Monday, February 27, 2017

News from St. Andrew and John - Pancake Supper Tuesday evening!

Events and News
from the Parish of
St. Andrew & St. John

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Worship Schedule

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Lent 1
9:00 AM - St. John the Divine

Forty days and forty nights (150)
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord (WLP 810)
How firm a foundation (637)

Psalm 32; Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Karen
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Michael
Prayers: Candace
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Dean
Flowers: Susan
Vestry Member in Charge: Karen

Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon
March 2 – Day after Ash Wednesday
March 9 – 1st week of Lent
March 16 – 2nd week of Lent
March 23 – 3rd week of Lent
March 30 – 4th week of Lent

St. John's Calendar

The full St. John's Calendar can be viewed <HERE>

Tuesday, February 28
4:00 p.m. - Meditation
5:30 p.m. - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Wednesday, March 1
12:00 noon - Ash Wednesday, Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Thursday, March 2
12:00 noon - Holy Eucharist
Sunday, March 5
9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. - Book Study
12:00 noon - Westside Food Pantry at Harbor House

Events at St. John's

Shrove Tuesday: Free Community pancake supper (with sausage and all the trimmings) on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 p.m. Hosted (and cooked) by the men of the parish.
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.
Do you like to color?  Coloring is not just for children; many adults find it very meditative. This Lent, St. Andrew & St. John is offering a collaborative coloring project as a spiritual practice.  Eight pre-printed panels depicting the Scriptural Stations of the Cross are laid out in the Common Room and are available for quiet coloring any time.  Come and color as little or as much as you want, when you want.  Markers are provided. During Holy Week, we will mount and hang the colored panels in the church, where we can use them for the Devotion of the Stations of the Cross.

at 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.

at St. John and St. Saviour:

Ash Wednesday on March 1st is one of the most solemn days of the church year. This liturgy marks the beginning of our Lenten journey as we prepare ourselves to remember and celebrate our baptism at Easter and ritually "pass over" with Jesus from death to new life. Please join us for our Ash Wednesday service at St. John's at 12:00 noon when we receive ashes on our foreheads as a sign of our mortality, witness, repentance, and renewal in Christ.

Lent Forums: Beginning March 5, Father Tim and Mother Kathleen will be offering a book study.  The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen, is available from Michele (St. John's) or Muffet (St. Saviour's) for $10.
PDFs of Mother Kathleen's sermons and video recordings of Fr. Tim's sermons are now available on St. Saviour's website (; Fr. Tim's videos are also available at St. John's website 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.

There are hundreds of daily Lenten Meditation resources available on the internet and in bookstores, focusing on many different ways of experiencing Lent.  I'd like to recommend two:  Episcopal Relief and Development has been publishing Lenten Meditations for years, calling us each day to remember those in need of help, and exhorting us to see the spiritual joy in partnering with them to "heal a hurting world."  Their daily devotions are available in booklet form, for PDF download, or daily email delivery at
The Anglican Board of Mission is an analogous agency of the Church of Australia.  They have published a beautiful Lenten Devotional called "Into the Desert," meditating on the spiritual and physical experience of the desert which is so integral to Australian identity, and which may be strange and challenging to us.  It is available in book form, or as a free iPhone/Android app at This is the devotional I hope to follow this Lent. Inviting you to a Holy Lent, Fr. Tim.

Church of Our Father:

Bible Study in March and April: A 5 week study program based on a book by Max Lucado titled: "He Chose the Nails" on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
Stations of the Cross: each Wednesday evening in Lent at 5:30 in the nave, followed with a soup and bread supper.

St. Mary & St. Jude:

Reading Group on the Spiritual Life: Do you crave a deeper spiritual life? Do you feel like your daily preoccupations are too numerous to make time for it? Henri Nouwen's Making All Things New is a short, easy book that offers valuable insights and practical suggestions for spiritual growth in the face of everyday life. The first half of each session will be spent reading the book aloud together, followed by discussion of the material and time for prayer. Hard copies are available in the parish office. In the Parish Hall, following worship, Sunday, March 12: Chapter 1, Sunday, March 19: Chapter 2, Sunday, March 26: Chapter 3
Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesdays at 4:30, join Father 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.

In Our Community:

Ash Wednesday Services, March 1, at local Episcopal Churches:
     St. Saviour's Chapel: 8:30 am and 12:00 Noon
     St. John's: 12:00 noon
     St. Mary and St. Jude: 5:00 p.m.

     St. Dunstan's: 6:00 p.m.
     Church of Our Father
:8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The four MDI Episcopal parishes are offering Lenten worship and suppers on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.  As it has been over the last few years, each church will offer a Lenten devotional worship, to be followed by a simple supper (e.g., soup, bread, salad). 
          March 7 at St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor
          March 14 at St, Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor
          March 21 at Church of Our Father, Hull's Cove (at 5:30)
          March 28 at St. John's. Southwest Harbor
          April 4 at St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor

Alcyon Center Schedule:
Quiet Days/Soul Friends: March 3
March 9-12 - Silence and the Heart:  Engaging culture, inner work and practice
Meditation/Silent Mondays (please call ahead) - 1:00-2:00 pm - 20 minute sit, 5 minute walk, 20 minute silent sit

Keep in your prayers this week: Marcia Murphy, Mary K. Parkman, Sophie Pooler, 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.
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)
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