Living Stones presentation Sunday, August 9!

Save the Date – Sunday, August 9 at 11:30 am!
As living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (1st Peter 2:5).
Several members of our parish have been working with our stewardship consultants Gary Friedmann and Martha Dudman to develop a process of honest conversations about our commitment to St. Saviour’s and its future for generations to come. This group, the Living Stones Team, will be making a brief presentation on our process following the 10 am service on August 9. Brunch will be served in the Parish Hall afterwards. Please plan to be present to participate in this important work for the future of our church. Rock on, church!

Episcopal Relief & Development’s Photo Exhibit coming to St. Saviour’s!

St. Saviour’s Parish in Bar Harbor Hosts Episcopal Relief & Development Photo Exhibition

In celebration of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary, St. Saviour’s is hosting the organization’s traveling photo exhibition at 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor from Friday, August 14 to Monday, August 31.

Featuring 33 iconic photos of Episcopal Relief & Development’s work around the globe, the exhibition leads viewers through a vivid, intimate exploration of the organization’s history and programs.

Through compelling images and insightful descriptions, the photo exhibition builds meaningful connections to Episcopal Relief & Development’s four core program areas: alleviating hunger, promoting health, creating economic opportunities and responding to disasters. Photos come from five continents and were chosen from over 20,000 images by curator Johanna Lehan, who has worked for The New Yorker and Newsweek.

The “AllHands75” e-docent app, available for iPhone and Android, provides enrichment while experiencing the exhibition in person, and acts as a virtual tour for remote viewing. The app features a variety of voices – including the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and the President, staff and supporters of Episcopal Relief & Development – giving deeper detail and background for each image.

“It is incredibly moving to stand in front of these powerful images and hear from someone who was there in the midst of amazing transformation, or whose faith in the importance and impact of our work inspires deeper connection,” said Sean McConnell, Episcopal Relief & Development’s Director of Engagement. “Striving together with local partners, our programs truly engage communities in realizing their vision of a thriving future. I hope that this exhibition helps people to see what we can do when we act together to heal our hurting world.”

Episcopal Relief & Development works with more than 3 million people in nearly 40 countries worldwide to overcome poverty, hunger and disease through multi-sector programs that utilize local resources and expertise. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners to help communities rebuild after disasters and develop long-term strategies to create a thriving future. In 2014-15, the organization joins Episcopalians and friends in celebrating 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World.

Summer Picnic and Open House Saturday, August 8 from 11-2!

There is more to St. Saviour’s than Stained Glass: Summer Picnic and Open House. Stop by St. Saviour’s Church August 8 between 11 and 2 for free hot dogs, chips, and lemonade, for guided tours of the church, and to learn about the life that our congregation shares with the Bar Harbor community and the wider world. All are welcome! 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor 04609 (207)288-4215 www.StSaviours.me.

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.
6 pm in the Chapel
Friday, July 31
Friday, August 21
Friday, September 18

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