Saturday, June 6, 2020

MDI Episcopal Churches 6-7-20 bulletin

St. Andrew & St. John Episcopal Church
Southwest Harbor, Maine

The First Sunday after Pentecost Order of Worship
Trinity Sunday
June 7, 2020
Spiritual Eucharist
Click on the link below:
MDI Episcopal YouTube Channel at 10 am Sunday


Welcome: Fr. John Burton
Hymn362             Holy, Holy, Holy                                                        
Opening Acclamation                                                                               
   Celebrant:    Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
   People:       And blessed be God's Kingdom, now and forever. Amen.
The Liturgy of the Word
Collect: (From New Zealand Prayer Book p. 606)
You sent your Son to bring us truth
And your Spirit to make us holy;
Open our hearts to exalt you,
Open our lives to reveal you,
Our one true God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The First Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a  reader: Ellen Gilmore

A reading from Genesis

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, "Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
And God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it." And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth." And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky." So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind." And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." God said, "See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God!


Psalm: 8   (by whole verse muted)  leader: Roger Samuel   responder: Pat Samuel

1 O Lord our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!
2 Out of the mouths of infants and children *
your majesty is praised above the heavens.

3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *
to quell the enemy and the avenger.
4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

5 What is man that you should be mindful of him? *
the son of man that you should seek him out?
6 You have made him but little lower than the angels; *
you adorn him with glory and honor;

7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *
you put all things under his feet:
8 All sheep and oxen, *
even the wild beasts of the field,

9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, *
and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.
10 O Lord our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!


The Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13            reader: Mike Bullard

A reading from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.


Gradual Hymn:  370 "I bind unto myself this day" (vs. 1, 2, 6, 7) 


The Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20   reader: The Rev. Mary-Carol Griffin, Deacon

A reading from the Gospel of Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Homily                                                                    Reverend John Burton
Nicene Creed                                                                       BCP page 358
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,  of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.  
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Prayers of the People for June 7 2020 (Form V)   James and Marilyn Kitler
In peace, let us pray to the Lord, saying, "Lord, have mercy".
For the holy Church of God, that it may be filled with truth and love, and be found without fault at the day of your
coming, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For Michael our Presiding Bishop, for Thomas our own Bishop,
for all bishops and other ministers, and for all the holy people
of God, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For all who fear God and believe in you, Lord Christ, that our divisions may cease, and that all may be one as you and the Father and the Spirit are one, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the mission of the Church, that in this time of pandemic and civil distress, we may be a source of hope, and an example of the healing and reconciliation that lives filled with God's love and modelled on the peaceful way of Jesus can accomplish, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace of the world, that a spirit of respect and cooperation may grow among nations and peoples, we pray
to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For those in positions of public trust especially Donald our President, our nation's Governors and civic leaders, members of the military and law enforcement, that they may serve justice, and promote the dignity and freedom of every person, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For all who live and work in this community, especially educators and students, particularly those about to graduate, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For a blessing upon all human labor, and for the right use of the riches of creation, that the world may be freed from
poverty, famine, and disaster. Watch over the commercial fishermen of our community as they begin a new season, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer; for refugees, prisoners, all who live with fear and anxiety and all who are in danger; that they may be relieved and protected.  Grant mercy to all those whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID 19 virus, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the  congregations of the Churches on this island, and for those who are joining us for this online service, that we may be delivered from hardness of heart, and show forth your glory in all that we do, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For our enemies and those who wish us harm; and for all whom we have injured or offended, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For all who have commended themselves to our prayers; for our families, friends, and neighbors; that being freed from anxiety, they may live in joy, peace, and health, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Please speak your own petitions and intercessions…….                      we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For all who have died in the communion of your Church, and those whose faith is known to you alone, that, with all the saints, they may have rest in that place where there is no pain or grief, but life eternal, we pray to you, O Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Rejoicing in the fellowship of the Blessed Trinity and all the saints, let us commend ourselves,  and one another, and all our life to Christ our God.
To you, O Lord our God.   Amen.
Confession and Absolution                                                BCP page 360
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

The Peace
The Holy Communion
Eucharistic Prayer C                                                          BCP page 369    
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.
God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.
Glory to you for ever and ever.
At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.
By your will they were created and have their being.
From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust; and we turned against one another.
Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.
Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the
fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.
By his blood, he reconciled us.
By his wounds, we are healed.
And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all
those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:
Celebrant and People
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Hosanna in the highest.

The Celebrant continues
And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.
On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and
said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."
After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and said, "Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new
Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the
remembrance of me."
Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,
We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.
Lord God of our Fathers: God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our
eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.
Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.
Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the
Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation.

The Lord's Prayer                           
Fraction Anthem:       
Presider: Alleluia , Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
All:         Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia
Prayer of Spiritual Communion:
Presider: Since now we are apart, let us pray:
All: In union, O Dear Lord, with the faithful at every Altar of Your Church, where Your blessed
Body and Blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer You praise and thanksgiving.
I present to You my soul and body, with the earnest wish that I may ever be united to You.
And since I cannot now receive at the Altar, I beseech You to come spiritually into my heart.
I unite myself to You, and embrace You with all the affections of my soul. O let nothing ever
separate me from You. Let me live and die in Your love. Amen
Communion Hymn: 314                   'Humbly I adore thee" 
Post Communion Prayer                                                                          
Presider: Let us pray.
All: Father of all, we give you thanks and praise
that when we were still far off
you met us in your Son and brought us home.
Dying and living, he declared your love,
gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
May we who share Christ's body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others;
we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.
Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord.
The Blessing
Closing Hymn: 368          "Holy Father, great creator" 
Celebrant and Preacher The Reverend John Burton
Organist Dr. Daniel Pyle
Vocalist Marsha Lyons
Psalmists Pat and Roger Samuel
Reader #1 Ellen Gilmore
Reader #2 Mike Bullard
Prayer Leaders James and Marilyn Kitler
Gospel Reader The Reverend Mary-Carol Griffin, Deacon
Video Technician Jim Vallette


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Thursday, June 4, 2020

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St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

June 7, Trinity Sunday
St. Saviour's
The Reverend John Burton
10:00 a.m.


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St. John the Divine is temporarily closed.
If you need help or need to talk with someone, please call
Gen MacKenzie, 244-7313
Ted Fletcher, 266-8415



From the Wardens:
Bishop Brown stated at Tuesday's Town Hall Zoom meeting that services could be conducted outside observing use of masks, social distancing, limiting attendance to 50, and continuing with Morning Prayer. The Bishop spoke of the recent demonstrations in our major cities, including Washington, DC and the President's visit to St. John's Church, "Church of Presidents." Please see the Episcopal Diocese of Maine website for Bishop Brown's letter and the Province 1 Bishop's June 2nd statement.
Thank you for generously supporting St. Andrew and St. John with your pledges. Even though the church is closed, we continue to incur our normal operating expenses. Please mail your pledges to the church.
The MDI YouTube services have included all of the island Episcopal churches. They have been well received and our churches have worked closely together.
There a number of people responsible for making the MDI You Tube services possible. They are Jim Vallette (Senior Warden at St. Saviour's); Jayne Ashworth (St. Andrew and St. John); clergy Jenny Reece, Jane Cornman, John Burton, Bill Hague and Steve Muncie; readers from the four churches; and musicians Stephen Sampson (St. Andrew and St. John), Daniel Pyle (St. Saviour), and Clare Monfredo (St. Mary and St. Jude).
Please place the Annual Meeting on your schedule for Monday, June 29th. It will be conducted on Zoom at 4:00 p.m.
Observing the video recording of George Floyd's death leaves one "breathless with shock and sadness." It's as though our quiet little world has been suddenly shattered into pieces. It is with and through Christ's presence and example that together we can peacefully prevent such deaths and neighborhood destruction.

Gen MacKenzie, Senior Warden
Ted Fletcher, Junior Warden


Reflection from Linda Lewis
The World I Live In
by Mary Oliver
I have refused to live
locked in the orderly house of
     reasons and proofs.
The world I live in and believe in
is wider than that. And anyway,
     what's wrong with Maybe?
You wouldn't believe what once or
twice I have seen. I'll just
     tell you this:
only if there are angels in your head will you
     ever, possibly, see one.

Maybe, there is NOTHING wrong with Maybe.
Maybe the biggest questions we ask can never be answered in just one way.
Maybe the worst things and the best things point equally to mystery,
the substance and very truth of life.
Maybe the angels in our head are all that we need to keep us
upright, alive, loving and believing—
Angels, and each other.





St. John's Calendar

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

All meetings have been cancelled until further notice.



At St. John's

Keep in your prayers this week:

Bill Krueger, Doris McCorison, Gail Leland, Jeremy Harkins, Michael Shook, Joyce and Jim Risser, Loretta Schmidt, Susannah Jones, Theresa Mitchell, David Douglass, George Harorack, Fred & Dollis Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, Dorothea Mead, Ray and Susan McDonald, Richard Ramsdell, Cassandra Crabtree, Beth Pfeiffer, Dorothy & Jim Clunan, Bill and Barbara Loveland.

Remember thy servant (Michael Edward Fawley), O Lord, according to the favor which thou bearest unto thy people; and grant that, increasing in knowledge and love of thee, he may go from strength to strength in the life of perfect service in thy heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Remember to check out our website for MUSIC:
Thanks to Stephen Sampson, Jayne Ashworth and Michael Shook, you may enjoy some piano music on the St. Andrew & St. John website.  On the menu on the left-hand side of the home page there is now a link titled 'Music,' and clicking on that link brings you to recordings of piano pieces by Stephen Sampson. 

Westside Food Pantry

We invite you to visit the new page for the Westside Food Pantry!  On this facebook page you will find periodic announcements and information about the Westside Food Pantry.  Please visit the page and like it. You can find it at:

New territory!  Our first-ever June distribution.  The Pantry is able to be responsive to the pandemic in a real and meaningful way.  Thanks to everyone who helped put this June distribution together, especially Gen MacKenzie, Pamela Smith, Laura Sweeney, and Karen McFarland.

Just a word about future Pantry distribution dates.  The Pantry Board has authorized a July distribution. The dates are July 5 and 19.  The unsolicited response to the Corona virus has reached just short of $60,000.  It's a truly gratifying response and endorsement of our work from regular and new donors.  
I don't believe that the full impact of the shut-down and resulting loss of employment--full and seasonal--has been realized yet.  That has to do with many factors I believe, most notably the government stimulus checks and additional unemployment funds available through July.  This help is questionable for the future and we don't know how quickly the economy will recover.  I believe that the longer we go, the tighter it will become for our neighbors and we are bound to see new requests for our help in late summer or the fall.  Furthermore, what effect the economy is going to have on our annual appeal remains to be seen.  I want to make sure that we have enough funds to get through the late fall and winter next year when things could really be tough.  I believe that we will have enough money left over from the corona response, plus some other reserves, along with a possibly reduced annual appeal response to fund the 2020-21 season.  So, unless conditions change dramatically, the Pantry will close after the July distribution.  Any thoughts or comments on this planning would be encouraged and appreciated.   Please let me know.  
I am missing the interaction that we had with our neighbors in "the good old days" when we could sit across the table, write vouchers, and catch up.  That personal contact with our neighbors is an important part of our work.  I don't know when we will be able to get back to that way of being and operating.  Any thoughts or ideas on new ways of conducting our distributions that might tend to capture some of what has been lost I'd like to hear.  I'm sure others would as well.  So, if you have something to share, "reply all."
Again, thanks for your part in this work that matters, now more than ever.

Upcoming distribution Sundays are as follows: June 7 and 21; July 5 and 19.  The first Sunday distribution hours are 12 noon to 2 PM, the second Sunday hour is 12 noon to 1 PM.  Distribution will be held at St. John's.



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 worshiping community.
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Dear Friends in Christ,
Many of us went to bed last night with images from demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and other cities and towns. Some of us are joining local communities in Maine who are finding ways to say, "we are in pain, too." 
The unrest because of racism and brutality, along with a three-month long global pandemic and lockdown, heighten the great need to be loving, open-hearted, and gentle. I loved what the Presiding Bishop said yesterday on the Today show, "the opposite of love is not hate, but selfishness, and we have to make the decision to love everyday." 
Last night I joined the other bishops of the Episcopal dioceses in New England in writing about the events that occurred at St. John Church in Lafayette Square. I'm sharing our statement with you—the leaders of the Diocese of Maine—as a sign of my respect, and because I desire for us to listen attentively and to respond lovingly. Some among us will choose to share this with your congregation; feel free; however, I am in no way asking or suggesting that you must share this. 
It will be good for us to be together in tonight's Town Hall, and to be in prayer.
Faithfully in Christ,
The Right Reverend Thomas J. Brown
June 2, 2020
New England Episcopal bishops respond with one voice to President's "cynical" photo-op by calling out "the abomination of continued oppression of and violence against people of color in this nation"
What President Trump did in front of St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square on the evening of June 1 was disgraceful and morally repugnant. Displaying a Bible from which he did not quote, using as a mere backdrop an Episcopal church where he did not pray, and – more callously – ordering law enforcement to clear, with force and tear gas, a path through demonstrators who had gathered in peace, President Trump distorted for his own purposes the cherished symbols of our faith to condone and stoke yet more violence.
His tactic was obvious. Simply by holding aloft an unopened Bible he presumed to claim Christian endorsement and imply that of The Episcopal Church. Far more disturbingly, he seemed to be affecting the authority of the God and Savior we worship and serve, in order to support his own authority and to wield enhanced use of military force in a perverted attempt to restore peace to our nation.
His actions did nothing to mend the torn social fabric of our nation. Instead, they were a blatant attempt to drive a wedge between the people of this nation, and even between people of faith. No matter where we may stand on the partisan spectrum, we, as Christian leaders called to proclaim a God of love, find his actions repugnant. Jesus taught us to love our enemies, to seek healing over division, and make peace in the midst of violence.
Our church may rightly feel outraged and insulted by having the symbols of our faith used as a set prop in a cynical political drama. The real abomination before us, however, is the continued oppression of and violence against people of color in this nation. Let us reserve and focus the energies of our indignation to serve our Lord Jesus Christ's higher purpose: to extend love and mercy and justice for all, and especially for those whose life, liberty, and very humanity is threatened by the persistent sin of systemic racism and the contagion of white supremacy.
The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan, Connecticut
The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan, Connecticut
The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown, Bishop Diocesan, Maine
The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop Diocesan, Massachusetts
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan, Massachusetts
The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop Diocesan, New Hampshire
The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop Diocesan, Rhode Island
The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop Diocesan, Vermont
The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, Bishop Diocesan, Western Massachusetts

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.

St. Mary and St. Jude
The Rev. Stephen Muncie is conducting a Zoom Bible Study of 1 Samuel, which tells of the rise of King David, on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  He will be using the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation of the Bible but you may use any translation you have on hand. For direct dial or URL information for this meeting, click here.
Church of Our Father
Music and Chatter:  On each Wednesday at 5:30 pm there will be a 30 minute program entitled "Music & Chatter".  The idea is to keep us all involved and up to date.  It can be seen on the MDI Episcopal You Tube channel. Click on the link below:

St. Saviour's 
Thursday, June 4, with Fr. John Burton at 5:00 pm Zoom Evening Prayer. The invitation is below.  You can call in or join by touch tone, smart phone, ipad or computer! 

Our Thursday Evening Worship will  continue with the format from last week.
We will meet on Zoom to reflect upon a simple "Homework" Prayer Exercise from Father John Burton.

We will conclude with the Daily Devotion for Early Evening from the BCP. 


Meeting ID: 814 8666 7602    Password: 787839
Or dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)   or  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)


A variety of ways exist on Mount Desert Island for people to offer to provide help or to receive help during the current pandemic.
Connecting with the people who are coordinating this effort may happen:
1)   Via a website -  MDI Community Response
2)   Via FaceBook - search for the group: MDI Helpers:   Pandemic Mutual Aid
3)   Contact Jessica Stewart, one of the coordinators for the group
      home (207) 266-0919

5)  Also:

6)  Lincoln Millstein has put together a Quietside newsletter -- very interesting:



Stephen Sampson, Music Director
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Sr. Warden, Gen MacKenzie (244-7313)
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