Our Diocese and Sister Parishes!

Find out what is happening at the Diocese and our Sister Parishes – just click on the links below!

Episcopal Diocese of Maine
St. Dunstan’s, Ellsworth
St. Andrew & St. John, Southwest Harbor
St. Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor
Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove
Bar Harbor Congregational Church, Bar Harbor
First Baptist Church, Bar Harbor
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth

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Please note that Muffet will be on holiday and vacation starting Thursday, 11/15 and returning Tuesday, 11/27. The office will be closed for the holidays 11/22 and 23. Other than that, Father Tim will be in for his usual days. Monday to Thursday. Call 288-4215 if you would like an appointment to see him. 

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NOVEMBER 18th    SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Advent workshop in the Parish Hall on Sunday, November 18th after the 10 o’clock service.  We will be assembling Advent calendars – a different design from last year, plus new readings and meditations. All materials will be provided, but please sign up or contact Pat Samuel at plsamuelbh@gmail.com (207) 610-2054. Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, December 2
9 am  –  there will be an ALL PARISH MEETING to talk about how we move forward with other island churches in the future.

11:30 am – Advent Study Group starts December 2! 
Presiding Bishop Curry has invited the whole church to take up The Way of Love, a “rule of life” focused on practices for Jesus-Centered Life. For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world.

  Advent One: The Annunciation: Saying “Yes” to the Journey 
  Advent Two: Mary and Elizabeth: Journeying with Family & Friends 
  Advent Three:The Birth of John the Baptist:Journeying w/community  
  Advent Four: The Birth of Jesus: Journeying with the World

Don’t forget to download the Journeying the Way of Love Advent Calendar (not to be confused with the beautiful calendar you will make on 11/18)at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/journeying-way-love   to accompany the Journeying the Way of Love curriculum, use the Advent Calendar, which offers daily suggestions for engaging in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest.
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Morning Prayer is each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 am – Rectory Library
Eucharist is each Wednesday at noon in the Chapel 

Contemplative Prayer is each Friday at Noon in the Rectory Library
Sundays, Holy Eucharist is at 7:30 and 10:00 am  

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Want to see what is going on at St. Saviour’s?
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for our Google Calendar

Check out everything on our weekly enews Grace Notes by clicking <here>

Looking for something fun to do in the area? Click <here> for Mt. Desert Islander calendar of events or <here> for Bar Harbor Info events or <here> for Acadia National Park information! Enjoy your time on our beautiful island!

Bishop Lane Retiring in 2019

Here is a brochure about the duties of the bishop and the quest for the 10th Bishop of Maine for you to use if you would like to know more about who and what a Bishop is….    Trifold Brochure

Episcopal Transition

As many of you will have already learned, Bishop Stephen Lane has announced his retirement in June of 2019, and has called for the election of a Bishop Diocesan to succeed him (Bishop Lane’s letter can be read here: https://tinyurl.com/DioMaineTransition).
Over the next twenty-two months, we will be invited to thanksgiving for +Steve’s ministry among us, to self-examination of our diocesan life together and discernment of how we are all called to ministry as we move forward.  Such a process is always challenging, and one of Bishop Steve’s legacies to us is the capacity to be challenged and remain in conversation.
Twenty-two months is a long time, and a short time.  I ask you to continue to hold +Steve and Gretchen in prayer, as well as the Standing Committee, Discernment Committee, and Transition Committee of the Diocese.  Pray for all who are discerning whether or not they are called to be candidates, and of course pray for our next bishop, whoever he or she may be.
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Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified:Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you;Through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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 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! 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!

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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.)

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