Thursday, June 4, 2015

News and Events from St. Andrew & St. John




June 4, 2015



Sunday, June 7, 2015

8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake

10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine



Thy strong word did cleave the darkness (381); How wondrous and great (532);

Before the Lord’s eternal throne (391); God the Omnipotent (569)


Psalm 138; 1 Samuel 8:4-20; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

Celebrant: The Rev. Jennifer Reece

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Psalm / Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: _______

Chalice: Elaine Theriault

Acolyte: Elaine Theriault

Altar Guild: Dean Henry

Flowers: ______

Vestry Member in Charge: Bunny Watts


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

June 11 (Barnabas)

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, June 14, 11:15 a.m. – ANNUAL MEETING

Monday, June 8 & 22, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Tuesday, June 16, 7:00 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry Recital

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

Friday & Saturday, June 12 & 13, 8:00-3:00 p.m. – YARD SALE


Yard Sale: Come join us at the Second Annual Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale at St. Andrew’s on Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 from 8:00-3:00.  We have an exceptional array of wonderful treasures: kitchenware, gardening equipment, furniture, housewares and many other treats.  We can guarantee that there are fine items that you never knew you needed. You may even find something you regretted donating and want to buy back.  

If you would like to help organize and set up or work the days of the sale, please let me know. It will take many hands to make the Yard Sale a success.  It is also a lot fun!

Barbara Campbell, 244-9087


Annual Meeting, Part Two, June 14, 11:15 a.m.

At an official Parish Meeting on August 25, 2014, we passed two resolutions amending our Bylaws to move our Annual Parish Meeting from January to June, and allow seasonal members voting rights at that meeting, and to allow seasonal Vestry members voting rights on the Vestry. Since any change to the Bylaws requires passage by a majority of those present at two successive Parish Meetings, we took these resolutions up at our regularly scheduled Parish Meeting on January 11, 2015. After hearing reports on ministries and on the budget, we voted on these two resolutions.  The meeting then went into recess and will reconvene on Sunday, June 14, 2015 for Part Two of the Annual Meeting. At this meeting we will conduct elections and all other business.  Reports from the various guilds, officers, etc. are due June 8.


Westside Food Pantry Recital--Tuesday, June 16th, 7:00 at St John Church.  Music of the Romantic Period for organ, piano and violin. The Sears family from the Boston area perform pieces by American and European composers.  A reception will follow in the undercroft. 

Suggested donation-$15. ALL proceeds go to the Westside Food Pantry.  FMI contact-Susan Buell-669-5482. 


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 group.


Appreciation for our Affiliate Priest: Jenny Reece will end her time with us as Affiliate Priest at the end of June. To honor and thank her for her service to us, there will be a light luncheon and reception following the 10 am service on Sunday, June 28th. If you would like to donate toward a gift for Jenny, mail your gift to the office or place it in the collection plate in the special collection envelope provided marked "for Jenny". Thank you and join us June 28 to celebrate her ministry here!


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.


Thursday evening Bible Study June 4 –September 10 at 7 pm. We will use the study titled “The Bible in 90 days”. There is a participant’s guide which will help to keep the group on track. Please let Mother Sue know if you are interested in this class, so she knows how many books to order.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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


June Musical Evening: Friday, June 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location to be determined.

Pianist Nancy Colter and Cellist Aija Kante-Cahn will perform works by various composers.


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, St. Saviour and St. John. For more information, contact Ward MacKenzie by phone at 244-7313 or at


St. Francis by the Sea:

St Francis by the Sea presents A Special Weekend Exploring the Gospel of Mark — June 12, 13 and 14.

Friday, June 12, 7:00—9:00 pm—“Testament of a Naked Man: A Contemporary Dramatization of the Gospel of Mark”  Please join The Rev. Angus Stuart, Rector of St. Francis-in-the-Wood in Vancouver, BC as he brings the power of the Mark’s Gospel to life in this dramatic performance. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors 65 and over and students. Tickets will be available at the door. 

Saturday, June 13, 9:00 am—3:00 pm “A Quiet Day on Mark’s Gospel.” FREE
Luncheon offered by the St. Francis Outreach Committee to benefit the work of the Episcopal Relief & Development for $8.

Sunday, June 14, 8:00 am and 10:00 am —Worship services with Rev. Angus Stuart preaching.

For more information call 374-5200 or visit for details. 



A service of Installation for Pastor Rob Benson will be held at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 am.


Southwest Harbor Public Library invites you to an artist reception Friday evening, June 5

5:00 - 7:00 in honor of Albert Neilson

"The coast of Maine, for me, competes favorably with any I have seen worldwide. When I began to paint, coastal subjects demanded my attention. Therefore, in this exhibit, the vast majority of paintings have to do with local marine subjects."

Mr. Neilson's work will be on exhibit for the month of June. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.


A Jubilation of Angels, sculpture by Squidge Liljeblad Davis, begins a new season at the Redfield Gallery. Come help us celebrate on Thursday evening June 11, 5 -7 pm, 125 Main Street, Northeast Harbor.


The Emmaus Center in Ellsworth is looking for volunteers for the Shelter. In particular, it is really hard to keep our Clothing Closet open on Saturdays now that summer is here and many volunteers are off to their summer jobs.  Contact Dawn Coffin, Volunteer Coordinator, 667-3962,


Sign up now for delicious, locally grown, organic vegetables! Bar Harbor Community Farm, a certified organic farm on Mount Desert Island, is signing up members for its sixth annual CSA program. Receive a weekly box of fresh produce for 16 weeks from June through October. Boxes are delivered to St. Saviour’s Church on Tuesdays; or can be picked up at the farm on Fridays. The cost is $450 (about $28 per week) for enough produce to feed a family of four. Email Glenon Friedmann for more information: Our web address is:



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Keep in your prayers this week: Yuki, Charles, Kento and baby Kowalski, Mike Healy, Malcolm Hughes, Adam Harkins, Don Waddington, Nancy Kincaid, Clara Levin, Trevor Agar, Bill Loveland, Herb Hasenbalg, Jack Weisner, John Cronin, Sarah Moore, Sarah Flynn, 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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