Thursday, February 4, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




February 4, 2016



Sunday, February 7, 2016

Last Sunday in Epiphany

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


O wondrous type (137); O Light of Light (134);

Laudate Dominum (WLP 829); Ye Watchers and ye holy ones (618)



Psalm 99; Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43a

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Karen

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Jayne

Prayers: Jayne

Chalice & Acolyte: Rita

Altar Guild: Joan

Flowers: _____

Vestry Member in Charge: Rita


Ash Wednesday, February 10

12:00 noon


Thursday Holy Eucharist – 12:00 noon

February 11


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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 Kelley Farm 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.


Community Pancake Supper

St. John the Divine

Shrove Tuesday, February 9th

6:00-7:15 p.m.

Menu: Pancakes (plain, blue, and gluten free); Ham; Applesauce; Drinks.

Price: Free, donations accepted to offset expenses.

Musical Entertainment provided.


Lenten Devotional Study – Back by Popular Demand!  After very positive response to our reading and discussion of Brother Albert Holtz’s devotional book From Holidays to Holy Days, this Lent we will be reading and discussing his book, Pilgrim Road.  For these Lenten reflections, Brother Albert breaks out of downtown Newark to write daily on his sabbatical travel throughout the world.  The meditations begin with Ash Wednesday, and our study will begin the First Sunday of Lent, February 14.  The book is $16 from Michele, or on Amazon.


Sunday Forum at 10:00:

February 7 - When Primates Attack: What is the Anglican Communion and Why Are They so Mad at Us?  Fr. Tim will attempt to explain recent developments in the Anglican Communion in light of British Imperial History.


St. Saviour:

FREE Movie and BYO lunch, the first Saturday of February, March and April at 12 noon in the Rectory Common Library! 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! Saturday, February 6 – The Giver.


The Caregiver's Support Group meets in the Rectory Library at St. Saviour's Parish from noon until 1:30 on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. It is open to all local residents who are involved with the care of a loved one in their home or at an institution. 


Free Community Valentine Potluck Supper: Friday, February 12, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Any donations will benefit St. Saviour’s Fire Fund which benefits fire victims on MDI. Bring your family, friends, neighbors.


Church of Our Father:

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


Reading Beyond the Dirty Pages: Mother Sue will lead a class between services on Sundays learning about The Book of Common Prayer. Each week the group will focus on a different section of the prayer book. This is not a series, so you are welcome for one class or all.


First Place for Health incorporates a healthier lifestyle and a closer walk with God for men and women. This 12-week series will be on Thursdays at 6 pm. There is a cost for the program. FMI please talk with Mother Sue for ordering information and other details.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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



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.


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: 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: 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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