To the Glory of God and for the Common Good.

                                           -- Mission Statement

                                            adopted June, 2010

Welcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church! Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 8am & 10am.  Choral Evensong is offered on the first Sunday of each month at 4pm, during the academic year.  (Nursery care is provided during the 10am service & 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!  

Announcements

Youth Sunday and Sunday School registration will be early this year (due to the lateness of Labor Day) and will be held on Sunday September 6th.  The first day of Sunday School and Youth Groups will be on September 13th.


Our freezer is empty so prepared meals are needed for the homebound. Folks should include: the date that the item was prepared/frozen, and a list of all ingredients. Vegetarian items, small portions of soups, etc., are always good to have.

 

The St. John's Women's Book Group meets on the 4th (sometimes 5th) Tuesday of each month. The books are chosen by the group members. The next meeting will be on August 25. The book to be discussed is The Intimate Merton: His Life From His Journals,1999 by Patrick Hart and Jonathan Montaldo. In September, we will discuss Crazy Christians by Michael Curry, our newly elected presiding bishop. New members are always welcome. Please contact Jane Zenk jzenk@roadrunner.com

As you are going through summer clothes and items, getting children ready for fall, or having left over items from your own yard sales, please think of us and save some donations for the Fall Rummage Sale  If you have a large number of items, arrangements can be made to pick up/store those things till October.

 

There will be an Online Giving Option Coming this Fall to St. John’s Episcopal Church Bangor!  We are pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular or one-time donations.  Please watch church bulletins or go to stjohnsbangor.org for more information beginning September 2015.

 

The Ministry of Choir is vital to our worship. It is a way to go deeper into worship and make a personal offering to God.  It’s also a great way to make friends and colleagues, and to have a lot of fun.  Adults and children: to join for fall, please email Mr. Robert Ludwig at choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org and plan to come to an opening Bar-B-Que on September 3rd at the home of the Rector. All our welcome and encouraged.

 

Mark Spahr from the Maine delegation to this year's General Convention will speak on September 13th after service. He'll speak on resolutions that passed for a process of Prayer Book revision, for marriage in the Episcopal Church, and other resolutions that affect our life together, and on the election of our new Presiding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry.  Check out delegation reports on our Diocesan webpage (episcopalmaine.org) and come with questions, or areas of interest.

 

PARISH PICNIC and homecoming - September 20th after the 10am service.  Come for fun and fellowship and good food.

 

Our 180th anniversary celebration will be on Sunday, October 4th Festal Eucharist with guest preacher, the Rev. Cn. Michael Ambler. Choral Evensong (4pm) followed by a festive reception Tea.

 

ANIMAL ORPHANAGE DONATIONS: The middle school youth group is collecting pet supplies for the Old Town Animal Orphanage.  We are specifically looking for empty paper towel tubes, old towels and blankets, especially baby blankets with satin edging, cardboard boxes, and colored 3 x 5 index cards.  There is a collection tote in the back of the church for donations.  Thank you for your support.

 

If you are not currently receiving our “This Week at St. John’s” updates via email and would like to, please send your name and email address to office@stjohnsbangor.org and we will add you to our mailing list.

 

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: deacon@stjohnsbangor.org .

 

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.

 

"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.