Friday, April 22, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




April 22, 2016



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


O what their joy and their glory must be (623)

When Christ was lifted from the earth (603)

I come with joy to meet my Lord (304)

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand (718)



Psalm 148; Acts 11:1-18; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: John

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Jayne

Prayers: Floy

Chalice and Acolyte: Bob

Altar Guild: Margot

Vestry Member in Charge: Paul

Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

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 Tuesday through Thursday


Mother Kathleen is now taking her sabbath day on Monday.

She will be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday;

Friday, available by appointment.







St. John:

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.


SUNDAY FORUM – 10:15 a.m. – April 24 -- A Brief Look at Islam. Kathleen will provide a short introduction to some of the basics of Islam, drawing on a book that could form the basis for continuing study if there is interest in pursuing the topic.


Meditation on Thursdays at 4:15 at St. John’s. Please join us for 30 minutes of shared silence and “prayer of the heart,” an ancient meditative practice of the Christian tradition. All are welcome! We meditate sitting on chairs, though if you prefer to sit on the floor, feel free to bring a mat or cushion. If you are new to meditation, have questions or concerns, or would like more information, please contact Mother Kathleen. 


Yard Sale 2016: Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. As you start your spring cleaning, remember we are seeking treasures for the 3rd annual Yard Sale at St. Andrew’s. Once again, we are going to have the “Make an Offer” method of pricing which was really successful last year. If you do want your donated items to be priced (special furniture and such), just let us know. The basement door to St. Andrew’s is open so you are welcome to drop off the goodies any time. Please no books, clothing or electronics. If you want to join the fun, we will need volunteers to help set up as well as work the days of the sale. It is a perfect chance to get an early bird peek at the quality merchandise and visit with your friends. Contact Jayne Ashworth (244-5985) or Barbara Campbell (244-9087).


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.




COFFEE’S ON! The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music on the first and third Tuesday of each month 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 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”)


Touch A Truck: One of the major fund-raisers benefiting the Westside Food Pantry is the Touch-a-Truck event, this year to be held at T. J. Maxx in Ellsworth on Saturday, May 14.

This is a new location at the Mall on Route 1.  We receive one-half of the proceeds from the event and to date have received about $2,000 each year. Again, we will be responsible for collecting admission and directing cars to the parking area.  We need to staff these tasks with four volunteers in two shifts: 9 AM-12 and 12-3 PM.  Please let me know if you can be part of this effort and help us collect much needed replenishments of our Pantry Larder (funds) and be part of this delightful family event. Once again, the date is SATURDAY, MAY 14. Please indicate your shift preference. Thank you very much, Dean Henry (664-8615)



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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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