Participants: 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
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!
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 http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org/timeline/profile/. 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
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.
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 ShalomCoof@gmail.com 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 alcyoncenter.org
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.
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)