Thursday, June 16, 2016

News & Events from St. Andrew & St. John




June 16, 2016



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pentecost 5

8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake

10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


O for a thousand tongues to sing (493)

In Christ there is no East or West (529)

Dear Lord and Father of mankind (652)

O worship the king (388)



Psalm 42; 1 Kings 19:1-15a; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: John

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Floy

Prayers: Gen

Chalice and Acolyte: Spencer

Altar Guild: Joan

Vestry Member in Charge: Gen


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

June 23 – Nativity of John the Baptist


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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 Monday and Tuesday


Mother Kathleen will be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday;

Friday, available by appointment.







St. John:

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. 


Annual Meeting: Sunday, June 19, following the 10:00 service at St. John. There will be election of new officers and convention delegates, committee and financial reports.


Upcoming Westside Food Pantry Recitals:

Thursday, June 30: The ACADIA TRAD SCHOOL continues their partnership with the Westside Food Pantry Recital Series and will perform Tunes from the Isles at St John on June 30th at 4:00.  Our food pantry will receive a $500 donation. Tickets are $16.50 in advance at ; $18 door.


Tuesday, July 5: Soprano, CAROLINE HOMER and pianist, BEN HANEY have offered to perform as part of the Westside Food Pantry Recital Series at 6:30 p.m. Pianist Ben Haney plans solo works by Chopin, Copeland, Schulhoff, and Morton Feldman.  Soprano Caroline Homer, accompanied by Haney, will perform German Art Songs by Brahms, Schubert, Schumann and Wolf.


Thursday, July 7: ARTHUR RUSSELL STRINGS will again present a recital at 4:30 p.m. Arthur Russell Strings is the summer program of Ellsworth Community Music Institute. ECMI provides an enriched sense of community through music by providing instruction and performance opportunities for people of all ages, musical abilities, and backgrounds.


St. Saviour:

Taizé: An Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Saviour's Parish at 6 pm on Friday, June 17

Da pacem cordium. Give peace to every heart. By candlelight and in stillness… we make our pilgrimage. Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community of France, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation. ALL are welcome!

Candlelight • Scripture • Silence • Song • Prayer


Recital:  Deborah Fortier, pianist, will present a program of works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and her own compositions on Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. All donations will benefit MDI Search and Rescue.


Church of Our Father:

The "Waste Not, Want Not Thrift Shop" will be opening Saturday, June 18 from 9:00 to noon and will also be open on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. 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.


Bar Harbor Congregational:

Greetings and grace !
As many of you know already, a bunch of folks from both Bar Harbor Congregational and the larger MDI community (including 5 teenagers) went on a mission / exchange trip to Ouanaminthe Haiti this past winter, where we volunteered for a week at Institution Univers, a K-13 school, and their affiliated medical clinic, and learned about the many community development initiatives underway there.  It was - as you can imagine - an amazing trip.
We are now discerning God's will in an ongoing partnership with Institution Univers, and as part of that are reaching out to the MDI community and our sister congregations to see if there might be others who are interested in working in partnership with folks in Haiti.  The exact form of that partnership is still evolving - but two components would likely be hosting IU students for summer cultural exchanges, and beginning to plan a future mission / exchange trip. 
Anyone who is interested in learning more is welcome to the first meeting of Friends of Haiti, on Sunday, June 26th, at 11:30am at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

Rob Benson



There will be a prayer vigil Sunday, June 19th, at 7:00 pm for the victims' and families of the Orlando shootings at the Bar Harbor Village Green.



The Emmaus Homeless Shelter is having a major fundraiser. Their Summer Auction will be on Saturday, June 18, 11:00 am at the Elks L​​odge in Ellsworth.


Families First Community Center: You are all invited to a FREE Juke Rockets Concert in Knowlton Park in Ellsworth (sort of across from the Moore Community Center, where the Knowlton School used to be) on Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30 p.m. to dusk in support of Families First Community Center.  It will be a fun-filled night for the whole family!  You might want to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on.  We will be selling food and drinks.  And of course donations will be gladly accepted.  Knowlton Park holds 250 people so we hope to see you ALL there!


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Keep in your prayers this week: Bob Jackson, 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 and the Heart of Wisdom

The 2016 Downeast Spiritual Life Conference has partnered with the Jesus Seminar on the Road to bring you ways of thinking about Jesus that are the result of more than ten years of extensive research by members of the seminar, leading theologians, philosophers, biblical scholars, anthropologists and archeologists. The event will be held with scholars David Galston and Robert Miller on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16 at the Moore Community Center, 133 State Street, Ellsworth. Fees: $60 (before July 1) and $75 (after July 1); $50 (full-time students). For complete information or to register go to