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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, June 9
Pentecost Sunday

at St. Saviour's Parish, Bar Harbor
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist

Acts 2:1-21
Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17, (25-27)
Psalm 104:25-35, 37

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, June 9, 10:00 a.m. – Pentecost,
                          Combined worship service at St. Saviour's

Sunday, June 16, 8:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew by the Lake
                          10:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine
                          11:30 a.m. – Vestry
Sunday, June 23, 11:30 a.m. — Annual Meeting (Reports are available)
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

The Rev. Kathleen Killian will be away until June 15 on family leave.  If you need pastoral care while she is gone, please contact Sr. Warden Gen MacKenzie (244-7313) or Jr. Warden Ted Fletcher (266-8415).

The Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 23 following the 10:00 a.m. worship service at St. John's. The annual report is available at the church and also on the church's website
The Quietside Festival will be held on Saturday, July 13. Please start thinking about ideas for the Basket Raffle (children and adult baskets). Volunteers are needed to solicit local businesses for items and gift cards for the Silent Auction. Michael Shook has begun practice  on Mondays at 5:30 at St. John's with the Samba Band, which will march in the Parade again this year. And we plan to sell Lemonade and Coffee and Pies and Cookies to all those attending the festival. We'll also need help setting up and taking down the tents. If you have questions or would like to help with any of this, please contact Michele in the church office, 244-3229.

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
Golf Tournament: Tuesday, June 4, Kebo Golf Club, Bar HarborProceeds will benefit the food pantry.

The Island Quilters have donated a beautiful handmade quilt to benefit the Pemetic and Tremont School Back Pack Program. The quilt is on display at Harbor House. There are dates and events when raffle tickets will be sold and volunteers are needed to "man the table". The list follows. Please contact Dianne McMullan (244-4582) if you are able to help out.
     Weekly Farmers Market on Fridays 6/22- 10/11 from 10 AM - Noon
     June 22nd – Island Artisan Craft Fair, Pemetic Circle
     July 13th – Flamingo Festival, St. John's Lawn
     August 10th – Island Artisan Craft Fair, Pemetic Circle
     October 11- 12 – Oktoberfest 
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  The drawing will be held October 14th.
Thank you all for your support







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.

You are invited to a special worship service at the Ocean Park Temple on Sunday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. with guest preacher, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry is excited to be in Maine with us to share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone not just Episcopalians but people of all faiths and even those who are "just looking".

The Temple at Orchard Park is a historic, interdenominational space open only during the summer months. We are thrilled that Bishop Curry is the first preacher for the 2019 season. 

Remember how Bishop Curry captivated the world with his words at the Royal Wedding last year?  Well, this will be an extraordinary opportunity to hear Bishop Curry preach in his inimitable style. 

Bishop Curry is quick to say it is not about him. Rather, it is the message itself. "The God who loves us into being and redeems us envisions more for us than we can imagine. Our call, in faith and hope, is to live in to that dream by following in the footsteps of Jesus - not just in our heads, but with our hearts, and with our feet."

If you cannot join us, you will be able to see the sermon via live stream or a recorded version on the Diocese of Maine website. And, in case you don't already know, Bishop Curry will be back with us in Bangor, Maine on 2 May 2019 to help us celebrate the Bicentennial (200th) Anniversary of the Episcopal Diocese in Maine.




MDI+ Episcopal Churches:

For the joint service at St. Saviour's on Sunday, June 9, which happens to fall on the Feast of Pentecost, singers from all the parishes on the island are invited to join together for the anthem "Christ sends the Spirit" by Richard Proulx. All are welcome. We will rehearse the anthem on Thursday evening June 6, starting at 6:30 in the Parish Hall at St. Saviour's, and again on Sunday morning the 9th at 9:00 in the church. Please contact Dr. Daniel Pyle (email <>) to get copies of the music.
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 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 (beginning June 16), 8:00 a.m.—Eucharist
at St. Andrew by-the-Lake, Seal Cove
10:00 a.m.—Eucharist at St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor
Tuesdays — 4:00 pm–Meditation
Thursdays—12:00 noon — Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist
at St. John the Divine
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:

Michael Shook, George Haborack, Lee Pike, Fred Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, Scott and Chloe Hatcher, Shirley Zinn, JoAnn Krestan, Ann and Charlie Bradford, Michael Shook, Dorothea Mead, Ray McDonald, Emilie Klusmeyer O'Connor, Jessica Stewart, 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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