Thursday, April 14, 2016

News from St. Andrew & St. John -- Forum this Sunday on Refugees in Maine

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April 14, 2016



Sunday, April 17, 2016

Good Shepherd Sunday

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


Good Christians all (205)

My Shepherd (664)

The King of Love (645)

Glorious things of thee are spoken (522)



Psalm 23; Acts 9:36-43; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Dean

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy

Prayers: Gen

Chalice and Acolyte: Rita

Altar Guild: Joan

Vestry Member in Charge: Gen


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

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

Michele will be out of the office until April 22





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 17

What is Maine Doing about the Refugee Crisis?
On Sunday, April 17, Tarlan Ahmadov, Program Director for Refugee and Immigration Services/Language Partners at Catholic Charities Maine, will talk to us about his work and our concerns about refugee issues. Tarlan has worked with Catholic Charities since 2004. Prior to his immigration to the USA, he worked in the education field in Baku, Azerbaijan, and later joined the non-profit sector, combined with a consulting business to the Consulate of Azerbaijan in Tehran, Iran. He was involved in various capacities with local and international NGOs, such as IFES (providing training to the newly established municipalities in Azerbaijan), and Social Research Center (by screening refugees from Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq). Tarlan graduated from the Baku State University with a Masters in History and Social Sciences. He speaks several languages, and loves to travel: during the last two decades, he has visited over 40 countries for business, training, and teaching purposes. His presentation will give us a chance to learn about his work, and ask our questions about Maine's response to the refugee crisis. The forum will begin at 10:15 a.m. Please feel free to invite friends from the larger community to join us.


YARD SALE: 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 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 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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