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St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, November 18
Pentecost 26
8:00 a.m. – Quiet Contemplative Eucharist
10:00 a.m – Eucharist with Music
God of every nation (607)
Judge eternal, throned in splendor (596)
Thy "Kingdom come!" on bended knee (615)
Jesus came, adored by angels (454)
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16
Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: ___
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: ___
Prayers: ___
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Joan
Coffee Hour:  Joan and Ted
Vestry Member in Charge: Gen
Sunday, November 25
Christ the King
8:00 a.m. – Quiet Contemplative Eucharist
10:00 a.m – Eucharist with Music
All praise to thee, for thou, O king Divine (477)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (483)
Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth (598)
Crown him with many crowns (494)
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 93
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Edie
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: ___
Prayers: Margot
Chalice and Acolyte: ____
Altar Guild: Margot
Coffee Hour:  Dianne
Vestry Member in Charge: Edie

 Weekday Healing Prayer and Eucharist at 12:00 noon on Thursdays





St. John's Calendar

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

Sunday, November 18:

            8:00 a.m. – Contemplative Eucharist

            9:00 a.m. – Forum (Budget)

            10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Music
                                 Stewardship Testimonial

            11:45 a.m. – Vestry

Sunday, November 25:

            8:00 a.m. – Contemplative Eucharist

            9:00 a.m. – Forum (The Way of Love)

            10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Music
                                 Blessing and Ingathering of Pledges

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation

Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
             (NO Eucharist on Thanksgiving Day, November 22)
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. -- Backpacks prepared
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m. -- Magic Show!











At St. John's


During Advent we will be studying The Way of Love, Practices for Jesus-Centered Life. Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites all Episcopalians to Journey the Way of Love together, exploring how we can grow more centered in Jesus and share his loving, liberating, and life-giving way in the world.  Please join us on Sundays at 9:00 during December to take part in this church-wide movement!


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.


Westside Food Pantry:

The Bar Harbor Congregational Church is again undertaking a Thanksgiving Food Basket Project.  The Westside Food Pantry is the coordinator for basket requests from the west side of MDI.  The Pantry will once again provide the meat for the approximately 125 baskets to be distributed on "this side."

This project always requires some extra effort on our part and a chance for others to volunteer in being part of this opportunity to put our caring into practice.  So, I want to announce two ways to help make this happen.

First, Thanksgiving Basket Pickup in Bar Harbor: Monday, November 19 at 12:30 PM.  We need larger vehicles (SUV's, vans, and trucks), as well as "box carriers" containing the food items for the individual households.  If you have such a vehicle, and/or can help load the boxes in Bar Harbor and unload them in SWH (at the fire station), please let me know.  Even if you don't have a vehicle, but will help load/unload, also let me know.  Simply, "reply" with your type of vehicle or offer to load to Dean Henry, westsidefoodpantry@gmail.com

Second, Thanksgiving Basket Distribution at SWH Fire Station, Tuesday, November 20, 9:30 AM to 12 Noon.  We will distribute the baskets to those who have registered on Tuesday.  This is a cheerful event of good holiday spirit with our neighbors.  If you can help all or part of the time, simply "reply" to the above address and let me know of your availability.

I hope that you will make this project a part of your celebration of "thanks giving" and share with our neighbors a spirit of caring and gratitude.

The next distribution will be Sunday, November 18th, 12 Noon to 1 PM, at the Harbor House.
The Westside Food Pantry will receive $1 for each Fight Hunger bag purchased at Hannaford's in Bar Harbor during November; and at Schnucks at 4500 West Lloyd Expressway in Evansville, IN during December.

Magic Show:  Alan Drew, local Magician, will present a magic show at St. John's on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. to benefit the Westside Food Pantry Backpack Program. Young and Old are invited to enjoy the Magic!







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!


Presiding Bishop's statement on Tree of Life tragedy,October 27, 2018, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued a statement regarding the tragedy in Pittsburgh. You may access his statement at: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/presiding-bishops-statement-tree-life-tragedy


Moving forward in the process that will lead to the calling of our next bishop, the Diocese of Maine has published our Diocesan Profile at http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org/timeline/profile/.  This snapshot of our diocese has been made available across the church, and it is worth reading to see how we are presenting ourselves to potential candidates.  The profile also includes a timeline of the process, culminating in an election in February and the consecration of the Tenth Bishop of Maine in June, 2019.









MDI+ Episcopal Churches:

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.

At St. Saviour's:
A Thanksgiving Day Eucharist will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 22nd.

Somesville Church:
Hollydays Fair, Saturday, November 17th, 9:00-2:00. The place to be for your "One Stop Holiday Shopping". Handmade crafts, balsam wreaths, raffle baskets, cookie walk and baked goods, Christmas treasures, ornaments, jellies and jams, candy, re-gifting items and much more. Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 1:00 (seafood chowder, vegetable soup, breads, dessert, beverage).
 St. Dunstan's:
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth, will present its annual Holiday Silent & Chinese Auction, Food and Fine Crafts Sale on Saturday, November 17, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Downeast Community Partners' Heating and Warmth (THAW) Fund and the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic. In addition to baked goods and artisan crafts including items done in fabric, woven fabric, art glass and ceramic tiles, a Chinese and Silent Auction will be available featuring many gift certificates from area merchants and restaurants. Visitors may also enjoy breakfast and luncheon items for purchase on site including seafood chowder. The members of St Dunstan's are committed to a mission of community outreach and hope you will join us on November 17 to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and support those in need.






The Alcyon Center is a place of contemplation and peace, offering a variety of programs including quiet days, a gathering of women to discuss various topics through poetry, personal experiences (Soul Friends), a monthly quiet day and a weekly study of the Gospel for the coming Sunday. The center is located in Seal Cove on MDI.  For more information please visit their website at alcyoncenter.org



Services at the Partnership Parishes:

St. Andrew & St. John

Sundays — 8:00 a.m. — Contemplative Eucharist

10:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist with Music

Tuesdays — 4:00 pm–Meditation

Thursdays—12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist

Church of Our Father

Sundays—8:00 and 10:00 a.m.—Eucharist

Wednesdays, 8:00 am—Eucharist. 

St. Saviour's

Sundays—7:30 and 10:00 a.m. Eucharist

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am—Morning Prayer

Wednesdays, 12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist


Keep in your prayers this week:

Michael Shook, Sue Newman, Beth Pfeifer, Eric Lange, Dorothy Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, Jim Risser, Ray McDonald, Bill and Barbara Loveland, Win Short, and Bob Theriault.






The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Priest in Charge (669-2029)
Stephen Sampson, Music Director
Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (244-3229)
Sr. Warden, Gen MacKenzie (244-7313)
Jr. Warden, Ted Fletcher (244-5225)
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 2:00 (244-3229)
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