EVENTS & NEWS
December 8, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
Comfort, comfort ye my people (67)
O come, Emmanuel, vs 5-6 (56)
O Day of God draw nigh (601)
Tell out my soul (438)
Psalm 146:4-9; Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Margot
Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy
Altar Guild: Joan
Vestry Member in Charge: Rita
Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon
December 15 – Dorothy Sayers
December 22 --
December 29 – Thomas à Becket
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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.
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.
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:
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.
Darkest Night: Wednesday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m. This is a worship service of quiet comfort for those for whom the Holiday season may be a source of pain due to loss or loneliness.
Advent Carols: Sunday, December 18 at 4 pm. Enjoy Seasonal Hymns plus Choral Music by Goldschmidt, Issac, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Pretorius, Ravenscroft and Sachs.
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, Tuesday, 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, Herb Hasenbalg, Jack Weisner, John Cronin, Bob Theriault, Ron Martin, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica.