Sesquicentennial! Sunday, July 23, at 4:00 PM

Sesquicentennial! Sunday, July 23, at 4:00 PM, the Episcopal Parishes of Mount Desert Island will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first recorded Episcopal worship service on MDI.  The event will include a singing procession from St. Saviour’s to the Bar Harbor Village Green, the Office of Evening Prayer from the 1789 Prayer book and hymns from the 1824 Hymnal, followed by light refreshments in St. Saviour’s Parish Hall.  Attendees are invited to dress in nineteenth-century costume if they wish.

Check out the link to the article:

First Episcopal service re-enactment planned


Strawberry Shortcake and Yard Sale for Outreach! Redeemables accepted daily!

Saturday, July 29 from 9-1 there will be a Yard Sale for Outreach in the 41 Mt. Desert parking lot!   Tables are $15. Contact the office at 288-4215 to reserve your space or you can donate items for the church tables to sell. Bring and set up your table Saturday morning.

Also, there will be a trailer in the parking lot to receive your redeemable bottles and cans. Every 5 cents helps!

Summer Organ Series coming in August!

St Saviour’s Episcopal Parish at 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, announces the tenth annual Summer Organ Series to be held on Fridays in August from 12:15-1:00.  The church features a 27-rank Visser-Rowland tracker organ which is used in worship services each week as well as to support community choral and instrumental performances.

 The schedule for the 2017 recital series is as follows:
August 4: Kevin Birch
August 11: Deborah Govenor and Paul Bartels, vocal soloist
August 18: Ray Cornils
August 25: Julia Morris-Myers

The Summer Organ Series is made possible by the generous support of St. Saviour’s Friends of Music. Admission to the recitals is by donation and a reception will follow to meet the artists. The church is handicap-accessible. For more information please call the church at 207-288-4215 or visit the website:

Mother Kathleen’s Sermons!

We will post a pdf of Mother Kathleen Killian’s sermons here. In addition, here are links to two videos and one audio of her sermons! Enjoy!
Olly Olly Oxen Free – Proper 9A 7-9-17
Play Ball – Proper 8A with Baptism 7-2-17
Cutting the Ties that Bind Proper 7A 6-29-17
Levity and Leavening – Proper 6A 6-1817
The Way Home Easter 5A 5-14-17
Easter 4a 5-7-17
Heart to Heart Easter 3A 4-30-17
Resurrection Check Easter 2 year A 4-23-17  Palm Sunday 2017, St. John’s   Easter Sunday 2017, St. Saviour’s
Palm Sunday year A 4-9-17

From our Diocese!

From the Diocese of Maine

As a Parish of the Diocese of Maine, we are part of a church family that extends from Kittery to Fort Kent, and connects us to the rest of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion.  We share ministry with our Bishop and with every worshipping community.

If you are not subscribed to the Diocesan twice monthly email newsletter, the Dio Log, you can go to the Dio Log link at  If you are subscribed, don’t forget to open it and read it every time!  There is a lot going on in every corner of the Diocese, and you wouldn’t want to miss anything! And if you are a Facebook fan, “like” Episcopal Diocese of Maine and you will see all the regular great pictures and posts!

Welcome to St. Saviour’s!

Upcoming events at St. Saviour’s:

Click on the link below to get the entire Bar Harbor Music Festival schedule of concerts and locations! More information on these outstanding performances is available at their website:


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St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible from our Mt. Desert Street parking lot. We use Gluten Free Bread and De-Alchoholized Wine.
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


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

Taizé 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  here for the next date!

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