Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Arrives Tomorrow and there are lots of activities in and around St. Andrew and St. John Church




March 19, 2015



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fifth Sunday in Lent

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


When Christ was lifted from the earth (603)

When I survey the wondrous cross (474); Lift high the cross (473)


Psalm 51:1-13; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33


Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: ______

First Lesson/Psalm: Spencer Ervin

Second Lesson: Margot Haertel

Prayers: Floy Ervin

Chalice: Bob Theriault

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Vestry Member in charge: Elaine Theriault


Thursday at 12:00 noon

March 26 – Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Timothy Fleck


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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:


Sunday, March 22, 10:15 a.m. – Forum

Sunday, March 22, 11:05 a.m. – Vestry

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

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

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

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


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

Lenten Discussion Series: Being Christian by Archbishop Rowan Williams

March 22 – Prayer, led by Tim Fleck

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.


Sunday Forum today at 10:15 — Lenten Discussion Series—Prayer, Being Christian by Archbishop Rowan Williams


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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.



March 29, Sunday of the Passion

9:00 AM – Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist

Thursday, April 2, Maundy Thursday

5:30 PM – Holy Eucharist with foot washing

at St. John, Southwest Harbor

Friday, April 3, Good Friday

7:00 PM – Solemn Liturgy

at St. Saviour, Bar Harbor

Saturday, April 4, Holy Saturday

7:00 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter

at Church of Our Father, Hull’s Cove

Sunday, April 5, Easter Day

9:00 AM – Holy Eucharist



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


Soup and Evening Prayer: gather with other island Episcopalians on Tuesday, March 24 at St. Mary’s in Northeast Harbor for a quiet, contemplative service of Evening Prayer at 4:30, followed by a light supper.  Everyone is welcome!



Local Solutions “Summer of Fun” fund raiser: Tuesday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. at SIPS in Southwest Harbor. $35 per person. Mohawk band will be performing. Fr. Tim Fleck has tickets or reservations can be made at SIPS, 244-4550.


Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County invites you to their 20th Annual Charity Auction to benefit hospice and bereavement services in our community on Sunday, March 22, 1 – 3:30 (Silent auction 1:00 – 3:00 and Live Auction 3:00 – 3:30) at Darling’s Auto Mall in Ellsworth. Tickets are $25 at the door which includes a $250 gas card door prize and appetizers by Chipper’s Restaurant.


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: 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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