Thursday, May 9, 2019

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St. Andrew & St. John

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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor


Sunday, May 12
Fourth Sunday of Easter

at St. Mary's Chapel
5 Kimball Road
Northeast Harbor

10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
The Rev. Bill Hague
Acts 9:36-43

Revelation 7:9-17

John 10:22-30

Psalm 23

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, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – Combined worship service at St. Mary's Chapel
Sunday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John the Divine
                                11:30 a.m. -- Vestry
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist, The Rev. Alice Downs
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – Preparing Backpacks








At St. John's

Mother Kathleen will be on family leave until June 15.

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. 


Westside Food Pantry
Just as we have closed the Pantry for another season, it is time to begin its replenishment. We are fortunate to have been designated a beneficiary of the David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament this year  And, Touch-a-Truck, has once again designated us to benefit from that event.  This is an important way for us to get a start on building up our funds for next season.  I need your help once again!
Touch-a-Truck Event, Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Trenton, Gateway Center Drive (across from P&J's Farm Market on Rt. 102  Suggested donation ($5/person $20/family, Infants free) will benefit Harbor House Children's Center and the Westside Food Pantry. Come check out TONS of vehicles: Construction Vehicles, Rescue Vehicles, Fire Trucks, Buses & MORE! Smokey the Bear & Sparky the Fire Dog will visit! Beverages & Treats available for purchase. Live broadcast by Star 97.7.
Golf Tournament: Tuesday, June 4, Kebo Golf Club, Bar HarborThe Pantry needs to supply volunteers to work in a variety of ways throughout the day (8 AM -- 6:30 PM). Duties include:  set-up, registration, hole supervision, auction/raffle facilitation, evening dinner support, and clean up.  Your schedule and duties will be based on your availability and preferences or restrictions.  You can help out all day, half a day, or the hours that you specify.  It is important that the Pantry supply volunteers to help alongside the Bar Harbor Bank and Trust employees and the Bar Harbor Food Pantry volunteers.  In other words, we need to do as much as we can to help make this day succeed!  I plan to be there all day, and I hope that you will join me for all or some of the day.
Dean (664-8615)








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.
Saying Farewell to the Lanes
On Saturday, May 18th, we will gather with Episcopalians, people of all faiths, and people of no defined faith, to celebrate a festive Eucharist with Bishop Stephen T. Lane, 9th Bishop of Maine on the occasion of his retirement. 
Bishop Lane has served the Diocese and the wider Episcopal Church since 2008 and, together with his wife Gretchen, will be returning to Rochester, NY next month. This will be the bishop's final sermon in the Cathedral and we hope you will help us honor him with your presence and your best wishes. Immediately after the service there will be a casual reception in the upper parish hall. We will be unveiling Bishop Lane's official portrait at that time.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, the 18th.
Note: please…no gifts, however if so inclined, the Lanes have indicated donations to Camp Bishopswood would be welcome.
For more information, please visit






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.

Church of Our Father:
The Men's Group meeting will be held on Monday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. The speaker for the evening is Steve Richards, who will talk about his experiences as the Red Cross representative in Moscow during the time that the Soviet Union broke up into 17 different countries. The chef for the evening will be Steve Biggers. Please join us.






NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, YWCA MDI will show, "The Hate U Give," beginning at 5:30 pm. Based on the best-selling novel by Angie Thomas, it's the story of a young black woman who witnesses the fatal shooting of her friend, and how she finds her voice to stand up for what's right. Sandwiches and beverages will be available. (Donations are encouraged).

View the trailer here:

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 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—7:30 and 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:

Scott and Chloe Hatcher, 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 Pfeiffer, 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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