Friday, December 2, 2016

News & Events from St. John's




December 2, 2016



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Advent 2

9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine


Prepare the way, O Zion (65)

O come, Emmanuel, vs 3-4 (56)

Christ is the world’s true Light (542)

Isaiah the prophet has written of old (WLP 723)



Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian

Usher: Karen

First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Candace

Prayers: Michael

Chalice and Acolyte: Rita

Altar Guild: Dean

Flowers: Betsy

Vestry Member in Charge: Michael


Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

December 8 – Karl Barth

December 15 – Dorothy Sayers


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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:

December 4 – Christian Meditation

December 11 – Anglican Rosary/Vestry

December 18 – Praying with Icons


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.


DEADLINE FOR THE December and January NET TENDER is Sunday, December 4. Please send your articles to


Meditation on Tuesdays 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.


Christmas Flowers: A sign-up sheet for donations to the Christmas flowers fund is in the undercroft. All contributions are gratefully accepted. No minimum! Folks should list the names of people they want remembered or honored. These names will be listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.


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 ( and at St. John’s 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.


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 ECW CHRISTMAS FAIR will be Saturday, December 3 from 9 am to 1 pm. “Jolly Junk” tables with special goodies for sale; Cooked Food, Baked Goods, Jams, Jellies, Breads, Bars and Cookies; Christmas White Elephants; Crafts; knit goods; and a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon.


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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Coffee’s On at 9:30 a.m. at the Seacoast Mission in Bar Harbor Tuesdays, December 6 and December 20. Invite a friend to come for good company, music and goodies.


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