Thursday, February 26, 2015

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




February 26, 2015



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Second Sunday in Lent

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


Day by day (654); Will you come and follow me (757-WLP);

Take my life and let it be (707)


Psalm 22:22-30; Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: ____

Second Lesson: _______

Prayers: Ellen Gilmore

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Marilyn Mays


Thursday at 12:00 noon

March 5, 12, 19, 26 – Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Timothy Fleck


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Office Hours:

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator

Michele will be out of the office until March 19

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

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

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 12:00 noon – Holy Eucharist

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


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

Lenten Discussion Series: Being Christian by Archbishop Rowan Williams

March 1 – The Bible, led by Vesta Kowalski

March 8 – Eucharist, led by Tim Fleck

March 15 – Prayer, led by Vesta Kowalski


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.  During Lent, we will be discussing the various parts of the Lord’s Prayer:

March 4 – “Give us today our daily bread.”

March 11 – “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.”

March 18 – “Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.”



Come in out of the cold and warm yourself with homemade food. James Lindquist, chef/owner of Red Sky Restaurant, will present four sessions in preparing everyday meals for family or singles, SIMPLY. Come to St. John’s Church on Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Learn how to prepare with ease the food that will nourish and sustain you all year. No Charge – No Experience Required – All ages invited. Sponsored by the Westside Food Pantry.


Westside Food Pantry Recital Series

Mark your calendars-please help spread the word!

Friday, March 27th, 6:30pm at St John--Bar Harbor harpist PHOEBE DURAND is joined by Gouldsboro soprano CELESTE MITTLEHAUSER performing Celtic songs and pieces by Bach, Rossini, Mozart, Purcell, Donizetti, Hindemith.  Dianne McMullan and the Martha's will host a reception following the performance.  Suggested donation - $10.  ALL proceeds go to our food pantry.


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



Friday, February 27th FREE Movie and BYOD night at St. Saviour’s Parish. We will be showing Man of the Year starring Robin Williams. In the film, Williams portrays Tom Dobbs, the host of a comedy/political talk show, based loosely on the real-life persona of Jon Stewart. With an offhand remark, he prompts 4 million people to e-mail their support; then he decides to campaign for President. Bring your dinner or a snack, a cushion or comfy chair if you like, and join friends and neighbors for great fun and fellowship!


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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


Church of Our Father:

Stations of the Cross every Wednesdays 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!

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



A Men's Bible Study Group meets on a monthly basis. The group focuses on selected Bible readings and discuss how these passages affect our lives and our relationships with others. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month and our next meeting will take place at 10:00 am on March 11, 2015 at St. Savior's in Bar Harbor. Meeting locations alternate among Church of our Father, St. Mary's, St. Saviour's and St. John’s Episcopal churches. For more information, contact Ward MacKenzie at or by phone at 207-244-7313.



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: Don Waddington, Nancy Kincaid, 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, 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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