We pray for Ty Proctor, Kendra Riley, Lillian Leighton, Bill Baker, Charlie, Peter, Mary Parker, Richard Young, Sarah B., Sharon Gracen, Emily Frazier, Brooke, Alan, Wilda Higgins, Judith Coburn-Harris, Dickie, Herb Carman, Barbara Purtell, Sarah Flynn, Wesley and Lucinda Dudley, Cecily Flowers, Tristram Colket, Larry Ziglar, Marion Carrier, George Swanson, Lydia Thayer, Hannah Schuller, Jeanne Judge, Sarah Cleaves, Anne Cleaves, Penny Ayer, Pauline Hartin. (Please let the office know of any updates.)
Mark your calendars!
Tues., Dec. 16 6 pm Longest Night Service – Chapel
Wed., Dec. 17 5:30 pm Vestry Meeting – Rectory Common Dining Room
Friday, Dec. 19 12 noon Contemplative Prayer – Rectory Library
Sunday, Dec. 21 11:30 am Advent Discussion Series – Parish Hall
12 noon Greening of the church following 10 am service
4 pm Community Christmas Caroling–Bar Harbor Village Green
Wed., Dec. 24 4 pm Christmas Eve Family Service – Rev. Dr. Jenny Reece
9:30 pm Special Music offering – Julia Morris-Myers
10 pm Choral Eucharist – Rev. Timothy Fleck
Thurs., Dec. 25 7:30 am Christmas Day Eucharist – Rev. Timothy Fleck
12:30 pm Christmas Lunch – Rectory Dining Room
Friday, Dec. 26 No Contemplative Prayer – resumes January 2
We have set up a snow-closing notification on WLBZ TV channel 2. We will also post on our website, so if you question whether a service or event is taking place at St. Saviour’s, check both places for information, then let anyone know who you think might not have a computer or tv.
A Service of Lessons and Carols!
The St. Saviour Festival choir, directed by Julia Morris-Myers, will present a Service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 pm. The holy season of Advent will be explored through scripture, carols and choral anthems, and special music will be provided by Richard Hsu, violinist. A festive reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Admission is free and donations will be accepted for the church’s outreach ministry.
Advent Discussion Series: The O Antiphons. This year, on the four Sundays of Advent (November 30, December 7, 14, 21), Tim, Jenny, and Vesta will be leading discussions of the seven ancient titles for the coming Messiah which have been sung as antiphons to the Song of Mary at Evening Prayer in Advent since at least the sixth century. We perhaps know them best as they are paraphrased in Hymn 56, “O come, O Come Emmanuel.” What did it mean for the early Church to call Christ by the name “Wisdom?” What does it mean for us? How about “Root of Jesse” or “Key of David?” Explorations of these questions will be during Forum time (9:00-9:45) at St. John, and after the 10:00 service (11:30-12:15) in the Parish Hall at St. Saviour’s, and will be led by the priest celebrant at each church. No advance reading is required; each exploration can stand alone, but attending all would be an enriching Advent discipline.
GIVING TREE! Once again St. Saviour’s has a giving tree in the Narthex and we are collecting waterproof men’s gloves and white men’s socks for the common cathedral! This is a wonderful program that Rev. Debbie Little Wyman is involved with in Boston. It is part of Ecclesia Ministries, Inc. and is an outdoor congregation, housed and un-housed, sharing God’s love through community, pastoral care, creative expression, and worship on Boston Common. They are non-proselytizing and ecumenical. They welcome and support all people. common cathedral serves as an important community for people experiencing homelessness, and for faith communities who want to be in supportive relationship with un-housed individuals and their friends. common cathedral welcomes everyone to participate fully in our worship and extended hospitality.