Thursday, February 5, 2015

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




February 5, 2015



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Epiphany 5

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


Immortal, invisible, God only wise (423); Heal me, hands of Jesus (773 WLP);

Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old (567); In Christ there is no East or West (529)


Psalm 147:1-12, 21c; Isaiah 40:21-31; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: ____

First Lesson/Psalm: ____

Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: ____

Vestry Member in charge: Floy Ervin


Thursday at 12:00 noon

February 12– Holy Eucharist


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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:


Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – Explorers

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

Tuesday, February 17,

Wednesday, February 18, 12:30 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Service

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


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

February 8 – Paul Weiss, Director of The Whole Health Center


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.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – helpers needed?
The maple syrup is in hand, Jim Vekasi and friends will provide the music, now I'm looking for a few men to volunteer to help set up, cook, serve and clean up on Tuesday, February 17th for the 6 p.m. event.  As in the past, we've accepted help from any and all in decorating the Undercroft. If you would be willing to help, please call me at 244-3227 or send email to  I'll be putting together a work schedule when I have heard from volunteers.   Pax, Ted Bromage



Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes will be held

Wednesday, February 18

St. Saviour’s Parish—8:30 a.m.

St. John the Divine—1:30 p.m.


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.


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:

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



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: 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


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Keep in your prayers this week: Dave Gerber, 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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