St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Sunday, January 26
10:00 a.m. – Combined Worship
at St. Saviour's Parish
Thy strong word did cleave the darkness (381)
The people who in darkness walked (126)
I come with joy to meet my Lord (304)
Jesus calls us (550)
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Psalm 27:1, 5-13
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, January 26, 10:00 — Combined Worship at St. Saviour's
Sunday, February 2, 10:00 -- Eucharist at St. John's, The Rev. Ted Kanellakis
Sunday, February 9, 10:00 -- Eucharist at St. John's, The Rev. John Burton
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. — Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 noon — Healing Prayer & Holy Eucharist
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – Prepare backpacks
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 hospitalized at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is being treated for an infection (endocarditis) and is expected to remain there several weeks. Michael is receiving emails and regular mail at this time.
Address: David Michael Shook
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Shapiro 10E Room 1014
70 Francis St.
Boston, MA 02115
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
We escaped a snow postponement last Sunday. Indeed, it was an easy day to be open as it turned out. We closed out the month of January, our biggest for this '19-'20 season so far. Here are the numbers: We distributed $17,830 worth of vouchers this month. For the past four years the number of neighbors that we serve has continued to decline. This month we served 270 adults and 89 children--a total of 359 neighbors compared to 410 in January 2017. That's a 12.5% decrease in neighbors served over those years. This represents 195 households compared to 223 in 2017. We did register 6 new households representing 22 new and returning neighbors. A slightly used Toaster Oven was donated to the Pantry this month. Yesterday, we found a good home for it. The young man who took it home said, "This will serve as a good backup when we run out of propane and don't have fuel to cook with." His household has run out of propane once already this winter due to lack of money to purchase more. Winter can be very hard for some of our neighbors.
Be well, be warm, and all my best to you all,
Upcoming distribution Sundays are as follows: 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.
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A Pilgrimage for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine
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.
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.
The 2020 Census -- Maine is counting on our faith communities
Communities of faith have an important role to play in the 2020 Census. Among the most trusted voices here in Maine, your support will be instrumental in ensuring a complete count. Here in Maine, where we don't always have enough resources to help everyone we would like to help, a complete count will ensure fair allocation of critical funds for things like Medicaid and Medicare, SNAP food benefits, student loans, highway construction, adoption assistance, housing vouchers, rural development, school lunches, and child care. If everyone completes the Census, Maine will receive every dollar that should be coming to us, enabling us to help more people.
Long-time friend of the Maine Council of Churches, policy analyst Mitchell Stein, is serving as one of Maine's Partnership Specialists for the Census Bureau. He has compiled an informative resource for houses of worship to use in encouraging their membership to complete the census. Click here for that free and helpful information. You can also reach Mitchell directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Office/Mobile (207) 317 3831.
Remember: Maine is counting on YOU to make sure everyone is counted.
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
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 4 Churches
Fourth Sundays, 10:00 a.m. — Combined Worship Service
on a rotating basis