Thursday, November 3, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




November 3, 2016



Sunday, November 6, 2016

Pentecost 25

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


All who love and serve your city (571)

Lord Jesus, think on me (641)

Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face (318)

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (470)












Psalm 119:137-144; Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Karen

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Michael D

Prayers: Candace

Chalice and Acolyte: Rita

Altar Guild: Dean

Flowers: Ginny

Vestry Member in Charge: Karen


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

November 10 – Leo the Great

November 17 – Hugh of Lincoln

November 24 – Thanksgiving (no service)


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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:

November 6 – Budget Forum

November 13 – Aging in Place: At Home MDI

November 20 – Hospice of Hancock County


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.


Free Community Lasagna Supper with ice cream sundaes for dessert! Sponsored by The Common Good Community and Parish of St. Andrew & St. John on Friday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church. Come and enjoy the food and company! Questions?  244-3229.

Feed Your Neighbor and Your Soul: Be A Pantry Volunteer.  The new Westside Food Pantry opens for its 26th season on November 6.  We are always in need of a volunteer or two to help us with the twice-monthly distributions at Harbor House.  Volunteers gather to assist our neighbors in receiving vouchers for monthly food purchases.  It's a chance to first-hand share your own compassion and kindness to help a neighbor.  And, of course, your own soul is fed as well.  We are a COMMUNITY TOGETHER: FAR & NEAR.  Contact Dean Henry at, or phone 664-8615 for further information.

Annual Thanksgiving Basket Distribution: Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22   The Westside Food Pantry supports the Bar Harbor Congregational Church in stocking and distributing Thanksgiving Food Baskets for neighbors on the west side of MDI.  On Monday, November 21, we will pick-up the baskets and deliver them to the Fire Station in Southwest Harbor for distribution on Tuesday, November 22, from 11 AM to 1 PM.  We need drivers Monday to go to Bar Harbor, load and return the baskets to SWH, (approx. noon to 2 PM). Tuesday duties include helping our neighbors claim their reserved baskets at the Fire Station from about 10:30 AM to 1 PM.  If you would like to share in this experience, please contact Dean Henry at, or 664-8615.  Thanks.

St. John and St. Saviour:

PDFs of Mother Kathleen’s sermons and video recordings of Fr. Tim’s sermons are now available on St. Saviour’s website ( – the most recent posted on the home page, and prior Sunday videos archived under “Sermon Recordings” on the left-hand menu.  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. John at (, and look for “Sermon videos online” in the archive listing on the left.


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:

Groundbreaking Ceremony: On Tuesday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m. there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for Local Solutions. After four years of hustling and planning, construction is finally beginning on supportive housing for six disabled adults (including

St. John’s own Ezra Halkett) in St. Saviour’s former Parish House. Come celebrate and share refreshments.


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.


Lectionary Readings: Tim and Kathleen will be leading a series of conversations based on the lectionary readings for the coming week – with perhaps some reflection back on the prior Sunday’s readings and sermon.  This is a great way to engage with scripture, and to prime our hearts and minds for what we will be sharing on Sunday.  No registration, come when you can, no book other than the Bible, no syllabus other than the Lectionary. Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the Rectory Common Library.  


St. Mary & St. Jude:

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


Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesdays at 4:30, join Deacon John in exploring the practice of Christian meditation and contemplative prayer. Meetings will take place in St. Mary's Chapel and will include instruction and practice in this ancient form of prayer. While not required, recommended supplemental reading is Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird.


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Alcyon Center Events:

Quiet Day (open to all) – November 4; quiet time 9:00 am to noon, lunch with conversation noon to 1:00 pm, quiet time 1:00-4:00 pm

Soul Friends for Women – November 4, 7:00-9:00 pm - selected readings on a theme, discussion and quiet time

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

Bible Reconnaissance (open to all) - 3:30-5:00 pm - a unique and in depth Bible study experience

11/16 - Luke 23:33-43

11/30 - Matthew 3:1-12

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


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Keep in your prayers this week: Pete and Anna Welles, Joan Preble, Gen Mackenzie, Andrea Horner, Robert Dudley, Nicole Burnett, Steve Bell, Eileen Dunn, 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.