Sunday, May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd) 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
Hymns: Good Christians all (205) Jesus, our mighty Lord (478) Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray (315) Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing (334)
Scripture: Psalm 23; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Karen First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Dean Prayers: Joan Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Altar Guild: Joan Flowers: Ginny Vestry Member in Charge: Rita
Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon May 11 – Simon of Cyrene May 18 – Florence Nightingale May 25 – The Venerable Bede
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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>.
Friday, May 5 1:00 p.m. – Mahjong (teaching available) 5:30 p.m. – Free "Spring Chicken" Community Supper Sunday, May 7 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. - Vestry Sunday, June 11 Annual Meeting at St. John's Tuesday, May 9 4:00 p.m. - Meditation Wednesday, May 10 1:00 p.m. - Acadia Senior College Thursday, May 11 9:30 a.m. - Acadia Senior College
At St. John's
Free "Spring Chicken" Community Dinner: Friday, May 5, 5:30 PM: Celebrate Spring at St. John's Episcopal Church with a Spring Chicken Community Supper. Chicken Cordon Bleu and vegetarian Broccoli Cordon Bleu prepared by the Common Good Café, with side dishes and hospitality by the folks of St. John's, 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, 244-3229.
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.
2017 Church Directory: A limited number of directories are available in the office. If you would like a pdf file please let Michele know.
Yard Sale will again be held at St. Andrew's on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. Please feel free to drop off your items (NO electronics) at St. Andrew's anytime before the sale. If you would like to help sort or work, please contact: Barbara Campbell, 244-9087 (email@example.com) or Jayne Ashworth, 244-5985 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Starting June 11 Sunday services will be held at St. Andrew by-the-Lake at 8:00 a.m. and at St. John the Divine at 10:00.
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A diocesan retreat for adults –June 9-11 Register Now: Playing with Fire: The Parables of Jesus Join us for a weekend at Camp Bishopswood on beautiful Lake Megunticook near Camden, to enrich your heart, mind and soul. This retreat is for everyone who has wondered what Jesus had in mind when he told a parable. Moral teaching? Confounding truth? Topsy-turvey gospel? Read, pray, sing and embody the parables with others who are wondering the same things. The weekend will be hosted by Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace, Merle Marie Troeger, Jane Hartwell and musician Thew Elliott. There is financial aid for everyone who needs it and also scholarships for Sunday school teachers and youth event volunteers. For more information, contact Jane Hartwell at email@example.com. Download an information flyer and register at www.tinyURL.com/AdultRetreat2017.
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!
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 under way at the Parish Center! The entire building (with the exception of the parish offices) will be closed for public use until construction is completed.
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Contemplative Prayer Group: Wednesdays 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:
Alcyon Center Schedule: The Alcyon Center, situated at the head of Seal Cove, begins its 10th year as an experience and experiment in the encouragement of body, soul and spirit in participating in the destiny of our times. For further information or directions to the center please log on to our website or contact us at 244-1060, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at PO Box 40, Seal Cove ME 04674. May 10 -- Bible Reconnaissance -- study and discussion of John 14:1-4; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Keep in your prayers this week: Dale McMullan, David Short, Jean Martinez, Marcia Murphy, Mary K. Parkman, Anna Welles, Joan Preble, Andrea Horner, Robert Dudley, Nicole Burnett, Steve Bell, Karen Pike, Sherry Warner, Malcolm Hughes, Herb Hasenbalg, Jack Weisner, John Cronin, Bob Theriault, 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