Sunday, October 2, 2022


Worship Reminder from the Parishes of
St. Andrew and St. John,
Church of Our Father,
& St. Saviour

Join Us for Worship Sunday, October 2:
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am Holy Eucharist
St. Andrew by-the-Lake, Seal Cove
Celebrant: The Rev Holly Hoffmann
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9:00 am Morning Prayer

Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove
Officiant: Mike Bullard, Preaching: Tony Sousa
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11:00 am *
St. Saviour's Parish, Bar Harbor
Celebrant: The Rev. Holly Hoffmann
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5:00 pm Order of Worship for the Evening with Holy Eucharist 
St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor
Celebrant: The Rev. Holly Hoffmann
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*= these services will be streamed to our YouTube channel: 

There will be a Island-wide worship held on October 23 and hosted by St. Mary's by-the-Sea.

You can always look to the online calendar to see the service schedule:
If you are looking for other online worship,
please visit (click on church name): 
St. Luke's Cathedral at 10 am
The National Cathedral at 11:15 am

To support prayer at home, we will distribute this order of service.
Many thanks to the Rev. Stephen Muncie and the parish of St. Mary and St. Jude for sharing this resource with us.

Worship at Home:

Pentecost 17
When life's circumstances prevent us from attending Church.

The Greeting


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord

Jesus Christ.    -Philippians 1:2


Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Silence may be kept.


Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.


Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins

through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all

goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in

eternal life. Amen.


Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:

Come let us adore him.


Jubilate      Psalm 100


Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *

    serve the Lord with gladness

    and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; *

    he himself has made us, and we are his;

    we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;

go into his courts with praise; *

    give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good;

his mercy is everlasting; *

    and his faithfulness endures from age to age.


The Lessons


The First Lesson

Lamentations 3:19-26

The thought of my affliction and my homelessness
is wormwood and gall!

My soul continually thinks of it
and is bowed down within me.

But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him."

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul that seeks him.

It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.



The Response

Psalm 137

Super flumina

1 By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, *
when we remembered you, O Zion.

2 As for our harps, we hung them up *
on the trees in the midst of that land.

3 For those who led us away captive asked us for a song,
and our oppressors called for mirth: *
"Sing us one of the songs of Zion."

4 How shall we sing the Lord'S song *
upon an alien soil.

5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, *
let my right hand forget its skill.

6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you, *
if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.

7 Remember the day of Jerusalem, O Lord,
against the people of Edom, *
who said, "Down with it! down with it!
even to the ground!"

8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, *
happy the one who pays you back
for what you have done to us!

9 Happy shall he be who takes your little ones, *
and dashes them against the rock!

The Second Lesson

Lamentations 1:1-6

How lonely sits the city
that once was full of people!

How like a widow she has become,
she that was great among the nations!

She that was a princess among the provinces
has become a vassal.

She weeps bitterly in the night,
with tears on her cheeks;

among all her lovers
she has no one to comfort her;

all her friends have dealt treacherously with her,
they have become her enemies.

Judah has gone into exile with suffering
and hard servitude;

she lives now among the nations,
and finds no resting place;

her pursuers have all overtaken her
in the midst of her distress.

The roads to Zion mourn,
for no one comes to the festivals;

all her gates are desolate,
her priests groan;

her young girls grieve,
and her lot is bitter.

Her foes have become the masters,
her enemies prosper,

because the Lord has made her suffer
for the multitude of her transgressions;

her children have gone away,
captives before the foe.

From daughter Zion has departed
all her majesty.

Her princes have become like stags
that find no pasture;

they fled without strength
before the pursuer.


The Gospel Lesson

Luke 17:5-10

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, `Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

"Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, `Come here at once and take your place at the table'? Would you not rather say to him, `Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink'? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, `We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!'"



The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

    creator of heaven and earth;

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

        and born of the Virgin Mary.

    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

        was crucified, died, and was buried.

    He descended to the dead.

    On the third day he rose again.

    He ascended into heaven,

        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

    the holy catholic Church,

    the communion of saints,

    the forgiveness of sins

    the resurrection of the body,

    and the life everlasting. Amen.

 The Prayers

Prayers are offered for the whole world; for peace on earth; for those we love; for the sick and the suffering; for those working to respond to the pandemic; for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, and the uninsured; for the dying and the dead; for those who mourn; and for our communities, friends, and neighbors, and for other prayer concerns.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,

     hallowed be thy Name,

     thy kingdom come,

     thy will be done,

         on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

     as we forgive those

         who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

     but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

     and the power, and the glory,

     for ever and ever. Amen.

The Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayers of the People

God of Love,

in your kingdom

the poor are blessed,

the hungry filled,

and every tear is wiped away.

Hear us now as we pray

for all in need of your mercy.


For the Church: that we may bear witness to the depths of God's love for all people; in your mercy….  Hear our prayer.

For people of other faiths and for all who seek the truth: that we may respect one another and reveal God's compassion for the world; we pray especially for our Jewish friends and neighbors as they celebrate their High Holy Days; in your mercy…. Hear our prayer.

For Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas, our bishop; and for the parishes of Mt. Desert Island: that we may do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God; in your mercy….  Hear our prayer.

For an increase in faith among us: that we may have courage to envision God's future for our lives, for our church, and for our world; in your mercy…. Hear our prayer.

For an end to violence and war; for the people of Ukraine; and for those we find it hardest to love: that God will lead the human family in paths of reconciliation and peace; in your mercy….  Hear our prayer.

For Joe, our President; Janet, our Governor; and for all seeking public office: that they may serve the common good and serve the best interests of our nation; in your mercy….  Hear our prayer.

For the hungry, the homeless, the addicted, and the abused: that God will lead us to care for them; in your mercy….  Hear our prayer.

For those who are recovering from Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, and for those who have lost their homes and livelihoods: that they may have hope for the future and receive the help they need; in your mercy…. Hear our prayer.

For all who travel, especially our friends and neighbors who are departing Mt Desert Island this month: that they may be kept in safety; in your mercy….  Hear our prayer.

For the sick and the suffering; for Skye Brickley, Jim Clunan, Carolyn Drew; Mary Ann Mahoney, De Witt Sage; and Kathy Suminsby; and for those on our Parish Prayer list.

I now invite you to offer the names of those you know who need our prayers….. (silence – then add); in your mercy…. Hear our prayer.

At Church of Our Father we pray for those in our prayer list.
At St. Andrew & St. John we pray for Christina Spurling, Bill Merrill, Bob Stanwood, Charles Sellick, Liz, Elizabeth Ward, Bunny Watts, Anne Wetzel, Chuck Bradshaw, Joan Bromage, Jean Storace, Spencer Ervin, Geoff Schuller, Doris McCorison, Gail Leland, Michael Shook, Joyce and Jim Risser, Loretta Schmidt, Theresa Mitchell, Fred & Dollis Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, Richard Ramsdell, Dorothy & Jim Clunan, Bill & Barbara Loveland.
At St. Saviour's Parish we pray for Don Allen, Bill Scott, Gregory Berube, Connie Brush, Yolanda Ferrari, Cheryl Kolodziej, Julie Grindle, Geoff Schuller, Eleanor Raynes, Howard Brush, John Stewart, Ruth Westphal, Gretchen Westphal, Gail Leland, Christopher Lebida, Christopher Walls, Linda Carman, Mary Smith, John Fibiger, Ray McDonald, Emily O'Connor, Sarah Cleaves, Nicholas, Janet Flood, Rachel, Mimi, Charlie, Sarah B., Dickie, Alex, Penny Ayer, Arletta Sullivan, and Anne Cleaves. 

For all who have died; we remember especially Theo Ferrara, Dick Salisbury, and those who have perished in Hurricane Ian: that they may dwell in the house of the Lord forever; in your mercy…. Hear our prayer.

For all who mourn: that God will comfort them in their sorrow and grant them resurrection hope; in your mercy….  Hear our prayer.

In thanksgiving for Kimberly Haller as she returns to offer her musical gifts with us; in your mercy...  Hear our prayer.

In thanksgiving for the many blessings in our lives, for our family members, friends, and neighbors; and in thanksgiving for the presence of our visitors and guests today; in your mercy…. Hear our prayer.

Concluding Collect

God of all the ages,

you have revealed your grace

in our Savior, Jesus Christ.

As we wait patiently on your mercies,

strengthen us to live in your justice,

that with open hearts we may hear

and accomplish your will,

through Christ, who lights the way to life everlasting. Amen.


Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts, Augsburg Fortress. The online Revised Common Lectionary is a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries.

For Those We Love

Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore.

Amen.    2 Corinthians 13:14

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St. Andrew's and St. John's
PO Box 767
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
GPS Location: 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 

207-244-3229       Email the Parish Office 
St. Andrew's and St. John's parish office is staffed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm. 

Church of Our Father 
P.O. Box 186
Hulls Cove, Maine 04644
GPS Location: 91 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Maine

207-288-4849      Email The Parish Office
The church office is staffed Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm. At other times please call or email the office, and we will respond to your message soon.  

St. Saviour's 
41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-4215   Email the Parish Office

St. Saviour's Parish office is staffed Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm. At other times please call or email the office, and we will respond to your message soon.  

The sanctuary and parish hall of all churches are accessible.

For pastoral emergencies, please contact the Rev. Holly Hoffmann directly at 207-244-8144. 

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