Thursday, October 22, 2015

News and Notes from St. Andrew and St. John




October 22, 2015



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pentecost 22

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



Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (410); O Christ the Word incarnate (632);

Just as I am (693); Ye servants of God (535)



Psalm 34:1-8; Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Preacher:  The Rev. Dean Henry

Usher: Marilyn Mays

First Lesson/Psalm: Margot Haertel

Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault

Prayers: Diane Krueger

Chalice: Spencer Ervin

Acolyte: Floy Ervin

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel

Flowers: ____

Vestry Member in Charge: Paul Haertel


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

October 29 (James Hannington)

The Rev. Kathleen Killian


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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)
Michele will be back in the office October 29

Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699)

Jr. Warden, Rita Redfield (244-4025)

The Church Office will be open Monday through Thursday






St. John:


Sunday, October 25, 9:15 a.m. – Forum: Convention Report

Monday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Thursdays, 12:00 noon – Holy Eucharist

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

Sunday, November 1, 9:15 a.m. – Forum:  2016 Budget presentation

Sunday, November 1, 12 noon- 2:00 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry distribution, Harbor House
Sunday, November 1, 12 noon – Installation of Rt. Rev. Michael Curry as Presiding Bishop


Diocesan Convention – Tim+, Bunny Watts, Rita Redfield and Ted Fletcher will be representing St. Andrew and John Friday and Saturday at the 196th convention of the Diocese of Maine in Portland.  We will report back on the action of convention this Sunday, but in the meantime keep us and all the Diocese in your prayers.


Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Westside Food Pantry

on Sunday, October 25, at St. John’s in Southwest Harbor!

Dean Henry will be speaking at both services, with a festive coffee hour fellowship following the 10:00 am service. Proceeds from non-pledged donations on this day will go to the Westside Food Pantry. Please join us in marking the cooperative sharing of the Westside communities and St. Andrew and St. John Episcopal Church!


“It always takes two to share—the giver and the receiver.

What we discover is that we are BOTH!”


Next Sunday – God willing, The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry will be installed as XXVII Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church at 12:00 noon at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC.  The liturgy will be webcast live; we will show it in the undercroft at St. John’s, or you may watch at home at


St. Saviour:

Taizé - An Ecumenical Prayer Service, Friday, October 23, at 6 pm in the Chapel. Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation.

~ Candlelight ~ Scripture ~ Silence ~ Song ~ Prayer ~


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.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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



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:


Begin the Conversation: Sundays, October 25 and November 1, 3:00-4:40 p.m., Seaport Village (adjacent to The Moore Center), 125 State Street, Ellsworth. Some things should not go unsaid, like your wishes for end-of-life care. Come break the silence with hospice volunteers Barbara Sinclair and Gerry Gregersen, who are offering a two-week class. Participants will explore views, attitudes, and fears about death and the dying process as well as learn how to talk with loved ones about end-of-life decisions. They will also consider medical advance directives, medical agents and tools to help honor individual values and beliefs. Pre-registration is required. Call Barbara at 664-2488.


Coffee’s On – The senior coffeehouse at the Maine Sea Coast Mission is starting its season.  Sessions will be the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30, beginning November 3rd.  St. Andrew & St. John will be the designated hosts for the coffeehouse on January 5th, but all are encouraged to come any time to share fellowship, music, and snacks with our older neighbors.  Transportation is available and coordinated by Island Connections.


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: Michael Shook, Catherine English McCann, Patrick Foote, Heather Frazier, 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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