Thursday, September 15, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




September 15, 2016



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pentecost 18

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


God of mercy, God of grace (538)

I have decided to follow Jesus (136 LEVAS)

There is a balm in Gilead (676)

O God of every nation (607)


Psalm 79:1-9; Jeremiah 87:18-9:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck

Usher: Spencer

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Michael D

Prayers: Ellen

Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy

Altar Guild: Jayne

Flowers: Gen

Vestry Member in Charge: Gen


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

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:

Upcoming Forums: With the return to a single service at St. John's, the fall forum season is beginning.

Sunday, September 18 -- The traditional "how are we doing" session with Tim and the Vestry will take the form of an open vestry meeting, to begin at the usual forum time of about 10:15.

Sunday, September 25 -- Kathleen will lead a "Future Forums" forum to brainstorm ideas to use in the future. Do you have ideas for an Advent series, and for the next organizer of forums to begin after Christmas? The current coordinators will be happy to provide ideas and consultation for their successor(s).


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:

A memorial service will be held for Sarah Flynn at St. Saviour’s on Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m.; a reception will follow. If you would like to help with the reception please contact Dianne McMullan (244-4582) or Karen Craig (244-5267).


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


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.


Pastoral Care Retreat has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.


St. Saviour:

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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Public Supper, Friday, September 16, 5:39-7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. Menu includes Chop Suey, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw and homemade desserts. No set fee, give as you are able. Will benefit Special Children’s Friends. This is a Thrivent Action Team Project.


Kids’ Care Free Meal Packaging Program is back! Friday, September 30 from 6-8 pm and Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9 to 2 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth. 667-7641. Packages of meals such as macaroni & cheese or beans & rice that are then given to local food pantries are assembled. Last September, in partnership with a number of churches and groups, they packaged a bit over 40,000 servings ($10,000). It would be great to do even more this year. Checks can be sent to: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, PO Box 145, Ellsworth ME 04605. They are a Thrivent Action Team and so snacks and t-shirts will be provided for all the workers on the Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st. Everyone is welcome. People can work either day for an hour or two or for the whole event.


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,


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Keep in your prayers this week: Robert Dudley, 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, Bob Theriault, Ron Martin, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica.