Thursday, July 7, 2016

News & Events from St. Andrew & St. John Church




July 7, 2016



Sunday, July 10, 2016

Pentecost 8

8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake

10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


Where cross the crowded ways of life (609)

Praise to the living God (372)

I come with joy to meet my Lord (304)

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing (344)



Psalm 82; Amos 7:7-17; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Sandy

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Chloe

Prayers: Spencer

Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne

Altar Guild: Jayne

Vestry Member in Charge: Paul


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

July 14 – Samson Occum

July 21 – Mary Magdalene

July 28 – Bach, Handel & Purcell


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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

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

Friday, available by appointment.







St. John:

 Quietside Festival—Saturday, July 16: Next week! Please bring your baskets and silent auction items to the church by Monday. Pies and other goodies can be brought next Friday or Saturday. FMI: Pies – Margot (244-0362); Silent Auction—Michele (244-3229) or Bunny (244-3699); Baskets—Michele (244-3229); Lemonade Stand—Edie (244-3429); Plants—If you have any indoor or outdoor plants or cut flowers please bring them the day of the festival. Wide mouth JARS—If you have any to loan, we need them for the basket raffle.


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. 


Upcoming Westside Food Pantry Recital:

TODAY, July 7: ARTHUR RUSSELL STRINGS will again present a recital at 4:00 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. John and St. Saviour:

Pastoral Care Team: Did you know that the parishes of St. Andrew and St. John, and St. Saviour share in the ministry of pastoral care? Our Pastoral Care Team is made up of members of both parishes who reach out across the island to parish members in need, as well as providing pastoral outreach to the community. Our ministry includes giving rides to and from doctor appointments, providing a listening ear, a home cooked meal, or help with various tasks. The team also sends notes and cards to former parish members no longer living on the island or those unable to get to church. We fellowship “formally” four times a year, getting together to learn, pray, share, and have a little fun!


Under the auspices of the Pastoral Care team, we are about to launch a new ministry, a confidential Prayer Chain also comprised of members of both parishes. Unlike our published prayer lists, prayers that come into the Prayer Chain remain private to the prayer chain itself, which is geared towards more immediate and acute need. 


If you’d like to know more about these ministries, or are in need of their care and prayers, please contact our office administrators, or Linda Foster from St. Saviour, Joan Bromage from St. Andrew and St. John, or Mother Kathleen.  


St. Saviour:

Beginning July 6, St. Saviour’s will be celebrating Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays at noon in the Chapel, in a simple, non-musical service.  We plan to commemorate saints and seasons using the church’s published calendar, as well as focusing on healing for ourselves and for the world.


Church of Our Father:

Mother Kathleen is the speaker this month at Church of our Father’s healing service on Thursday, July 21st at 6pm. She will be speaking about healing, and Jesus as healer, as portrayed in the Bible. The service will continue with laying on of hands and prayers for healing. All are welcome. 


The “Waste Not, Want Not Thrift Shop” is open on Saturdays from 9:00 to noon and 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.


Summer Morning Prayer: Once again, the clergy of the parish will be offering Morning Prayer every Tuesday, 10 am, at St. Mary's by-the-Sea. Join us for a time of quiet, communal prayer in the Anglican tradition. What better way to start your day?  


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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: October 24 – November 3, 2016. Bishop Lane has offered his support for Maine Episcopalians to have the opportunity to make the journey and return to share their experiences and learning. The pilgrimage will include 4 nights in Jerusalem, 3 nights in Bethlehem and 2 nights in Nazareth and will be led by The Rev. Robert and Maurine Tobin of Stonington, leaders of 23 trips to the Holy Land over the past 20 years. Registration deadline is July 15. FMI contact Maurine Tobin at or 207-348-9976.




Alcyon Center Events, 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. 7:00-9:00 pm July 13 – Bible Reconnaissance – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible study, concentrating on Luke 10:38-42 – 3:30-5:00 pm. July 18-22 - Alcyon Experience:  Summer Delight, a retreat with Alcyon Directors Kathryn Booth and Joan Grant.  This program is for beginners and old hands - join us in the spirit and heart of silence as it reveals itself in the season. Participate in the community rhythm as you wish: rest, study, hike, bike, kayak, spiritual direction and supper conversation.  Two-six nights, $110 per night, single room and full board with a limit of eight. For more information and directions go to their website at; phone (207) 244-1060; email:; write PO Box 40, Seal Cove ME 04674

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!

Beauty, Peace, Resistance: Barefoot Artists in Palestine: Lily Yeh, Philadelphia-based community artist and founder of Barefoot Artists, along with Dud Hendrick and Rob Shetterly, will discuss and show images of their recent work in three areas of the Palestinian West Bank. Yeh uses art to build community, peace, and hope among some of the world’s most oppressed people. Sponsored by Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Maine Chapter. Event will be held on Thursday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick and Friday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Blue Hill. The public is most welcome; refreshments will be served.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Marilyn Mays, 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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