Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Karen First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Margot Prayers: Ellen Chalice and Acolyte: Linda Altar Guild: Dean Coffee Hour: Gen and Ward Vestry Member in Charge: Gen
Sunday, March 3 is World Mission Sunday. Episcopalians are invited to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant's call to "seek and serve Christ in all persons," and participate in God's mission around the world. As Christians, we are called to reach out across borders, across walls, across divides and to the whole of humanity. There are no geographical borders in God's world, there is only love, and love knows no boundaries. Currently, Episcopal Church missionaries serve in many international locales, including Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel/Palestine, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, and Tanzania.
Sunday, March 10 Lent 1 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
Hymns: Forty days and forty nights (150) Now let us all with one accord (147) Lead us, heavenly Father (559)
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian Usher: Edie First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen Prayers: Linda Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Altar Guild: Jayne Coffee Hour: ___ Vestry Member in Charge: Edie
Sunday, March 17 Lent 2 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
Hymns: The God of Abraham praise (401) Shepherd of souls (343) Take up your cross (675)
Participants: Celebrant: The Rev. Chuck Bradshaw Usher: Dean First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela Prayers: Ellen Chalice and Acolyte: Linda Altar Guild: Joan Coffee Hour: Joan and Ted 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>.
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 The next distribution Sundays are: March 3, 12 Noon to 2 PM; and March 17, 12 noon to 1 PM at the Harbor House.
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.
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The Rev. Thomas Brown Elected 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine
On February 9, our diocese gathered in Special Convention, and elected the Rev. Thomas James Brown to serve as the Tenth Bishop of Maine. It was a spirit-filled and exciting day. But... where is he? What happens now?
In The Episcopal Church, a bishop is elected for the whole Church. So now, the whole Church must speak. First the Church, through the Presiding Bishop's Office, asks for medical and psychological testing. Once that testing has been accomplished, the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Maine and the Presiding Bishop's Office seek consents from a majority of Standing Committees and Bishops with Jurisdiction from every diocese across the Church. Some of that work is done electronically these days, but it may still take several weeks.
In the meantime, Bishop-Elect Brown is saying good-bye to the people of the Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester, MA, and preparing his household for the move to Maine. He will complete his work at Epiphany at the end of March. In addition, the Standing Committee of Maine is working with him on a Letter of Agreement. We anticipate that, by God's grace, Bishop-Elect Brown will be in the Diocese of Maine by late April. Bishop-Elect Brown will work with Bishop Lane for 6 - 8 weeks prior to the consecration on June 22.
The Office, the Standing Committee and the Transition Committee are already at work preparing for the consecration. The Service of Consecration and Ordination belongs to the Presiding Bishop and there is a lengthy protocol to follow. Planning has already begun and there is a meeting scheduled for next week. More information will be forthcoming as plans take shape.
As you can see, there's a lot going on. We ask your prayers for a smooth transition as we all follow the Way of Love.
The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane Bishop of Maine The Rev. Maria J. Hoecker
President of the Standing Committee
MDI+ Episcopal Churches:
Ash Wednesday Services 8:00 a.m. at Church of Our Father, Hull's Cove 12 noon at St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor 4:00 p.m. at St. John's, Southwest Harbor
Prayer & Supper around the Island
Lenten Worship and Supper: An opportunity to gather with brothers and sisters from all our island churches for a quiet evening worship followed by a simple soup and bread supper, 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in Lent. March 13 – St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor March 27 – Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove April 3– St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor
Come Home for Supper returns on Saturday, March 2nd. The suppers, held at various parishioners' homes from St. John, St. Saviour's, Church of Our Father and St. Mary & St. Jude, are a way for folks to become better acquainted and to increase the feeling of community in our island congregations through food, fellowship and fun! Sign up sheet is in the undercroft. If you would like more information or would like to host, please contact Rita Redfield, 244-4025.
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.
March on Mt. Desert Street will be held on Mardi Gras Tuesday, March 5. A progressive dinner starts at 5:15 with a short play by Connors Emerson students at the Abbe Museum; 5:30 Appetizers at the YMCA; 6:00 Salad at St. Saviour's; 6:30 Soup and Bread at Jessup Library; 7:00 Dessert at Bar Harbor Congregational Church. Free and Open to the Public.
Lenten Quiet Day at St. Saviour's – Saturday, March 23, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. You are invited to a quiet day of reading, prayer, meditation and worship focused on the Book of Lamentations and what it teaches us about sharing pain and grief with God and one another. Light lunch will be provided and space will be limited; please make a reservation with Muffet at info@StSaviours.me by March 14. There is no cost, but donations to the Rector's Discretionary Fund will be gratefully accepted.
Church of Our Father: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held at Church of Our Father this year on Tuesday, March 5, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. If you would like to help, please contact Mike Bullard (266-5913).
MDI COFFEE HOUSE: Held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA, 36 Main Street in Bar Harbor. Refreshments, musical entertainment and conversation. Bring a friend with you! Need a ride? Call Joan Bromage at 244-3227.
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.
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:
Ray McDonald, Michael Shook, Emilie Klusmeyer O'Connor, Jessica Stewart, Tom Lee, Carroll Fernald, George Swanson, 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)