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 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!
On Saturday December 5th, from noon to 4:00pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church invites you to our annual Homes for the Holidays Christmas House Tour. This year the tour will include five historic homes all located on the East Side of Bangor. A pamphlet will be available that describes the historic and architecturally significant details of each house. Seasonal refreshments will be available at each site. The Bangor Area Children’s Choir and the St. John’s Episcopal Church choir will visit each home to sing seasonal carols. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, please call the church office or check out our Facebook page. **Anyone interested in supporting Homes for the Holidays financially will be listed in the program as a Patron for a donation of $50 or more, or a Friend for any donation less than $50.**
Tickets are available at Chapel Hill Floral, Rebecca's, Sprague's Nursery, St. John's Episcopal Church Office, or can be purchased online.
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 November 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 email@example.com.
Help us to make Christmas Baskets for families in need. Please make your donations by Thanksgiving to ensure that 50 kids and their families will receive presents and have a holiday meal. To make a donation you can write a check and mail it to the church or put it in the collection plate. Please be sure to make a note on the memo line of your check saying “Christmas Basket Project.” Donations of any size are welcome. If you have any questions please call Cassy Palmer, 223-4122.
Light the Advent Wreath. We’ll be making Advent wreaths during Sunday School on the first Sunday of Advent.
Join us in our special Advent Lessons and Carols service on December 6th at 4:00pm. The service is immediately followed by our annual Advent Tea. Come and hear the beautiful choral anthems. This is one of the year’s most popular and beloved services. Donations benefit Penquis Community Action Program for Heating and Fuel Assistance.
Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved? On December 6th we are in need of tea sized cookies or bars, fruit, and veggies platters for our Advent Tea. Also, we are looking for holiday helpers who would like to be coffee and tea pourers and help with clean up. If you would like to help, call or email the church office or speak with Judy Allen.
December 12th at 10:00am come as a family to our Cookie Decorating and Second Saturday Service.
Join us on December 16th for Advent Quiet Evening at 6:00pm. After an opportunity to quiet reflection to beautiful music, we will head downstairs to share for body and soul with a simple soup supper prepared by our clergy and with conversations about God’s leadings and what we’re seeing this Advent.
Friday December 18th is Grinch Night! Come enjoy pizza, special Grinchy crafts, and a showing of the classic Dr. Seuss story at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to the office or on Facebook.
Message from the Treasurer: As a result of exceptionally cold and snowy January through April, unfortunately we head into the upcoming heating season already having utilized the full year’s budget for heating the church and office building. If you are able to help defray the cost of heating the buildings for the remainder of 2015, please consider making a special donation to St. John’s - noting “Heating Assistance” in the memo line. Thank you.
Our freezer is empty so prepared meals are needed for the homebound. Folks should include: the date that the item was prepared/frozen, and a list of all ingredients. Vegetarian items, small portions of soups, etc., are always good to have.
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.