Thursday, August 4, 2016

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




August 4, 2016



Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Transfiguration

8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake

10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


Christ is made the sure foundation (518)

O wondrous type, O vision fair (137)

I want to walk as a child of the light (490)

O Christ, the Word Incarnate (632)



Psalm 99; Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Dean

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: ____

Prayers: Patsy

Chalice and Acolyte: Chloe

Altar Guild: Dean

Flowers: Chloe

Vestry Member in Charge: Bunny


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

August 11 – Clare of Assisi

August 18 – Helena

August 25 – Louis of France


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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:

Upcoming Recitals for the Westside Food Pantry: 
Friday, August 19, 6:30 p.m.
Harpsichordist Gavin Black is the director of the Princeton (NJ) Early Keyboard Center and has been teaching and performing on organ, harpsichord and clavichord for over 30 years. For his performance at St. John, he’ll assemble his 17th century Italian harpsichord in the sanctuary. (Perhaps the first time a harpsichord has been played at St. John!)
Friday, August 26, 6:30 p.m.
Pianist Christina Spurling and sopranos, Michele Kruske and Ketti Muschler present an evening of art songs and arias inspired by the sea, featuring works by Faure, Britten, Kurt Weill, Andre Previn, and more. All three are pursuing their Masters in Music at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge. Christina is a native of Islesford.


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. 


Bishop Lane will be visiting MDI next week, and will be meeting with St. Andrew & John’s Vestry on Friday, August 12.  To prepare for that meeting, the Bishop has published the attached list of topics; St. John’s Vestry would like to hear your input on these topics as well, so that when they meet with +Steve they will be representing the mind of the parish.


After both services on August 7, during coffee/lemonade time, vestry members will convene informal conversation about “what you want Bishop Lane to know about St. Andrew & St. John” – either from these questions or other directions entirely.


1. Think back over the last year or so of life in your congregation. What have been the high points, the experiences of God’s wondrous grace, the events and observances which have deeply stirred you all? What stands out?


2. Do you have a Mission Statement? Are you working on one? Tell me about it. What are the goals you have identified to pursue that Mission? How are you progressing on those goals and how can I or my staff support and assist you in pursuing them? Where are you finding stumbling blocks or obstacles? What plan(s) do you have for overcoming them?


3. Tell me about your community involvement? what partnerships has the congregation made? what work are you looking forward to? anything in the way or items of concern? how can the diocese help?


4. What do you especially appreciate about your priest? Other staff members? How do you support your priest/deacon in his/her ministry? How do you build and nurture open lines of communication as leaders, with one another, with your priest, deacon and with the people you serve?


5. Let’s talk about whatever else is on your minds. Anything at all.


The Bishop is Coming The Bishop is Coming....along with about 24 of his St. Saviour/ St. Andrew St. John friends for dinner August 12th at St. John's.  If you can bake/ set up/ clean up/ cook/ serve or do flowers, please contact Dianne (244-4582). All are welcome and appreciated!


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 launching 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:

Summer Organ Series will be held on Fridays in August from 12:15-1:00.  The church features a 27-rank Visser-Rowland tracker organ which is used in worship services each week as well as to support community choral and instrumental performances.


The schedule for the 2016 recital series is as follows:

August 5:   Timothy Jon Olsen

August 12: Douglas Beck

August 19: Ray Cornils

August 26: Julia Morris-Myers


Yard Sale: Saturday, August 6 from 9-1 (no early birds) to benefit Kids' Care Free Meal Program. John's famous strawberry shortcake for sale.


Holy Eucharist is celebrated 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:

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:

Casserole sales will be held on Main Street in Northeast Harbor on August 11. Men and women who would like to help by providing homemade casseroles and/or setting up and assisting in sales may sign up on the clipboard lists at both churches. Proceeds are used in ECW outreach programs (Food Pantries, Nursing Association, etc.)

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?  


Bar Harbor Congregational Church:

Haitian Art and Craft Sale: August 13 from 10 to 6:30 in the parking lot, 29 Mt. Desert St. across from the Village Green. There will be a wonderful collection of Haitian arts and crafts on sale directly from Haitian artists in Port au Prince.  Proceeds go to a small village school in Figaro, Haiti and to support education and economic development in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, the community visited by the Bar Harbor UCC mission team in February 2016.   (If you have questions?  Contact Marti Torbeck 522-8710)



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Mittens are needed for The Maine Seacoast Mission Christmas Program: Lap robes, hats and scarves, too! Yarn is available. Contact Marilyn Nickson, 546–5867, ; or Douglas Cornman on the Sunbeam, 479-0707,


Alcyon Center Events:

Mondays: Meditation/Silent Sit (please call ahead)

Time:  1:00-2:00 pm with 20 minute sit; 5 minute silent walk; 20 minute silent sit

There will be no Quiet Day or Soul Friends in August

August 24 – Bible Reconnaissance and Pot Luck Dinner – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible study, concentrating on Luke 14:1 & 7-14 – 3:30-5:00 pm

August 19-21 - The Mystery of the Lord's Prayer lead by Rev. Julia Polter, Christian Community priest and hospital chaplain.  A contemplative and artistic/active approach to this universal and beloved prayer for our times, holding together heaven and earth, giving and receiving, forgiving and being forgiven.  

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


The Portagers proudly present Timbered Lake in Concert: Sunday, August 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Northeast Harbor Library Mellon Room. Free to the public.

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Keep in your prayers this week: Michael Shook, Betty McMullan, Gracie Martinez, Bob Jackson, Bettina Dudley, 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.