Sunday, May 14, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
Hymns: On this day the first of days (47) Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (487) Here, O Lord, your servants gather (793 WLP) Jesus lives! (194)
Scripture: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck Usher: Sandy First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Candace Prayers: ___ Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne Altar Guild: Jayne Flowers: Floy Vestry Member in Charge: ___
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 12 1:00 p.m. – Mahjong (teaching available) Sunday, May 14 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 9:30 a.m. – Grounds Planning Meeting 4:00 p.m. - Meditation
At St. John's
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.
Walker Needed: A member of the congregation is looking for a walker to use for about 3 weeks following his surgery. Please contact the church office (244-3229) if you have one to loan.
Ground Planning Meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. at St. John's. If you are interested in helping or have ideas about the grounds around the church, please come to the meeting on Tuesday. If you are unable to attend and have some suggestions, please e-mail them to Floy Ervin at firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Diocese of Maine
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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:
The entire building (with the exception of the parish offices) will be closed for public use until construction is completed. Work is underway at the Parish Center!
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:
TOUCH A TRUCK – Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Come to Touch-A-Truck! Fun for the whole family! Come see the inside and outside of tons of vehicles! Construction vehicles, rescue vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, antique cars, trash compacter, Coast Guard boat and much more! There may even be an appearance by Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog! The Lunch Box Food Truck, Bake Sale by the Southwest Harbor Junior Firefighters, and Darling's Ice Cream Truck will be on hand with lunch, beverages, snacks and treats. Live broadcast by Star 97.7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 per person/$20 per family. Part of the proceeds goes to theWestside Food Pantry.
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.
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