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!  

Announcements

More collection counters are needed for the weekly counting on Monday mornings.  Two people meet with Rosa, our bookkeeper, at 9:30 am on Mondays, and we're done by 11 am.  If there's a Monday holiday, we count on Tuesday. No previous experience needed, and no meetings to attend. If you can help out, even for one or two times a month, please contact Chris Szal (945-3329).  Thanks!

 

Alumni Choral Evensong - Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm. The music will include the magnificent setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis composed by British musician, Herbert Howells, for the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. The extended anthem will be "Blessed be the God and Father," an Easter anthem by S.S. Wesley. All contributions received at Evensong will go to the Fred Jones Music Fund. The service will also include installation of new choristers and a new head chorister. Choir alumni are encouraged to join us for Evensong, and are welcome to attend our regular rehearsal on Wednesday, May 17th, when we will be covering Evensong music from 6:30-7:30 pm.

 

The Book Group will meet on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7 pm at the home of Marisue Pickering. The book is Jesus and Buddha, The Parallel Sayings, edited by Marcus Borg.
 
The United THANK offering of the Episcopal Church is a personal spiritual discipline of thanksgiving that supports God's mission throughout the world. The Blue Box was created as a receptacle for coins to remind the user to give thanks daily and for all things. Our Blue Boxes will again be collected and blessed at an Ingathering on Sunday, May 28th.  All blessings, big or small, are gifts from God and all offerings, big or small, are used for the glory of God and the building of God's Kingdom. When everyone   participates, many coins make great sums when joined together. This is the "United" in the Thank Offering. The collected sums are given as grants for mission throughout the Anglican Communion.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.