Thursday, April 30, 2015

Events & News from St. John




April 30, 2015



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fifth Sunday of Easter

8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor



Welcome, happy morning (179); Love’s redeeming work is done (188)

This joyful Eastertide (192); Good Christians all, rejoice and sing (205)


Psalm 22:24-30; Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8


Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Margot Haertel

Second Lesson: _____

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Vestry Member in charge: Bunny Watts


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

May 7

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:


Mondays, May 11 & 25, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


Yard Sale Items: For those of you who spent your winter clearing out your closets and cupboards during the never ending snowstorms, this is a chance for you to drop off these treasures for us to sell at the yard sale on June 12-13. The basement at St. Andrew’s is open and ready to receive your STUFF! Please NO clothing or electronics. FMI call the church office.


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.


MDI Episcopal Churches:

Men's Bible Study Group meets on a monthly basis. The group focuses on selected Bible readings and discusses how these passages affect our lives and our relationships with others. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month. 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 by phone at 244-7313 or at




Acadia Choral Society Concert will perform on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 pm at St. Saviour’s. The theme of this year’s concert is “Songs for the Silver Screen”but this isn’t a concert of “movie music” in the usual sense. These are beautiful choral works that have been borrowed and used in film scores. You no doubt recognized Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” in The Right Stuff and many other films. But did you catch a portion of Faure’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” in Babe? How about the anachronistic appearance of Mozart’s Requiem in Elizabeth? Because of their appearance in many films, movements from the requiems of Mozart and Brahms are at the center of this program. Ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, other featured composers include Morley, Byrd, Mendelssohn, and Barber. Tickets are $15 (general admission).


The Alcyon Center in Tremont, is a year round spiritual retreat and conference center. Check out what is coming up there through this link! 


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.



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Keep in your prayers this week: Yuki, Charles, Kento and baby Kowalski, Malcolm Hughes, Adam Harkins, Michael Shook, Don Waddington, Nancy Kincaid, Clara Levin, Trevor Agar, Bill Loveland, Herb Hasenbalg, Jack Weisner, 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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