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Sunday, November 12, 2017
Pentecost 23
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Praise to God, immortal praise (288)
Rejoice! Rejoice, believers (68)
O Jesus, crowned with all renown (292)
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (436)
Psalm 78:1-7; Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
Celebrant: The Rev. John Allison
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers: Michael
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers: Ellen
Vestry Member in Charge: Paul

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>


Sunday, November 12

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

The Rev. John Allison, Celebrant

Testimonial:  Bunny Watts

Tuesday, November 14

4:00 p.m. – Meditation

Thursday, November 16

12:00 noon – Healing Prayer Eucharist


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!   



At St. John's

Westside Food Pantry:  It was a busy and smoothly operating distribution Sunday, November 5, at Harbor House! 289 persons were served (219 adults and 70 children); that represents 159 households in the three towns we serve.  $12,330 worth of vouchers were distributed and 11 new households comprised of 25 neighbors were registered.
Thanks to the volunteers and good preparations we were able to get everyone into the new season's distribution without major delays. Deep gratitude to: Kathleen Killian, Jayne Ashworth, Ida Smallidge,  Dot Mead, Edie Stanwood, Teresa McGowen, Vivian Chambers, Nancy Cochran, Patsy Fogarty, Gen McKenzie, Carroll Fernald, Jim Vekasi, Carol Nelson, and Dean Henry.  Your welcoming and caring spirit made us aware that we are neighbors indeed. In addition to writing 1,233 vouchers, orders were received for 84 Thanksgiving Food Baskets.
This leads me to the following announcement and appeal:
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, and I'm placing my annual call for your assistance.  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 ( with the type vehicle you can supply.
Tuesday, November 21, 10 AM to 12 Noon, help distribute the Thanksgiving Baskets  This work involves sorting baskets and distributing the baskets to neighbors on Tuesday from the SWH Fire Station.

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.

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. 

Pastoral Care and Prayer Team Gathering Upcoming! Please stay tuned for details. 



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.
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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:

Eucharist: Each Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. followed by a light breakfast.

St. Mary and St. Jude:

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


Sing for your Supper: Sunday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street. The Community Hymn Sing will benefit Bar Harbor Food Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food gratefully received.  For more information:
Firefighter Workout:  Thursday November 23rd at 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. 

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: Johannah Camber, Todd Lear, Sean and William Killian, Anne Degolyer,  Marilyn Kitler, Frank Foley, Julia Moore Converse, Billie Farrington, Helmut Weber, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Barbara Loveland, David Short, Jean Martinez, Mary K. Parkman, Joan Preble, Andrea Horner, Nicole Burnett, Steve Bell, Eileen Dunn, Karen Pike, Malcolm Hughes, Jack Weisner, John Cronin, Bob Theriault, Ron Martin, Lydia Thayer, 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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