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
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). For information on the Search for our 10th Bishop, click <here>
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.
Schubert Song-Cycle “Winterreise” at St. Saviour’s
The Friends of Music at St. Saviour’s will present a concert of Franz Schubert’s song-cycle Winterreise (“The Winter Journey”) on Sunday, January 20, at 4:00 pm in St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor, performed by baritone Jeffrey Heyl and pianist Daniel Pyle.
Winterreise is a set of 24 songs, on poems by the German poet and soldier Johann Müller, and set to music by Franz Schubert in 1828, the last year of his all-too-short life. They constitute a dramatic monologue, a series of meditations by a young man as he is journeying on foot in the heart of winter. He is leaving his home village, where he had formed a deep attachment to a young woman whom he hoped to marry, only to have her reject him in favor of another. As he wanders through the snowy countryside, the sights and sounds which he encounters trigger reflections on his grief and despair.
Jeffrey Heyl sings extensively in and around St. Louis, including Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Beethoven 9th Symphony, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem & Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfayer with Robert Hart Baker and the St Louis Philharmonic, and the midwest premiere of Mark Hayes’ Requiem with conductor Kevin McBeth. He has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony with conductors David Robertson, Nicholas MeCegan, John Starguard and in Robert Kapilow’s Summer Sun, Winter Moon where he sang the part of Raven with the composer conducting. In the past two seasons he was bass soloist with the symphony in Beethoven’s Mass in C, Nielsen’s 3rd Symphony and Weill’s Flight of Lindbergh. Dr. Heyl holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Hartt School of Music, & the University of Iowa. He presently teaches at Millikin University and Maryville University.
Admission to the concert is free, but donations benefitting the Friends of Music will be welcome. The church is handicap accessible to all, and parking is available.
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1876, and strives to be a lively spiritual resource for the entire Bar Harbor community. Sunday worship is at 7:30 and 10:00 AM, as well as Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 AM, and a healing Eucharist on Wednesday at 12 noon. The Reverend Tim Fleck serves as Rector of St. Saviour’s.
Bless you all for the response to our pledge mailing so far. There are still a few pledge forms sitting on people’s desks. Currently we have over 87,000 of the 99,000 hoped for pledge amount. We are hoping to hear from everyone else soon!
Remember, you don’t have to be a year-round resident or an ‘official member’ to be a full-time friend of St. Saviour’s. Every pledge helps!
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
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.
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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!
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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
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.)
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!