Thursday, March 17, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




March 17, 2016



Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


All glory, laud and honor (154)

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended (158)

O sacred head, sore wounded (168)

When I survey the wondrous cross (474)



Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14-23

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Dean

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy

Prayers: Gen

Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy

Altar Guild: Joan

Flowers: Susan and Gen

Vestry Member in Charge: Gen



Maundy Thursday, March 24

5:30 p.m. – at St. Mary and St. Jude

Good Friday, March 25

6:00 p.m. – at Church of Our Father

Holy Saturday, March 26

7:00 p.m. – at St. Saviour’s

Morning Prayer

 8:00 a.m. each day in Holy Week, and on Holy Saturday and Easter Monday




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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 Forums at 10:15 a.m.: Lenten Devotional Study: Pilgrim Road by Albert Holtz.  For these Lenten reflections, Brother Albert breaks out of downtown Newark to write daily on his sabbatical travel throughout the world. 



During Lent we will be collecting our parish gift to Episcopal Relief & Development. You may put a check in the plate with ERD in the memo line. We will also be collecting for United Thank Offering (UTO). Boxes and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Return your boxes on Palm Sunday.


Westside Food Pantry Recital Series continues celebrating the 25th year of our Westside Food Pantry with the APRIL 23rd performance by TIMBERED LAKE—Diana Newman and Crow Suncloud.   The Saturday evening performance begins at 6:30 and will run for 1 hour- a reception follows in the undercroft.  Suggested donation-$10--ALL proceeds go to our food pantry. FMI contact: Susan Buell-244-8061


St. Saviour:

The Caregiver's Support Group meets in the Rectory Library 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.


Palm Cross Making Saturday, March 19th at 10 am- Preparing for Palm Sunday - Making Palm Crosses. You are invited to join a group that will gather in the Parish Hall to prepare for Palm Sunday. No experience necessary in making palm crosses for our parish family and friends. We also support Jack Drake's ministry at Sonogee by supplying enough for the residents there. We welcome you and any amount of time you can give. For more information, please contact Sue Blaisdell (288-4092). 


Church of Our Father:

Stations of the Cross followed by a soup supper, March 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry, Wednesdays at 1:30 in the Parish Hall.


School of Healing Prayer, Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30. There is a fee of $150.00. Food will be provided including lunch, snacks, coffee and tea. Please contact Deb Scott-Henderson for an application at 244-7288.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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





The Best Ever Spaghetti Dinner, to benefit the Westside Food Pantry, will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor congregational Church, 29 High Road, SWH.  Price ($7/person or $25/family) includes homemade meat and vegetarian sauces, salad, bread, and desserts provided by some of the best cooks on the island. Gluten free pasta will also be available.


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.


Families First Community Center, a transitional home in Ellsworth for families with minor children who are homeless. While the families reside at our home they will be able to receive an array of services, please see our website for a list of services:

A dinner and dance event will be held at the Elks Club, 317 High Street, Ellsworth on March 19th from 5-8 p.m. We will be having "rocking blues" music by the Juke Rockets, delicious home-made food, silent auctions, raffles, give-aways and we will even have a "kids only" auction.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Jean Martinez, Michael Shook, Barbara Loveland, Karen Pike, Scott and Debbie Hammond, Sherry Warner, Adam Temple, Jamie Li, Malcolm Hughes, Nancy Kincaid, Trevor Agar, Herb Hasenbalg, Jack Weisner, John Cronin, Sarah Flynn, Trisha Roy, Bob and Elaine Theriault, Ron Martin, Joseph and Kimberly Pratt family, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica.



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