ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN
EVENTS & NEWS
December 30, 2014
Sunday, January 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor
Once in royal David’s city (102); Love came down at Christmas (84);
‘Twas the moon of wintertime (114); Where is this stupendous stranger? (WLP 726)
Psalm 84; Jeremiah 31:7-14; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Matthew 2:1-12
Celebrant: The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
Usher: Karen Craig
First Lesson/Psalm: Ellen Gilmore
Second Lesson: Elaine Theriault
Prayers: Ann Benson
Altar Guild: Dean Henry
Flowers: Susan Buell
Vestry Member in charge: Paul Haertel
Thursday, Holy Eucharist at 12:00 noon
No noon service on January 1
4:00 PM, The Feast of the Epiphany at St. John
The Rev. Timothy Fleck presiding
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8:30-2:30, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Michele Daley, Parish Administrator
Fr. Timothy Fleck will be at St. John’s (244-3229) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
and at St. Saviour’s (288-4215) on Mondays and Wednesdays
He can be reached at 812-8362 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699); Jr. Warden, Rita Redfield (244-4025)
The Rev. Vesta Kowalski and The Rev. Jennifer Reece, Affiliate Clergy
Sunday, January 11, 2:00 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry Recital (Masanobu Ikemiya)
Sunday, January 11, 11:00 a.m. – Vestry Meeting
Sunday, January 25, 10:15 a.m. – Annual Meeting
Mondays, January 12 & 26, 5:00 p.m. – St. John’s Singers
Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:30 p.m. – Explorers
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Mahjong
The group will not meet on January 1st but will resume on January 7th after the holiday break. This open discussion group, facilitated by Vesta Kowalski, meets in the St. John’s Common Room from 1:30-3:00 on Wednesday afternoons. We discuss a different topic each week, chosen by the group. Anyone is welcome to come once, occasionally, or regularly; friends are welcome, too.
January 7 – What about the Bible? We think about the Bible and use it and relate to it in very different ways. Let’s talk about them.
SUNDAY FORUMS: 10:15 a.m. (following the service)
January 4 – no forum
January 11 – Paul Weiss, Director of The Whole Health Center
January 18 – Wardens, Vestry and Congregation in Dialogue
January 25 – no forum (annual meeting)
Annual Meeting, Part One
Sunday, January 25, 2015:
At an official Parish Meeting on August 25, we passed two resolutions amending our Bylaws to move our Annual Parish Meeting from January to June, to allow seasonal members voting rights at that meeting, and to allow seasonal Vestry members voting rights on the Vestry. Since any change to the Bylaws requires passage by a majority of those present at two successive Parish Meetings, we will take these resolutions up again at our regularly scheduled Parish Meeting on January 25, 2015, immediately following the 9:00 service. After hearing reports on ministries and on the budget, we will vote on these two resolutions. If the change of date passes, the plan is immediately to place the meeting into recess until June of 2015, when we will reconvene for Part Two of the Annual Meeting, when we will conduct elections and all other business. That means that those folks whose terms as vestry, wardens, clerk and treasurer will “stretch” until June (terms do not end until the close of the Annual Meeting). Make sense?
In 2015, do you…..
Want to shed a few pounds?
Reduce those tell-tale wrinkles?
Return to the gym?
Forgo that extra dessert?
Then play mahjong every Friday from 1:00-3:00. Will it really help with these things? Of course not! But you’ll have a good time, learn (or re-learn) something new, enjoy the company of friends and watch the winter months melt away. And gentlemen, know this… mahjong is not “just for the ladies, bless them.” Man up in 2015 and learn to play! We look forward to seeing you on Fridays at 1:00.
Alice, Barbara, Karen
Recital: Internationally renowned pianist, Masanobu Ikemiya will perform at St. John’s for the Westside Food Pantry, Sunday, January 11 at 2:00pm. Among the composers featured in his program are Schubert, Chopin, Gershwin and Joplin. Suggested donation - $10. ALL proceeds go to the food pantry. A reception follows in the undercroft. FMI contact-Susan Buell - 669-5482.
Not the New Year's Eve late- night- out type?? Join us for a BYOD Movie (bring your own dinner) as an early New Years celebration!! December 31st, 5pm, Parish hall, bring your own dinner as we watch Joyeaux Noel, a movie that is just right for this time of year! Bring a cushion for your chair, house slippers, whatever floats your boat for you to maximize your comfort! 288-2739 more info. All are welcome, so bring a friend!
St. Mary & St. Jude:
Prayer Shawl Ministry: 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays.
COFFEE’S ON! The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor. This month, on January 6 & 20, volunteers from St. Andrew & St. John and from St. Saviour's are the hosts -- please come and join us! It's an enjoyable gathering in a beautiful place. If you'd like a ride, or perhaps might like to help or to bake a little something, please call Joan Bromage (244-3227)
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Keep in your prayers this week: Trevor Agar, Roger Godsey, Bill Loveland, Charlie and Ann Bradford, Herb Hafenbalg, Evan Brugman, Jack Weisner, Mo and Barbara Moser, John Cronin, Mary Burden, Sarah Moore, Sarah Flynn, Emily Frazier, Bruce Blake, Trisha Roy, Molly Lyman, Bob Theriault, Norman Shaw, Ron Martin, Joseph and Kimberly Pratt family, Gary Dunlap, Lydia Thayer, George Swanson, Jennie Cline and Sharon Dayana Salazar, our sponsored child in Costa Rica.
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