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 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!  

PARISH MEETING

Jim Blanchette and Jeff Perry recently discovered that there are major gaps in the mortar of the church tower pinnacles as seen in the photos below.  Repair work needs to be done as soon as possible for safety reasons and will necessitate the rental and placement of scaffolding.  There will be an informational meeting in the chapel after each service on Sunday to discuss the project and the associated costs.  Please join us for this discussion. 

Judy Allen, Senior Warden              Jim Blanchette, Junior Warden

RETAINING WALL CONSTRUCTION

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Now through September 30th, take the opportunity to stop by Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St. Bangor, and view the beautiful, handmade works of art that are on display. The show is entitled Cutting Edge: The Work of Sally K. Field with Elizabeth Busch and Ellie Pancoe. With 39 of the 46 quilts on display having been made by our very own, Sally Field it would be great if our parishioners could stop by and show their support. Viewing times are 9 am - 5 pm.

 

During the summer, many of our staff members will take some time off to spend with their families.  We currently are in need of office volunteers for Mondays or Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:00pm.  Without volunteers during these times, we are unable to consistently be open daily.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in the office, please contact Vanessa at 947-0156. 

 

Enjoy some sunshine, music and fellowship when you volunteer to work at the St. John’s corn booth at the American Folk Festival the weekend of August 26th.  Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering.  

 

Our Summer Music Intern is pianist Julia Alexander. Julia just completed her sophomore year as a homeschooled student, studies piano with Amy Maier, and also plays flute, trombone, guitar and ukulele. She sings with Bangor Area Children’s Choir, is a member of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra, was a member of the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Honor Choir, and is active at St. John’s Catholic Church.

 

A Centering Prayer (CP) group will be meeting each Thursday in the oratory (parish office building) from 5:45-6:30.  CP is a contemplative spiritual discipline that seeks to develop the prayer habit of resting in the presence of God.  This group presents an excellent opportunity for silent meditation following attendance at Evening Prayer.  

 

Habitat for Humanity of Bangor is building 2 houses this year and needs families to make them homes! It is only with YOUR help that we can get the word out to the community about these homes.  Please pass the word letting families know that they might contact Habitat online or call 207-942-8977 to learn more.

 

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.

Do you love to cook?  We have a new ministry opportunity for you!  The youth are looking for volunteers to provide food for their upcoming May visit to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Please sign up to bring a side dish, dessert or casserole through VolunteerSpot or contact Diana Meakem with any questions at youth@stjohnsbangor.org.