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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Epiphany 4
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (616)
Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old (567)
Thou, whose almighty word (371)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (493)
Psalm 111; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28
Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: ____
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy
Prayers: Margot
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Margot
Flowers: ____
Vestry Member in Charge: Paul
Weekday Healing Prayer Eucharist—Thursdays at 12:00 noon at St. John's

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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>


Sundays, 9:00 a.m. — Eucharist
Sunday, February 4, 12:00-2:00 – Westside Food Pantry at Harbor House
Sunday, February 4 – Forum, Future of our three-church partnership
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Service and Eucharist
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. — Mahjong (teaching available), Common Room





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. 



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!

Dates to Save

Living Local: Joining God - Saturday, February 17

Interfaith Advocacy Days in Augusta – Monday and Tuesday, March 19 and 20

Spring Training - a diocesan day of workshops for everyone - Saturday, April 28

Diocesan Adult Retreat at Bishopswood - June 15-17


at St. Saviour:

Harpsichord Recital, Sunday, January 28, 4:00 p.m. New music director Daniel Pyle will present a recital of music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The program will include works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Louis Couperin. Admission is free. Donations will benefit the Friends of Music Fund at St. Saviour's.

Church of Our Father:

Church of Our Father to host the Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper on February 13th.  All the MDI Episcopal churches are invited to join Church of Our Father for this Mardi Gras celebration.  St. John's will be providing griddles and their pancake dispenser.  Bring your appetites!  More details and timing will be forthcoming.

St. Mary and St. Jude:

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

Renovation Celebration: Sunday, February 11, at 4:00 p.m. Bishop Lane will re-consecrate St. Mary's Chapel, followed by a celebratory dinner in their brand new parish hall. This will be the primary worship service of the day.



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.


Coffee's On! The first and third Tuesday of the month (February 6 and 20), 9:30-11:30. Senior Coffee House is being held at the MDI YWCA, 36 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Bring a friend and enjoy coffee, tea, snacks, and simply catching up with friends while making some new ones. If you need transportation, please call Doreen Willett with Island Connections at 288-4457.



Westside Food Pantry:

January 2018 started at a record setting pace for voucher distribution, but ended slightly lower than last January.  We concluded this important winter month when household finances are strained by the need to heat and to eat.  What small contribution the Pantry makes to our neighbors helping with these competing demands in cold weather I know is help.  


In January we distributed $16,620 in vouchers.  That is 4.9% fewer than January 2017.  We had 391 neighbors receive vouchers.  That was 292 adults and 99 children representing 212 households.  There were 13 new households registered comprising 19 neighbors.


Continuing in the realm of numbers, I am happy to report that we have closed the gap between the total value of contributions received through January 21, 2018 and last year this same date.  We are now about $5,000 short of last year's figure.  This is much improved from the $12,000 difference I reported at the beginning of the month.


The Pantry's work continues, as it has for 27 years.  And in the routine struggles of another MDI winter, I take warm joy in the opportunity that we have to share our need for each other in this work.


Blessings and peace,


The Pantry will be open on Sunday, February 4 (12:00-1:00 p.m.) at the Harbor House in Southwest Harbor.


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—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:

Joyce Risser, Robert and Diane Phipps, Johannah Camber, Scott Hatcher, Kent Shoemaker, Todd Lear, Anne Degolyer, Marilyn Kitler, Julia Moore Converse, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Barbara Loveland, Win Short, Joan Preble, Andrea Horner, Nicole Burnett, 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
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