Thursday, October 8, 2015

News & Events from St. Andrew & St. John




October 8, 2015



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pentecost 20

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



Alleluia, sing to Jesus (460); O Jesus, I have promised (655);

O for a closer walk with God (683); Give praise and Glory unto God (375)



Psalm 22:1-15; Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Floy Ervin

Second Lesson: Spencer Ervin

Prayers: Patsy Fogarty

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Sandy Watts

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Gen Mackenzie

Vestry Member in Charge: Bunny Watts


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

October 15 (Teresa of Avila)

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)

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 11, 9:15 a.m. – Forum: Video of the new Presiding Bishop

Monday, October 12 & 26, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Thursdays, 12:00 noon – Holy Eucharist

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


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!”


St. John and St. Saviour:


















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.



Piano Recital: Concert pianist and Wheaton College music professor Ann Sears will play a recital on the 1918 Steinway piano at the Salty Dog Gallery, today at 5:30 p.m. The recital will benefit the Westside Food Pantry. All donations will be appreciated.


Coffee’s On Planning Meeting: One of the highlights of last winter was the warm and pleasant time we spent with Island seniors aged 60 to 90 at “Coffee’s On” every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Maine Sea Coast Mission. The Mission is happy to be able to offer this program once again from this upcoming November through April 2016.  And I am pleased to report that Ruth Grierson will again be providing our toe-tapping background music. You are invited to a breakfast meeting at the Mission, 127 West St., Bar Harbor, on October 20th at 9 AM to plan for the upcoming season.  Please call Terri Rodick at 288-5097 and let her know if you are coming to the meeting or if you have any suggestions.


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:


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.


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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