencer Ervin and Ted Fletcher

 

Annual Meeting, Part One

Sunday, January 25  

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?

 

WEDNESDAY EXPLORERS is an open discussion group, facilitated by Vesta Kowalski, which meets in the St. John’s Common Room from 1:30-3:00 on Wednesday afternoons. We discuss a different topic each week, chosen by the group. Anyone is welcome to come once, occasionally, or regularly; friends are welcome, too. 

January 28 – What does “spirituality” mean anyway? It’s a word that’s been used a lot over the last several decades, particularly in the phrase “spiritual but not religious.” Using an article by Stephen Charleston to start our discussion (copies available from Michele or Vesta for anyone who wants to read it in advance), we’ll explore the idea of spirituality and its possible relationship to another word that can be understood in many ways, “faith.”

February 4 – What about the Bible? We think about the Bible and use it and relate to it in very different ways. Let’s talk about them. (Rescheduled from a January “snow day.”)

February 11 Discipline? Fasting, prayer, and almsgiving are the traditional “Lenten disciplines.” What do we mean by the word? Are these helpful practices in our lives today? Have we developed personal ways of observing Lent that are more meaningful or useful?

 

Lenten Discussion Series:  Bishop Steve has invited the whole Diocese to share one book this Lent:  Being Christian by Archbishop Rowan Williams.  Tim, Vesta, and Jenny will be leading Sunday discussions on the four topics of this book (Baptism, February 22; The Bible, March 1; Eucharist, March 8; and Prayer, March 15), and we will figure out together what we want to discuss on the last two Sundays of Lent (March 22 and 29).  We will be using Archbishop Williams’ short book as a resource, but feel free to participate whether or not you’ve read it.  It is available through Amazon, or if you’d like the church to order you a copy, please give Michele or Muffet $10 and your name by February 11 to get the book by February 15.

 

St. Saviour:

Contemplative Prayer Group meets for one hour at noon on Fridays to pray together in silence and to share resources and experiences from their prayer journeys. The hour will begin with gathering in silence, then the leader will share a resource or an insight about contemplative prayer, then there will be a time of silent prayer, and finally a short time to share our thoughts and experiences in group discussion. Everyone is invited to come to this group.

 

St. Mary & St. Jude:

Prayer Shawl Ministry: 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays.

 

Church of Our Father:

Holy Eucharist and Light Breakfast every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

 

Community

At Home Mt. Desert Island (formerly At Home Southwest Harbor) is a non-profit, member-based, volunteer supported organization that provides services to older residents allowing them to live independently in their homes as long as it is safe. The program is expanding to include services to the town of Tremont.  There will be an informational meeting on the program’s design and services on January 29th at 5:30 at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library. All interested in gaining information regarding the mission, goals, services to be offered, and steps to becoming a member or volunteer are encouraged to attend the meeting. Questions please contact Kara Janes, 374-5852 or kjanes@whcacap.org

 

Emmaus Shelter Needs Volunteers: Clothing Closet, Linens Room, Housewares Rooms (separating and sorting); Food Pantry (stocking and dispensing); Transportation (transporting people and/or belongings); Cooking (basic meal preparation and teaching); Maintenance (painting and small repairs); Workshops (reading to children, sharing hobbies and skills, building confidence); Office Support (general clerical work); Furniture Warehouse (pickup and delivery). Contact Dawn at 667-3962 or volunteer@emmausshelter.org

 

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Keep in your prayers this week: Mary Suhr, Betty Crawford, Clara Levin, Trevor Agar, Bill Loveland, 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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Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

 

 

 

 

ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

EVENTS & NEWS

January 15, 2015

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Epiphany 3

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

Hymns:

Thou whose almighty word (371); How wondrous and great (532);

The Lord of sea and sky (WLP 812); The people who in darkness walked (126)

Scripture:

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Samuel 3:1-20; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51

Participants

Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Joan Bromage

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield

 

Thursday, Holy Eucharist at 12:00 noon

January 22 – Vincent of Saragossa

January 29 – Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe

The Rev. Timothy 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 tim@mdi-episcopal.org 

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:

Calendar:

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

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – Explorers

Mondays, January 26, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

 

WEDNESDAY EXPLORERS is an open discussion group, facilitated by Vesta Kowalski, which meets in the St. John’s Common Room from 1:30-3:00 on Wednesday afternoons. 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 (slightly rescheduled from previous announcements):

January 21 – (How) should the church be involved in politics? We hear a lot about the separation of church and state, but does that mean that the church as an institution has no role to play in the life of the nation?

January 28 – What does “spirituality” mean anyway? It’s a word that’s been used a lot over the last several decades, particularly in the phrase “spiritual but not religious.” Using an article by Stephen Charleston to start our discussion (copies available from Michele or Vesta for anyone who wants to read it in advance), we’ll explore the idea of spirituality and its possible relationship to another word that can be understood in many ways, “faith.”

 

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

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?

 

Come play mahjong every Friday from 1:00-3:00. You’ll have a good time, learn (or re-learn) something new, enjoy the company of friends and watch the winter months melt away. 

 

St. Saviour:

Contemplative Prayer Group meets for one hour at noon on Fridays to pray together in silence and to share resources and experiences from their prayer journeys. The hour will begin with gathering in silence, then the leader will share a resource or an insight about contemplative prayer, then there will be a time of silent prayer, and finally a short time to share our thoughts and experiences in group discussion. Everyone is invited to come to this group.

 

TaizĂ©, an ecumenical prayer service, 6 pm, Friday, January 16. By candlelight and in stillness…we make our pilgrimage. Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the TaizĂ© community of France, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation.

Candlelight • Scripture • Silence • Song • Prayer

 

St. Mary & St. Jude:

Prayer Shawl Ministry: 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays.

 

Church of Our Father:

Holy Eucharist and Light Breakfast every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

 

St. Dunstan:

BUNCO night, January 17th (snow date January 24), $10 entry fee, all proceeds go to the ECW to fund the "extras" that are not included in the church budget. No prior experience is needed to play nor is any sort of dance repertoire. Lorna McCormick will give lessons as needed.

Community

Maine Sea Coast Mission invites you to an Ecumenical Community Service commemorating The Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, January 19 at 12:00 noon at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine. There will be Spirituals, Readings, and Remembrances. All are welcome.

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.  This month, on January 20, volunteers from St. Andrew & St. John and from St. Saviour's are the hosts -- please come and join us!   It's an enjoyable gathering in a beautiful place.   If you'd like a ride, or perhaps might like to help or to bake a little something, please call Joan Bromage (244-3227)

 

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Keep in your prayers this week: Clara Levin, Trevor Agar, 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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