Halloween events at St. Saviour’s!

St. Saviour’s Church Offering All Hallow’s Eve Service
Sunday, October 30th, at 4:30 PM, St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, a unique and first time offering of an All Hallow’s Eve Service.

All Hallows Eve or Halloween as we commonly know it dates back to the ancient Celts who marked their new year—the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter—with the celebration of the festival Samhain, a “thin” time when the boundary or divide the natural and supernatural was more transparent and palpable.

The souls of the dead were said to return to their homes and large bonfires set aflame to frighten away evil spirits. With the Christianization of the British Isles this pagan holy day became known as All Saints Day, a commemoration of the holy community of God and the spiritual bond between all the living and dead, those remembered and also forgotten.

The celebration of All Saints traditionally begins with a vigil the night before. All are welcome to an All Hallows’ Eve meditative service of light, music, readings, a procession to the town cemetery, and special prayers that anticipate and celebrate this porous moment of time and communion. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible.

St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1876, and strives to be a lively spiritual resource for the entire Bar Harbor community. Sunday worship is at 7:30 and 10:00 AM, as well as Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 AM, and a healing Eucharist on Wednesday at 12 noon. The Reverend Tim Fleck serves as Rector of St. Saviour’s, as well as of The Episcopal Parish of St. Andrew & John in Southwest Harbor. St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible.

Contact: St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church
41 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4215 church office
The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Assistant Rector… kathleen@MDI-Episcopal.org or Mark Johnson, Music Director MJvoice@yahoo.com


Halloween is upon us and, once again, we are providing free hot cider and donuts for “trick or treaters” on Halloween (Monday, October 31) starting at 4 pm in front of the Rectory at 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Children of ALL ages welcome for the fun!

Welcome to St. Saviour’s!

Enjoy a 360 virtual tour of the Sanctuary by clicking on “Panorama” in the Photo Gallery tab on the left side of the main page.

The sanctuary is open for your enjoyment from 9 am until 5 pm every day through Sunday, October 30th. If there is an event or service in progress, please return when you can! We will be happy to open the Sanctuary for your pleasure any time the office is open all year around!

Donations may be made by credit card or PayPal through the “Donations” link or scan this QR code with your Smartphone!  QR Code Paypal StSaviour

Note cards of some of our beautiful stained glass windows are available for sale from the office year ’round. See the link with pictures of them all.

Guided tours are available any Sunday after the 10 am service year ’round as well as well as at dates and times posted on our Google Calendar (see link in the tabs above).

Please note that construction in the Kennebec Street parking lot has started and, sadly, there will be NO parking there weekdays. There will be parking by permit on Saturdays and for groups using our facility and parking on Sunday mornings for church, of course! We apologize for the inconvenience


What is happening at St. Saviour’s?

GRACE NOTES … Small Things That Herald Greater Ones. October 7, 2016
St. Saviour’s Parish – 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207-288-4215 INFO@STSAVIOURS.ME www.StSaviours.me
St. Saviour’s is Handicap Accessible and uses de-alcoholized wine and gluten free bread. Friend us on Facebook! Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Parish.
Prayer List: We pray for Jean Martinez, Lee Garrett, Andrea Horner, Gretchen Lane, Kimberly, Mimi, George Swanson, Lydia Thayer, Bill, Emma, Natasha, Herb and Linda Carman, Malcolm Hughes, Charlie, Sarah B., Dickie, Barbara Purtell, Wesley and Lucinda Dudley, Tristram Colket, Larry Ziglar, Sarah Cleaves, Anne Cleaves, Penny Ayer, Pauline Hartin. (Please let the office know of any updates.)

Mark your calendars!
Morning Prayer: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 am in the Chapel
Eucharists: Sundays at 7:30 am (spoken) and 10 am (with music) and
Wednesdays at noon in the Chapel in a simple, non-musical service. We commemorate saints and seasons using the church’s published calendar, as well as focusing on healing for ourselves and for the world.
Everyone is welcome!

Mon. 10/10 All day Columbus Day office closed
Wed. 10/12 Noon Eucharist – Teresa of Avila
10/12 1 pm Caregivers’ Support Group-Library
Fri. 10/14 Noon Contemplative Prayer–Rectory Library
Wed. 10/19 Noon Eucharist-Jesuit Martyrs of North America
10/19 5:30 pm Vestry Meeting – Dining Room
Fri. 10/21 Noon Contemplative Prayer–Rectory Library
Sat. 10/22 7:30 am Diocesan Convention-University of Southern Maine

Bar Harbor Food Pantry area church challenge! Area churches are welcoming donations of canned fruit. Let’s see if we can beat everyone else! This food will sustain many dealing with hunger during the lean and cold months to come. Jim Vallette

Halloween is upon us and, once again, we are providing hot cider and donuts for “trick or treaters” on Halloween starting at 4 pm in front of the Rectory. Donations of cider, little Hostess Donettes or your time would be greatly appreciated. See Linda Foster for details and come help – costumes welcome!

On the trail of the stolen Tiffany Lily stained glass window…

Katharine Whitney with the assistance of Eva Davis and Lee Garrett spoke to “Coffee’s On” and the Acadia Senior College at the Maine Seacoast Mission on Tuesday, February 16th, about our stolen Tiffany Easter Lily Window, and some of the technological improvements in the pursuit of stolen fine arts, which give rise to a cautious optimism, that we may be closer to the possible recovery of our window than at any point since it was stolen 28 years ago.  (Photograph used with permission of Mt. Desert Islander/Liz Graves.)

lily window presentation picture mdislander liz graves

Taize Services at St. Saviour’s

Taizé – An Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community of France, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation. • Candlelight, • Scripture, • Silence, • Song, • Prayer.

Watch for coming dates and times here.

St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible and All are welcome! www.stsaviours.me