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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, October 6
Pentecost 17
10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
Let us, with a gladsome mind, praise the Lord (389)
I call on thee, Lord Jesus Christ (634)
Precious Lord, take my hand (800 WLP)
Lord, whose love through humble service (610)
Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

Participants at St. John's:
Celebrant: The Rev. John Burton
Usher: Karen
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Joan
Prayers:  Mia
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Dean
Flowers:  Ellen
Coffee Hour: ___
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>

Sunday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Sunday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. – Forum (Parish Update)
                                 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
                                 11:30 a.m. – Vestry
Sunday, October 20, 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer (MDI Marathon Sunday)
Sunday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. – Combined Worship at Church of Our Father
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. –Backpack preparation
Fridays, 9:00-1:00 – Farmer's Market
Saturday, October 12, 3:00 p.m. – Magic Show to benefit backpack program

Sunday, October 6
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At St. John's

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.

The Formal Seating of Bishop Thomas James Brown will be held 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:

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.


Church of Our Father:
On Friday, October 4, at 10:00 a.m. there will be a memorial service for Eric Lange at Church of Our Father. Eric, who died on August 19th, is the son of Doris Walton.





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





Services at the Partnership Parishes:

St. John the Divine
Sundays -- 10:00 a.m.—Eucharist or Morning Prayer
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
Tuesdays, 12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist
St. Mary and St. Jude
Sundays — 9:00 a.m. — Eucharist


Keep in your prayers this week:

Loretta Schmidt, Susannah Jones, Theresa Mitchell, David Douglass, George Harorack, Lee Pike, Fred Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, JoAnn Krestan, Dorothea Mead, Ray McDonald, Jessica Stewart, 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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