EVENTS & NEWS
May 5, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Seventh Sunday of Easter
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
Hail the day (214)
Hail, thou once despised Jesus (495)
Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord (328)
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (460)
Psalm 97; Acts 16:16-34; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26
Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Jayne
Vestry Member in Charge: Rita
Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon
May 12 – Frances Perkins
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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.
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 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)
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.
Localiscious: Bar Harbor’s Eighth Annual Chef’s Fiesta, Sunday, May 15th, 4-7 p.m. at Pat’s Pizza, 6 Pleasant Street in Bar Harbor. Local restaurants serve up their delicious specialties; Local individuals with special needs benefit (Local Solutions); Local chefs give food demonstrations; Live local jazz; Everyone shares the fun. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or in advance at 812-6240.
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 alyconcenter.org; phone (207) 244-1060; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: Heather Frazer, 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 Theriault, Ron Martin, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica.
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Jesus Then and Now
An Adult Retreat hosted by the Diocese of Maine
June 17 - 19 at Camp Bishopswood
Join us for a weekend on beautiful Lake Megunticook near Camden, and explore your connection with the many dimensions of Jesus, the Christ. This retreat is for everyone who wonders how Jesus made a difference in his own day and how he makes a difference today. It will put us in touch with Jesus at crucial points in his ministry and beyond. How will you find your life story in the life story of Jesus? Come ready to experience God’s love as revealed in Christ, the natural beauty of Camp Bishopswood and in new friendships.
Heart + Mind + Soul
Camp will open for recreation at 3PM Friday; Dinner at 6PM; Program begins at 7PM. The retreat ends 11:30AM on Sunday.
Retreat cost (including 2 nights lodging, meals): For a shared cabin clustered around the bathhouse: $95. A few spaces are available in buildings with shared bathrooms: $125. For those who wish to make their own lodging arrangements: $65. Scholarships for Sunday school teachers and youth event volunteers, and financial aid, are available.
To Register: Visit www.tinyurl.com/AdultRetreat2016 Space is limited to 60 people. Please register by May 31st or earlier.
“We haven’t failed: the world has changed”
Bishop Lane in his second Convention address
The world has changed. More and more of our neighbors are encountering God in places other than church buildings and services. And more and more, if we want to encounter God with our neighbors, we have to go out into our neighborhoods and see what God is up to.
Over the next two years, Episcopalians across Maine will work with our friends in the Dioceses of Connecticut… Southwest Virginia… and East Tennessee, doing experiments in how we might join God in our neighborhoods, and coming together locally to learn from the results.
This will be exciting! We’ll have great support, from people like Dwight Zscheile (People of the Way), Alan Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder. We’ll help and learn from one another. And we’ll move step by step so that everyone can take part.
The first step is coming up soon, and you’re invited!
WHAT: Joining God in the Neighborhood, a one-day program that will offer ways you can meet God where your neighbors are, and that will invite you to consider trying a few experiments in company with others
WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 10 am to 3 pm (coffee’s on at 9:30)
WHERE: Christ Church in Gardiner
WHO: Everyone! We especially hope that a clergy person and at least a couple of lay leaders will come from many congregations, big and small, all across Maine
WHY: Because God is doing a new thing, and we’re part of it
The fine print: Every Episcopalian in Maine is welcome and wanted. It’s best (but not required) if you come with a few lay leaders and a clergy person from your congregation. Registration is NOT required, though it would be helpful if you let us know you’re coming—if you can, send an email to Michael Ambler at email@example.com. Same thing if you need further information or have any questions. Bring a brown bag lunch, and whatever you need to take notes.