Thursday, January 7, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




January 7, 2016



Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Baptism of Christ

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


O Love, how deep, how broad, how high (448); Christ, when for us you were baptized (121);

Deck thyself, my soul (339); Songs of thankfulness (125)



Psalm 29; Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Sandy

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy

Prayers: Patsy

Chalice: ____

Acolyte: Jayne

Altar Guild: Edie

Flowers: Susan

Vestry Member in Charge: Bunny


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:

Community Potluck Dinner: All are invited on Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Undercroft. Bring a dish to share. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Timbered Lake, an acoustic duo, will perform. The group features a synthesis of spoken word and song composed by poet-singer Crow Suncloud and singer-songwriter Diana Ramsdell Newman. Diana's guitar joins with Crow's indigenous hand drums and other percussive instruments, to accompany inspirited, relevant, soaringly harmonic lyrics informed by respect for the earth and for experiential knowledge, reclamation of stewardship values, and promotion of individual and community healing.


St. Saviour:

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, Sunday, January 10th and 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.

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 in MDI.


The Maine Sea Coast Mission

YWCA of Mount Desert Island


127 West Street

36 Mt. Desert Street


Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-5097

(207) 288-5008


The Rev. Scott Planting

Jackie Davidson, Executive Director



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Keep in your prayers this week: Mary, 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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