Thursday, February 4, 2021

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St. Andrew & St. John

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Worship Schedule

St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

February 7, 2021
Epiphany 5
St. Saviour's and MDI Episcopal Churches
The Rev. John Burton

8:00 a.m.


Links to other churches:
Cathedral of St. Luke is
(website is for info)
National Cathedral in Washington DC is
(website is 

St. John the Divine's sanctuary is open for meditation.
Please sign in and wear a mask.

If you need help or need to talk with someone, please call
Gen MacKenzie, 244-7313
Ted Fletcher, 266-8415



St. John's Calendar

The full St. John's Calendar can be viewed <HERE>



At St. John's
Keep in your prayers this week:

Peppy Seavey, Ted Bromage, Jean Storace, Spencer Ervin, Geoff Schuller, Doris McCorison, Gail Leland, Jeremy Harkins, Michael Shook, Joyce and Jim Risser, Loretta Schmidt, Theresa Mitchell, David Douglass,  Fred & Dollis Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, Ray & Susan McDonald, Richard Ramsdell, Dorothy & Jim Clunan, Bill and Barbara Loveland.


Remember to check out our website for MUSIC:

Thanks to Stephen Sampson, Jayne Ashworth and Michael Shook, you may enjoy some piano music on the St. Andrew & St. John website.  On the menu on the left-hand side of the home page there is now a link titled 'Music,' and clicking on that link brings you to recordings of piano pieces by Stephen Sampson. 

Westside Food Pantry

The next distribution date is Sunday, February 7 from 12:00 to 2:00.

We invite you to visit the facebook page for the Westside Food Pantry!  You will find periodic announcements and information about the Westside Food Pantry.  Please visit the page and like it. You can find it at:



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 worshiping 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.

Contemplative Prayer, a prayer of silence, is also known as centering prayer, listening prayer, breath prayer, and prayer of the heart. Join us as we open our minds and hearts to God. We meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 4:30 pm.
Click here to join us.
Compline is an ancient service of night prayers that stretches back to Saint Benedict. A perfect way to have a meditative end to the day and prepare for the quietness of night. Join Tom and Emma Flinn Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and Jonathan Radtke Tuesday and Thursdays at 8:15 pm. Join our evening 
compline service via ZOOM!  


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.

St. Mary and St. Jude
The Rev. Stephen Muncie is conducting a Zoom Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  He is using the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation of the Bible but you may use any translation you have on hand. For direct dial or URL information for this meeting, click here. 
Church of Our Father
Music and Chatter:  On each Wednesday at 5:30 pm there is a 30 minute program entitled "Music & Chatter".  The idea is to keep us all involved and up to date. During the next two weeks, February 10th and 17th, more treats are in store.....Valentine music and songs with Tony Sousa on the piano and Lena Hatch singing! It can be seen on the MDI Episcopal You Tube channel. Click on the link below:



On Thursday, February 25 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (via Zoom)
(1) Uncover common myths about hospice care and learn about hospice services which extend beyond what many people realize.
(2) Volunteer hospice service will be explained with the goal of serving patients earlier in their journeys.
(3) Information about other hospice services such as assistance with Advance Care Direcstives and bereavement support for families will be provided.
To register, please contact: 

Ellsworth Adult Education (664-7110) or
MDI Adult Education: (288-4703)  or
Websites: or

The Good Food Box:  The MDI Food Access Project provides weekly vegetarian healthy meals, non-perishable food, and fresh produce to residents of MDI, the Outer Islands, and Trenton. The food delivery van stops at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church; The Neighborhood House in NEH, and the Community Health Center in SWH. To participate in this program you may complete a short registration form and be a current resident of Hancock County. To request more information: , 669-2208; or
Family First Community Center (FFCC) has their occupancy permit and are seeking families for their residential program at 41 North St. Ellsworth. Families must be homeless or near homeless and have minor children. Their priority is serving people in Hancock County. It is also important that they realize this is a 1-2 year transitional housing program. They will be expected to actively work on their Life Plan, so that when they leave they can remain self-sufficient and break the cycle of recurring homelessness.
FFCC expects to have their units filled within the next 4-6 weeks. If you know of a family that would benefit from this program please contact Maureen Bartley, Housing and Program Director. email:  Office phone: 207 412-2045 or
cell: 207 274-4930
Families First Community Center (FFCC)
P.O. Box 951, Ellsworth, ME  04605
(207) 460 - 3711
Providing Housing for Homeless Families with Minor Children ... Teaching Life Skills Needed for Success




Stephen Byers 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 and Thursday 8:30 - 2:30 (244-3229)
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