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 am & 10 am. Choral Evensong is offered on the first Sunday of each month at 4 pm, during the academic year. (Nursery care is provided during the 10 am 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!
Morning and Evening Prayer have moved to the Oratory in the St. John’s Community Center and Parish House (234 French St) until Easter.
Would you be willing to give someone near you a ride to or from church? Please join this growing group of angels willing to be called upon. Do you need a ride to church? In either instance, please call Jane Zenk at 866-1148
During the season of Lent, Mo. Rita will be in the chapel on Saturdays from 4 pm - 5 pm available to hear confessions or for conversation.
The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book about the essence of Christianity by former Franciscan priest Brennan Manning. Manning argues that Jesus' gospel was one of grace, and that efforts to earn salvation are impossibly misguided. He states that the true meaning of God's grace has been lost in society amidst a constant search to merely please God, as though the Almighty is only a "small minded book keeper," who tallies sins and uses them against humanity. Citing numerous biblical references and utilizing colleagues' stories, Manning illustrates the simple need for humanity to accept the freedom of God's grace, and its power to change lives. A popular quote from the book: “To evangelize a person is to say to him or her: you, too, are loved by God in the Lord Jesus.” Sundays at 1 pm in the oratory. February 18th - March 11th, led by Mo. Rita.
An Outline of the Faith: The Catechism (BCP, pp 845-862). Join your fellow parishioners in reading the catechism of the Episcopal Church during Lent. Within the week of February 11th read the following sections: Human Nature, God the Father, The Old Covenant, The Ten Commandments, and Sin and Redemption, pp. 845 – 850 in the Book of Common Prayer. February 25th: God the Father, The New Covenant, The Creeds, The Holy Spirit, and The Holy Scriptures, pp. 849-854. March 4th: The Church, The Ministry, and Prayer and Worship, pp. 854-857. March 11th: The Sacraments, Holy Baptism, The Holy Eucharist, Other Sacramental Rites, and The Christian Hope, pp. 857-862. An on-line link will be available for anyone without access to a Book of Common Prayer, and a printed version for those without internet access will be provided upon request.
SSJE in Lent - Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. Beginning on Sunday February 11th, receive daily videos with reflections on passages from the Gospel of John and the First Letter of John. Weekly group discussions with take place on Sundays at 11:45 am in the Bethlehem Chapel from February 18th - March 25th. Enroll online at meetingjesusinjohn.org.
The Sign and the Sacrifice: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection. Rowan Williams discusses what the events of the Passion of Christ meant to Jesus’ followers in the early years and what they can say to us today. Join us on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the Bethlehem Chapel from February 21st - March 21st.
Lenten Quiet Evening led by Fr. John Van Sicklen, March 18th from 4 - 6:30 pm in the chancel.
Do you shop on Amazon.com? If you do, you can help raise money for St. John’s while you shop. Use this link- https://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-6001182 to enter Amazon.com, and then 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to St. John’s from their AmazonSmile program. You can also find the link in “This Week at St. John’s” and on our website. Thank you for supporting St. John’s while you shop.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.