Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Edie First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela Prayers: Gen Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne Altar Guild: Joan Flowers: Susan Vestry Member in Charge: Gen
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Pentecost 20 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hymns: Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (544) Judge eternal throned in splendor (596) O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry (591) God of grace and God of Glory (594)
Scripture: Psalm 99; Exodus 33:12-23; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Fred First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ann Prayers: Patsy Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Altar Guild: Margot Flowers: Susan Vestry Member in Charge: Rita
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Pentecost 21 Combined Service 10:00 a.m. at Church of Our Father Hulls Cove
There will be NO service at St. Saviour's or St. John's
Weekday Holy Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon
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The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Priest-in-Charge (207-669-2029) Stephen Sampson, Music Director Michele Daley, Parish Administrator (244-3229) Michele will be out of the office until October 30th 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, October 15 and 22
9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John's
The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Celebrant
Sunday, October 29
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at Church of Our Father
NO service at St. Saviour's or St. John's
Tuesday, October 17, 24, and 31
4:00 p.m. – Meditation
Thursday, October 19, 26, and November 2
12:00 noon – Healing Prayer Eucharist
Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22
Westside Food Pantry annual appeal letter writing
Saturday, October 28
Stewardship Letter writing
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.
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.
Here's where and how YOU can help the Westside Food Pantry! On Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, 1 to 4 PM, a "note writing and envelope stuffing event" will be underway at St. John Church in the Undercroft. This is traditionally a very important part of our Annual Appeal and the stocking of the Pantry for the new distribution season. Please make yourself available for all or part of either of the two days to write one sentence notes on the Appeal letters, or stuff and stamp envelopes. We really would appreciate your help to get this mailing out and into the homes of our donors. Contact Henry Barendse, our event host and Pantry Committee member at email@example.com and let him know that you will help out. You can make a big difference in getting us ready for the November Pantry opening.
Also, feel free to contact Dean Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 664-8615 with questions or offers of help.
From the Diocese of Maine
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Praying in Days Like These
At our diocesan staff meeting on Tuesday, Canon Ambler noted that we seem to have entered an "era of disasters." We don't know what's happened overnight, but we're afraid to open the paper to find out - because we know it will be bad. Harvey, Irma, Maria, Mexico City, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas - disasters pile up so quickly that we can scarcely keep up, let alone respond. We're simply not prepared for disasters on this scale. In such a time, it's easy to become discouraged, even despairing. How do we respond to all these disasters?
Our first impulse is to pray, and I want to affirm that impulse. Sometimes all we can do is lament our loss: pour out our hurt and grief, asking God for mercy. That's a good place to begin.
Yet prayer is more than asking. Prayer is also listening: listening for God's response and for God's invitation. As we pray, God we may hear God inviting us to join in the work of reconciliation, to give of ourselves and our abundance. We may feel overwhelmed and frightened, but we are not helpless.
God is with us, right here, right now. Let us turn to God in prayer.
at St. Saviour:
Spaghetti Supper, Friday, November 10, from 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.
Free Concert, Thursday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. at Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street. Heritage Winds is the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation. Heritage Winds offers innovative programming that covers a wide array of musical styles. The ensemble embraces the full range of the quintet repertoire, while also exploring various instrument combinations. The creative use of ensemble and instrumentation, combined with new arrangements and compositions, ensures that they provide audiences with a unique concert experience.
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: http://www.episcopalrelief.org. 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.
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:
Scott Hatcher, Kent Shoemaker, 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, 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