Thursday, January 14, 2016

News & Events from St. John the Divine




January 14, 2016



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Epiphany 2

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


The people who in darkness (126); Blessed Jesus at thy word (440);

How bright appears the morning star (497); Immortal, Invisible God (423)



Psalm 36:5-10; Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Dean

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen

Prayers: Gen

Chalice & Acolyte: Sandy

Altar Guild: Joan

Flowers: Susan

Vestry Member in Charge: Gen


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon


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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—Kelley Town Five will perform for the Westside Food Pantry on Saturday, February 6th at 6:30 at St John the Divine.  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, a two-part conversation. 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.


Wicked Good Baked Bean Supper: Saturday, January 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Southwest Harbor. Baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw and biscuits, American Chop Suey, desserts, drinks and 50/50 raffle. Adults - $7; children under 12 - $4. Funds will be used to maintain the American Legion Hall and to benefit the scholarship fund.


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


A Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sponsored by MDI Clergy Association, Maine Sea Coast Mission,
and YWCA of Mount Desert Island

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, three island organizations are offering a celebration of Dr. King’s legacy.  At noon on Monday, January 18, the MDI Clergy Association and the Maine Sea Coast Mission will present an ecumenical service of prayer and spiritual hymns at the Mission’s Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor.  Following at 1:30, the YWCA of Mount Desert Island is hosting a free public lunch of soup and bread at 36 Mount Desert Street.

Recent episodes of violence as well as the current national conversation about race relations in our society led the organizers to choose as the keynote of this year’s celebration a line from Dr. King’s 1965 commencement address at Oberlin College:  “We must all learn to live together as brothers – or we will all perish together as fools.”

This is the third year that the Clergy Association and the Mission have collaborated to commemorate Dr. King, and they are pleased to include the YWCA this year.

Singing at the Colket Center will be accompanied by Peter Vaux at the piano.  Leading the service will be the Rev. Scott Planting, President of the Maine Sea Coast Mission, the Rev. Rob Benson of Bar Harbor Congregational Church, the Rev. Bruce Burnham of The United Church of Christ of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, the Rev. Jane Cornman of the Episcopal Parish of St. Mary & Jude, Northeast Harbor, the Rev. Tim Fleck 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 MDI Clergy Association invites all local clergy to discuss and coordinate response to island-wide issues as well as supporting one another in ministry.  For the last several years the group has coordinated various community-wide worship events. 

The YWCA of Mount Desert Island is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Since 1904 they have provided educational programs, affordable housing, and safe space for girls and women of all ages on MDI.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Marci MacKinnon, 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.


Give thanks for the life of Gloria Magruder, who died this week. Keep her family and friends in your prayers.



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