Tuesday, April 5, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




April 5, 2016



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Third Sunday of Easter

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


This is the feast of victory for our God (417)

Come, risen Lord (306)

Shepherd of souls (343)

Sing, ye faithful (492)



Psalm 30; Acts 9:1-20; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Sandy

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen

Prayers: John

Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne

Altar Guild: Jayne

Vestry Member in Charge: Michael


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

April 7 – Tikhon

April 14 – Edward Demby and Henry Delaney

April 21 – Anselm of Canterbury

April 28 – Christina Rossetti


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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

Father Tim will be away on vacation until April 13





St. John:

SUNDAY FORUM – 10:15 a.m.  – April 10 -- Let's Sing! When we talked about music at our "Future Forums" forum, there seemed to be some interest in learning how to learn a new hymn. We'll take our coffee to the church and learn a hymn, as well as singing some old favorites.


FREE Cooking Class with James Lindquist from Red Sky in Southwest Harbor. Taking place on Monday April 11th from 1-3 PM in the kitchen. All are welcome. For more information call 244-4582.


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 one hour. A reception hosted by Dianne McMullan will follow in the undercroft.  Suggested donation is $10 and ALL proceeds will go to our food pantry. FMI contact: Susan Buell, 244-8061.


Touch a Truck

Dear friends,

One of the most important fund-raising events of the year for the Westside Food Pantry is coming up May 14.  Harbor House organizes the event and we have traditionally split 50-50 the proceeds.  Last year around $2,500 came to the Pantry.  You can see this is a big asset to our operations.

Prior to the date of the event, phone calls are made to confirm participation by businesses and volunteer organizations who provide "trucks-to-be-touched" on the date of the event. Additionally, a few calls are made to new, or former participants to request their commitment. It is phone calling and takes place during the day-time hours.  Harbor House will coordinate the phone lists.  The Pantry needs to supply 2 or 3 callers to begin work as early as next week in placing calls.

I ask you to consider helping in this way.  As you can see it is immensely important to our work and whatever time you can give will be greatly appreciated. 

Please contact me if you are able and willing to help with this calling project, AS SOON AS YOU CAN, please.

The bad news is this--if we are unable to make these calls we will lose our portion of the funding (one-half) and will receive a donation from Harbor House of their discretion.

Many thanks in advance.

Dean (664-8615)


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.


Church of Our Father:

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.


Food Packaging Event: Our congregation has been invited by The Rev. Priscilla Hukki, pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, to help in the initial planning of the 2016 food packaging on Wednesday, April 13 at 6 PM at St. Andrew Lutheran.  At this meeting they will pick a date, time and goal for the 2016 food packaging event.  Last year it was held in late September and packaged 40,000 servings which were distributed to the Emmaus Center, MDI Food Pantry, Tree of Life Food Pantry, Sumner High School Food Pantry, Weald Bethel Food Pantry, Maine Sea Coast Mission; Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Ellsworth Elem/Middle School Backpack Program, Bar Harbor UCC Backpack Program, and St. John's Episcopal Backpack Program.  If you would like to be involved in the planning, here is your opportunity. 


COFFEE’S ON! The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music on April 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor.


Alcyon Center Events, Seal Cove, a center of spiritual experiences for body, soul and spirit:

April 6 – Bible Reconnaissance – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible study, concentrating on John 21:19-31 – 3:30-5:00 pm

April 13 – Bible Reconnaissance – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible study, concentrating on John 10:22-30 – 3:30-5:00 pm

April 20 – Bible Reconnaissance – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible Study, concentrating on John 13:31-35 – 3:30-5:00 pm

April 22 – “At the Edges of Our Dying” guest teacher Jan Booth, end-of-life nurse coach, educator, musician - the new, emerging models for end of life care that are helping us re-imagine how we prepared to die – 6:30-8:30 pm - $15

April 23 – “Following the Thread” guest teacher Jan Booth, end of life nurse coat, educator, musician - an experiential workshop in deep living and dying well - 9:30 am-4:30 pm - $60 April 24-29 – Alcyon Work Week (please call ahead as times are variable) a blend of work, meditation, silence, rest, conversation, common meals, play and spiritual practice


Coming events with guest teachers include May 16 (Martin Laird – “My only me is God” – a five day contemplative prayer intensive); June 10 (Susan MacKenzie “Retreat 101:  Welcome to Beginners”); June 23 (Robert Sardello “Know Thyself:  a Soul Retreat”)


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



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Saturday, April 9

9:a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

27 Pleasant Street

Brunswick, Maine


Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. For event FAQs, full workshop descriptions, and registration, visit www.episcopalmaine.org or register directly at www.tinyurl.com/springtraining2016