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St. Andrew & St. John

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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, September 8
Pentecost 13
8:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. Andrew by-the-Lake
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John the Divine
God the Sculptor of the mountains (746 WLP)
God is love, and where true love is (577)
God of grace and God of glory (595)
Where charity and love prevail (581)

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

Participants at St. John's:
Celebrant: The Rev. John Van Siclen
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Floy
Prayers: Spencer
Chalice and Acolyte: Ted
Altar Guild: Jayne
Flowers:  Mary Ann
Vestry Member in Charge: Ted


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>

Sundays, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – Summer Backpack preparation
Fridays, 9:00-1:00 – Farmer's Market







At St. John's

Safe Arrival: I want to first let you know that John and I arrived safely at our destination in Miami on Saturday evening. We had by that point understood that Hurricane Dorian was likely going to move north of Miami and that the larger danger might be to delay and be caught in weather as we headed down the coast. We are grateful that we were able to avoid the danger and destruction this storm continues to inflict and offer our prayers for those who are affected. We also want thank you all for the care and love you offered in saying farewell to us. We were deeply touched and want you to know that you--as well as our sisters and brothers in the other partnership parishes--hold a special place in our hearts. We remain united to you as members of the Body of Christ and continue on with you in prayer and witness.
With gratitude and blessing,
John+ and Kathleen+

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
The Island Quilt Guild has donated a beautiful handmade quilt to benefit the Pemetic and Tremont School Backpack Program. The quilt is on display at the Harbor House.
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  The drawing will be held October 14th.







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.

Save the Date for the Formal Seating of Bishop Thomas James Brown: On Saturday, October 26th, following business at the 200th Convention of the Diocese and Bicentennial Celebration Kick-off, the newly consecrated bishop will be formally welcomed at the Cathedral of Saint Luke in Portland and seated in the cathedra, or bishop's chair, that is symbolic of the bishop's office. More information about how you can attend this service will be shared here at



MDI+ Episcopal Churches:

St. Saviour's:
The final Summer Organ Series will be held Friday, August 30, 12:15, featuring Michael Bauer.  Come spend your lunch time with us!

Harvard Din & Tonics to Perform at St. Saviour's Church
Sunday, September 1, at 6:00 PM, the Harvard Din & Tonics, Harvard University's signature à cappella vocal ensemble, will perform at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Tickets are $7 at the door, or may be purchased in advance at The Din & Tonics are world-famous for their impeccable musicality, snappy choreography, and hilarious antics. Founded in 1979 by a group of Harvard undergraduates intent on giving their services to local charitable organizations, the Din & Tonics have a rich and expanding tradition of musical and performance excellence. 

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 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, 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, 12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist



Keep in your prayers this week:

Susannah Jones, Theresa Mitchell, David Douglass, George Harorack, Lee Pike, Fred Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, JoAnn Krestan, Dorothea Mead, Ray McDonald, Jessica Stewart, Emilie Klusmeyer O'Connor, George Swanson, Richard Ramsdell, Cassandra Crabtree, Beth Pfeiffer, Dorothy & Jim Clunan, Anne DeGolyer, Jim Risser, Bill and Barbara Loveland, Win Short.






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, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 2:30 (244-3229)
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