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 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!
The Baroque Orchestra of Maine under the direction of Heidi Powell will present its final concert of the season at St. John's Episcopal Church, 225 French Street in Bangor on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm. This early music ensemble performs with baroque instruments and specializes in interpreting baroque music in a historically informed way. BOOM musicians performing include Heidi Powell & Richard Hsu, baroque violins, Benjamin Wolff, baroque cello, Lisa Nielson, viola da gamba and Robert Ludwig, organ. The program will feature solo music by J.S. Bach including his first Cello Suite, Partita No. 2 for solo violin and Toccata and Fugue in d minor for organ. The concert will also feature works by Couperin and Marais for viola da gamba. Tickets for the concert are available at the door, $20 for adults, students are free. For more information about the performance, visit fiddleheadmusic.org or e-mail email@example.com.
The 33rd annual Choir School Camp of St. John's for children, grades 2-12, will be held from July 22-26. This year's camp offers any child or young person who loves music an opportunity for a fun week of focused work and training - from singing great traditional music in the wonderful acoustic of St. John's to work on music theory, vocal technique, Broadway, crafts and activities. Brochures are available in the narthex, and information is available online at http://www.stjohnsbangor.org/music/annual-choir-school-camp/.
St. John's Women's Book Group will meet Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM at the summer camp of Fran Clukey in Lucerne. The book for discussion that evening is The Dishonest Church by Jack Good. Please let Fran know by Monday, June 24th if you plan to attend. Her phone number is 947-1255. For additional information please call Beth Brand at 866-3521.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our mailing list.
Morning and Evening Prayers have returned to the Bethlehem Chapel.
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: email@example.com .
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.
Please check out the Flower sign up poster in the Narthex. Pick a Sunday you would like to sponsor the Altar flowers. Write your name and phone number, I will call you for the details. Flowers are $35. Per Sunday. Thank you. Eileen Irwin.
"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.
SMILE – It’s time for a new directory!The Membership Standing Committee is starting to organize photo shoots for a new church directory. Each family will receive a free 8X10 portrait and a directory for participating. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional photo’s. This would be a great time to consider multi-generational photo’s, senior portraits, school photos etc. Starting next week we will be taking appointments after the 8AM service (in the Narthex) and at coffee hour following the 10AM service. Or you can go the church’s website and sign up yourself. www.stjohnsbangor.org and look for the button. You can also contact Donna Demmons at (207) 234-4053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available dates are:
Aug. 2, 3, & 4 / Sept. 27, 28 & 29 / Oct. 18 & 19
Fri. 2PM – 9PM / Sat.10AM – 5PM / Sun. 1130AM – 7PM