Thursday, December 17, 2015

News & Events from St. John's




December 17, 2015



Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fourth Sunday in Advent

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



Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (438); O come, Emmanuel, vs. 7-8 (56);

The angel Gabriel from heaven came (265); Blest be the King whose coming (74)



Psalm 80:1-7; Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Sandy

First Lesson/Psalm: Michael

Second Lesson: Candace

Prayers: Ellen

Advent Wreath: ____ (8:00); McMullan Family (10:00)

Chalice & Acolyte: _____

Altar Guild: Dean

Vestry Member in Charge: ____

Christmas Services:

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

Psalm 96; Isaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

4:00 p.m. – St. John the Divine

The Rev. Kathleen Killian presiding

4:00 p.m. – St. Saviour

The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding

10:00 p.m. – Choral Eucharist at St. Saviour

The Rev. Timothy Fleck and The Rev. Kathleen Killian presiding


Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day

Psalm 97; Isaiah 62:6-12; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:1-20

10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine

The Rev. Kathleen Killian presiding

10:00 a.m. – St. Saviour

The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding



Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

No noon service on December 25

December 31 – Holy Name


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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






St. John:


Sunday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. – Forum: Advent Book Study

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong


Christmas Flowers/Wreaths: A sign up sheet for donations to the Christmas flower/wreath fund is in the undercroft. All contributions are gratefully accepted. No minimum! Folks should list the names of people they want remembered or honored. These names will be listed in the Christmas bulletin.


Reminder: Starting on December 27, there will be one service at 9:00 a.m.


St. Saviour:

Eastern Orthodox Congregation invites Families to Russian Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 19, at 10:00 AM, Christ the Savior Orthodox Mission Church will gather at St. Saviour’s Church in Bar Harbor to celebrate Christmas.  All are welcome; families and children are especially invited to participate in a Yolka, or traditional Russian Christmas pageant, complete with a visit from St. Nicholas, gifts, and treats.  All are also invited to coffee and a potluck meal following the service. Father John Pawelchak of Berlin, New Hampshire, leads Christ the Savior Mission in Bangor.  Since this spring, Father John and members of Christ the Savior have celebrated the Orthodox Divine Liturgy once a month in Bar Harbor as a gift to the Orthodox community here, as well as anyone who is interested in the Orthodox Church. Father John will be available for confession prior to the 10:00 Divine Liturgy.


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.” 


Quiet Time: While the world tells us that there are a million things to do, especially this time of year, the Church invites us to a time of reflection and anticipation during Advent.  In that spirit, Tim+ and Kathleen+ are committing to some quiet time each week during this season:  Monday mornings from 10-noon, and Thursday afternoons from 2:30-4:30.  We will still be in the office and are always available for emergencies, but during these times we would ask for your consideration.  In the same spirit, we also encourage you to think about ways you might set aside some quiet time for yourself during this Advent season.


Church of Our Father:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am: Morning Prayer in the Rectory Library


Fridays: Contemplative Prayer Group ~ 12 noon ~ Pray together in silence and share resources and experiences from our prayer journeys. The hour will begin with gathering in silence, then the leader will share a resource or an insight about contemplative prayer, then there will be a time of silent prayer, and finally a short time to share our thoughts and experiences in group discussion. Everyone is invited to this group which meets in the Rectory Library.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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




Sunday, December 20th

4:00 p.m.

Bar Harbor Village Green

All are Welcome

Please bring a flashlight if you can


COFFEE’S ON! The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music the first and thirds Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor. St. Saviour’s and St. John’s will be co-hosting the January 5 event and are looking for volunteers to bring healthy and tasty snacks. Please contact Bunny Watts, 244-3699 to offer to help.

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Keep in your prayers this week: Ruth Grierson, Norman Aubrey, Scott and Debbie Hammond, Sherry Warner, Joy Ryan, Kirsten Haertel, Gloria Magruder, Catherine English McCann, Adam Temple, 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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