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St. Andrew & St. John

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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Sunday, March 8
Lent 2
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist

The God of Abraham praise (401)
Praise our great and gracious Lord (393)
Now let us all with one accord (147)
The great Creator of the worlds (489)
Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17
Psalm 121

Participants at St. John's:
Celebrant: John Burton
Usher: Sandy
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Ellen
Prayers:  Pamela
Acolyte: Rita
Altar Guild: Jayne
Coffee Hour: ___
Vestry Member in Charge: Gen

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, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist, The Rev. John Burton
Sunday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
                               12:00 p.m. – Westside Food Pantry distribution
Sunday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist, The Rev. Tom Mousin
Sunday, March 29, 10:00 a.m. -- Combined Service at St. Mary & St. Jude
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer & Holy Eucharist
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – Prepare backpacks

Michele will be out of the office until March 19









At St. John's

During Lent, there is a 9:00 A.M. Book Study on Sundays in the Undercroft, beginning March 1st. Copies of the book, Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week, by Amy-Jill Levine, professor, and biblical scholar are available in the office for $8.50.

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: March 15, April 5 and 19, May 3 and 17.  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.

Diocesan Spring Training 2020
March 21
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
South Parish Congregational Church
9 Church Street, Augusta, Maine
The Rev. Jay Sidebotham will start us off with a presentation about his own experience as a parish priest and how RenewalWorks can shift the focus of parishes so that we center our common life on discipleship with Jesus and spiritual growth. Then breakout discussion groups will give you insights and ideas to bring back to your parish. After lunch, there will be an opportunity to attend a workshop of your choice. We will close with Eucharist with Bishop Brown. Registration required by March 16. (

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:

Prayer and Supper around the Island
An opportunity to gather with brothers and sisters from all our island churches for a quiet evening prayer service followed by a simple soup and bread supper, 5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in Lent.

March 11 – St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor
March 18 — St. Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor
March 25 — St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor (Evensong)
April 1 — Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove

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. 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:

Wanda and Rick Wright, Stephen and Gretchen Lane, Jeremy Harkins, Michael Shook, Keith Storm, Joyce and Jim Risser, 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)
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