Thursday, February 12, 2015

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




February 12, 2015



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Last Sunday after Epiphany

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


Alleluia, sing to Jesus (460); Seek ye first the kingdom of God (711)

Songs of thankfulness and praise (135); Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise (777 WLP)


Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Joan Bromage

Second Lesson: Ann Cox Halkett

Prayers: _____

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: ____

Vestry Member in charge: Elaine Theriault


Ash Wednesday, February 18 – 1:30 p.m.

The Rev. Vesta Kowalski


Thursday at 12:00 noon

February 19– Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Timothy Fleck


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Office Hours:

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator

(Fr. Tim will be out of the office until February 19)

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:


Monday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. – Pancake Supper

Wednesday, February 18, 1:30 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday, February 19, 12:00 noon – Holy Eucharist

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

Sunday, February 22, 10:15 a.m. – Vestry Meeting


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

February 15—Marty Lyons, who is on the Board of Directors of Local Solutions; a group of citizens developing housing and opportunities in Bar Harbor for adults with special needs.


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 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?



Pancake Supper · Mardi Gras · Shrove Tuesday

all rolled into one on February 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Once again the men (with subtle help from the Martha’s Guild and other women) will be putting on this annual event at St. John’s, sharing our space and kitchen with many from St. Saviour’s and our local community.  Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. on the 17th.  The maple syrup is at hand, the pancake dispenser ready to go.  There will be no charge for the event, but donations to cover expenses gratefully received, any money in excess of expenses will be split between the Martha’s Guild and the Westside Food Pantry.  Signup sheets are in the

Undercroft or you may call the church office, 244-3229. 


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.  The books are available in the church office for $10.


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:

Stations of the Cross every Wednesday, starting February 25th, at 5:30 p.m. followed by soup, bread and a speaker.


MDI Episcopal Churches:

Tuesdays in Lent, gather with other island Episcopalians for a quiet, contemplative service of Evening Prayer at 4:30, followed by a light supper.  Everyone is welcome!

February 24 — St. Mary’s, Northeast Harbor

March 3 — St. Saviour’s, Bar Harbor

March 10 — St. John, Southwest Harbor

March 17 — Church of Our Father, Hull’s Cove

March 24 — St. Mary’s, Northeast Harbor



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.  It's an enjoyable gathering in a beautiful place. Next date is February 17th



Emmaus Shelter Needs Volunteers/Drivers: Clothing Closet, Linens Room, Housewares Rooms (separating and sorting); Food Pantry (stocking and dispensing); Transportation (driving residents to doctor’s appointments, meetings, etc.); 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


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Keep in your prayers this week: Nancy Kincaid, 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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