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Worship Schedule

Pentecost 5
Sunday, June 24
8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake
10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
O praise ye the Lord (432)
Eternal Father strong to save (608)
We know that Christ is raised and dies no more (296)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (493)
Psalm 133; Job 38:1-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41
Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela
Prayers: Margot
Chalice and Acolyte: Ted F.
Altar Guild: Margot
Flowers: Floy
Coffee Hostess: Marthas
Vestry Member in Charge: Paul

 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

Sunday, June 24 – Annual Meeting following the service

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. Andrew & St. John will hold their annual meeting this Sunday, June 24 following the 10:00 service. There will be election of new officers: Junior Warden, Clerk, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, 2 Vestry members, 2 convention delegates (who will also attend Bishop Election Convention in February 2019), and 2 alternate delegates. Committee and financial reports from 2017 will be addressed.
Quietside Festival is coming up on July 14. Start thinking about items for the Basket Raffle, Silent Auction, Pies/Cookies; We need help with the Lemonade, Baskets, Silent Auction and Pie stands. If you wish to donate and/or help, let Michele know. A basket sign-up sheet with some theme suggestions is available in the undercroft. Baskets and Silent Auction items may be brought to the church office any time. Please make sure your names are on the baskets.
March in the Flamingo Parade with the St. John Samba Band on Saturday July 14. No experience necessary. Drums, costumes and instruction provided! Practice 3:30-4:30 pm every Thursday at St. John. For more information call Michael 244-4425
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{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!







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:

Four Hand Piano Concert to Benefit MDI Search and Rescue: Sunday, July 1 at 7:00 PM, Ann Sears and Guy Urban will present duet and solo piano works by Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Stewart, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, The concert is free, but donations will benefit MDI Search and Rescue.  The suggested donation is $20.


Church of Our Father:
Church of Our Father summer member Karin Maag will inform and delight us with another of her historical presentations (with singing!) on Friday, June 22, at 3:30 PM in the parish hall (please note time!). We will learn about the Scottish Reformer John Knox and the origins of the Presbyterian Church - did you know that nine US Presidents were Presbyterian? There will be Scottish-themed refreshments as well. Come join the fun and the learning!


Our excellent Thrift Shop will open Saturday, June 23! Hours will be Saturdays from 9-12 and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6 pm.

St. Mary & St. Jude:

Puerto Rico Service Project – The Parish of St. Mary and St. Jude is making plans to lead an island-wide service trip to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Maria recovery. The trip will include people of all ages and skill levels, and summer/shoulder parishioners are welcome to travel from home and join the team in Puerto Rico. The trip will take place next Fall/Winter, 2018/19. If you are interested in helping to plan and organize the project, please call or email Jane Cornman at




The Harbor House and the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce are putting together a Chowder Competition for July 15th, during Flamingo Festival. And we are looking for some volunteers to help with serving, selling tickets, selling baked goods, set up and clean up, and tallying the votes. If you are available from 10AM to about 2:30 on July 15th, please consider joining us for this fun new event!  It will take place under the big tent on the Pemetic School Lawn, after the Flamingo 4-Miler and during the Flamingo Craft Fair. If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact Cynthia Crow at 207-244-9264 or

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.


Westside Food Pantry:

Upcoming summer concerts:
Saturday, August 18 – Thomas Sheehan
Saturday, August 25 – Christine Spurling
Friday, September 14 – Gavin Black


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:

Michael Shook, Chloe Nichols, Ann Kidder, Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, Betty Mitchell, Cody Van Heerden, Jim Risser, Scott Hatcher, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Bill and Barbara Loveland, Win Short, 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)
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