Thursday, April 2, 2015

News & Events




April 2, 2015



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday

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


Jesus Christ is risen today (207); Now the green blade riseth (204);

God’s Paschal Lamb is sacrificed (880 WLP); Alleluia (178)


Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18


Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Spencer Ervin

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Floy Ervin

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in charge: Rita Redfield


Weekday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

Thursday, April 2

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

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


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


Sunday Services: Starting next Sunday, services will be held at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.



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


Westside Food Pantry Recital coming up Friday, April 24th. Harmonica player, Ray Lambert performs for our food pantry, 6:30 at St John.  Suggested donation: $10 — ALL proceeds go to the food pantry.  Ray plays a variety of harmonicas and specializes in Quebecois dance tunes.  Stephen Sampson will accompany Ray on the piano.


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 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 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



Best Ever Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Westside Food Pantry, Saturday, April 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Congregational Church, 29 High Street. Cost is $7/person or $25/family. Price includes homemade meat and vegetarian sauces, salad, bread, and desserts provided by some of the best cooks on the island. Gluten free pasta will also be available.


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. 



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Keep in your prayers this week: Adam Harkins, 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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