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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Advent 2
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding (59)
There's a voice in the wilderness crying (75)
Comfort, comfort, ye my people (67)
Come, thou long expected Jesus
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; Isaiah 50:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8
Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck
Usher: ____
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela
Prayers: Candace
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Ted F.
Flowers: Betsy/John
Vestry Member in Charge: Paul

Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon

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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



St. John's Calendar

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


Sunday, December 10, 9:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist, Tim Fleck, Celebrant
Sunday, December 17, 9:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 17, 10:30 a.m. — Vestry
Sunday, December 24, 9:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 24, 4:00 p.m. — Christmas Eve Eucharist
Monday, December 25, 10:00 a.m. — Christmas Day Eucharist
Sunday, December 31, 10:00 a.m. — Combined Worship at St. John's
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.Meditation
Tuesday, December 26 — NO Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Service and Eucharist
Thursday, December 14, 5:00 p.m. — Meeting of Clergy, Wardens and Treasurers from all MDI Episcopal Parishes
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. — Mahjong (teaching available), Common Room




At St. John's


Advent Book Study: Let Every Heart Prepare

For centuries the words and poetry of our hymns have spoken deeply to us. Many people find that what is heard in poetry and music sinks deeper into the soul than does ordinary prose. And so it is to the beautiful seasonal hymns that the Reverend Barbara Cawthorne Crafton turns for inspiration for daily meditations on faith, prayer, forgiveness, and healing during Advent and Christmas. All four Episcopal Parishes will be reading this book, and we'll be joining in worship and study at 4:30 on Wednesdays:  December 13 at St. John's; and December 20 at St. Saviour'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. There will be NO Meditation on December 26th.


Christmas Flowers: Please consider making a donation in memory of a loved one for the Christmas Eve service. The names will be printed in the bulletin.



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!

at St. Saviour:

Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m.


at St. John and St. Saviour:

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.

Westside Food Pantry:

Every Hannaford Fight Hunger Bag sold at the Hannaford store in Bar Harbor will generate a $.25 donation during the month of December to support the Westside Food Pantry! Hannaford Fight Hunger bags with the message "This bag helped feed someone in need" can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.

Church of Our Father:

Advent Book Study, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

St. Mary and St. Jude:

Prayer Shawl Ministry, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.


On Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 PM the Ellsworth Area Ministerial  Association invites you to: "Jazz for  the longest night – longing for light."  An evening of music, song, readings, quiet reflection, and candle-lighting; sacred space and time to listen, to pray, to wonder, to breath.   A trio, which is part of  The Jazz Collective, Hugh Bowden on guitar, Bruce Cassaday on trumpet and Don Knowles on bass will be providing music.  Where:  St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth. Donations of cash and/or canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham…) and other non-perishable food items will be accepted for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.  A Thrivent Action Team will be supporting this event.


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—8:30 – Morning Prayer; 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:

Gill Schroeder, Frank and Simone Foley, Johannah Camber, Scott Hatcher, Kent Shoemaker, Todd Lear, Anne Degolyer, Marilyn Kitler, Julia Moore Converse, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Barbara Loveland, Win Short, Jean Martinez, Joan Preble, Andrea Horner, Nicole Burnett, Steve Bell, Karen Pike, Malcolm Hughes, Jeff Weisner, John Cronin, Bob Theriault, George Swanson, 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
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