Thursday, January 10, 2019

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St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, January 13
The Baptism of Christ
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist

O love, how deep, how broad (448)
"I come, "the great Redeemer cries (116)
O God of gentle strength (771 WLP)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (616)
 Isaiah 43:1-7
 Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Psalm 29

Celebrant: The Rev. Timothy Fleck
Usher: Edie
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers: Alison
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Jayne
Coffee Hour:  Gen & Ward
Flowers: Betsy
Vestry Member in Charge: Edie

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, January 13, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John's (Tim Fleck)

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. -- Meditation

Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist

Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – Backpack assembly

Sunday, January 20, 12:00-1:00 – Westside Food Pantry distribution








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. There will be no meditation on Christmas Day.


Westside Food Pantry
Sunday was a very busy day for all of us at the Pantry.  At least four neighbors returned to receive vouchers who had not been here yet this season.  "I was doing good on my own until January," said one.  Dianne McMullan distributed the last non-perishables from the two large food drives that took place around Thanksgiving.  And many of the children especially picked out a book or two from those provided by the SWH Library to take home.


The numbers don't tell it all, but they do give a picture of the need that we serve.  We delivered $15,090 worth of vouchers--that's 1,509 vouchers hand-written with the recipient's name.  356 neighbors were served, that's 94 children and 262 adults, representing 189 households.  We registered 5 new households representing 13 new neighbors.


The rest of the story is told in the cheerful hospitality--that you who sat with each neighbor and wrote their names on each voucher offered.  This offering is part of the reason we share a good spirit among neighbors when on these distribution Sundays!  Thank you to our Sunday workers:  Dianne McMullan, Barbara Campbell, Leza Colqhoun, Edie Stanwood, Mary Vekasi, Beth Renault, Terresa McGowen, Bill Morrison, Vivian Chambers, Jim Vekasi, Carol Nelson, and Dean Henry.


The next distribution will be Sunday, January 20, 12 Noon to 1 PM, in the Harbor House. 







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.


Meet the Nominees at the Walkabouts, January 18-20, 2019. Everyone is invited and urged to attend the Walkabouts, which provide an opportunity to meet the Nominees, ask questions and allow them to learn more about our Diocese. January 18 – Senator Inn, 284 Western Avenue, Augusta; January 19, Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor; January 20, The Westin Portland Harborview, 157 High Street, Portland. In the event of weather prohibiting travel, the Walkabout session will be January 20th from 1:30-4:30 at the Westin Harborview in Portland.

Special Convention to Elect the Tenth Bishop of Maine:  Official notice is hereby given, in accordance with Canon Six, Section I, of the Canons of the Diocese of Maine, that a Special Electing Convention of the Diocese will assemble, God willing, at the Cross Center, Bangor on Saturday, February 9, 2019. St. John's representatives will be Pamela Smith and Ted Fletcher. Information and updates will be available on our website: I urge you to check the website and The Dio Log regularly for updated and new information. 
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.










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:

Schubert Song-Cycle at St. Saviour's

The Friends of Music at St. Saviour's will present a concert of Franz Schubert's song-cycle Winterreise ("The Winter Journey") on Sunday, January 20, at 4:00 pm, performed by baritone Jeffrey Heyl and pianist Daniel Pyle.

Winterreise is a set of 24 songs, on poems by the German poet and soldier Johann Müller, and set to music by Franz Schubert in 1828, the last year of his all-too-short life. They constitute a dramatic monologue, a series of meditations by a young man as he is journeying on foot in the heart of winter. He is leaving his home village, where he had formed a deep attachment to a young woman whom he hoped to marry, only to have her reject him in favor of another. As he wanders through the snowy countryside, the sights and sounds which he encounters trigger reflections on his grief and despair.

Jeffrey Heyl sings extensively in and around St. Louis, including Orff's  Carmina Burana, Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Beethoven 9th Symphony, Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem & Mahler's Songs of a Wayfayer with Robert Hart Baker and the St Louis Philharmonic, and the midwest premiere of Mark Hayes' Requiem with conductor Kevin McBeth. He has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony with conductors David Robertson, Nicholas MeCegan, John Starguard and in Robert Kapilow's Summer Sun, Winter Moon where he sang the part of Raven with the composer conducting. In the past two seasons he was bass soloist with the symphony in Beethoven's Mass in C, Nielsen's 3rd Symphony and Weill's Flight of Lindbergh. Dr. Heyl holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Hartt School of Music, & the University of Iowa. He presently teaches at Millikin University and Maryville University.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations benefitting the Friends of Music will be welcome. The church is handicap accessible to all, and parking is available.






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


Free Meals in our community. Enjoy the great food, fellowship and warm hospitality!

  • Second and Fourth Sundays—4:30 at Bar Harbor Baptist Church, 46 Ledgelawn St. Bar Harbor. Childcare provided.
  • First Sunday each month starting May 6, 11:30-12:30, Seaside UCC, 8 Main St., Seal Harbor.
  • Common Good Café, 19 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor, Mondays, 11:00-1:00.
  • Mondays from 3-6 pm, Everybody Eats Free Community Meal, in the Parish Hall of St. Dunstan's Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth.
  • Tuesdays from 4-8 pm. Open Table MDI, Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street.  
  • Wednesdays from 3-6 pm – Welcome Table - First Congregational Church -  2 Church St., Ellsworth



Services at the Partnership Parishes:

St. Andrew & St. John

Sundays — 10:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist

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—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:

George Swanson, Michael Shook, Sean Killian, Richard Ramsdell, Mike McFalls, Cassandra Crabtree, Beth Pfeifer, Eric Lange, Dorothy Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jim Risser, Bill and Barbara Loveland, and Win Short.






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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