Sunday, March 4 Lent 3 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hymns: Rock of ages, cleft for me (685) Out of the depths I call (666) God the sculptor of the mountains (746 WLP) Praise to the living God (372)
Scripture: Psalm 19; Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Karen First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Alison Prayers: Pamela Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne Altar Guild: Dean Flowers: Susan Coffee Host(ess): Edie, Bob, Bunny Vestry Member in Charge: Karen
Sunday, March 11 Lent 4 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME Remember to "Spring Forward" on your clocks Saturday night. (Otherwise you will arrive at church an hour late!)
Hymns: Jerusalem, my happy home (620) As longs the deer for cooling streams (658) My faith looks up to thee (691 Give thanks for life (775 WLP)
Scripture: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. John Allison Usher: Edie First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen Prayers: Michael Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy Altar Guild: Jayne Flowers: Susan Coffee Host(ess): Alison Vestry Member in Charge: Paul
Sunday, March 18 Lent 5 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hymns: When I survey the wondrous cross (474) To mock your reign, O dearest Lord (170) Lord Jesus, think on me (641) Eternal Lord of love (149)
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-13; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Dean First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Gen Prayers: Joan Chalice and Acolyte: Ted F. Altar Guild: Joan Flowers: Susan Coffee Host(ess): ____ Vestry Member in Charge: Gen
Weekday Healing Prayer Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon at St. John's
St. John's Calendar
The full St. John's Calendar can be viewed <HERE>.
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. — Eucharist
Sunday, March 4 – Forum (Parish Partnership Report)
Sunday, March 11 – Daylight Savings Time begins
Sunday, March 11 – Forum (Book discussion)
Sunday, March 18 – Vestry
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Wednesday, March 14, 4:00 p.m. – Lenten Worship and Supper at St. John's
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Service and Eucharist
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. — Mahjong (teaching available), Common Room
Saturday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. – Spring Benefit Dinner for the Westside Food Pantry at Sips
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.
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.
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For all interested in General Convention
The Provincial Leadership Conference is offering a series of webinars as we move toward General Convention in July 2018. Members from Interim Bodies and task groups as well as those knowledgeable on the issues will present their resolutions in the Blue Book. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Details for each webinar will be sent closer to the time of the webinar. Stay tuned.
Web conversations will discuss key issues and resolutions with church leaders, 7:30 p.m.:
March 8 – Reconciliation
April 12 – Evangelism
May 10 – Structure
June 14 – Creation
Dates to Save
Interfaith Advocacy Days in Augusta – Monday and Tuesday, March 19 and 20
Spring Training - a diocesan day of workshops for everyone - Saturday, April 28
Diocesan Adult Retreat at Bishopswood - June 15-17
MDI Episcopal Churches:
Lenten Worship and Supper: An opportunity to gather with brothers and sisters from all our island churches for a quiet evening worship followed by a simple soup and bread supper, 4:00 p.m. each Wednesday in Lent.
February 28 – Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove
March 7 – St. Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor
March 14 – St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor
March 21 – Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove
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.
Coffee's On! The next one is this Tuesday, March 6, from 9:30-11:30. Senior Coffee House is now being held at the MDI YWCA, 36 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Our four Episcopal parishes will be hosting Coffee's On March 6th -- please let Joan Bromage know if you'd like to help, and/or donate a simple snack. Bring a friend and enjoy the refreshments, music and simply catching up with friends while making some new ones. If you need transportation, please call Doreen Willett with Island Connections at 288-4457, or Joan at 244-3227.
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 either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207.244.1060.
Westside Food Pantry:
Spring Benefit Dinner: Tuesday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m. at Sips in Southwest Harbor. Dinner will include Asparagus Soup, Teriyaki Salmon or Chicken Marbella, Berry Crisp or Lemon Mousse. Cost is $35 per person (includes tax and gratuity, bar not included); $15 goes directly to the Westside Food Pantry. Make your reservations by calling Sips at 244-4550.
The Pantry will be open on Sundays, March 4, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and March 18 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Services at the Partnership Parishes:
St. Andrew & St. John
Sundays—9:00 a.m. Eucharist at St. John the Divine
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.
Sundays—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:
Jim Risser, Johannah Camber, Scott Hatcher, Jeff Weisner, Kent Shoemaker, Todd Lear, Anne Degolyer, Marilyn Kitler, Julia Moore Converse, Simone Foley, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Barbara Loveland, Win Short, Joan Preble, Nicole Burnett, Bob Theriault and Valeria, our sponsored child from Costa Rica.
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, Rita Redfield (244-4025) The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 2:00