Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Worship Schedule

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Last Sunday after Epiphany
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (7)
O wondrous type! (137)
From the dawning of creation (748)
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! (460)
Psalm 50:1-6, 9; 2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck
Usher: Edie
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Michael D.
Prayers: Candace
Chalice and Acolyte: Ted F.
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers: ____
Vestry Member in Charge: Michael D.

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
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.Meditation
Tuesday, February 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Parish Partnership Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
                                    To be held at Church of Our Father, Hull's Cove
Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist and Distribution of Ashes
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Service and Eucharist
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. — Mahjong (teaching available), Common Room





At St. John's

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: A sign up sheet is located in the undercroft or you may call Michele in the church office (244-3229).


Ash Wednesday, February 14: There will be Holy Eucharist and Distribution of Ashes at St. John's at 4:00 p.m.


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!

To: All people in the Diocese of Maine

From: Diocesan Discernment Committee  


In order to hear from as many people as possible in the Diocese of Maine, we invite you to take a short survey regarding our quest for the next Bishop of Maine. Your input will be very helpful to the Discernment Committee in articulating to prospective candidates who the people and congregations of the Diocese of Maine are and what type of person they are looking for to be their next Bishop.

If you have any comments beyond the survey form, please send those to discernmentcommittee@ .


Thank you for taking the time to do this. The survey closes February 28.

Survey Link:


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


MDI Episcopal Churches:

Ash Wednesday Services:
8:00 a.m. - Church of our Father
12:00 noon - St. Saviour's
4:00 p.m. - St. John the Divine
5:00 - St. Mary & St. Jude

Lenten Worship and Supper: An opportunity to gather with brothers and sisters from all our island churches for a quiet evening worship followed by a simple soup and bread supper, 4:00 p.m. each Wednesday in Lent.

     February 21 – St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor 

     February 28 – Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove

     March 7 – St. Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor

     March 14 – St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor

     March 21 – Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove

at St. Saviour:

The Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts is proud to welcome violinist and multi-style fiddler Seán Heely to MDI. Mr. Heely will perform on Friday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. The program will feature traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, along with folk songs from the French heritage in Maine. The Conners Emerson School Swallowtail Fiddlers and fifth grade French students will be special guests at this performance. Suggested donation at the door is $15 (adults) or $10 (students).

Church of Our Father:

Church of Our Father will host the Parish Partnership 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!  Pancakes will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. by the men of the three partnership parishes. Donations welcome.

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 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:

On a mild, but icy day the Pantry was very busy.  Our neighbors were served efficiently and warmly with your presence and a steady flow of operations.  A few of our neighbors admitted that this was proving to be a particularly tough winter making "ends meet."  I saw a fatigue and weariness in the faces of many of our neighbors yesterday.  $14,690 worth of vouchers were distributed to 254 adults and 90 children comprising 184 households.  4 new households were registered with 10 new neighbors.


Nancy Hinckley came to the St. John Church Office last week with a large box of hand-knitted winter scarves, mittens, and hats to distribute to anyone who needed them.  They were well received and appreciated by the many who took them home.


Our volunteers, as usual, provided a warm and caring environment for time with our Pantry neighbors. 
The Pantry will be open on Sunday, February 18, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.


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:

Justin Jimenez, Johannah Camber, Scott Hatcher, Jeff Weisner, Kent Shoemaker, Todd Lear, Anne Degolyer, Marilyn Kitler, Julia Moore Converse, Simone Foley, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Barbara Loveland, Win Short, Joan Preble, Nicole Burnett, 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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