Thursday, July 9, 2015

News & Events from St. Andrew & St. John




July 9, 2015



Sunday, July 12, 2015

8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake

10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine



Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (436)

O Lord, hear my pray’r (WLP 827)

Come Thou, fount of every blessing (686)

Ye servants of God (535)



Psalm 24; 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Preacher: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Guest Organist: Andrea Horner

Usher: Sandy Watts

First Lesson: Spencer Ervin

Psalm / Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Margot Haertel

Chalice: Ted Fletcher

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Ellen Gilmore

Vestry Member in Charge: Floy Ervin


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

July 16 (The Righteous Gentiles)

The Rev. Timothy Fleck


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The Rev. Timothy Fleck, Rector

The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Curate

Stephen Sampson, Music Director

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (244-3229)


Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699)

Jr. Warden, Rita Redfield (244-4025)


Jesus said "Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.”

After thinking through several options, Tim+ and Kathleen+ are going to try a weekday schedule that has each of us alternating in each parish for a week at a time.  This seems like the best option for providing presence in both places, allowing each of us to settle into the weekly rhythm of each parish, and minimize unnecessary shuttling back and forth across Eagle Lake Road. 


In general, Tim+ will be at St. Saviour Monday through Thursday the first and third full weeks of each month, and at St. John the second and fourth weeks of each month.  Kathleen+ will be at St. John Monday through Thursday the first and third full weeks of each month, and at St. Saviour the second and fourth week of each month.  Fifth weeks will be by negotiation. That sounds complicated, but the upshot is that there will be a real live priest in each parish Monday through Thursday every week


To start things off, Kathleen+ will be at St. Saviour and Tim+ will be at St. John the week of July 13, with allowances for meetings, pastoral calls, and other things that take us out of the office.  And as always, either of us is available any time by phone, text, e-mail or appointment, no matter where we are “assigned” for the week.





St. John:


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

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

Saturday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. – Acadia Halls Performance

Saturday, July 18 – QUIETSIDE FESTIVAL


Final Arthur Russell Strings concert, July 10, St. John’s. This 5:30 p.m. concert will feature all Arthur Russell Strings participants playing in small ensembles, as well as the ARS Festival String Orchestra, playing music of Grieg and Dvorak.  This concert is free and open to the public, and we welcome all listeners!


The next recital to benefit the Westside Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. Performers will be Caroline Homer, soprano and Ben Havey, pianist.


Kneisel Hall will present a free concert at St. John’s on Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m.


Membership Forms: For those of you with computers, please remember to fill out the forms on line (form attached); for those of you without computers there are paper forms available at the back of the church.


St. Saviour:

Orthodox Divine Liturgy at St. Saviour’s.  Reverend Father John Pawelchak and the choir of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Mission will be celebrating the Orthodox Divine Liturgy here Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM.  This ancient Eucharistic liturgy, chanted in English, Russian, and Old Church Slavonic, is an outreach of the Orthodox Church in America to meet the spiritual needs of seasonal workers visiting MDI from Eastern Europe.  All are welcome, and watch for more Orthodox services offered at St. Saviour’s over the summer.


Church of Our Father:

The Waste Not, Want Not Thrift Shop is open Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm, Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 6 pm. We are accepting, good clean clothing & linens. Think of us when you are cleaning out your closets. Leave donations in Church Parish Hall. Call for more information 288-3674


Thursday evening Bible Study: Through September 10 at 7 pm. using the study titled The Bible in 90 days. There is a participant’s guide which will help to keep the group on track.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

St Mary's and St Jude's are once again holding casserole sales on Main Street in Northeast Harbor July 17 and August 14. Men and women who would like to help by providing homemade casseroles and/or setting up and assisting in sales may sign up on the clipboard lists at church. Proceeds are used in ECW outreach programs. (Food Pantries, Nursing Association, etc.)


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




Common Good Café is open for business. Stop by the Common Good Cafe and let us make your summer mornings a palate pleasing, special time by the Sea! Enjoy hot, light & airy freshly baked popovers with butter and homemade blueberry jam, slow simmered oatmeal, coffee, tea, juices and hot chocolate. Serving from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM seven days a week.


Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County Grief Support Group ~ Mondays through August 3 ~ 4:30 pm – 6 pm. A General Grief Support Group (6 weeks) for those who have lost a loved one. Held at Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, Ellsworth. This group is free of charge. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to the start of the group. Call the HVHC office at 667-2531 or visit for more information:


Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents Music and Dance at the Seal Cove Auto Museum~ Thursday, July 9 ~ 6:30pm – 8 pm. As part of Southwest Harbor Public Library's Family Concert Series, Shane Ellis and his band, Mes Amis, along with The Barnes Arts Collective will be performing at the Seal Cove Auto Museum. Mes Amis is an acoustic Gypsy jazz quartet. They play infectious music that appeal to listeners young and old with insistent rhythm, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies. The Barns Art Collective will be putting on their dancing shoes to give a short lesson on classic 1920s and 30s dance moves so that everyone can start swingin'! All are invited! For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.


The Alcyon Center, situated above beautiful Seal Cove on MDI, invites you to an Open House on August 19th, 5-7 pm. The Center is an experience of being welcomed, body, soul and spirit into the life of a small, practicing contemplative community. The Open House will include tours of the main house and grounds, an opportunity to speak with the directors and board members while enjoying light refreshments and herbal teas. If interested in attending, please respond either to or call (207) 244-1060; directions to the event can be obtained by contacting either the email or telephone number noted above.


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