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.
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.
Episcopal Relief & Development (a five star charity on Charity Navigator) urges prayers for communities along the US Gulf Coast dealing with the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and in the west from wildfires. Please visit the organization’s website for more information about donating and about relief and recovery efforts. http://www.episcopalrelief.org.
Friday, September 15 – 5 – 6:30 pm
Baked Bean Supper in the Parish Hall
Supper donations will benefit Local Solutions/Maine Community Housing’s new home for disabled adults “The Parish House” at 27 Kennebec Street.
Baked Beans – veggie and regular – red snapper hot dogs, coleslaw, brown bread, beverages and gingerbread!
If you would like to see pdf’s of Mother Kathleen Killian’s sermons, please click on the link to St. Andrews and St. John’s in Southwest Harbor. click here
Here are 2 of Mother Kathleen’s recent sermons for your enjoyment:
Wh are you_ Proper 17A_
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!
Upcoming events at St. Saviour’s:
Friday, Sept. 15 5-6:30 pm – Baked Bean Suppah! in the Parish Hall
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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!
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!
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.