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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, April 14
The Sunday of the Passion
Palm Sunday
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
Ah, holy Jesus (158)
My song is love unknown (vs. 1-3, 6)
When I survey the wondrous cross (474)
The Liturgy of the Palms

The Liturgy of the Word

Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Michael
Prayers: Candace
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Jayne
Coffee Hour: ____
Vestry Member in Charge: Michael

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, April 14
       9:00 a.m. -- Forum
       10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. — Prepare Backpacks








At St. John's

Easter Flowers: If you would like to remember a friend, family or loved one on Easter, please add their name to the list in the undercroft. The names will be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

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 final distribution Sunday for the season will be April 28 (12:00-1:00).








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.

Spring Training, Saturday, April 27, 9:30-3:30 at South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta. For the fourth year, the diocese will offer a free day of 22 new workshops for clergy and lay people to choose from. This year, our theme is The Way of Love. We will begin our day with a coffee hour, followed by three sessions of workshops with breaks for a lunch, worship and an address from Bishop Steve. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and make new connections with folks from all around the diocese. Registration is required by Easter. (visit episcopalmaine.ord/spring-training)

Saying Farewell to the Lanes
Please register now to attend Bishop Steve's and Gretchen's Farewell Gatherings May 11th in Orono, and May 17-18th in Portland:
The Farewell Gathering North will be held Saturday, May 11th at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono, with a Holy Eucharist beginning at 2p.m. A Farewell Reception, with music and a brief program will follow. 
All are welcome to attend the Holy Eucharist. It is a free event but registration in advance is required. As well, advance purchase tickets at $20 each are required to attend the Farewell Reception following the service. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Register HERE for the North Eucharist and Farewell Reception.
(Special note to those planning to attend: please allow extra travel time due to the UMaine/Orono graduation that same day.)
The Farewell Gathering South will begin Friday evening, May 17th at 5 p.m. at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel and will include a Farewell Reception with music and a brief program.
Tickets ($20 each) purchased in advance are required, and will not be sold at the door.
The Farewell Gathering South will continue with a Festive Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18th at St. Luke's Cathedral, followed by hospitality and the unveiling of the Bishop's official portrait. 
This gathering is free and open to all, however advance registration is required
Register HERE for the South Eucharist and Farewell Reception.
Note: please…no gifts, however if so inclined, the Lanes have
indicated donations to Camp Bishopswood would be welcome.
If you are unable to attend either Farewell event but would still like to extend best wishes and thanksgivings to +Steve and Gretchen, please feel free to send a card or note to: The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, Bishop and Mrs. Lane, 143 State St, Portland, ME 04101
For more information, please visit





MDI+ Episcopal Churches:

Holy Week Services
Sunday, April 14, The Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)
10:00 AM—Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
at all MDI Episcopal Churches
Wednesday, April 17
12:00 noon —The Way of the Cross
at St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor
Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM—Holy Eucharist
at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor
Friday, April 19, Good Friday
7:00 PM—Solemn Liturgy
at St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor
Saturday, April 20, The Great Vigil of Easter
7:00 PM—Holy Eucharist
at Church of Our Father, Hull's Cove
Sunday, April 21—Easter Day
10:00 AM—Holy Eucharist at all MDI Episcopal Churches

Prayer & Supper around the Island


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.

The next meeting of the Men's Group at Church of Our Father, is Monday evening, April 15th, at 6:00 P.M. Our speaker will be Ben Baxter, a Maine engineer, a graduate of University of Maine.

The Way of the Cross, Wednesday, April 17 at 12 noon at St. Saviour's in Bar Harbor.  On Wednesday in Holy Week, in lieu of our usual midweek Eucharist, we will be praying the Way of the Cross using the Stations that folks colored last year.  If you are not familiar with this devotional service, it is a way of entering into the last hours of Jesus' life by following his steps through Jerusalem. This practice is appropriate at any time during Lent or Holy Week, and booklets containing the service are on the table at the back of the church and the shelf near the cloister door if you'd like to pray on your own at any time Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 Noon.





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 CafĂ©, 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:

Shirley Zinn, JoAnn Krestan, Ann and Charlie Bradford, Michael Shook, Ellen Gilmore, Dorothea Mead, Ray McDonald, Emilie Klusmeyer O'Connor, Jessica Stewart, Tom Lee, George Swanson, Richard Ramsdell, 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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