Thursday, April 28, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




April 28, 2016



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


All Creatures of our God and King (400)

Christ for the world we sing (537)

Savior, again to thy dear name (345)

All things bright and beautiful (405)



Psalm 67; Acts 16:9-15; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Karen

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Michael

Prayers: Candace

Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy

Altar Guild: Joan

Vestry Member in Charge: Michael


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

May 5 -- Ascension


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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:

SUNDAY FORUM – 10:15 a.m. – May 1What is Our Mission, and Do We Choose to Accept It?  What is Mission?  Is it the same as Outreach?  Evangelism?  What is our Mission as the church, as this church?  In this place?  An open conversation let by Fr. Tim.


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. 


Mother’s Day: The Flower Guild is asking for donations for flowers on Mother’s Day. If you would like to make a donation in memory of your mother or significant mother figure, please sign up on the sheet in the undercroft.


Yard Sale Update: Please note the 3rd Annual Yard Sale, at St. Andrew’s, is now on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. both days. We are still asking for donations to make this another fabulous sale with lots of great treasures.  Everything will be “Make an Offer” unless you let us know otherwise.  The basement is open and tables are up and ready to receive your fine merchandise.  As usual, please no books, electronics or clothing. If you would like to volunteer to help set up, we will be scheduling dates for that in late May.  We also need a happy sales team to work the days of the sale.  Give a call if you would like to help! Thank you, Jayne Ashworth (244-5985) and 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.


Spring Cleaning?? The E.C.W. is now collecting items for the “Waste Not, Want Not Thrift Shop” for the 2016 season June opening. Our little Thrift Shop is an important ministry in our community. We welcome donations of good clean clothing for all ages, household bedding and fine linens, decorator pillows (popular), yarn and glassware collectables for the Knick Knack Corner. Please leave donations in the Parish Hall or Thrift Shop.


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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




The YWCA is holding a public Stand Against Racism in Bar Harbor on Thursday, April 28th to take a stand against racism in any form.  As part of a national movement we join our sister YWCAs to come together for one day to say that racism is not acceptable.  We are trying to get the community involved and raise awareness on an issue that affects many.   This is a very low key affair and is a great introduction to standing up for what is right for all.  We will be meeting at the Village Green at 3:30 after school gets out to hopefully encourage more participation from the schools and the community. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 288-5008 or email me at


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

Meditation/Silent Sit:  Mondays (please call ahead) Time:  1:00-2:00 pm with 20 minute sit; 5 minute silent walk; 20 minute silent sit

May 6 – Quiet Day – open to all (a period of silence from 9:00 am to noon; lunch with conversation, noon to 1:00 pm; silence 1:00 to 4:00 pm)

May 6 – Soul Friends, a gathering of women for contemplation, discussion of a specific topic through poetry, literature and personal experience and reflection - 7:00-9:00 pm

May 4 –   Bible Reconnaissance – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible study, concentrating on John 17:20-26 – 3:30-5:00 pm

May 11 – Bible Reconnaissance – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible study, concentrating on John 14:8-17 (25-27) – 3:30-5:00 pm

May 23 – Bible Reconnaissance – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible Study, concentrating on Mark 14:12-16 – 3:30-5:00 pm

May 16-20 - "My only me is God", a classic contemplative prayer intensive:  sitting in silence, a daily talk, time for rest and individual conference lead by Martin Laird, author, professor at Villanova, Augustinian brother.  

For more information and directions go to our website at; phone (207) 244-1060; email:; write PO Box 40, Seal Cove ME 04674.


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: Bettina Dudley, 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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