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St. John the Divine

315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor


February 21, 2021
Lent 1
The Rev. Stephen Muncie

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
The Rev. Holly Hoffman will be in the church office
on Thursdays (244-3229); 
at other times please call
Gen MacKenzie, 244-7313
Ted Fletcher, 266-8415



Praying through Lent and Discussion
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. 

Mother Holly will offer a time to gather together on Zoom to pray and to discuss our
experiences with the Lenten reader, A Season of the Spirit by Martin Smith. It will be on Wednesday afternoons at 4 pm, starting on February 24. describes the book, "Originally commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1991, A Season for the Spirit provides forty daily meditations for Lent, leading us on a journey of discovery in which we find that Christ, through the Spirit, embraces every aspect of our humanity. Each meditation concludes with a prayer and passage of scripture or quotation for further reflection and study." 
If you wish to purchase a copy (available in paperback and Kindle), the church has a few paperback copies available for $20; or you can order from Amazon at:
This is a drop in time for prayer and discussion. Come every week or as your schedule allows. Mother Holly is looking forward to praying with you and getting to know you through these gatherings! The Zoom link listed below will be the same for each week. 


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If you have never used Zoom before, you will need to download the application when you click the link for the service. Then, Zoom will connect you to other people gathering online for fellowship. This short, helpful video walks you through how to use Zoom for the very first time: 

St. John's Calendar

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



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

Chuck Bradshaw, 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 21 from 12:00 to 1:00.

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".  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 Directives 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

Open Table MDI exists to inspire strong, loving, and inclusive communities by bringing people together to share in nourishing food. A free takeout meal is available for pickup each Tuesday from 4:00-6:00pm at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Delivery, based on need, is also available by calling/texting 207.664.9026 or by emailing  Visit their website at

Everybody Eats Free Community Meal is a project whose goal is to provide free, healthful and wholesome meals to the Ellsworth community. Free takeout meals are available every Monday from 2:30 - 4:30 pm at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 134 State St. Ellsworth.





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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