Third Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 15 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hymns: He is risen, he is risen! (180) Can we by searching find out God (476) Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest (306) Good Christians all, rejoice and sing! (205)
Scripture: Psalm 4; Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Levering Sherman Usher: Dean First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Alison Prayers: Pamela Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Altar Guild: Joan Flowers: ____ Coffee Host(ess): ___ Vestry Member in Charge: Gen
Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 22 9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Hymns: I come with joy to meet my Lord (304) My Shepherd will supply me need (664) Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless (343) The King of love my shepherd is (645)
Scripture: Psalm 23; Acts 4:5-12; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Sandy First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen Prayers: Patsy Chalice and Acolyte: Ted F. Altar Guild: Margot Flowers: ____ Coffee Host(ess): ___ Vestry Member in Charge: Sandy
Weekday Healing Prayer and Eucharist at 12:00 noon on Thursdays
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
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Service and Eucharist
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. — Mahjong (teaching available), Common Room
At St. John's
Out of Office: Kathleen will be at CREDO from April 10-17. Michele will also be away from April 11-25. If you need assistance when both Kathleen and Michele are gone, please contact Gen MacKenzie.
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.
Joint Worship Service—Sunday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Jude in Northeast Harbor.
Clean Up Days:St. John, Saturday, May 12; St. Andrew, Saturday, June 2.
Yard Sale — Friday and Saturday, June 8 & 9 at St. Andrew. As you delve into your spring cleaning, please remember that we are seeking treasures for the 5th annual Yard Sale at St. Andrew's.The basement door is open so feel free to drop off your goodies when the spirit moves you.Please NO books, clothing, or electronics. If you would like to join the fun, please let Barbara Campbell or Jayne Ashworth know.There are opportunities to help set up for the sale as well as work on the sale days.
Services at St. Andrew by-the-Lake — Sundays, June 17 through October 7.
Pastoral Care Retreat —Praying in Paint—on Saturday, May 26th 10-3pm at the YWCA in Bar Harbor. The Reverend Susan Berry Taylor, working priest and artist, will be our facilitator. She will lead us in exploring our faith and spirituality though color, paint, and creative expression—no experience needed! Please bring a bag lunch—drinks and snacks will be provided.
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For all interested in General Convention
The Provincial Leadership Conference is offering a series of webinars as we move toward General Convention in July 2018. Members from Interim Bodies and task groups as well as those knowledgeable on the issues will present their resolutions in the Blue Book. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Details for each webinar will be sent closer to the time of the webinar. Stay tuned.
Web conversations will discuss key issues and resolutions with church leaders, 7:30 p.m.:
April 12 – Evangelism
May 10 – Structure
June 14 – Creation
Dates to Save
Spring Training - a diocesan day of workshops for everyone - Saturday, April 28. Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. A church leader? A clergy person? Someone interested in spiritual growth or community outreach? With 20 workshops to choose from, you'll find what you're looking for. There's no cost for this event which will be held at South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta.
Diocesan Adult Retreat at Bishopswood - June 15-17
MDI Episcopal Churches:
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.
Families First Community Center Fundraiser – this Friday, April 13th, 6:30 p.m. at China Hill Restaurant, 301 High Street, Ellsworth, hosted by Sip n' Swirl Paint. $35/person. Seating is limited—so sign up TODAY at https://www.picatic.com/familiesfirst041318
Coffee's On! Tuesday, April 17, from 9:30-11:30. Senior Coffee House is held at the MDI YWCA, 36 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Bring a friend and enjoy the refreshments, music 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, or Joan at 244-3227.
Stand Against Racism at the YWCA in Bar Harbor: April 19 at 8:00 p.m.—Interactive workshop and webinar "Raising Race Conscious Children" April 25 at noon—"Exploring Whiteness and Anti-Racism on MDI" April 28 at 4:30 p.m.—Public Stand Against Racism on the Village Green in Bar Harbor; 5:30 p.m.—Showing of film "Hidden Figures" with discussion at YWCA.
The Alcyon Center is a place of contemplation and peace, offering a variety of programs including quiet days, a gathering of women to discuss various topics through poetry, personal experiences (Soul Friends), a monthly quiet day and a weekly study of the Gospel for the coming Sunday. The center is located in Seal Cove on MDI. For more information please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207.244.1060.
Westside Food Pantry:
On the first Sunday of the last month of the distribution season there were many expressions of appreciation and gratitude from our neighbors receiving vouchers. "The Pantry's help has been so important this winter. Thank you." I want us all to hear these words. It verifies what we who spend time with our neighbors on these Sundays during the winter already know--our help is needed and appreciated. When I contemplate the 1,373 vouchers that were each labeled by hand with a neighbor's name, I am aware of just how many contributions--1 voucher for every $10--it takes to sustain this work and to put caring into action each season. I wish that all who have donated to this work could know and feel what we who work closely on distribution Sundays know and feel--it really does matter.
So, a look at the numbers. $13,730 worth of vouchers to 238 adults and 85 children representing 169 households. There were 2 new households registered comprised of 4 people.
The Pantry will be open on Sunday, April 22, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. This will be the final day for the season.
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—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:
Cody Van Heerden, Jim Risser, 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 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