Thursday, March 26, 2015

News & Events from St. John's




March 26, 2015



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Passion Sunday

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


O wheat whose crushing was for bread (760-WLP)

To mock your reign, O dearest Lord (170); Ride on! Ride on in majesty (156)


Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11

Liturgy of the Word: Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: ______

First Lesson/Psalm: Gen Mackenzie

Second Lesson: ________

Prayers: Elaine Theriault

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield


No 12:00 noon service on April 2nd


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Office Hours:

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

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, April 13 & 27, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry Recital Series


Easter Flowers: If you wish to remember or honor a loved one with flowers on Easter Sunday, please sign up on the sheet in the undercroft. Names will be printed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday.


 Wednesday Explorers is suspended until after Easter. Meetings may resume after mid-April, so stay tuned.


Westside Food Pantry Recital Series

Friday, March 27th, 6:30pm at St John’s -- 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.


RIDE REQUESTED: A friend in Southwest Harbor would like to attend tomorrow evening's concert at St. John's -- and needs a ride.  If you're going and could help, please email or call Joan this evening -- or 244-3227.


Monday-Saturday, March 30-April 4

8:00 AM – Morning Prayer

St. John, Southwest Harbor

Thursday, April 2, Maundy Thursday

5:30 PM – Holy Eucharist with foot washing

St. John, Southwest Harbor

Friday, April 3, Good Friday

7:00 PM – Solemn Liturgy

St. Saviour, Bar Harbor

Saturday, April 4, Holy Saturday

7:00 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter

Church of Our Father, Hull’s Cove

Sunday, April 5, Easter Day

9:00 AM – Holy Eucharist

St. John, Southwest Harbor

10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist

St. Saviour, Bar Harbor

Easter Monday, April 6

8:00 AM – Morning Prayer

St. John, Southwest Harbor


St. Saviour:

FREE Movie and BYOD Night: Friday, March 27, 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall! Bring Your Own Dinner or snack, and a cushion for our chairs or your own comfy picnic chair if you like, as we watch “The Passion” and share great discussion and fellowship!  All are welcome, so bring a friend!


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



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:

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 April 8, 2015 at St. Mary’s Chapel, Northeast Harbor. Meeting locations alter-nate among Church of our Father, St. Mary's, St. Saviour's and St. John’s Episcopal churches. For more information, contact Ward MacKenzie by phone at 244-7313 or at




10th Annual Spring Fest Concert and Auction: The Emmaus Homeless Shelter of Ellsworth will be hold their 10th Annual Spring Fest Concert and Auction from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m on April 19 at the Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School with a delicious Irish meal and entertainment by the Celtic Maritime duo, Castlebay. 

As in previous years, there will be over 100 great Live and Silent auction items for attendees to bid on and new this year, a raffle table filled with even more wonderful prizes! Items up for bid so far include 4-one day passes into Disney World, 2 tickets to a Waterfront concert of your choice, the services of a professional style coach, a dental cleaning complete with exam and x-rays, and many gift certificates to local restaurants, food, original art, lodging, wellness, services, fun activities and much, much more! Tickets are available for $30 each or 2 for $50.  You can also purchase a table of 6 for $125.  Tickets are available at the shelter or by calling 667-3962.

The proceeds from this event support the Emmaus Shelter’s efforts to not only provide a safe haven for the homeless but also supports the various other programs we provide to those in need in our communities.  Please support this wonderful event and help us support others.


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



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Keep in your prayers this week: Adam Hawkins, Michael Shook, 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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