St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Sunday, December 30
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE
at CHURCH OF OUR FATHER
NO service at St. John's
Weekday Healing Prayer and Eucharist at 12:00 noon on Thursdays
The full St. John's Calendar can be viewed <HERE>.
St. John's Calendar
Sunday, December 30 – NO service at St. John's;
10:00 a.m. Combined service at Church of Our Father
Tuesday, January 1 — NO Meditation; Church office closed
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
Sunday, January 6, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist at St. John's (only one service)
Sunday, January 6, 12:00-2:00 -- Westside Food Pantry distribution at Harbor House
At St. John's
Sunday we will complete our study of The Way of Love, Practices for Jesus-Centered Life. Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invited all Episcopalians to Journey the Way of Love together, exploring how we can grow more centered in Jesus and share his loving, liberating, and life-giving way in the world. Please join us at 9:00 to complete the Journey!
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. If you are new to meditation, have questions or concerns, or would like more information, please contact Mother Kathleen. There will be no meditation on Christmas Day.
Westside Food Pantry
The next distribution will be Sunday, January 6, 12 Noon to 2 PM, at the Harbor House.
From the 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.
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Special Convention to Elect the Tenth Bishop of Maine: Official notice is hereby given, in accordance with Canon Six, Section I, of the Canons of the Diocese of Maine, that a Special Electing Convention of the Diocese will assemble, God willing, at the Cross Center, Bangor on Saturday, February 9, 2019. St. John's representatives will be Pamela Smith and Ted Fletcher. Information and updates will be available on our website: episcopalmaine.org/convention/2019. I urge you to check the website and The Dio Log regularly for updated and new information.
The Diocese of Maine has published our Diocesan Profile at http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org/timeline/profile/. This snapshot of our diocese has been made available across the church, and it is worth reading to see how we are presenting ourselves to potential candidates. The profile also includes a timeline of the process, culminating in an election in February and the consecration of the Tenth Bishop of Maine in June, 2019.
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 or Mother Kathleen.
Lessons & Carols for Twelfth Night, Sunday, January 6, at 4:00 pm. The choir will sing music by Peter Warlock, Felix Mendelssohn, and Hector Berlioz, along with traditional English songs from the 15th and 16th centuries, interspersed with readings about the feast of the Epiphany, which occurs on January 6.
The Feast of the Epiphany is the twelfth day of the Christmas season (the same twelve days that are referred to in the popular Christmas song). Since the sixth century, the Christmas season has extended from December 25, the observance of the Nativity, through January 6, the twelfth day of Christmas, when the arrival of the Three Wise Men is celebrated. The name "Epiphany" comes from the Greek word which means "to be made known," and refers to the infant Jesus being made known to the world at large as personified by the Magi. The tradition has evolved that there were three of them (the Biblical record does tell how many they were), and that they came respectively from Asia, Africa, and Europe. Music that relates to this Festival generally refers to either the Three Wise Men, such as the well-known carols "We three Kings" and "The First Nowell," or to the star by which they were guided, as in Mendelssohn's "Behold a Star." All of these songs will be sung during the service.
COME TO THE MDI COFFEE HOUSE! Come for coffee, goodies, and conversation. Meeting at the YWCA on Mount Desert Street in Bar Harbor, January's gatherings are on January 3 and 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A new feature will be speakers once a month. Invite a friend to join you. Need a ride? Call Joan Bromage at 244-3227.
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
Dec 25-Jan 6 Holy Nights at Alcyon
Dec 31 Annual New Years Eve Labyrinth Walk and Open House
Free Meals in our community. Enjoy the great food, fellowship and warm hospitality!
- Second and Fourth Sundays—4:30 at Bar Harbor Baptist Church, 46 Ledgelawn St. Bar Harbor. Childcare provided.
- First Sunday each month starting May 6, 11:30-12:30, Seaside UCC, 8 Main St., Seal Harbor.
- Common Good Café, 19 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor, Mondays, 11:00-1:00.
- Mondays from 3-6 pm, Everybody Eats Free Community Meal, in the Parish Hall of St. Dunstan's Church, 134 State Street, Ellsworth.
- Tuesdays from 4-8 pm. Open Table MDI, Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street.
- Wednesdays from 3-6 pm – Welcome Table - First Congregational Church - 2 Church St., Ellsworth
Services at the Partnership Parishes:
St. Andrew & St. John
Sundays — 10:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist
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.
Sundays—7:30 and 10:00 a.m. Eucharist
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am—Morning Prayer
Wednesdays, 12:00 noon—Saint of the day & Healing Prayer Eucharist