Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Worship Schedule

Second Sunday of Easter
Sunday, April 8
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
The day of resurrection! (210)
We walk by faith, and not by sight (209)
I want to walk as a child of the light (490)
That Easter day with joy was bright (193)
Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 1:2:2; John 20:19-31
Celebrant: The Rev. Charles Bradshaw
Usher: Edie
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Michael
Prayers: Candace
Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers: ____
Coffee Host(ess): ___
Vestry Member in Charge: Michael
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.


Services at St. Andrew by-the-Lake — Sundays, June 17 through October 7.


Pastoral Care Retreat — Saturday, May 26, at the Bar Harbor YWCA.




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!

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.



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.

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 or call 207.244.1060.


Westside Food Pantry:


The Pantry will be open on Sundays, April 8, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and April 22 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 


Services at the Partnership Parishes:

Worship during Holy Week on MDI

Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday

   8:30 am Morning Prayer at St. Saviour's

   7:00 pm at St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor (joint service) Holy Eucharist with footwashing
Friday, March 30: Good Friday Solemn Liturgy 
   7:00 pm at St. John's, Southwest Harbor 
(joint service)
Saturday, March 31: The Great Vigil of Easter
   7:00 pm at St. Mary's by-the-Sea, Northeast Harbor (joint service)
Sunday, April 1: Easter Day
   9:00 am at St. Mary's Chapel, Northeast Harbor
   10:00 am at St. John's, Southwest Harbor
   10:00 am at St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor

   10:00 am at Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove




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)
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