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St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, February 10
Epiphany 5
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
O day of radiant gladness (48)
I, the Lord of sea and sky (812 WLP)
Come, thou font of every blessing (686)
Christ for the world we sing! (537)
Isaiah 6:1-8
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11
Psalm 138

Celebrant: The Rev. John Allison
Usher: Edie
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Linda
Prayers: Pamela
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Jayne
Coffee Hour: Karen
Flowers: ___
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>


Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. – Special Convention to elect the 10th Bishop of Maine, at the Cross Center, Bangor
Sunday, February 10 - 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist, Celebrant: The Rev. John Allison
Sunday, February 10 – NET TENDER DEADLINE
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Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. -- Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – Backpack assembly








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

The weather was a bit warmer and the sun was shining--all making for a very good and busy afternoon of activity at the Pantry distribution on Sunday, February 3.  I want to thank Steve from Old Dog Baking for supplying two dozen loaves of his wonderful bread--with promises for more in the future.  The "shutdown" emergency is over for the time being, so no Coast Guard neighbors presented themselves for vouchers. Thanks to our volunteers adding their good spirit and caring to the occasion. In the way of numbers to compliment the good spirit we distributed $14,480 in vouches to 337 neighbors--that's 250 adults and 87 children representing 185 households.  We registered 6 new households with 10 members.


We are blessed by this ongoing work of caring and compassion that has been sustained now for 28 years.  We live in a wonderful neighborhood!


The next distribution will be Sunday, February 17, 12 Noon to 1 PM, in 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.


February 9th Electing Convention Draws Near

With the Electing Convention this Saturday, February 9th at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, we reach another milestone in our journey along a prayerful and thoughtful process of discernment and transition to name our 10th Bishop. We hope everyone has taken the opportunity to learn more about the five nominees and the skills and vision each has to offer. We are indeed blessed to have such a highly qualified slate to consider.


You are invited to watch the Electing Convention and announcement of the results live Saturday, February 9th beginning at 10 a.m., and urge you to gather members of your parish to watch this important event:


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Please log on to for more information, including downloadable copies of the Convention Agenda, Worship Program and Rules of Order outlining details of the election process.


Let us pray together as we approach the Electing Convention:


Bishop Quest Prayer, written by The Reverend Canon Nancy Moore, Chaplain

God of Grace, we give you thanks for all the blessings of our common life and ministries as the episcopal Diocese of Maine. We thank you for the faithful work of the Discernment Committee and for all who have offered themselves to your service in this season of change. May the Holy Spirit continue to bless the Transition Committee, and to infuse this process with the gifts of faith, hope and love. We give thanks and pray for Anne, Janet, Ken, Rachel, and Thomas. May they be filled with vision, courage, patience and hope as our work of discernment continues. In Christ's name we pray, Amen.


Patricia Welton, Chair

The Transition Committee


MDI+ Episcopal Churches:

Come Home for Supper returns on Saturday, March 2nd. The suppers, held at various parishioners' homes from St. John, St. Saviour, 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.

St. Saviour's:

Schubert Song-Cycle at St. Saviour's

The Friends of Music at St. Saviour's have rescheduled this concert of Franz Schubert's song-cycle Winterreise ("The Winter Journey") on Sunday, February 24, 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.






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. 

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:

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)
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