Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Worship Schedule

Pentecost 13
Sunday, August 19
8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake
1358 Tremont Road, Rt. 102, Seal Cove
10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
When morning gilds the skies (427)
I am the bread of life (762 WLP)
For the bread which you have broken (341)
Praise to the Holiest in the height (446)
Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm 34:9-14
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58
Participants at the 10:00 a.m. service:
Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Regina Christianson
Usher: Edie
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Floy
Prayers: Spencer
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Joan
Flowers: Susan
Coffee Host: Sandy and Bunny Watts
Vestry Member in Charge: Gen

 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>


Sundays, 8:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake

Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John the Divine

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.Meditation

Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Service and Eucharist

Fridays, 9:00-1:00 – Farmer's Market

Fridays, 1:00 p.m. — Mahjong (teaching available), Common Room






At St. John's

St. John's Centennial Celebration

Please plan to join us on Sunday, September 16, to celebrate 100 years at St. John the Divine in Southwest Harbor at the 10:00 a.m. service. There will be special music; a history display of photos and newspaper articles in the undercroft; and a birthday cake!


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:

Upcoming summer concerts at St. John's:
Saturday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
Thomas Sheehan
Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard
Saturday, August 25
Christina Spurling and Joshua Miller
Friday, September 14
Gavin Black

Suggested donation for each performance is $10 – ALL proceeds go to the Westside Food Pantry which provides food vouchers for local residents during the winter and spring months.








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!

It is with deep appreciation and a good bit of sadness that I announce that our Canon for Communication and Advocacy, Heidi Shott, has been called as the new Communications Director for the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, an organization that raises funds for 21 humanitarian institutions in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. This is a new position for which Heidi is highly qualified, and I am personally delighted that she has been chosen from among a field of more than 100 candidates. Heidi is passionate about this work and will be a great asset to AFEDJ. Heidi begins her new position on September 4, and we are preparing for the transition.







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.

St. Saviour:

St. Saviour's Episcopal Church at 41 Mt. Desert Street in Bar Harbor is proud to present the 2018 Summer Organ Series Fridays at 12:15 pm! Donations will be welcome for St. Saviour's Friends of Music Fund which presents this series each year.

August 17 – Ray Cornils

August 24 – Daniel Pyle with Elena Kraineva (viola d'amore)


Church of Our Father:

Our Thrift Shop will be open on Saturdays from 9-12 and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6 pm.

St. Mary & St. Jude:

On the Beach with Jesus:  Our Transfiguration hike was so much fun that everyone wanted more. On Monday, August 20, we will gather at 4:00 p.m. at the Hunters Beach parking lot (Cooksey Drive), and make a very easy .3 mile hike down to Hunters Beach. There will be a child-friendly activity, hopefully creating time and space for adults to reflect, stroll, or simply get to know each other. Then we will all come together to explore the resurrection story of Jesus feeding his disciples on the beach (John 21) and what it might be saying to us today. Please join us, especially if you wanted to come on the Gorham Mountain hike and couldn't make it.




Families First Community Center: Raffle tickets are on sale for a queen size quilt made by the Island Quilt Guild (several of St. John's women are part of this guild and helped make the quilt). The drawing will be held at Families First second annual Gourmet Dinner at Big Cat's Catering in Trenton on Sunday, September 9. You need NOT be present to win! Tickets ae 2 for $5 or 5 for $10. For tickets, e-mail or call 460-3271.

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 or call 207.244.1060.



Services at the Partnership Parishes:

St. Andrew & St. John

Sundays -- 8:00 a.m. Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
Sundays -- 10:00 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. 

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:

Douglas Mays, Stocky Smith, Dorothy Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, Betty Mitchell, Cody Van Heerden, Jim Risser, Scott Hatcher, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, 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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