Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 5:30 pm Community Thanksgiving Service – Sanctuary –ALL welcome!
Friday, Nov. 28 at 9 am Voice articles and pictures deadline
Wed., Dec. 3 at 4:30 pm Outreach Meeting – Rectory Library
Friday, Dec. 5 at 9 am Voice mailing – Rectory Dining Room
Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 pm Acadia Choral Society Concert – Sanctuary (AA group moves to Rectory Library for this evening meeting only)
Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 pm Acadia Choral Society Concert – Sanctuary
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.
Island Pastors Offer Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service – St. Saviour’s, Tuesday, November 25, 5:30 pm
Sponsored by MDI Clergy Association and Maine Sea Coast Mission
Thanksgiving is a time when we remember the many blessings in our lives, and a group of MDI pastors are sponsoring an ecumenical service of scripture, prayer, hymns, and thanksgiving. The service is a collaboration among clergy from several different congregations, and is intended as an opportunity for the whole community to gather across the lines of individual denominations and traditions. The Maine Seacoast Mission is sponsoring the service, along with the MDI Clergy Association. The Rev. Jane Cornman of The Episcopal Parish of St. Mary & St. Jude will be preaching. Singing will be accompanied by Robin Ann Barron of Bar Harbor Congregational Church at the organ. The Rev. Rob Benson of Bar Harbor Congregational Church, the Rev. Suzanne Cole of The Church of Our Father in Hulls Cove, The Rev. Tim Fleck of St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor and the Episcopal Parish of St. Andrew & St. John, Southwest Harbor, and The Rev. Dr. Deborah Jenks of the United Church of Christ of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, will also be participating. The Rev. Scott Planting, President of the Maine Seacoast Mission, says, “Thanksgiving is a holiday that does not belong to any one religion or tradition, so it is an excellent opportunity for this sort of shared community service. We hope that it may have something to offer every person of faith, no matter their background.” The MDI Clergy Association has developed over the past two years from an informal gathering of island pastors invited to meet for lunch regularly by Rev. Planting. The group discusses and coordinates response to island-wide issues as well as supporting one another in ministry. Last January, the group coordinated the ecumenical Martin Luther King Day celebration at the Mission.
The Maine Sea Coast Mission cordially invites all MDI Senior Citizens to join them for Coffee, Conversation and Music the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Colket Center, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor
Taizé – An Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor
Watch for more services to come. 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.
St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible and All are welcome! www.stsaviours.me
Summer Workers’ Service at St. Saviour’s and ALL are welcome!
Check back for the dates for the summer of 2015. Services will be at 7:15 pm:
St. Saviour’s Parish is committed to support, prepare and pray for all engaged couples as they prepare for marriage. Please see our brand new 2013 guide to weddings, available on our Weddings Page. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Rev. Timothy Fleck is priest-in-charge for St. Saviour’s Parish (Bar Harbor) and the Parish of St. Andrew and St. John (Southwest Harbor/Tremont). We rejoice this blessing!
Last Friday’s Advent Recital provided a respite for all who listened. WABI-TV was there, and shared some moments with television viewers in downeast Maine. Click here for their coverage.
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.
Bach’s Arioso, as performed by Bill Myers (‘cello) and our choirmaster/organist Julia Morris-Myers (piano)