Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, October 20
Pentecost 19

8:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (711)
Guide my feet Lord, while I run this race (819 WLP)
Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

Participants at St. John's:
Officiant: Rita Redfield
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Alison
Prayers:  Stephen
Chalice and Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Edie
Flowers:  Mary Ann
Coffee Hour: ___
Vestry Member in Charge: Alison

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 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
Saturday, October 26, 1:00 p.m. – WSFP appeal letters (note writing)
Saturday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. – WSFP volunteer briefing










At St. John's

Images of St. Andrew by the Lake and St. John the Divine are available for sale ($15 each) in the church office. These are Cat's Meow wooden figures of both churches. If you have any questions, please see Michele.

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. 


At St. Saviour's:
Kevin Birch will perform a concert of 17th- and 18th-century music for keyboard, on Friday 18 October at 5:30 pm at St. Saviour's, 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor.  Kevin, who is the music-director and organist at St. John's RC in Bangor, and is well-known to us from our August Organ Recital Series, will be playing this concert on a clavichord. Please make a point to enjoy this rare musical opportunity.

Westside Food Pantry
The distribution Sundays are as follows:  November 3 and 17, December 1 and 15, January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 1 and 15, April 5 and 19.  The first Sunday distribution hours are 12 noon to 2 PM, the second Sunday hour is 12 noon to 1 PM.  Distribution will be held in Harbor House.

Volunteer Briefing: my usual briefing of volunteers on the Pantry operations, changes, and schedule will be held on Thursday, October 26, at St. John Church, 4 PM.  You are invited to attend.

Annual Appeal Note Writing Session: Barbara Campbell and I will gather anyone and everyone to write brief notes on as many of our appeal letters as possible on Saturday, October 26, at 1--3 PM, at St John Church.








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:

St. John's, Church of Our Father and St. Saviour's has formed an Outreach and Mission Committee which meets on the third Thursday of each month at Church of Our Father in Hulls Cove. The next meeting is October 17th at 5 pm.  The current focus of the group is hunger among the large number of homeless in Ellsworth.  Come to the next meeting to throw out ideas and possible solutions and see what a committed group of caring people can do! You do not have to be a member of or attend any church to be part of this group. Contact Geoff Schuller at 288-2294 if you have any questions.

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.







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:

Ted Kanellakis, Ann Benson, Liz Hall, 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, 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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