Sunday, May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
Hymns: I sing the almighty power (398) Come down, O Love divine (516) All who hunger (WLP 761) Lord, make us servants of your peace (593)
Scripture: Psalm 66:7-18; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Edie First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy Prayers: Patsy Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy Altar Guild: Dean Flowers: Susan Vestry Member in Charge: Bunny
Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon May 18 – Florence Nightingale May 25 – The Venerable Bede June 1 – Justin Martyr June 8 – Chief Seattle June 15 – Evelyn Underhill June 22 – Alban June 29 – Peter and Paul
+ + + + + + + + +
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) Michele will be out of the office until May 30 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 19 1:00 p.m. – Mahjong (teaching available) Saturday, June 3 9:00 a.m. – Clean Up Day at St. Andrew Sunday, May 21 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Sunday, June 11 Annual Meeting at St. John's Sunday, June 18 9:00 a.m. – First Service at St. Andrew 10:00 a.m. – Summer schedule starts at St. John Tuesday, May 16 4:00 p.m. – Meditation Thursday, May 18 12:00 noon – Holy Eucharist
At St. John's
Parish Meeting: Please plan to come this Sunday to an important open parish meeting following the 9:00 service. Besides offering an open forum for discussion about our parish life, your Wardens and Vestry would like to open a conversation about different clergy service options, and potential new opportunities for continuing and expanding the cooperation among island parishes.
Clean Up Day at St. Andrew by-the-Lake, Saturday, June 3 around 9:00 a.m. All are welcome to come and bring rakes, Windex, furniture polish to spruce up the grounds and Sanctuary in preparation for the first service on June 18.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jayne Ashworth, 244-5985 (email@example.com)
Starting June 18 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.
From the 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!
+ + + + + + + + + + +
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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.
In Our Community:
Supernatural Being: A theatrical performance by Ezra Halkett on Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Barn Arts Collective, 130 Tremont Road, Bass Harbor and Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. at MDI YMCA, 21 Park Street, Bar Harbor. This autobiographical work by playwright and performer, Ezra Halkett, explores personal issues of faith, hope and the music that brings it out. Developed with Andrew Simon, co-founder of the Barn Arts Collective, the play features live music from the Barn Family Band. Admission by donation.
URGENT! WE NEED PEOPLE OF FAITH TO STEP UP AND SPEAK UP in opposition to a sudden request from Maine's Department of Health and Human Services to the federal Medicaid authorities that would have a devastating impact on Maine's poorest and most vulnerable residents. DHHS has requested a waiver that would allow them to impose severe restrictions and require recipients to pay premiums and copays, effectively preventing their access to health care. There will be two public hearings on this waiver application: In Portland at the Cross Arena, Wednesday, May 17, 9am to Noon In Augusta at the Civic Center, Thursday, May 18, 9am to Noon
Genetic Tails with the Jesup and JAX: St. Saviour's own Dr. Dan Gatti is creating the "Dogs of MDI" project: a database of DNA from area dogs that will be used to study and teach genomics. Thursday, May 18, 7 PM, at the Jesup Library in Bar Harbor, Dan will present his project and his research on dog genomics. Then on Saturday, May 20, from noon to 4 PM, bring your dog to the Jesup for DNA testing. The test is a non-invasive cheek swab which takes only a few minutes, and later this summer participants will receive a spreadsheet of their dog's DNA information. The cost of the laboratory testing is $105, and your dog cannot eat for 30 minutes prior to testing. Jesup Library: 288-4245.
Keep in your prayers this week: Joan Bromage, 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