Thursday, October 11, 2018

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St. Andrew & St. John

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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine
Sunday, October 14
Marathon Sunday
8:00 a.m. – St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Sing praise to God who reigns above (408)
Take my life and let it be (707)
Alleluia, sing to Jesus, vs. 1-3 (460)
O God, our help in ages past (680)
Amos 5:6-7,10-15
Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: ____
Prayers: Alison
Chalice and Acolyte: Ted F.
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers: _____
Vestry Member in Charge: Ted F.

 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.—Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine

    (On Marathon Sunday, October 14, service will be at 8:00)

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation

Thursday, 12:00 noon — Holy Eucharist

Fridays, 9:00-1:00 — Farmer's Market

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









At St. John's




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:

Pantry season is upon us!  Our first distribution will be Sunday, November 4th, 12 Noon to 2 PM, in Harbor House.  Preparations are underway for the opening.

Barbara Campbell is busily preparing the envelopes for our Annual Appeal mailing in late October.  This is one of the most crucial undertakings of the year.  Almost 75% of our funding comes as a response to this appeal.  That's how important it is!  On Saturday, October 20 from about 1 PM to 3 PM I am asking anyone who can to please come to St. John Church and assist in writing a simple one or two sentence note to any of the addressees that you personally know.  If you don't know any of the potential donors, that's fine.  I can use your help in stuffing and stamping the envelopes. 

I will hold an orientation meeting for Pantry volunteers on Thursday, October 24, at St. John Church at around 4 PM.  At this meeting, I will brief you on the upcoming season, answer your questions, and entertain any ideas you may have about our operations or policies.  This meeting is for the benefit of anyone who might like to serve on the volunteer committee.  I am happy to talk to would-be members of the committee about joining our work.  You can give me names anytime.

I look forward to working with you and your caring hearts in the upcoming Pantry season.  Contact me at any time with any questions or concerns.

Grateful for your help,

Dean Henry








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!









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.


Church of Our Father:







Franklin Savings Bank is giving out grants that range from $1,000 to $10,000 and you could make Families First Community Center A WINNER !!! Franklin Savings is celebrating 150 Years and are donating a total of $150,000 to nonprofits! Nominate Families First Community Center by accessing Vote before October 15th.

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

as of October 21:
Sundays -- 99:00 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:

Eric Lange, Paul Milligan, Dorothy Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, Betty Mitchell, Cody Van Heerden, Jim Risser, Ray McDonald, 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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