Welcome to St. Saviour’s!

Remember the Yard and Strawberry Shortcake Sale Saturday, August 6 from 9 am to 1 pm!

The sanctuary is open for your enjoyment from 9 am until 4 pm every day through Friday, October 28th. If there is an event or service in progress, please return when you can!

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).

St. Saviour’s Parish is pleased to introduce Mark, Jennifer and Taz (4 paws) Johnson! Mark is our new Music Director and August 7, 2016 will be his first Sunday at St. Saviour’s Parish at the 10:00 am service. We hope you will come to welcome them to their new parish home!

Please note that construction in the Kennebec Street parking lot starts in a few weeks.  Sadly, there will be NO parking there Monday to Friday. 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

Yard Sale Saturday, August 6 from 9-1 (no early birds) to benefit Kids’ Care Free Meal Program. John’s famous strawberry shortcake will be for sale! In 41 Mt. Desert Street parking lot.


What is happening at St. Saviour’s?

GRACE NOTES … Small Things That Herald Greater Ones.
July 29 and August 5, 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 Merle Gabbard, Pat Samuel, Sarah Flynn, Kimberly, Jean Martinez, Gretchen Lane, Mimi, George Swanson, Lydia Thayer, Bill, Emma, Natasha, Herb and Linda Carman, Malcolm Hughes, Kendra Riley, Charlie, Sarah B., Dickie, Barbara Purtell, Wesley and Lucinda Dudley, Tristram Colket, Larry Ziglar, Jeanne Judge, Sarah Cleaves, Anne Cleaves, Penny Ayer, Pauline Hartin. (Please let the office know of any updates.)

Mark your calendars!
Morning Prayer is each 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
Contemplative Prayer is each Friday at noon in the Rectory Library
*Bottle drive until Yard Sale (9-1) on August 7 in the Mt. Desert St. Parking lot!
**Welcome Mark Johnson as our new Music Director on Sunday, August 7 at the 10 am service!
Watch for more information about the Bishop’s Visit to MDI on August 14.

Sunday Ministers 7/31/16 8/7/16
Celebrant/Preacher Rev. Kathleen Killian Rev. Timothy Fleck
Organist/Music Director Linda Foster Mark Johnson
St. Anna’s Altar Guild Diane Phipps Carmen Greene
Flower Guild Sue Blaisdell Sue Blaisdell
7:30 am 7:30 am
Lector Sue Seavey Dave Buccello
Prayer Leader Sue Seavey Dave Buccello
10:00 am 10:00 am
Greeters/Ushers Betsy Drake, Wayne Parlee Don Allen, Diane Zito
Acolyte/Crucifer Geoff Schuller Wayne Parlee
Lector Dave Cuthbertson Geoff Schuller
Prayer Leader Diane Phipps Eliza Vallette
Chalice Bearers Lucy Triplett, Rachael Sharp Diane Phipps, John Stewart
Coffee Hour James Harris Reception
Vestry Carolyn Reed, Debbie Parlee Debbie Parlee , Geoff Schuller

* Bottle Drive for Kids’ Care Free Meal Program! Until August 7th – bring all your redeemables to St. Saviour’s in bags and put them in the trailer in the 41 Mt. Desert St. parking lot!

Yard and Strawberry Shortcake Sale at St. Saviour’s Saturday, August 6 from 9-1 (no early birds) to benefit Kids’ Care Free Meal Program. John’s famous strawberry shortcake for sale. Donation for tables for parishioners only are $20 each or donation of proceeds of sales.
Donations can be made with your smart phone as well with the QR code to the right. Just let the office know by email that you would like your donation to benefit Kids’ Care Free Meal Program.

The Summer Organ Series returns and the schedule for the 2016 recital series is as follows:
August 5: Timothy Jon Olsen; August 12: Douglas Beck; August 19: Ray Cornils;
August 26: Julia Morris-Myers with Jay Emlen, soloist

**Mark Johnson, our new Music Director, will be playing his first service on Sunday, August 7. Jennifer, Mark’s wife, will not be present that day because she will be in NYC with the three youngest choristers from St. John’s Barrington, Rhode Island. These girls were selected, along with 28 other choristers from all over the United States, to attend the “Girls Course” offered each year at St. Thomas Church on 5th Avenue in New York City. In its eleventh year, the course is designed to give a taste of the chorister experience enjoyed by the boy choristers of St. Thomas Church, which runs the only fully residential choir school in the United States. The girls will sing three services during the week – Evensong at 5:30 pm on August 2 and August 4 and Morning Mass on Sunday, August 7 at 11 am with the men of the St. Thomas Choir. All of these services will be web cast live from St. Thomas Church. Services can be heard at http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/webcasts. While in New York they will live in the Choir School, which is located down the street from Carnegie Hall and one block from Central Park. The guest director for the week is Katherine Deines-Williams, a native of New Zealand, who is Director of Music at Guilford Cathedral in the U.K., one of only three women to ever hold such a post. She has chosen a challenging repertoire of 20th century music for treble voices for the Evensongs, a Mendelssohn Mass for double choir, and anthems by Rossini and Brahms for the Sunday service. The girls have been diligently preparing all (up to four) treble parts as required for participation. During the week the choristers will attend a Broadway Play, explore the City, enjoy a guided tour of the St. Thomas Church Bells, participate in activities at the Choir School, and enjoy delicious meals prepared by the St. Thomas’ Choir School cook. Jennifer serves as the Nurse and Activities Coordinator for the course. Her son, William, was a boy chorister at St. Thomas Church from 2004-2009.

As a partner for the Acadia Centennial event on August 22nd at 2 pm, St. Saviour’s has agreed to host a simple lemonade social after. We need people to volunteer to bake cookies, or to provide lemonade, and to set up and serve as hosts. Please contact Diane Zito if you are willing to help at: Bluewatersailors@comcast.net.
Sunday, August 14, The Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane, Bishop of Maine, will be our Presider and Preacher at a special combined Eucharist with all four MDI parishes, at 5:30 pm at St. Saviour’s. Although we will be worshipping at our usual times Sunday morning for the benefit of visitors and those who cannot attend Sunday evening, parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend Eucharist with Bishop Lane on Sunday evening.
Did you know that the parishes of St. Andrew and St. John, and St. Saviour’s share in the ministry of pastoral care? Our Pastoral Care Team is made up of members of both parishes who reach out across the island to parish members in need, as well as providing pastoral outreach to the community. If you’d like to know more about our ministries, or are in need of their care and prayers, please contact our office administrators, or Linda Foster from St. Saviour’s, Joan Bromage from St. Andrew and St. John, or Mother Kathleen.
St. Saviour’s Caregiver’s Support Group meets in the Rectory Library at St. Saviour’s Parish from 1 to 2:30 pm (following the Noon Eucharist) 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.
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.

St. Andrew & St. John Episcopal Church, Southwest Harbor, 244-3229, website: www.saintsmdi.org
Eucharist Sundays: 8 am St. Andrew by the Lake, Seal Cove & 10 am St. John’s, SWH
Thursdays: 12 noon at St. John’s, SWH
Fridays: 1:00-3:00 pm – Mahjong. Come learn and play!
Upcoming Recitals for the Westside Food Pantry: Friday, August 19, 6:30 p.m.
Harpsichordist Gavin Black is the director of the Princeton (NJ) Early Keyboard Center and has been teaching and performing on organ, harpsichord and clavichord for over 30 years. For his performance at St. John, he’ll assemble his 17th century Italian harpsichord in the sanctuary. (Perhaps the first time a harpsichord has been played at St. John!)

St. Dunstan’s Church, Ellsworth, 667-5495 website: www.StDunstansEllsworth.com
Wednesdays Eucharist at 6 pm

Parish of St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s, Northeast Harbor, 276-5588 website: www.maryjude.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove, 288-4849 website: www.churchofourfather.org
“Waste Not, Want Not” Thrift Shop is open Saturdays from 9 am-noon and Wednesdays 3:30-6 pm
Summer class at Church of Our Father: A 5 week study beginning on Thursday July 7 at 7 pm, “Half-Truths” by Adam Hamilton. Mother Sue has the books so that all participants will have read the introduction and Chapter 1 by the first class. It will be very helpful to have a Bible and journal as well. Class ends on Aug. 11.
In the Community!

The Jesup Library’s 47th Annual Book Sale is a little bit more than a month away, on Sat., Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special Prologue Pre-Sale on Friday, Aug. 19. Please help us make this year’s sale a success.
Alcyon Center Events, Seal Cove, a center of spiritual experiences for body, soul and spirit. Meditation/Silent Sit: Mondays (please call ahead) Time: 1:00-2:00 pm with 20 minute sit; 5 minute silent walk; 20 minute silent sit. There will be no Quiet Day in August but will return on September 2 and 30 – open to all (a period of silence from 9:00 am to noon; lunch with conversation noon to 1:00 pm; silence 1:00 to 4:00 pm) August 24 – Bible Reconnaissance and Pot Luck Dinner – open to all – an in depth approach to Bible study, concentrating on Luke 14:1 & 7-14 – 3:30-5:00 pm. August 19-21 – The Mystery of the Lord’s Prayer lead by Rev. Julia Polter, Christian Community priest and hospital chaplain. For more information and directions go to their website at alyconcenter.org; PO Box 40, Seal Cove ME 04674, phone (207) 244-1060; email: office@alcyoncenter.org.

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.

Check back for future services

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.