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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Sunday, November 4
Pentecost 23

8:00 a.m. – Quiet Contemplative Eucharist
10:00 a.m – Eucharist with Music
I'll praise my Maker while I've breath (429)
King of glory, King peace (382)
Where charity and love prevail (581)
Ye holy angels bright (625)
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Psalm 119:1-8
Hebrews 9:11-14
Mark 12:28-34

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Karen
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers: ____
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Dean
Flowers: _____
Coffee Hour:  Bunny & Sandy
Vestry Member in Charge: Karen

 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>

Sunday, November 4:

            8:00 a.m. – Contemplative Eucharist

            9:00 a.m. – Forum (Stewardship and Ministry)

            10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Music

            12:00 – 2:00 – Westside Food Pantry at Harbor House

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation

Thursday, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist











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.  There will be an orientation for volunteers on Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. at St. John's Common Room.
The Westside Food Pantry will receive $1 for each Fight Hunger bag purchased at Hannaford's in Bar Harbor during November.






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!


Presiding Bishop's statement on Tree of Life tragedy,October 27, 2018, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued a statement regarding the tragedy in Pittsburgh. You may access his statement at:


Moving forward in the process that will lead to the calling of our next bishop, the Diocese of Maine has published our Diocesan Profile at  This snapshot of our diocese has been made available across the church, and it is worth reading to see how we are presenting ourselves to potential candidates.  The profile also includes a timeline of the process, culminating in an election in February and the consecration of the Tenth Bishop of Maine in June, 2019.


The 199th Convention of the Diocese of Maine

"The Way of Love"

Saturday, October 27, 2018

at the University of Southern Maine, Portland

Delegates from St. Andrew & St. John

will be Pamela Smith and Ted Fletcher

For more information about the agenda, elections, resolutions








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's:

Choral Evensong: The Feasts of All Saints, Friday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Church of Our Father:

The Next Men's Group Event is a joint effort between the OME committee and the men's group of Church of Our Father and is scheduled for TUESDAY, November 13 at 5:00 with soup and bread dinner followed by a screening of the movie "I can only Imagine". (the true story of the lead singer of Mercy Me  - a famous Christian group). Admission is by donation to the Bar harbor Food Pantry. We're inviting all churches on the Island to attend too! Please reply to so we can have an idea of numbers







St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, located at 134 State Street in Ellsworth, will present its annual Holiday Silent & Chinese Auction, Food and Fine Crafts Sale on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9 AM to 2 PM.   Proceeds from this event will benefit Downeast Community Partners' Heating and Warmth (THAW) Fund and the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic.

In addition to baked goods and artisan crafts including items done in fabric, woven fabric, art glass and ceramic tiles,  a Chinese and Silent Auction will be available featuring many gift certificates from area merchants and restaurants. Visitors may also enjoy breakfast and luncheon items for purchase on site including seafood chowder.


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 visit their website at



Services at the Partnership Parishes:

St. Andrew & St. John

Sundays — 8:00 a.m. — Contemplative Eucharist

10:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist with Music

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:

Sue Newman, Beth Pfeifer, Eric Lange, Paul Milligan, Dorothy Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jackie Mayhew, 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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