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St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, February 17
Epiphany 6
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
We know that Christ is raised (296)
Blest are the pure in heart (656)
If thou but trust in God (635)
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (544)
Jeremiah 17:5-10
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26
Psalm 1

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Dean
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers: Patsy
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Joan
Coffee Hour: Dianne
Flowers: ___
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, February 17

       10:00 a.m.  — Holy Eucharist, The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Celebrant

       11:45 a.m. — Vestry Meeting

       12:00-1:00 — Westside Food Pantry distribution

Tuesday, February 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Kitchen Clean Up

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation

Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist

Fridays, 10:00 a.m. — Prepare Backpacks








At St. John's


Kitchen Clean Up: Now that our mouse problem has been resolved (hopefully), Dianne, Dottie and our cleaner Terri will be scrubbing out the kitchen cupboards and appliances on Tuesday, February 19, between 2:00 and 4:00. If you would like to help with this project, please come on Tuesday.

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 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.


The Rev. Thomas Brown
Elected 10th Bishop
of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

The Rev. Thomas James Brown was elected to become the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Maine at a Special Electing Convention in Bangor on Saturday, February 9. One of five nominees, Rev. Brown, is currently serving as Rector of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, MA. He was elected on the 3rd ballot, receiving a majority of clergy and lay delegate votes representing 60 year-round congregations and 20 summer chapels. The other nominees were Rev. Kenneth Brannon, Rev. Rachel K. Taber-Hamilton, Rev. Anne Mallonee and Rev. Janet Waggoner.

In making the announcement, The Rev. Maria Hoecker, Rector of St. Columba's in Boothbay Harbor and President of the Diocesan Standing Committee said "We have been blessed by the Holy Spirit today with the election of Thomas Brown and the gifts he will bring as our next Bishop. We thank the Committees and all involved across the state for their prayerful, dedicated and faithful work, as well as the other nominees who were called to pursue this quest with us." 
In addressing the Electing Convention following announcement of the results, Bishop-elect Brown commented, "during the walkabouts it was so clear to me that the church in Maine is living the good news of Jesus Christ. I am humbled and overjoyed to accept the invitation to join the people of Maine as their bishop."
The Bishop-elect told the delegates, "I give God thanks and praise for this call, and the opportunity to continue building the church in Maine on Christ the solid rock. Bishop Lane and his family, along with the diocesan staff, and every congregation are in my prayers as they continue in the holy work of transition. To God be the glory."
Bishop-elect Brown received his Master of Divinity from The Church Divinity School of the Pacific. In addition to his service at The Parish of the Epiphany, he has served as Rector of St. Michael Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, VT and as the Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. Bishop-elect Brown has held many leadership positions in The Episcopal Church and in the Diocese of Massachusetts.
Pending consent of a majority of the bishops with jurisdiction and the diocesan standing committees, Bishop-elect Brown will be ordained and consecrated on June 22nd at St. Luke's Cathedral in Portland. Presiding Bishop, Michael B. Curry will officiate. Bishop-elect Brown will succeed the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane who has served the Diocese since 2008 and will retire in June. The bishop-elect and his spouse, Rev. Thomas Mousin, will be moving to Maine later this Spring.
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Almighty God, giver of every good gift:
Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those
who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese
that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your
people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




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:

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)
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