From the 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 www.episcopalmaine.org.  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!

Lent at St. Saviour’s.

Join us in celebrating a quiet, meditative Lent at any or all of the following opportunities:
Lenten Study:  As we have for the past several years, St. Saviour’s will be offering a Book Study on Sundays in Lent, beginning March 5 at 11:30 in the Rectory Common Library.  Our book this year is The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J. M. Nouwen.  The author begins from his encounter with the Rembrandt painting of the same name in the Hermitage Museum, then guides the reader through meditations on each of the characters in the parable – both sons and the father – and how we can read ourselves into the story.  Muffet has copies of the book and the study guide available for $10. You can also download the study guide at http://henrinouwen.org/resources/discussion-guides/

Lenten resources. There are hundreds of daily Lenten Meditation resources available on the internet and in bookstores, focusing on many different ways of experiencing Lent.  I’d like to recommend two: Episcopal Relief and Development has been publishing Lenten Meditations for years, calling us each day to remember those in need of help, and exhorting us to see the spiritual joy in partnering with them to “heal a hurting world.”  Their daily devotions are available in booklet form, for PDF download, or daily email delivery at http://tinyurl.com/ER-Dlent2017.    The Anglican Board of Mission is an analogous agency of the Church of Australia.  They have published a beautiful Lenten Devotional called “Into the Desert,” meditating on the spiritual and physical experience of the desert which is so integral to Australian identity, and which may be strange and challenging to us.  It is available in book form, or as a free iPhone/Android app at http://tinyurl.com/desert2017. This is the devotional I hope to follow this Lent.  Inviting you to a Holy Lent,  Fr. Tim.

Tues. Feb 28 5:30 pm Shrove Tuesday Free Pancake Supper St. John’s, SWH
Wed. Mar 1 8:30 am Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes St. Saviour’s Chapel
12 Noon Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes St. Saviour’s Chapel
Sun. Mar 5 11:30 am Lenten Book Study Rectory Library
Tues. Mar 7 5 pm Lenten Worship/Supper

followed by March on Mt Desert Street!

St. Saviour’s Parish Hall
Sun. Mar 12 11:30 am Lenten Book Study Rectory Library
Tues. Mar 14 5 pm Lenten Worship/Supper St. Mary’s, NEH
Sun. Mar 19 11:30 am Lenten Book Study Rectory Library
Tues. Mar 21 5:30 pm Lenten Worship/Supper Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove
Sun. Mar 26 11:30 am Lenten Book Study Rectory Library
Tues. Mar 28 5 pm Lenten Worship/Supper St. John’s, SWH
Sun. Apr 2 11:30 am Lenten Book Study Rectory Library
Tues. Apr 4 5 pm Lenten Worship/Supper St. Saviour’s Parish Hall
Sun. Apr 9 8 and 10 am Palm Sunday services Chapel & Sanctuary

Mother Kathleen’s Sermons!

We will post a pdf of Mother Kathleen Killian’s sermons here. Enjoy!
Nightlife – Lent 2 Year A 3-12-17
From the Mountain to the Desert Lent 1 Year A 3-5-17
Six Days Later – The Transfiguration Epiphany 2.26.17
Mirror Mirror – Epiphany 7 Year A 2-19-17
Salt and Light; Identity and Vocation – Epiphany 5 Year A 2-5-17
Be-atitude Epiphany 4 Year A 1-29-17
1-8-17 Epiphany 1 Year A
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and-yet-joy-advent-3-year-c-12-11
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beginners-mind-advent-1-year-a-11-27-16
make-us-humble-again-christ-the-king-sunday-11-20-16
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the-where-and-how-of-faith-10_16_16
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Welcome to St. Saviour’s!

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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.

The next service will be Saturday, March 11 at 4 pm in the Chapel

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