Thursday, September 17, 2015

Events & News from St. Andrew & St. John




September 17, 2015



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pentecost 17

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine



Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (390); Eternal Spirit of the living Christ (698);

O, Master, let me walk with thee (660); Lord of all hopefulness (482)



Psalm 1; Proverbs 31:10-31; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Karen Craig

First Lesson/Psalm: Patsy Fogarty

Second Lesson: Ann Benson

Prayers: Gen Mackenzie

Chalice: Rita Redfield

Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Joan Bromage

Flowers: Gen Mackenzie

Vestry Member in Charge: Gen Mackenzie


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

September 24 (Philander Chase)

The Rev. Timothy Fleck


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The Rev. Timothy Fleck, Rector (207-812-8362)

The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Assistant Rector (718-775-6069)

Stephen Sampson, Music Director

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (244-3229)

Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699)

Jr. Warden, Rita Redfield (244-4025)

The Church Office will be open Monday through Thursday






St. John:


Sunday, September 20, 9:00 a.m. – Forum, Cathy Lewis, Principal at Pemetic School

Monday, September 28, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Thursdays, 12:00 noon – Holy Eucharist

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


Sunday Forum will begin following the 8:00 service this Sunday, September 20 with Cathy Lewis, Principal of Pemetic School, How School and Community Can Work Together: Belonging, Ownership, Responsibility.


St. John and St. Saviour:

We would like to welcome John Allison to our community! He and Mother Kathleen will be married on October 17th at St. John’s (more details to come). John joins us from New York City after completing a year-long residency as a hospital chaplain. He is also a candidate for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Central New York. Prior to pursuing his call to ordained priesthood, John taught writing and literature in higher education. 


SAVE THE DATE! The ladies of St. John and St. Saviour are invited to join in showering Kathleen Killian with love and best wishes at a party on Wednesday, September 30th, 5:30 p.m. at St. John the Divine.


St. Saviour:

Taizé - An Ecumenical Prayer Service: Friday, September 18th at 6:00 pm in the Chapel. Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community of France, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation.   

Candlelight, • Scripture, • Silence, • Song, • Prayer.


Free Community Bean Supper, Friday, September 25, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Beans, hot dogs, chips, beverages and desserts. Donations will be welcome to benefit area outreach programs.


Live Country music featuring Nashville singer-songwriter Danika Portz! Friday, October 2, 7:30 pm. Described as a mixture of Mumford and Sons, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry -- with a voice on par with Norah Jones -- Danika is lyrically grounded in country music, yet unafraid to think outside the box melodically. Recently returned from a tour of SW Asia with Armed Forces Entertainment, Danika performs in Nashville at the Bluebird Café as well as the historic Hotel Indigo, Douglas Corner, and Antique Archaeology (History Channel's American Picker's antique shop). She plays energy packed pop-country shows at festivals and fairs across the county. Danika is offering a special benefit concert in one of the best music venues in Maine -- St. Saviour's Episcopal Church.  Suggested donation $12 (students $6). Tickets available at the door or in advance at St. Saviour's or Galyn's Restaurant (17 Main St, Bar Harbor).  All proceeds will benefit the mission and ministry of St. Saviour's.


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. Leave donations in Church Parish Hall. Call for more information 288-3674


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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


St. Andrew Lutheran:

Kid’s Care Food Packaging

On October 4, 2014 over 60 people from various churches and Scout troops worked together at St. Andrew to package 31,278 servings of a nutritious meal for hungry people in Hancock County. Mark your calendar – September 19 is our next packaging event, 9-2ish.  We are aiming to break our record – $8000 would do it – $10,000 would be ever so much better!  We would like to have as much as possible of that by September 1 so that we can get our order in for the product needed. A quarter buys one serving; $1.50 a package that feeds 6; $54 a case of 36 packages. If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to:  St. Andrew – put food packaging on the memo line.  Mail to:  P. O. Box 145 Ellsworth, ME  04605. 



The Window Dressers’ Project fabricates thousands of window inserts in communities across Maine to help weatherize homes, keep vulnerable residents warmer, reduces greenhouse gases and lower fossil fuel costs.  The MDI Community Build will be October 12-16 at Bar Harbor Congregational Church.  Volunteers will gather to assemble and finish window inserts fabricated by Window Dressers in Rockland.  If you can help for part of this time, please contact Pastor Rob Benson or Tony St. Denis at Bar Harbor Congregational, 288-3280.


Singing for Those at the End of Life: Saturday, October 24, 8:30-4:00 at Maple Hill Farm, Hallowell. Kathy Leo, founding member of the Hallowell Singers, will be the keynote speaker. Don’t miss this great opportunity to expand your knowledge and resources to establish and nurture a bedside singing group. Network and sing with others who comfort and support the ill and dying at bedside through music and song. FYI:


Bereavement Support Volunteer Training, Wednesdays, October 7 - November 18, 3:30 - 7:00 p.m., Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie, Ellsworth. HVHC Bereavement Support Volunteers provide support to grieving individuals and groups. This training prepares participants to facilitate support groups and provide one-on-one support to grieving individuals. Training topics include: Introduction to Hospice Philosophy; Understanding Grief; Enhancing Listening Skills and Communicating with Compassion; Spirituality and the Grieving Process; Group Facilitation; Effects of Grief on Children and Families; Boundaries and Self-Care. Fee for training is $75. FMI 667-2531; or email us at by September 28.


Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Training, Thursdays, October 8 - December 10, 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. HVHC, 14 McKenzie, Ellsworth. Hospice Patient Care Volunteers provide direct non-medical service to individuals living at the end of life and their caregivers. This training is provided to prepare Patient Care Volunteers for service. Training topics include: Introduction to Hospice Philosophy & Care; Compassion and Communication; Spiritual Aspects of Death and Dying; The Hospice Team, Individuals & Family; Hospice Caregiving: Illness and Ethics; End-of-Life Caregiving: Comfort Care; Bereavement: How We Grieve; Funerals & Memorials; Practical Matters, Policies & Procedures. Fee for training is $75. FMI 667-2531; or email us at by September 28.


At Home Mount Desert Island, a program of Washington Hancock Community Agency, is a member-based, volunteer supported program designed to provide older residents of Mount Desert Island with core services, empowering them to continue to live independently in their homes for as long as they are able.  Responding to members’ requests for services across Mount Desert Island is based on the willingness of residents of all towns on Mount Desert Island to volunteer. You may obtain information regarding volunteering from Program Manager, Kara Janes at 374-5852 or


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Keep in your prayers this week: Sally Beghtol, Miguel Garcia, Aaron Banes, Keith Storm, Jamie Li, Malcolm Hughes, Adam Harkins, Nancy Kincaid, Trevor Agar, Herb Hasenbalg, Jack Weisner, John Cronin, Sarah Flynn, Trisha Roy, Bob Theriault, Ron Martin, Joseph and Kimberly Pratt family, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson, Jennie Cline and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica.


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