Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Worship Schedule

Pentecost 16
Sunday, September 9
8:00 a.m. – St. Andrew by-the-Lake
1358 Tremont Road, Rt. 102, Seal Cove
10:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Father, we praise thee, now the night is over (1)
Heal me, hands of Jesus (773 WLP)
Before thy throne, O God, we kneel (574)
Give praise and glory unto God (375)
Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm 146
James 2:1-10, 14-17
Mark 7:24-37
Participants at the 10:00 a.m. service:
Celebrant: The Rev. John Allison
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Chloe
Prayers: ___
Chalice and Acolyte: Chloe
Altar Guild: Dean
Flowers: Floy
Coffee Host: Bill and Jane
Vestry Member in Charge: Gen

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

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

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. – Confirmation Class

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.Meditation

Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Service and Eucharist

Fridays, 9:00-1:00 – Farmer's Market

Fridays, 1:00 p.m. — Mahjong (teaching available), Common Room






At St. John's

St. John's Centennial Celebration

Please plan to join us on Sunday, September 16, to celebrate 100 years at St. John the Divine in Southwest Harbor at the 10:00 a.m. service. There will be special music; a history display of photos and newspaper articles in the undercroft; and a birthday cake!
An extended Prelude by Cate and Jane Pope will begin about five minutes before the service. Please come early to settle in before the festivities begin.


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.


Westside Food Pantry:

Summer concert at St. John's:
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 p.m.
Gavin Black, Organist
Suggested donation is $10 – ALL proceeds go to the Westside Food Pantry which provides food vouchers for local residents during the winter and spring months.








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!

Bishop Lane is Coming to MDI!

Friday Evening, September 21 – 5:00 p.m.

Bishop Lane is coming to MDI for his final visitation before he retires. To honor him, the four parishes are hosting a Harvest Dinner at the Hulls Cove School House. Sign up sheets in the undercroft.

Saturday, September 22 – 9:30 a.m.

All are invited to a prayer service at St. John's at which time Bishop Lane will give a birthday blessing for our 100th anniversary.

Saturday, September 22—10:00 a.m.

Following the service St. John's vestry will meet with the Bishop.

Sunday, September 23 – 10:00 a.m.

Don't forget that the four MDI Episcopal parishes will have a joint service at St. Saviour's in Bar Harbor during Bishop Lane's visitation. There will be no other services that day.








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. Mary & St. Jude:

September 9: Holy Eucharist and Annual Picnic at Suminsby Park, 11 am. No service at St. Mary's by-the-Sea. Rain location: the Parish Hall at 5 Kimball Road.


Church of Our Father:

Our Thrift Shop will be open on Saturdays from 9-12 and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6 pm.






Families First Community Center: Raffle tickets are on sale for a queen size quilt made by the Island Quilt Guild (several of St. John's women are part of this guild and helped make the quilt). The drawing will be held at Families First second annual Gourmet Dinner at Big Cat's Catering in Trenton on Sunday, September 9. You need NOT be present to win! Tickets ae 2 for $5 or 5 for $10. For tickets, e-mail or call 460-3271.

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.



Services at the Partnership Parishes:

St. Andrew & St. John

Sundays -- 8:00 a.m. Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
Sundays -- 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:

Michael Shook, Paul Milligan, Douglas Mays, Dorothy Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, Betty Mitchell, Cody Van Heerden, Jim Risser, Scott Hatcher, Ray McDonald, Janet Meryweather, Bill and Barbara Loveland, Win Short, and Bob Theriault.





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, Ted Fletcher (244-5225)
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 2:00 (244-3229)
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