EVENTS & NEWS
November 19, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Christ the King
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
God himself is with us (475); Before thy throne, O God, we kneel (574);
Blest are the pure in heart (656); God of grace and God of glory (594)
Psalm 132:1-19; 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37
Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
First Lesson/Psalm: Ellen Gilmore
Second Lesson: Margot Haertel
Prayers: Jayne Ashworth
Chalice & Acolyte: Sandy Watts
Altar Guild: Margot Haertel
Flowers: Susan Buell
Vestry Member in Charge: Paul Haertel
Sunday, November 29, 2015
First Sunday in Advent
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
The King shall come when morning dawns (73); O come, Emmanuel (56);
Sleepers, wake (61); Hail to the Lord’s anointed (616)
Psalm 25:1-9; Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36
Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck
Usher: Dean Henry
First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Benson
Second Lesson: _____
Prayers: Patsy Fogarty
Chalice: Bob Theriault
Acolyte: Elaine Theriault
Altar Guild: Jayne Ashworth
Flowers: Susan Buell
Vestry Member in Charge: E
Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon
December 3 (Francis Xavier)
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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 is open Monday through Thursday
(The Church Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day)
Sunday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. – Forum: Acadia Family Center, Dan Johnson
Sunday, November 29, 9:00 a.m. – Forum: Advent Study
Sunday, December 6, 11:30 a.m. – Acolyte & Chalice Bearer Training
Mondays, November 23, December 14, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong
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. John and St. Saviour:
Advent Book Study: For the four Sundays of Advent, Tim and Kathleen invite you to a discussion of From Holidays to Holy Days: A Benedictine Walk through Advent by Albert Holz, OSB. The author, a Benedictine monk who lives in the center of downtown Newark, New Jersey, invites the reader to join him on his daily walks as he points out dozens of often-unnoticed connections between our holidays and the spiritual meaning of Advent and Christmas. Rather than criticizing trappings of the holiday season, this book looks at them from the viewpoint of Christian contemplation, once aptly described as “a long, loving look at the real.” The book is available from Amazon, or through the Parish Office for $16.00. Please place your order with the office by Monday, November 23, to get the book by the first Sunday in Advent.
Advent Wreath-making: Sunday, November 29, at 5:00 p.m. Bring a sandwich (or whatever) to share. Soup and cider provided. Please bring your wreath form/candles and some “tipped” pine, cedar or other material to weave into your form. This is a fun way to start Advent and keep it visible each day.
Potluck Supper with music by The Kelly Farm Five, on Monday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share and toes to tap! Drinks and dessert provided. RSVP to 244-4582.
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.
Christmas Fair: Saturday, December 5, luncheon 9-1 pm, raffles, white elephant table, crafts, and baked foods.
St. Mary & St. Jude:
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Angel Tree: The Parish will be pairing with local organizations and our local elementary school to identify those in need. Our goal is to alleviate some of the stress of the Christmas season by continuing to support their needs through our Angel Tree program. For those of you who aren’t familiar with our program, we reach out to our parishioners each year asking for donations. With these donations we purchase clothing, outerwear, sneakers and boots for children of the identified families. We also have a tree in the back of our church with tags representing other types of gifts the children are hoping to find under their Christmas tree. Individuals can pick up these tags in the weeks prior to Christmas so they can buy the gifts listed on the tag for an individual child. Once purchased, you would return the gift to the church and leave them under the tree where they will be picked up, wrapped and delivered to the individual families. We are happy for people to participate in whichever way they wish.
Christmas Fair, Saturday, November 21, 9 am-2 pm, Come support THAW/EE Food Backpack programs
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.
Community Thanksgiving Service, Tuesday, November 24, 5:30 PM, St. Saviour, Bar Harbor. This 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 denominations and traditions to remember the many blessings in our lives in an ecumenical service of scripture, prayer, hymns, and thanksgiving. Note that this will be the Thanksgiving worship service for St. Andrew & St. John and St. Saviour; there will not be a separate service on Thursday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org about volunteering.
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Keep in your prayers this week: Gloria Magruder, Catherine English McCann, Patrick Foote, Heather Frazer, 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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