Sunday, November 19, 2017 Pentecost 24 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hymns: Not here for high and holy things (9) Book of books, our people's strength (631) Before thy throne, O God, we kneel (574) Christ is the world's true Light (542)
Scripture: Psalm 123; Judges 4:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Dean First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela Prayers: Patsy Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy Altar Guild: Joan Flowers: _____ Vestry Member in Charge: Gen
Thursday, November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day 8:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
Scripture: Psalm 148; Joel 2:21-27; John 6:25-35 Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Sunday, November 26, 2017 Christ the King 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hymns: O worship the King, all glorious above! (388) King of glory, King of peace (382) Come, ye thankful people, come (290) Crown him with many crowns (494)
Scripture: Psalm 100; Joel 2:21-27; John 6:25-35
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Fred First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ann Prayers: _____ Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Altar Guild: Margot Flowers: _____ Vestry Member in Charge: Rita
Weekday Healing Prayer Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon at St. John's NO noon service on Thanksgiving Day
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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, November 19 9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John's The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Celebrant Testimonial: Ward MacKenzie 10:30 a.m. – Vestry Meeting Sunday, November 26 9:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John's The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Celebrant Tuesdays, November 21 & 28 4:00 p.m. – Meditation Thursday, November 23 8:00 a.m. – Thanksgiving Day Eucharist NO noon service this day Thursday, November 30 12:00 noon – Healing Prayer Eucharist
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 6 at Church of our Father; December 13 at St. John's; and December 20 at St. Saviour's. The books is available from Amazon.com for $10.
Pastoral Care and Prayer Team Gathering Upcoming! Please stay tuned for details.
Ingathering of Pledges on Christ the King Sunday, November 26—the last Sunday of the Church year. Please join us in celebration, promise, and hope as we mark this day, our accomplishments, and look forward to Advent!
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.
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at St. Saviour:
Acadia Choral Society concerts: Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 pm.
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:
ECW Christmas Fair and Luncheon: Saturday December 2, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Creations, Wreaths, Christmas baked goods, White Elephants, Prayer Shawls.
St. Mary and St. Jude:
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Westside Food Pantry:
Thanksgiving Food Baskets. As in years past, the Bar Harbor Congregational Church is putting together Thanksgiving Food Baskets for MDI, and the Westside Food Pantry will serve as the distribution agent for the west side of MDI, as well as supply the meat for those baskets. This event requires some extra help before Thanksgiving. Here's how you can help: Monday, November 20, 12 Noon, pick up Thanksgiving Baskets at BHCC—Vehicles are needed to travel to Bar Harbor and pick-up the baskets for the west side, vehicles loaded, and return to the Fire Station in SWH to be unloaded. Time required: about 1.5 hours. This year we will have vehicle loaders and unloaders. So, if you are unable to lift and carry the baskets, we will have help. Please reply to Dean Henry, (email@example.com) or 664-8615 with the type vehicle you can supply. Tuesday, November 21, 10 AM to 12 Noon, help distribute the Thanksgiving Baskets— This work involves sorting and distributing the baskets to neighbors on Tuesday from the SWH Fire Station.
Firefighter Workout: Thursday November 23rdat 7:30 am at the Southwest Harbor Fire Department. For the 3rd year in a row, bring the whole family and start your Thanksgiving celebration with the brave men and women of the Southwest Harbor Fire Department. Show support for our firefighter heroes and earn your pie with a fun and challenging one hour FIREFIGHTER WORKOUT. We welcome everyone to come and cheer us on! If you cannot make it to the Fitness Fundraiser, please consider a donation to the Southwest Harbor Fire Association to help purchase additional hoods to help keep our firefighters safe.
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:
Johannah Camber, Scott Hatcher, Kent Shoemaker,Sharon Godsey, Todd Lear, Anne Degolyer, Marilyn Kitler, Julia Moore Converse, 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