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!
Monday-Friday in Lent
9:00 am - Morning Prayer (Oratory)
Monday-Friday in Lent
5:15 pm - Evening Prayer (Oratory)
Wednesdays in Lent
12:15 pm & 6 pm - Holy Eucharist (Confession 5:30 pm)
Fridays in Lent
6:00 pm - Centering Prayer (Library)
Sundays in Lent
8:00 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I with hymns
10:00 am - Sung Eucharist, Rite II with choir
Wednesday, March 26th
5:45 pm - Taizé for Lent - Music of William Byrd
Sunday, April 6th
4:00 pm - Choral Evensong
Holy Week Services
Palm Sunday, April 13th
10:00 am - Sung Eucharist - Music by Ireland and John of Portugal
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in Lent
7:30 am - Holy Eucharist
Maundy Thursday, April 17th
7:00 pm - Liturgy of the Day and Foot Washing - Music by Duruflé and Mozart
Good Friday, April 18th
12:00-3:00 - Liturgy of the Day
7:00 pm - Liturgy of the Day - Music by Stainer
Easter Eve, April 19th
7:00 pm - The Great Vigil of Easter - Music by Noyon and Willian
Easter Day, April 20th
8:00 and 10:00 - Festal Eucharist - Music by Bairstow and Willan
For more information about groups offered at St. John's during Lent please click here.
The St. John’s Sabbatical Committee would like to gather a list of names of members of the parish who are shut-ins or former members who have moved away who might be visited to gather information for the committee’s report. Mo. Rita’s sabbatical program has a goal for the congregation and pastor to “recollect experiences of past ministry, integrate what is most valuable into the present, and share their stories with the larger community using electronic media and physical displays.” Please send your suggestions for visitation candidates to Dave Field at email@example.com.
Our St. John's Choir Needs More Men! - St. John's is blessed with a wonderful group of faithful choir members, but we currently need more men. With John Patches retiring and now spending more time in California, we have only one regular tenor on Sunday mornings. Our work together is interesting and rewarding, and the choirmasters are very understanding about scheduling conflicts. For more information contact Robert Ludwig by email - Choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org OR speak to Robert or Nancy on Sunday morning OR call the church office and leave a message OR just show up for a rehearsal on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm in the church. Just don't come on Thursday, February 20 - we canceled rehearsal because of the school vacation!
The Bishop of Maine will confirm and receive adults into the Episcopal Church on May 4th in Eastertide. If you have been thinking about formally joining the church or feeling drawn to make an adult profession of faith, or simply want to explore your faith through conversation and reflection during the Lenten season, please speak to the Rector or email Nancy Ludwig (firstname.lastname@example.org) before March 2nd.
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.
"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.