Thursday, May 7, 2015

News & Events from St. Andrew & St. John




May 7, 2015



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sixth Sunday of Easter

8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor



O love of God (455); Descend, O spirit (297);

O blessed spring (765 – WLP); Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing (344)


Psalm 98; Acts 10:44-48; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Sandy Watts

First Lesson/Psalm: Ellen Gilmore

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Ann Benson

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Betsy Hewlett

Vestry Member in charge: Marilyn Mays


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

May 14, 21, 28

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, May 10 – NO FORUM

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



Church of Our Father:

Wondering what to do with your used clothes? The ECW is now accepting donations for the Thrift Shop. Please donate your gently used clothing. You can place your donation under the tables by the door in the Parish Hall.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

Prayer Shawl Ministry: 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays.


MDI Episcopal Churches:

Men's Bible Study: The next Bible Study meeting will be on Wednesday, May 13th at St. John the Divine in Southwest Harbor. James Kitler will chair the meeting which will be held beginning at 10:00 am in the conference room. Since St. John will be closed for that day you may access the building by entering the church from the main entrance. The door is unlocked. Proceed into the sanctuary and go through the door to the right of the altar, down the stairs to the back of the church. The conference room is along the rear corridor just past the church office.




Come Touch A Truck!

Saturday, May 9th from 10AM-2PM at the former Lowe's parking lot behind Darling's Auto Mall in Ellsworth. Harbor House Community Service Center and the Westside Food Pantry are teaming up again to present the annual TOUCH-A-TRUCK event, a fun-filled family event to benefit both the Food Pantry and the Harbor House Children's Center. Admission to Touch-a-Truck is $5.00 per person or $20 per family. Come see the inside and outside of more than 50 vehicles! Earthmovers, excavators, diggers, rescue vehicles, fire trucks, 18-wheeler, limousine, ambulance, snow plow, cherry picker, dump truck, bulldozer and many more humongous vehicles!



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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.


Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop nominees announced

The nominees for the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church have been announced in a report posted by the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB). The 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church will be elected on Saturday, June 27 during The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention which will be held June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).

Nominated for Presiding Bishop are:

The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio

The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina

The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut h

The Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith, Bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida

On Saturday, June 27, members of the House of Bishops with seat, voice, and vote will convene in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City, where the election will occur in the context of prayer and reflection.  Once an election has taken place, current Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will send a deputation to the House of Deputies for confirmation of the election. 

The Rev. Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, will refer the name to the House of Deputies legislative committee on the Confirmation of the Presiding Bishop without announcing the name to the full House. The legislative committee will make a recommendation to the House of Deputies whether to confirm the election or not confirm, and the House of Deputies will immediately vote on the recommendation. President Jennings will then appoint a delegation from the House of Deputies to notify the House of Bishops of the action taken.

The Presiding Bishop serves for a nine-year term.  The Presiding Bishop is Primate, Chief Pastor of the Church, Chair of the Executive Council, and President of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.


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