Thursday, September 8, 2016

Events & News from St. Andrew & St. John




September 8, 2016



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pentecost 17

8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake

10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (410)

My Shepherd will supply my need (664)

Just as I am (693)

God the Omnipotent (569)



Psalm 14; Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Sandy

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy

Prayers: Diane K.

Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne

Altar Guild: Jayne

Flowers: Ginny

Vestry Member in Charge: Bunny


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

September 15 – Dante Alighieri

September 22 – Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

September 29 - Jerome



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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:

September 11 will be the LAST SUNDAY at St. Andrew. We will return to the fall schedule of a single 9:00 a.m. service at St. John on September 18.


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. 


Flower Guild and Altar Guild Gathering: Please join Gen Mackenzie and Ginny Agar for refreshments Monday, September 26th, 10:00 AM in the St. John’s common room. We want to thank you all for the recent successful seasons of altar arrangements and any other decorative work done for our parish. We also need to begin to plan for our present and forthcoming months of fall, winter and springtime. We would love to encourage you to share any photos, drawings, of your gardens, arrangements that you have, and/or comments on what your successes were with your arrangements, as well as your frustrations (we will have 3x5 cards available with pencils to write your comments down if need be.) We welcome your attendance, and so hope you can join us!


St. John and St. Saviour:

Video recordings of Fr. Tim’s sermons are now available at  – the most recent posted on the home page, and prior Sundays archived under “Sermon videos online” in the archive listing on the left.  If you have to miss a Sunday, if you are away for the season, or if you just want to listen again to try to figure out what he was talking about, this is a great way to stay in touch.  You can also find the sermons Tim+ preaches at St. Saviour at


Pastoral Care Retreat: Saturday, September 24th. The Rev. Lynn Orville will be our retreat leader. She will be focusing our time together on "Praying with the Psalms," the psalms being such a rich resource not only in our care and prayer for others, but in our own self-care, which as you know is especially vital for pastoral care givers. Joan Bromage has graciously offered her home for the retreat (16 Woods Road, Mt. Desert); the coffee pot will be on as of 8:30am, and the retreat will officially begin at 9am. Please bring a bag lunch, which will be at 12noon (drinks, chips, and cookies will be provided). Our fellowship will conclude with the Eucharist, the retreat coming to a close around 1:30, if not a bit earlier. As it is helpful to get a head count, kindly RSVP.


St. Saviour:

September 11 at 4:00 PM there will be a community gathering of reconciliation at St. Saviour’s to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of events of September 11, 2001, to recognize and appreciate our local First Responders, and to think about the ways our world has been changed.  Folks from College of the Atlantic, the Abbe Museum, The Jesup Library, and the YWCA are expected to participate, offering readings, music, and prayers.


Baked Bean Supper: Friday, September 16th from 5-6:30 pm in the church's Parish Hall. The menu will feature both traditional and vegetarian (home) baked beans, homemade biscuits, hot dogs, coleslaw, brown bread and desserts.  There is no set fee; donations in any amount will be gratefully accepted to further fund our area outreach efforts.  St. Saviour’s is located at 41 Mt. Desert Street in Bar Harbor. The Parish Hall is handicap accessible from the Mt. Desert parking lot and ALL are welcome!


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:

Prayer Shawl Ministry, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.


Summer Morning Prayer: Tuesdays, 10:00 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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Birch Bay Retirement Village is hosting a local Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 to 11:30am, rain or shine.  Everyone is invited; pre-registration is not required.  Starting at 10am, sign-in at Birch Bay Village located at 25 Village Inn Road in Hulls Cove.  Then walk around Birch Bay’s quarter-mile track with scenic views of Frenchman Bay. Walkers receive an Alzheimer’s Association wristband and have a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes. Water and snacks provided. Walkers are encouraged to wear purple to show their support.  Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association accepted.  For more information call 288-8014.


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,


There will be a service of remembrance, lament, intercession and response at 7:00 PM on September 11, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (175 Downeast Highway).  It is being planned and led by members of several communities of faith.  Before and after the service there will be a resource fair of local non-profits. 


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Keep in your prayers this week: Nicole Burnett, Neela Zinsser, Steve Bell, Eileen Dunn, Michael Shook, Bob Jackson, Bettina Dudley, Karen Pike, Scott and Debbie Hammond, Sherry Warner, Adam Temple, Malcolm Hughes, Nancy Kincaid, Herb Hasenbalg, Jack Weisner, John Cronin, Sarah Flynn, Bob Theriault, Ron Martin, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica.