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 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!  

Announcements

From One Generation to Another

An Eastertide Hymn Festival for Children

 

Psalm 145:4 says One generation shall praise your works to another. Our Hymn Festival at St. John’s on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 pm gives us the opportunity for our more mature members of the congregation to pass along their favorite hymns to a younger generation.

 

Adult members of St. John’s (and especially our most experienced, wise, and long-standing members) are asked to send the Choirmaster the name of a favorite hymn for any season that they think should be known and appreciated by the next generation. It can be emailed to Choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org or sent to him at the church office. Please include your name and several sentences about why this hymn is important to you and why you think it should be passed on to our younger members.

 

We will assemble the submissions into our hymn festival plans, and every hymn submitted will at least be mentioned in the service, though we can’t promise at this point that they’ll all be sung. Please let us know what hymns mean the most to you and plan on coming to our Hymn Festival on May 3!

 

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.

 

Spring Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, April 25, so think Spring and weed out any items that could be useful for our fundraiser and be helpful to someone else.  We will start accepting items on Sunday April 19:  books, clean clothes, baby/toddler items, games/toys, small household items (no TV or computers), linens, shoes/boots, purses, luggage, DVD's, and jewelry.  A sign up sheet to volunteer will be on the undercroft bulletin board.  Any questions, see Nancy Henry or Claudia Blanchette or call the church office.  Thank you!
 

BRING ON THE RUMMAGE!  There will be a corner set aside for donations in the undercroft starting Sunday April 19th.  You may also bring items to the undercroft Wednesday from 9 AM to Noon, and Thursday 9 AM to 3 PM and Friday 9 AM to 2 PM.  Workers are welcome especially Thursday, Friday, and sale day:  Saturday April 25 from 8 AM to Noon (and packing up for an hour after the sale)  Thank you.

 

The next meeting of the Women's Book Group will be on Tuesday April 28 at 7 p.m. at the home of Jane Zenk. The book to be discussed is The Origins of Satan by Elaine Pagels. New members are always welcome. If you would like to attend, please contact Jane Zenk  jzenk@roadrunner.com 848-3680.

 
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.