Thursday, April 6, 2017

News & Events at St. Andrew & St. John

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

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Worship Schedule

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
All glory, laud and honor (154)
O sacred head, sore wounded (168)
My song is love unknown (458)
Liturgy of the Palms
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11
Liturgy of the Word
Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66
Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Candace
Prayers: Michael
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers: Palms
Vestry Member in Charge: Karen
Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon
April 13 – Holy Week – NO NOON SERVICE
April 20 – Thursday in Easter Week
April 27 - Mark

Sunday, April 9, The Sunday of the Passion
9:00 AM—Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, April 12
5:30 PM – The Way of the Cross
Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday
5:30 PM—Holy Eucharist with foot washing
at Church of Our Father, Hull's Cove
Friday, April 14, Good Friday
6:00 PM—Solemn Liturgy
at St. Mary and St. Jude, Northeast Harbor
Saturday, April 15, Holy Saturday
7:00 PM—The Great Vigil of Easter
at St. John's, Southwest Harbor
Sunday, April 16—Easter Day
9:00 AM—Holy Eucharist
Morning Prayer
 8:00 a.m. each day in Holy Week,
and on Holy Saturday and Easter Monday


St. John's Calendar

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

Sunday, April 9
9:00 a.m. - Liturgy of the Palms; Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. - Book Study
Tuesday, April 10
4:00 p.m. - Meditation
HOLY WEEK - see above schedule

Events at St. John's

Easter Flowers: If you wish to remember or honor a loved one with flowers on Easter Sunday (April 16), please complete the form enclosed in Sunday's bulletin and return it to the church office by Tuesday or sign up on the sheet in the undercroft. The names will be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

Lent Forums: Mother Kathleen will conclude the book study on The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. There are still some books available in the office ($10). 

Episcopal Relief & Development boxes/checks may be returned on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday.

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.This week, because of the Lenten supper, we will meet in the Common Room

The Way of the Cross: as a Holy Week devotion, join in a prayerful, imaginative experience of the final hours of Jesus' earthly life.  We will pray, chant, and observe silence with the fourteen stations colored by folks from both parishes this Lent.  Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 at St. Saviour, and Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 at St. John. There are still some panels left to color. 

From the Diocese of Maine{Diocese of Maine}

As a Parish of the Diocese of Maine, we are part of a church family that extends from Kittery to Fort Kent, and connects us to the rest of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion.  We share ministry with our Bishop and with every worshipping community.
If you are not subscribed to the Diocesan twice monthly email newsletter, the DioLog, please click [here] to subscribe.  If you are subscribed, don't forget to open it and read it every time!  There is a lot going on in every corner of the Diocese, and you wouldn't want to miss anything!

Spring Training
Saturday, April 29, 2017, Spring Training at St. Paul's, Brunswick.  This is the primary teaching and training event of the Diocesan year, when folks from all over gather to exchange wisdom and knowledge in workshops about being the church today.  More than twenty workshops to choose from, with more information  [here]
If you'd like to share a ride to Spring Training, St. Dunstan's, Ellsworth, is looking into renting a 12-passenger van to transport folks from our area.  If you're interested, contact Mother Johanna Johannson at

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:

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.


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.

St. Mary and St. Jude:
Work is about to get under way at the Parish Center! Starting on April 1, the entire building (with the exception of the parish offices) will be closed for public use so we can get it ready for construction which begins in May. Don't forget: worship on Sunday will be at St. Mary's by-the-Sea!


In Our Community:

Coffee's On: The Maine Sea Coast Mission, along with many local service organizations (including St. John's) hosts a free coffeehouse gathering for seniors on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am  through April at the Mission's Colket Center at 127 West Street in Bar Harbor. They provide an opportunity for coffee, goodies, music and fellowship during the long, dark winter.  All MDI Seniors are welcome, and transportation is available.  Call the Sea Coast Mission at 288-5097.

Alcyon Center Schedule:
April 7 - Quiet Day, led by Liz Leuthner - 9 am to 1 pm only
April 12 - Bible Reconnaissance - Matthew 28:1-10
April 14 - Soul Friends, a gathering and discussion group for women (Good Friday and the theme is "denial")
April 21-25 - Work Week when volunteer help is most welcome to prepare the center for the upcoming summer programs
Upcoming programs of interest:
Re-imagining the End of Life with Janet Booth, an end of life nurse coach. Bringing together insights about modern death and dying, practical guidance, and experiential exercises for participants to go deeper in end-of-life planning. An overnight option includes personal consultation and planning session - $150.00.

Keep in your prayers this week: David Short, Jean Martinez, Denae Reath, 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)
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 2:00
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