St. John the Divine
315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Sunday, February 23
Last Sunday after Epiphany
10:00 a.m. – Combined Service
At Church of Our Father
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, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist, The Rev. Regina Christianson
Sunday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – Eucharist, The Rev. John Burton
Sunday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer, Kaice Burton
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
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.
Ash Wednesday Services with Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes will be held at noon at St. John the Divine and St. Saviour's Parish; 8:00 a.m. at Church of Our Father; 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary & St. Jude. The Rev. Regina Christianson will be the celebrant at St. John's in Southwest Harbor.
During Lent, there will be 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
I am pleased to tell you that while the Pantry was open and serving our neighbors on Sunday, our Board of Directors was meeting and approved my plan to keep the Pantry open for a May distribution. This will be welcome news for our neighbors I am certain. I am very grateful with you for the generosity and caring of our donor who has made this possible.
Our third Sunday distribution was very easy. Many had already made their visit to the Pantry on the first Sunday. Here are the numbers for the month of February: $19,020 in vouchers distributed to a total of 379 neighbors--94 children and 285 adults. We served 211 households and registered 3 new households of 6 neighbors. We continued the trend of a slight decrease in the number of neighbors served this year compared to last year.
I have been invited to appear before the Southwest Harbor Warrant Committee Tuesday evening to present our proposal for town funding and to answer questions.
Finally, please give thank with me for Michael Shook's improving health. He is now out of the hospital and undergoing rehab and therapy in Boston.
All my best to you. It is a honor to carry out this work with you.
Upcoming distribution Sundays are as follows: March 1 and 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.
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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:
On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, the men's group of Church of Our Father will put on a fabulous Pancake Supper starting at 4:30! Everyone is welcome! Start off Lent with pancakes and fellowship.
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 4 – Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove
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 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
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