Tuesday, September 27, 2016

News & Events at St. John's




September 27, 2016



Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pentecost 20

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


Give praise and glory unto God (375)

I call on thee, Lord Jesus Christ (634)

Precious Lord, take my hand (800 WLP)

Lord, whose love in humble service (610)



Psalm 137; Lamentations 1:1-6; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Karen

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Candace

Prayers: Michael

Chalice and Acolyte: Rita

Altar Guild: Dean

Flowers: John

Vestry Member in Charge: Karen


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

October 6 – Miles Coverdale (St. Francis)?

October 13 – Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

October 20 – Jesuit Martyrs of North America

October 27 – Simon and Jude


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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.

Michele will be out of the office until October 14.







St. John:

Upcoming Forums:

October 2: Violence and Religion, Tim

October 9Living Gently in a Violent World, based on the book by the same name, Kathleen

October 16: MDI MARATHON SUNDAY – no forum

October 23: Report from Convention Delegates

October 30: Vestry Meeting


Would you and a friend be interested in being the next organizer of the forums to begin after Christmas? Contact Tim and Kathleen and they will be happy to help.


Meditation on Thursdays at 4:00 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. 


St. John and St. Saviour:

Video recordings of Fr. Tim’s sermons are now available at www.StAndrewStJohn.blogspot.com  – 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 www.StSaviours.me .



Confidential Prayer Chain: Unlike our published prayer lists, prayer requests that come into the Prayer Chain remain private to the prayer chain itself, which will pray devotedly for one week unless an updated request is made. If you’d like to know more about this or our Pastoral Care Team, please contact our office administrators or Mother Kathleen.


St. Saviour:

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.


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Kids’ Care Free Meal Packaging Program is back at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth!  On Friday, September 30 from 6-8 pm, we will be unloading the van & setting up, beginning at 4:30; with brats on the grill for supper in-between; and on Saturday, October 1, packaging is from 9-2; there will be brats around the noon hour, as well as fruit and cheese and other munchies available throughout the day. Packages of meals such as macaroni & cheese or beans & rice that are then given to local food pantries are assembled. There will also be T-Shirts and other items for give-away. Everyone is welcome. People can work either day for an hour or two or for the whole event. There will be a small display of African crafts available for sale as well. Currently we are at $6737 – our goal being $10,000 – so we have a bit to go; so if you know someone who might like to donate, give them a call! 


October Events at the Alcyon Center:

There is no Quiet Day or Soul Friends this month.

Bible Reconnaissance - 3:30-5:00 pm a unique and in depth Bible study experience

                              10/5 -   Luke 17:11-19

                              10/19 - Luke 18:9-14

Meditation/Silent Mondays (please call ahead) - 1:00-2:00 pm - 20 minute sit, 5 minute walk, 20 minute silent sit

For further information and directions contact the Center on the web at alcyoncenter.org, by phone at (207) 244-1060 or by writing to PO Box 40, Seal Cove, Maine 04674.  


Families First Community Center presents Sip N’ Swirl Paint Nite with Adrianne Graves on Friday, October 7, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at China Hill in Ellsworth. “Fall Pumpkins” Painting (includes a 16x20 canvas, supplies and step by step instructions). Light food and beverages will be available for purchase from China Hill. $35 purchase price ($20 from each ticket will be donated to FFCC). We can only take the first 50 people, so buy now! Purchase tickets on our website www.familiesfirstellsworth.org or buy tickets at the door.


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


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