Thursday, January 21, 2016

Events & News from St. John




January 21, 2016



Sunday, January 28, 2016

Epiphany 3

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


O Zion, haste, the mission high fulfilling (539); O Spirit of the living God (531);

My God, the table now is spread (321); Christ for the world we sing (537)



Psalm 19; Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-i6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21

Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski

Usher: Fred

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ann B.

Prayers: Elaine

Chalice & Acolyte: Rita

Altar Guild: Margot

Flowers: Ellen

Vestry Member in Charge: Elaine


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

January 28 – Thomas Aquinas


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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:

The Westside Food Pantry Recital Series continues the celebration of the 25th year of the Westside Food Pantry—The Kelly Town Five will perform for the Westside Food Pantry on

Saturday, February 6th at 6:30 at St John the Divine followed by a reception.  Jim Vekasi, Fred Benson, Beth Herrick, Amy Kurman and Rick Barter sing and play a variety of musical genres ranging from traditional folk to early 20th century jazz/popular songs, to contemporary pop/country music and a few original songs.  This will be a LIVELY evening!  Suggested donation--$10--ALL PROCEEDS go the Westside Food Pantry. FMI contact Susan Buell-244-8061


St. Saviour:

FREE Movie and BYO lunch, the first Saturday of February, March and April at 12 noon in the Rectory Common Library! Contact Carmen Greene at 288-2739 with any movie suggestions. Bring a snack or lunch of your choice, settle into our comfy warm room and enjoy the fun and fellowship of friends and neighbors! ALL are welcome… come, and bring a friend!


We have set up a snow-closing notification on WLBZ TV channel 2. We will also post on our website, so if you question whether a service or event is taking place at St. Saviour’s, check both places for information, then let anyone know who you think might not have a computer or TV.


Church of Our Father:

Wednesdays, 8:00 am: Eucharist followed by a light breakfast


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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



Seeking light in darkness: coping with grief in the holiday season. Michelle Gurtler and Pastor Rob Benson welcome those coping with loss (whether recent or not) to an informal tea and open discussion.  Explore ways to navigate the shoals of grief on Sunday, January 31st at 4:00 pm at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. All are welcome.


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.


Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, raising millions of dollars every year in the fight against cancer. At Relay For Life events across the world we honor survivors and caregivers, remember those lost to the disease, and make a pledge to fight back against cancer. The Relay For Life of Hancock County will hold a kickoff event on Friday, January 29th from 6:00-7:30pm at the Elks Lodge, located at 317 High Street in Ellsworth. Anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life are invited to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Relay For Life movement, ask questions, and start or join a team. Light refreshments will be provided. To register for the Relay event or for more info, visit or contact Margo Stevens, Relay For Life Community Manager, at

Caregiver Support Group - 1st Tuesday of the Month, 2:30-3:30pm, Birch Bay Retirement Village Library, 25 Village Inn Rd, Bar Harbor. Upcoming Topics: February 2: Becoming a Better Caregiver; March 1: Behaviors; April 5: Common Issues & Resources. Facilitated by Peter Sullivan, RN and Music Therapist Melissa Violette. For more information call 288-8014 x210 or email


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Keep in your prayers this week: Marcy MacKinnon, Barbara Loveland, Karen Pike, Mary, Ruth Grierson, Norman Aubrey, Scott and Debbie Hammond, Sherry Warner, Joy Ryan, Catherine English McCann, Adam Temple, Jamie Li, Malcolm Hughes, 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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