Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Worship Schedule

Pentecost 2
Sunday, June 3
9:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
O day of radiant gladness (48)
Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old was strong (567)
No saint on earth lives life (776 WLP)
Spread, O spread, thou mighty word (530)
Psalm 81:1-10; Deuteronomy 5:12-15; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6
Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Karen
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Spencer
Prayers: Pamela
Chalice and Acolyte: Sandy.
Altar Guild: Dean
Flowers: ____
Coffee Hostess: Marilyn, Karen, Sue
Vestry Member in Charge: Karen
Pentecost 3
Sunday, June 10
10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Praise to the Holiest (446)
Out of the depths I call (666)
Father, we thank thee (302)
Before the Lord's eternal throne (391)
Psalm 130; Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck
Usher: Edie
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Patsy
Prayers: Gen
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers: ____
Coffee Hostess: Gen and Ward
Vestry Member in Charge: Rita

Weekday Healing Prayer and Eucharist at 12:00 noon on Thursdays

Morning Prayer will be held on June 14



St. John's Calendar

The full St. John's Calendar can be viewed <HERE>




Sunday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. — Eucharist at St. John the Divine

Sunday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John the Divine

Sunday, June 10, 12:00 noon – Vestry Meeting

Sunday, June 17, 8:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake

Sunday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John the Divine

Sunday, June 24 – Annual Meeting following the 10:00 service at St. John

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

Vacation:  Michele will be out of the office from May 31 to June 13.

St. Andrew & St. John will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, June 24 following the 10:00 service. There will be election of new officers: Junior Warden, Clerk, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, 2 Vestry members, 2 convention delegates (who will also attend Bishop Election Convention in February 2019), and 2 alternate delegates. Committee and financial reports from 2017 will be addressed. (Reports are due in the office by June 13th.)

March in the Flamingo Parade with the St. John Samba Band on Saturday July 14. No experience necessary. Drums, costumes and instruction provided! Practice 3:30-4:30 pm every Thursday at St. John beginning June 7. For more information call Michael 244-4425 mshook@gmail.com
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.

Quietside Festival is coming up on July 14. Start thinking about items for the Basket Raffle, Silent Auction, Pies/Cookies; We need help with the Lemonade, Baskets, Silent Auction and Pie stands. If you wish to donate and/or help, let Michele know (when she gets back on the 13th).

Clean Up Day at St. Andrew: Saturday, June 2.


Yard Sale — Friday and Saturday, June 8 & 9, 8:00 - 3:00, 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.






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!

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry preached at the May 19th royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. His sermon is available at:  Presiding Bishop Curry's sermon at the Royal Wedding


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.

Last web conversation will discuss key issues and resolutions with church leaders, 7:30 p.m.: June 14 – Creation



Diocesan Adult Retreat at Bishopswood - June 15-17
Join us for a weekend on beautiful Lake Megunticook near Camden Maine. The annual diocesan retreat is an opportunity to step away from the busyness of everyday life and be refreshed. This year, we'll use Celtic and Ignatian resources to help us connect with Christ in nature, scripture, community and the depths of our hearts. We'll seek to deepen our awareness of Jesus and open ourselves in generosity and compassion.

Camp will open for recreation at 3PM Friday; Dinner will be at 6PM; Program begins at 7PM.  The Retreat ends Sunday before lunch.


Retreat cost (including 2 nights lodging, meals): For a shared cabin clustered around the bathhouse: $95.  A few spaces are available in buildings with shared bathrooms: $125.   For those who wish to make their own lodging arrangements: $65.  Scholarships for Sunday school teachers and youth event volunteers, and financial aid, are available. To Register:  www.tinyURL.com/MaineRetreat2018  Please try to register by May 31.

For information:  contact Jane Hartwell at jhartwell@episcopalmaine.org


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.

St. Saviour:

Cornell University Chimesmaster Ilia Karp to play St. Saviour's bells. Thursday, June 7 at 3:00 PM, Ilia Karp will play a recital on the carillon of St. Saviour's Church.  Although the church is at 41 Mt. Desert Street, the bell concert will be audible all over downtown Bar Harbor.


Church of Our Father:
Church of Our Father Men's Group is participating in the Church Yard Sale on Saturday, June 30th from 9 am to 2 pm on the Church grounds. We are collecting articles for that sale. As you do Spring Cleaning, please save any articles for us. Furniture, books, tools and any Yard Sale items are welcome.

St. Mary & St. Jude:

Puerto Rico Service Project – The Parish of St. Mary and St. Jude is making plans to lead an island-wide service trip to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Maria recovery. The trip will include people of all ages and skill levels, and summer/shoulder parishioners are welcome to travel from home and join the team in Puerto Rico. The trip will take place next Fall/Winter, 2018/19. If you are interested in helping to plan and organize the project, please call or email Jane Cornman at ssmaryjudemdi@gmail.com




The Harbor House and the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce are putting together a Chowder Competition for July 15th, during Flamingo Festival. And we are looking for some volunteers to help with serving, selling tickets, selling baked goods, set up and clean up, and tallying the votes. If you are available from 10AM to about 2:30 on July 15th, please consider joining us for this fun new event!  It will take place under the big tent on the Pemetic School Lawn, after the Flamingo 4-Miler and during the Flamingo Craft Fair. If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact Cynthia Crow at 207-244-9264 or


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 office@alcyoncenter.org or call 207.244.1060.


Westside Food Pantry:

Upcoming summer concerts:
Saturday, June 15 – Amos Lawrence
Saturday, August 18 – Thomas Sheehan
Saturday, August 25 – Christine Spurling
Friday, September 14 – Gavin Black


Services at the Partnership Parishes:


St. Andrew & St. John

Sunday, June 3—9:00 a.m. Eucharist at St. John the Divine
Sunday, June 10--10:00 a.m. Eucharist at St. John the Divine
Sunday, June 17-- 8:00 a.m. Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
Sunday, June 17-- 10:00 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:

Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, Betty Mitchell, Cody Van Heerden, Jim Risser, Scott Hatcher, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Bill and Barbara Loveland, Win Short, Bob Theriault, Valeria, our sponsored child from Costa Rica, and the staff at Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City.





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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