Thursday, April 13, 2017

News & Events from St. John's

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

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Worship Schedule

Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. - The Great Vigil of Easter


Genesis 1:1-2, 4a; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Exodus 14:10-15:1; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Romans 6:3-11; Matthew 28:1-10

Presider: Timothy Fleck
Preacher and Baptist: Kathleen Killian
Gospeller and Litanist: John Allison
Acolyte: Sandy Watts
Lectors: Katharine Thompson, Michael Shook, Jayne Ashworth, Ted Fletcher, Bunny Watts
Eucharistic Ministers: Rita Redfield, Sandy Watts
Ushers: Paul Haertel, Dean Henry
Altar Guild: Margot Haertel, Joan Bromage

Sunday, April 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine

Jesus Christ is ris'n today (207)
Now the green blade riseth (204)
The strife is o'er (208)
Christ is alive! (182)
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Jeremiah 31:1-6; Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18
Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers: Margot
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Joan
Flowers: Betsy
Vestry Member in Charge: Rita
Weekday Holy Eucharist
Thursdays at 12:00 noon

April 20 – Thursday in Easter Week
April 27 - Mark
Morning Prayer
 8:00 a.m. on Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Monday

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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


St. John's Calendar

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

Holy Saturday, April 15
7:00 p.m. - The Great Vigil of Easter at St. John's
Easter Sunday, April 16
9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
Monday, April 17
8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
Tuesday, April 18
4:00 p.m. - Meditation
Wednesday, April 19
1:00 p.m. - Acadia Senior College
Thursday, April 20
9:30 a.m. - Acadia Senior College

Events at St. John's

Episcopal Relief & Development boxes/checks may be returned on 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


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.

Caregivers' Support Group meets in the Rectory Library from 1:15 to 2:45 pm (following the Noon Eucharist) the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Open to the entire community!

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:

Prayer Meeting: Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m

St. Mary and St. Jude:
Work is underway at the Parish Center! 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.
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
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:

Coffee's On: The Maine Sea Coast Mission will host the final coffeehouse gathering for seniors on April 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Mission's Colket Center at 127 West Street in Bar Harbor. All MDI Seniors are welcome, and transportation is available.  Call the Sea Coast Mission at 288-5097.

Alcyon Center Schedule:
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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