Thursday, November 5, 2015

Events & News from St. Andrew & St. John




November 5, 2015



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pentecost 24

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



O God of every nation (607); “Thy kingdom come!” (615);

Come, thou fount of every blessing (686); Almighty God, your word is cast (589)



Psalm 127; Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Fred Benson

First Lesson/Psalm: ____

Second Lesson: Floy Ervin

Prayers: Spencer Ervin

Chalice & Acolyte: Rita Redfield

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood

Flowers: Susan Buell

Vestry Member in Charge: Rita Redfield


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

November 12 (Gregory Palamas)


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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, November 8, 9:15 a.m. – Forum: 2016 Budget Discussion, Liz Erickson

Monday, November 9 & 23, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers

Thursdays, 12:00 noon – Holy Eucharist

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong

Friday, November 6, 1:00 p.m. – Pastoral Care Team


Sunday, December 6, 11:30 – 12:30, (RE)training for Acolytes and Chalice Bearers: Some of us were trained forty years ago and could use a refresher course; some of us were never trained, but just told to “watch what she does and do the same;” some of us would like to better understand why we do what we do; some of us would be interested in learning a new ministry.  All are invited / strongly encouraged to attend a training session after the 10:00 service on Sunday, December 6 in the chancel.  If you really, really cannot make this date, please be in contact with Tim+ or Kathleen+ to schedule a make-up time.


St. Saviour:

Free Community Spaghetti Supper in the Parish Hall, Wednesday, November 11, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Spaghetti with meat and veggie sauces, salads, garlic bread, beverages and desserts. Donations will be welcome for St. Saviour’s outreach programs. Handicap accessible. Public Welcome!


Church of Our Father:

Ecumenical Healing Service: Thursday, November 19, 6:00 p.m., Parish Hall, Guest Speaker will be The Rev. William “Beau” Wagner. All are welcome.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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


Bar Harbor Congregational:

Veteran's Day Service - Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00 AM at Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St. Bar Harbor.



The Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Project will once again be organized by the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.  As many of you know, these baskets are distributed through the two local food pantries--Bar Harbor and Westside.  The church fills and assembles the baskets, local Bar Harbor schools and church schools often decorate the baskets and collect food items--it's an important learning experience for the children in giving and receiving.  Once again the Westside Pantry will take orders, distribute the baskets from the Southwest Fire Station, and supply meat vouchers.

Transporting about 125 baskets from Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor takes place on Monday November 23, and distribution from the Fire Station on Tuesday, the 24th.  Here's where your help is needed:

Opportunity #1: Pick-up baskets in Bar Harbor at 12:30 PM, Monday, November 23

Needed are several larger vehicles--SUV's, vans, wagons, pick-ups--and people to carry the baskets from the church to the vehicles in Bar Harbor and from the vehicles into the Fire Station in Southwest.  Please indicate your willingness to lend hands or drive a vehicle.

Let me know what kind of vehicle you are offering.  

Opportunity #2: Distribute baskets from the Fire Station in Southwest Harbor, Tuesday, November 23, part or all of 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Let me know if you can help with the distribution on Tuesday.

Thanks in advance for your help to make this project a reality.

Dean Henry


BAR HARBOR COMMUNITY RALLIES TO HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES. Area religious and civic organizations, libraries, and citizens will hold an event on Saturday, November 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bar Harbor Congregational Church to help educate residents about the tragedy affecting the Syrian people and what can be done about it. The program will also feature local musicians, a singalong, and puppets for children. Speakers will feature Tarlan Ahmidov from Catholic Charities in Portland that is the U.S. State Department's designated organization in Maine to resettle Syrian and other refugees. Also College of the Atlantic student, Moni Ayoub, from Lebanon, who has worked in a Syrian refugee camp, Heath Cabot on the COA faculty who will comment on the Syrian refugees flooding into Europe, and a COA student who will speak on drought and climate change as one of the drivers of the Syrian refugee crisis. Information will be provided about organizations dealing with the crisis and contributions to one or more of them will be encouraged.


COFFEE’S ON! The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music every first and third Tuesday of the months during the winter. The next get together is Tuesday, November 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor. Music will be provided by Ruth Grierson! Come, brings senior friends and neighbors and join the fun!


Island Pastors Offer Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Sponsored by MDI Clergy Association and Maine Sea Coast Mission

Thanksgiving is a time when we remember the many blessings in our lives, and a group of MDI pastors are sponsoring an ecumenical service of scripture, prayer, hymns, and thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30 PM at St. Saviour’s Church in Bar Harbor. 

The service is collaboration among clergy from several different congregations, and is intended as an opportunity for the whole community to gather across the lines of individual denominations and traditions.  The Maine Seacoast Mission is sponsoring the service, along with the MDI Clergy Association.

Singing will be accompanied by St. Saviour’s Interim Music Director Andrea Horner at the organ and piano.  The Rev. Rob Benson of Bar Harbor Congregational Church will be the preacher; other participants are the Rev. Sue Cole of The Church of Our Father in Hull’s Cove, the Rev. Jane Cornman of the Episcopal Parish of St. Mary & Jude, Northeast Harbor, the Rev. Tim Fleck and the Rev. Kathleen Killian of St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church Bar Harbor and the Episcopal Parish of St. Andrew & John, Southwest Harbor, and the Rev. Victor Stanley of Somesville Union Meeting House UCC.

The Rev. Scott Planting, President of the Maine Sea Coast Mission, says, “Thanksgiving is a holiday that does not belong to any one religion or tradition, so it is an excellent opportunity for this sort of shared community service.  We hope that it may have something to offer every person of faith, no matter their background.”

The MDI Clergy Association has developed over the past three years from an informal gathering of island pastors invited to meet for lunch regularly by Rev. Planting.  The group discusses and coordinates response to island-wide issues as well as supporting one another in ministry.  For the last several years the group has coordinated the ecumenical Martin Luther King Day celebration at the Mission, as well as last year’s Thanksgiving service at St. Saviour’s.


The Maine Sea Coast Mission

St. Saviour Episcopal Church


127 West Street

41 Mt. Desert Street


Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-5097

(207) 288-4215 church office


The Rev. Scott Planting

The Rev. Tim Fleck





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.  Contact Program Manager, Kara Janes at 374-5852 or about volunteering.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Gloria Magruder, 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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