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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, November 3
All Saints' Day
10:00 a.m.
For all the saints, who from their labors rest (287)
I sing a song of the saints of God (293)
Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands (312))
Ye watchers and ye holy ones (618)
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

Participants at St. John's:
Celebrant: John Burton
Usher: Karen
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers:  Margot
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Dean
Flowers:  ___
Coffee Hour: ___
Vestry Member in Charge: Edie


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, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John's
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. –Backpack preparation










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. 



Westside Food Pantry
Backpack Program:
The Quilt Raffle drawing was held Monday, October 14th in St. John's undercroft. The winner was Nancy Cocola from Holmes, New York a frequent visitor to MDI. Nancy was thrilled when she received the call from Michele! The quilt has raised $1,800 for the weekend backpack program. Thanks to those that purchased tickets and those tireless ticket sellers Jayne Ashworth, Susan Buell, Barbara Campbell, Anne Heisey, Steve and Mary Ann Mahoney, Dottie Ritsko, Deb Smith and Katharine Thompson. Thanks to Harbor House for displaying the quilt and selling tickets as well and to Michele for boxing and mailing the quilt. Most of all a BIG thanks to the Island Quilters for the beautiful and generous gift.
Peace, Dianne

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.









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.
Copies of The Right Reverend Thomas James Brown's Address at the 200th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, delivered on October 26, are available in print at the back of the sanctuary or you may access is at:

MDI+ Episcopal Churches:

St. Saviour's:
Friday, November 1, 2019, at 5:30 PM, St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, will continue its tradition of offering a Choral Evensong in observance of the feast of All Saints. There will be a reception following the Evensong. 
This particular festival honoring all the saints, not only the ones with special days set aside for them on the calendar, was also known as All Hallows. In the British Isles it became the popular habit to set aside the evening before, known as All Hallows' Eve and later as Hallowe'en, for wearing costumes or masks, visiting from house to house, and giving and receiving treats of food or drink. But this was all in preparation for the solemn festivities in church the next day.
Choral Evensong, which has been described as the gem of the Anglican liturgy, a description which encompasses not only the Church of England but also the Episcopal Church in America. It consists of Psalms, prayers, and songs, all either chanted or sung. The choir of St. Saviour's is led for this service by its Organist and Music-Director, Dr. Daniel Pyle.

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 — 10:00 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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