Thursday, March 12, 2015

The snow is melting and our weary hearts rejoice! Here's what's happening at St. Andrew and St. John.




March 12, 2015



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fourth Sunday in Lent

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


Praise our great and gracious Lord (393);

When from bondage we are summoned (753 WLP); The great Creator of the worlds (489)


Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: ____

Second Lesson: Gen Mackenzie

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Vestry Member in charge: Gen Mackenzie


Thursday at 12:00 noon

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

Thursdays, March 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 15 – Prayer, led by Vesta Kowalski
            March 22 – To Be Determined!  Offer your suggestions March 15.


WEDNESDAY EXPLORERS is taking a break until after Easter.


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, and 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



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 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


SUMMER FUN FUNDRAISER for Local Solutions Tuesday, March 24, 6PM at Sips.  Dinner and performance by the Mohawk Band, to raise money and enthusiasm for supportive housing for handicapped adults on MDI.  Fr. Tim has tickets for $35, or you can make your reservation directly with Sips at 244-4550.

20th Annual Hospice Volunteers Of Hancock County Auction March 22nd Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County invites you to their 20th Annual Charity Auction 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 to benefit hospice and bereavement services in our community.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door which includes a $250 gas card door prize and appetizers by Chipper’s Restaurant.   To purchase tickets, call 667-2531 or online at  

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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