The church is open for you!

Currently, the Sanctuary of St. Saviour’s Parish will be open each Tuesday to Friday until 1:00 pm. Just come to the parish office and let us know you would like to go in – we are happy to open it for you!

Starting Saturday, May 28th the sanctuary will be open for your enjoyment until about 4 pm every day – through Friday, October 28th.

Note cards of some of our beautiful stained glass windows are available for sale from the office year ’round.

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)

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

Mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars!
Morning Prayer has changed to each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 am and moves to the Chapel May 24
Contemplative Prayer is each Friday at noon in the Rectory Library
Sun., May 22 1 – 2:30 pm Destinations North America tour guide training – Sanctuary
Wed., May 25 9:15 am Living Stones meeting – Library
5:30 pm Vestry Meeting – Dining Room
Sat., May 28 Opening and Closing of church starts daily – until Saturday, October 29

Sunday Service Ministers 5/22/16 Morning Prayer 5/29/16
Celebrant/Preacher John Allison Rev. Timothy Fleck
Interim Music Director Andrea Horner Andrea Horner
St. Anna’s Altar Guild Carmen Greene Lucy Triplett
Flower Guild Sue Blaisdell Sue Blaisdell
7:30 am 7:30 am
Lector Sarah Cleaves Sue Seavey
Prayer Leader None today Sue Seavey
10:00 am 10:00 am
Greeters/Ushers Don Allen, Katharine Thompson Gail and Rick Leiser
Acolyte/Crucifer Debbie Parlee Josh Bloom
Lector Marjorie Walls Gail Leiser
Prayer Leader None today Wayne Parlee
Chalice Bearers None today Geoff Schuller, Lee Garrett
Coffee Hour Choir
Vestry Sharon Linscott, Debbie Parlee Debbie Parlee , Carolyn Reed

It is time to write your Annual Reports. Deadline to have them in the office is Friday, May 27.

Mother Kathleen will be away May 24th to June 1st. Contact Father Tim with any pastoral emergencies.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Church Tours ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Summer is quickly coming upon us and the island will be teeming with visitors. With the added attraction of Acadia’s Centennial this season should be busier than ever. While we have managed in the past with a small group of dedicated docents to welcome our guests and give tours of St. Saviour’s, this year we are in desperate need of more volunteers. You can help!!! It is fun, training is available, and the schedule can be flexible. If you have even a few hours a month to help us, either by giving tours or by manning the notecard table, your time will be appreciated. Now is the time to volunteer…we need YOU! Contact Diane Phipps (664-3204) or Diane Zito (603-682-6404) for more information.

Diocese Adult Retreat: Check it out on the Diocesan website: www.EpiscopalMaine.org Jesus Then and Now, which will be Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19 at Camp Bishopswood on beautiful Lake Megunticook. Rev. Carolyn Eklund will co-host the retreat, Thew Elliot will lead music and Rev. Craig Hacker will be among the small group mentors. Full scholarships are available for all Sunday school teachers and youth event volunteers.

Meditation on Thursdays at 4:15 at St. John’s. Please join us for 30 minutes of shared silence and “prayer of the heart,” an ancient meditative practice of the Christian tradition. All are welcome! We meditate sitting on chairs, though if you prefer to sit on the floor, feel free to bring a mat or cushion. If you are new to meditation, have questions or concerns, or would like more information, please contact Mother Kathleen.

Caregivers Groups:
• St. Saviour’s Caregiver’s Support Group meets in the Rectory Library at St. Saviour’s Parish from noon until 1:30 on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. It is open to all local residents who are involved with the care of a loved one in their home or at an institution.
• Caregiver Support Group at Birch Bay Village on the 1st Tuesday of each Month from 2:30-3:30pm in the Birch Bay Retirement Village Library – 25 Village Inn Rd, Bar Harbor. For more information call 288-8014 x210 or email slinscott@birchbayvillage.us

Contemplative Prayer Group meets for one hour at noon on Fridays to pray together in silence and to share resources and experiences from their prayer journeys. The hour will begin with gathering in silence, then the leader will share a resource or an insight about contemplative prayer, then there will be a time of silent prayer, and finally a short time to share our thoughts and experiences in group discussion. Everyone is invited to attend and join this group.

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.

Friday, June 17, 2016 – 6 pm in the Chapel

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

St. Saviour’s Panorama

 


Seth Thompson, an assistant professor of design at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), produced this beautiful panorama of St. Saviour’s.  Click here to explore the depths of this 360-degree view of our sanctuary. He has graciously allowed us to maintain a home for this on our website.

This panorama is also featured in Mr. Thompson’s Sacred Spaces of New England project.

A Musical Offering

Bach’s Arioso, as performed by Bill Myers (‘cello) and our choirmaster/organist Julia Morris-Myers (piano)

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