Thursday, October 5, 2017

News & Events from St. Andrew & St. John

Events and News
from the Parish of
St. Andrew & St. John

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Worship Schedule

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Pentecost 18
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hail, thou once despised Jesus! (495)
O Christ, the Word Incarnate (632)
Come, thou fount of every blessing (686)
O love, how deep, how broad, how high (448)
Psalm 19; Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
Celebrant: The Rev. William Hague
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers: Michael
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers: John R.
Vestry Member in Charge: Michael

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>


Saturday, October 7

4:00 p.m. – Taizé at Church of Our Father

6:30 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry Recital (Kelley Farm)

Sunday, October 8

9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John's

The Rev. Bill Hague, Celebrant

Tuesday, October 10

4:00 p.m. – Meditation

Thursday, October 12

12:00 noon – Healing Prayer Eucharist

5:00 p.m. – FIC

Friday, October 13

9:00-1:00 – Farmer's Market at St. John's


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.
Westside Food Pantry Recital Series--Saturday, October 7 at 6:30--the Kelley Farm band composed of Rick Barter, Amy Kurman and Beth Herrick on vocals and ukuleles, Jim Vekasi on vocals and octave mandolin and Tom Karnofsky on bass perform for our food pantry.  Their music will feature multi-part harmonies, and string improvisation on American folk, jazz and popular songs.  Suggested donation-$10--ALL proceeds go to our food pantry.  Contact-Susan Buell- 244-8061
Backpacks, etc.:  The Pemetic/Tremont School Backpack Program has restarted with 21 children this Fall. The Westside Food Pantry supports the purchase of nonperishable goods and some members of St. John's Church donate money to cover the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables each week. We are asking the four area Churches to help us with specific backpack items in order to defray some of the cost to the Pantry. St. John's is slated for boxes of soft granola type snack bars.
We also stock a box in the back pew with donated staples such as canned meat or fish, peanut butter, rice, beans, pasta, sauce, mac & cheese, cereals, soups, juice, fruit and veggies. You might keep this in mind as you shop. Every bit helps.
All items may be left in the undercroft when the office is open or brought to Church on Sundays.



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:

Spaghetti Supper, Friday, November 10from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Remembering the 70th year anniversary of the 1947 fire that changed everything about Bar Harbor! Supper benefits the St. Saviour's MDI Fire Fund which helps support those on the island who deal with the devastating results of losing their homes.


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.

Church of Our Father:

Taizé – An Ecumenical Prayer Service: Saturday, October 7, at 4:00 p.m. Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace, and reconciliation.

Candlelight – Scripture – Silence – Song – Prayer

The Waste Not Want Not Thrift Shop is open Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - noon and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.


St. Mary and St. Jude:

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


Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County: Aging and Loss: A workshop for conversation, connection and support.

Thursdays, Oct. 12 to Nov. 16 from 1-2:30 pm - Friends in Action Senior Center, Ellsworth; Oct. 12 to Nov. 16 from 1-2:30 pm - Harborview Apartments, Blue Hill
For people 62 and older who have experienced losses associated with aging.  Free. Pre-registration required. Call Janice Ronco - 667-2531. Check out their website at for upcoming Fall Support Groups


Episcopal Relief & Development:

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to pray for and support communities responding to a devastating and dangerous hurricane season.

Hurricane Maria's path over the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean is expected to bring significant hardship to those already affected by Hurricane Irma.

We are working with local Church partners to support their preparation for and response to the ongoing hurricane season.

In addition, ERD continues to address urgent needs in communities – from Texas to Florida to Georgia – that have been impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

Please donate through the organization's website and get more information about relief and recovery efforts or send a check. FMI: With your partnership, we are healing a hurting world. Please make checks payable to Episcopal Relief & Development and mail to P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield VA 22116-7058.


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. 

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:

Bill Edelen, Sharon Godsey, Todd Lear, Anne Degolyer, Phyllis Partridge, Marilyn Kitler, Julia Moore Converse, Billie Farrington, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Barbara Loveland, David Short, Jean Martinez, Mary K. Parkman, Joan Preble, Andrea Horner, Nicole Burnett,  Steve Bell, Karen Pike, Malcolm Hughes, Jack 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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