St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Sunday, April 28
Second Sunday of Easter
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
Alleluia, sing to Jesus (460)
We walk by faith, and not by sight (209)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor (307)
Good Christians all, rejoice and sing (205)
Celebrant: The Rev. Kathleen Killian
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Andrew
Chalice and Acolyte: Ted
Altar Guild: Margot
Coffee Hour: Edie and Bob
Vestry Member in Charge: Ted
Sunday, May 5
Third Sunday of Easter
10:00 a.m. – Eucharist
Alleluia, alleluia (178)
Now the green blade riseth (204)
Shepherd of souls (343)
Ye servants of God (535)
Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)
Celebrant: The Rev. Theodore Kanellakis
First Lesson/Psalm/Second Lesson: Pamela
Chalice and Acolyte: Jayne
Altar Guild: Dean
Coffee Hour: Dianne
Vestry Member in Charge: Karen
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, April 28, 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, The Rev. Kathleen Killian
Sunday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, The Rev. Theodore Kanellakis
Sunday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – Combined worship service at St. Mary and St. Jude, The Rev. Bill Hague
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer Eucharist
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – Preparing Backpacks
Michele will be out of the office from April 28-May 6.
At St. John's I will be away from 4/29 - 6/15 in Miami, on family leave to sell our family home of over 60 years. Our worship services are covered and pastoral care coverage is in place. The wardens, vestry, and myself have been working to ensure that the life of the parish carries on in good form, as it has for over 100 years! I look forward to being back with you for the opening of St. Andrew's on 6/16. Thank you again for your prayers, love, and support; my prayers, love, and gratitude are with you.
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.
Westside Food Pantry
The final distribution Sunday for the season will be April 28 (12:00-1:00).
From the Diocese of Maine
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Spring Training, Saturday, April 27, 9:30-3:30 at South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta. For the fourth year, the diocese will offer a free day of 22 new workshops for clergy and lay people to choose from. This year, our theme is The Way of Love. We will begin our day with a coffee hour, followed by three sessions of workshops with breaks for a lunch, worship and an address from Bishop Steve. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and make new connections with folks from all around the diocese. Registration is required by Easter. (visit episcopalmaine.ord/spring-training)
|Saying Farewell to the Lanes |
| Please register now to attend Bishop Steve's and Gretchen's Farewell Gatherings May 11th in Orono, and May 17-18th in Portland: |
The Farewell Gathering North will be held Saturday, May 11th at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono, with a Holy Eucharist beginning at 2p.m. A Farewell Reception, with music and a brief program will follow.
All are welcome to attend the Holy Eucharist. It is a free event but registration in advance is required. As well, advance purchase tickets at $20 each are required to attend the Farewell Reception following the service. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Register HERE for the North Eucharist and Farewell Reception.
(Special note to those planning to attend: please allow extra travel time due to the UMaine/Orono graduation that same day.)
The Farewell Gathering South will begin Friday evening, May 17th at 5 p.m. at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel and will include a Farewell Reception with music and a brief program.
Tickets ($20 each) purchased in advance are required, and will not be sold at the door.
The Farewell Gathering South will continue with a Festive Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18th at St. Luke's Cathedral, followed by hospitality and the unveiling of the Bishop's official portrait.
This gathering is free and open to all, however advance registration is required.
Register HERE for the South Eucharist and Farewell Reception.
REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR ALL EVENTS ON May 2
Note: please…no gifts, however if so inclined, the Lanes have
indicated donations to Camp Bishopswood would be welcome.
If you are unable to attend either Farewell event but would still like to extend best wishes and thanksgivings to +Steve and Gretchen, please feel free to send a card or note to: The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, Bishop and Mrs. Lane, 143 State St, Portland, ME 04101
For more information, please visit http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org.
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.
Families First Community Center - Announces their new Family Service program, providing support and advocacy for families who are working to reach financial stability. They are currently seeking people who would enjoy providing ongoing support and sharing life skills with a family enrolled in FFCC programs. All positions are volunteer. Volunteers and families will receive free training to help them work together respectfully and effectively. Please call 664-3586 or email: email@example.com. Applications are available on the bulletin board in the undercroft.
Do you have a plan? Information about Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, and other preparations recommended for putting your affairs in order. Led by Linda McFarland and Timothy Stanley, Esq. Sessions will be held on Friday, April 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m. OR Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – noon at the First Baptist Church, 46 Ledgelawn Avenue, Bar Harbor. Free and open to individuals and couples of all ages.
Downeast Climate March, Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Bar Harbor
Join Mainers as we stand up and march for our planet! Climate change is a crucial issue in Maine as our waters are warming faster than any others on earth and our entire economy depends on a healthy environment that brings people to Maine to partake in its natural beauty and unique resources. Join us on the Village Green in Bar Harbor at 1pm for a march to the town pier and back to the green for a one hour program beginning at 2pm. Take a trip to Acadia and show your support for tackling the change crisis! (March happens rain or shine - alternate location for the speakers is being sought in the event of rain.) Sponsored by Indivisible MDI. Family friendly.
COMMUNITY CIVIL DISCOURSE WORKSHOP, Monday, May 6, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Mount Desert Island High School. Join us for what promises to be a very interesting and lively discussion! Free admission. Co-sponsored by YWCA Mount Desert Island, Jesup Memorial Library, Indivisible MDI Events and Publicity, League of Women Voters of Maine
MDI Racial Equity Working Group is holding the second 2-day Workshop led by the Racial Equity Institute from Lewiston, Maine. The workshop explores the history of institutional and systemic racism, and will be held in Northeast Harbor, at the Parish House, MONDAY AND TUESDAY, MAY 13 AND 14, 2019. Registration is $250.00, which includes lunch each day. The registration link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foundational-training-in-historical-and-institutional-racism-may-13-14-2019-tickets-59900894187. For additional information, you can call Jackie Davidson at YWCA MDI, 288-5008.
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.
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