To the Glory of God and for the Common Good, we make God's love known now and for generations to come through worship and service to all.
-- Mission Statement
adopted June, 2010
Welcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church! Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 8:00 am & 10:00 am. Choral Evensong is offered on the first Sunday of each month at 4:00 pm, during the academic year. (Nursery care is provided during the 10:00 am service and during Choral Evensong).
Since 1835, the Parish of St. John’s has been worshiping and serving God, both from within our Church family and within our community of Bangor, Maine. We conduct traditional Episcopal services in our historic gothic building high atop State Street Hill at 225 French Street. We have a notable choir who has a reputation for fine music-making in the Anglican choral tradition. Please join us as we worship in prayer and song!
The St. John's Women's Book Group will meet on November 26 at the home of Beth Brand. The book is Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander. There are many copies available. If you want to read a similar book as well, I suggest Revealing Heaven by John W. Price. I think other titles on the same topic are also available.
Please let Beth know if you can come to the meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org 866-3521. There will be no meeting in December. The book for January is Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, 2011 by Richard Rohr.
Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist will be on Wednesday, November 27th at 7 PM. As the chill of fall and the promise of winter are in the air, it seems like an appropriate time for gathering in a house of worship to sing and pray thanks. By coming together on Thanksgiving Eve for interfaith worship, we can offer our community the joy of our collective thanks. All are welcome. Childcare will be provided, please RSVP to the church office with the number of children you plan on dropping off. 947-0156
POINSETTIAS: The St. John’s Choirs are pleased to announce the Poinsettia Fundraiser for the holiday season. They will be offering poinsettias in two sizes and in four colors for your holiday pleasure. Delivery will be the first week of December.
Proceeds go to supporting the music ministry with emphasis on youth choir activities and choir camp scholarships.
Everyone is excited about the direction that the choirs are taking and this enthusiasm shows in the joy of each service. The choir continues to grow through the generous support of the church and the congregation.
Please show your thanks by buying poinsettias from a chorister or from the youth choir member in the undercroft after a Sunday service. Lee Souweine 356-9922 or email@example.com
The St. John’s Sabbatical Committee would like to gather a list of names of members of the parish who are shut-ins or former members who have moved away who might be visited to gather information for the committee’s report. Mo. Rita’s sabbatical program has a goal for the congregation and pastor to “recollect experiences of past ministry, integrate what is most valuable into the present, and share their stories with the larger community using electronic media and physical displays.” Please send your suggestions for visitation candidates to Dave Field at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking monetary donations for the 2014 Christmas Basket Project - St. John's is again this year buying Christmas dinner food and presents for 25 needy families. The church needs donations of money to pay for the food and gifts. You can help by writing a check; please put Christmas Basket Project in the memo line. Checks can be deposited into the collection plate. Thank you.
Bringing communion to our sick and homebound is an important part of our life together. If you or someone you know would like to receive communion please e-mail: email@example.com .
On Sundays, when making your offerings to God and giving financial support to the church, please consider also bringing canned food each week for our donations to the Food Cupboard at the Bangor Homeless Shelter. They can be placed by the bread and the wine at the entrance of the church and will be brought forward at the Offertory by our children and youth.
Please check out the Flower sign up poster in the Narthex. Pick a Sunday you would like to sponsor the Altar flowers. Write your name and phone number, I will call you for the details. Flowers are $35. Per Sunday. Thank you. Eileen Irwin.
"CLYNK" for St. John’s! There’s a new and easy way to contribute to St. John’s. Just pick up a green "CLYNK" bag with a St. John’s sticker already on it. The bags are in the undercroft and the parish office. Then take the bag home and fill it with your returnable bottles and cans. Return the bag to the "CLYNK" counter at Hannaford's. All the money from your returnable’swill be credited to St. John’s account.