Participants at St. John's: Celebrant: John Burton Usher: Linda First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela Prayers: Ellen Chalice and Acolyte: Rita Altar Guild: Dean Flowers: ____ Coffee Hour: ____ Vestry Member in Charge: Linda
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, February 9, 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, The Rev. John Burton Sunday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer 12:00 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry distribution Sunday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. – Combined Service at Church of Our Father Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer & Holy Eucharist Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – Prepare backpacks Saturday, February 15, 9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer Workshop
At St. John's
Morning Prayer Workshop: Would you like to lead the Office of Morning Prayer? Rita Redfield will guide a discussion and offer some options for lay people who are interested in this ministry. All are welcome to meet on Saturday, February 15, 9:00AM in the Common Room, St. John's Church, Southwest Harbor. If weather is questionable please phone Rita at 244-4025 before 8:30 that day.
Angel Fund – Michael Shook, a Vestry Member at St. Andrew & St. John, has been moved to Mass General Hospital in Boston. He is being treated for an infection (endocarditis) and is expected to remain there several weeks. You may send Michael cards or emails.
Send cards/notes to: c/o Susan Plimpton Beacon House 19 Myrtle Street Boston, MA 02114 Both the Southwest Harbor Public Library and Bar Harbor Bank and Trust are receiving donations to assist Michael's family with expenses incurred during their extended Boston stay. Donations can be left at the library or bank; checks should be made to "Angel Fund" with a notation of "Michael Shook" on the memo line.
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
Upcoming distribution Sundays are as follows: February 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
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EXPLORING OUR ANGLICAN HERITAGE A Pilgrimage for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine Dear Friends, Will you join me for a pilgrimage in England after Easter -- April 15-27, 2020? A neighbor in Portland asked me, "so, is the Episcopal Church the same as the Church of England?" "Well, "I said, "yes and no." So I proceeded to explain the similarities and differences. She said, "Oh, so they're like the mother ship." It's probably not the way I would have put it, but you know something? It fits. A tour through England's many cathedrals will take on a quality of vacation, and in one sense it will be a holiday. Yet in another way this will be much more than a vacation, you will return from this pilgrimage with a keen knowledge of our history, and I hope, a stronger sense of your faith in Jesus Christ. Please prayerfully consider joining this journey designed to foster a deeper relationship with God by visiting and praying at holy places, connecting with old friends, and making new ones, and discovering for the first time (or once again) the depths of the English church's spirituality and history. I will serve as our chaplain, and local guides will accompany us at the various sites. We will be blessed to pray as a pilgrimage community along the way, and to be a learning community, too. All in all, we shall gain great insight as we love the Lord and the Church.
Download the pilgrimage brochure for the full itinerary. The brochure contains the booking form that you'll need if you wish to reserve a space on the tour. Brochures are also available at the back of St. John's Church. Deposits and forms should be mailed to: LightLine Pilgrimages, 1829 N Cleveland Ave., Unit B, Chicago, IL 60614.
Faithfully in Christ, The Right Reverend Thomas J. Brown Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Maine
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.
FEBRUARY 12: IMMIGRATION & THE RESURGENCE OF WHITE SUPREMACY Anna R. Welch, JD, Sam L. Cohen Refugee and Human Rights Clinical Professor at the University of Maine School of Law and Felix Hagenimana, JD, Asylum Outreach Attorney, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) will kick off this 2020 series at the Jessup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Hagenimana and Prof. Welch will address a range of issues, including current waves of migration, the Trump administration's policy of immigrant detention, and the shifting legal landscape for immigrants and refugees in the US, with a focus on the situation in Maine.
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 alcyoncenter.org.
Services at the Partnership Parishes:
St. Andrew & St. John First and Second Sundays, 10:00 a.m.—Eucharist Third Sundays, 10:00 a.m.— Morning Prayer Tuesdays, 4:00 pm — Meditation Thursday, 12:00 noon — Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist
Church of our Father Second and Third Sundays, 10:00 a.m.—Eucharist First Sunday, 10:00 a.m. — Morning Prayer Wednesdays, 8:00 am—Eucharist
St. Saviour's First and Third Sundays, 10:00 a.m. — Eucharist Second Sundays, 10:00 a.m. — Morning Prayer Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am — Moring Prayer Tuesdays, 12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist
St. Mary and St. Jude Sundays — 10:00 a.m. — Eucharist
All four Churches Fourth Sundays, 10:00 a.m. — Combined Worship Service on a rotating basis
Keep in your prayers this week:
Bill Krueger, Michael Shook, Keith Storm, Joyce and Jim Risser, Ephron Catlin, Loretta Schmidt, Susannah Jones, Theresa Mitchell, David Douglass, George Harorack, Lee Pike, Fred Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, Dorothea Mead, Ray McDonald, Richard Ramsdell, Cassandra Crabtree, Beth Pfeiffer, Dorothy & Jim Clunan, Bill and Barbara Loveland. .
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)