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!
During the season of Lent, Mo. Rita will be in the chapel on Saturdays from 4pm to 5pm available to hear confessions or for conversation.
Anyone who is interested in being confirmed or received, please speak to the Rector. Classes will be offered in Lent and confirmation will be at the Cathedral on May 7th.
Annunciation Choral Evensong - Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 pm. Music includes the Second Evening Service by William Byrd, one of the finest English composers of the Renaissance. The anthem, Totus Tuus, is a powerful meditation on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was composed by Henryk Górecki (1933-2010), a profound and highly successful composer of classical music in Poland.
Special Opportunity for Kids: St. Nicholas Choir Singers for Palm Sunday and Easter - Boys and girls in grades 2-6 are invited to join with the St. Nicholas Choir to sing for the 10:00 am Palm Sunday and Easter Day services. We have a special schedule of rehearsals to prepare the music for these important services - Wednesdays, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12 from 5:15-5:45. On Palm Sunday, 4/9, the singers will meet at 9:15 am to prepare for the service, and on Easter Day we gather in the Undercroft at 9:00 am for a festive breakfast before the warmup and festive Easter service. Email Choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org for more information.
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Extra help is needed for our monthly serving at the soup kitchen. We are scheduled to serve the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Salvation Army, from 10 am to 1:30 pm. For more information, please see Nancy Henry.
In this season of holiday cooking and baking, consider making extra for our meals ministry freezer to be shared with those dealing with illness or with bereavement. Meals Ministry labels are located in the back of the Undercroft. Thank you for your kindness.
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.
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.