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!
Enjoy some sunshine, music and fellowship when you volunteer to work at the St. John’s corn booth at the American Folk Festival the weekend of August 26th. Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering.
The date of the August Book Group meeting has been changed to Tuesday, August 30 at 7pm at the home of Jane Zenk. The book is H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald -- a popular book, so there are a number of library copies and Amazon formats available. Jane will lead this discussion.
Our next Youth Sunday is on September 11th, with Sunday School beginning the following Sunday. Wigglers, ages 3 through kindergarten, meet in the Crane Room, located in the basement of the church. Grades 1-3 and 4-6 meet in classrooms across the street at 234 French Street. Classes begin at 9:45 am.
St. John's Choirs for September - Please consider being a part of our music program this coming year. Returning and prospective members are invited to attend an opening BBQ at Mo. Rita’s house, 21 Grove Street, on Wednesday, September 7 at 5:30 pm. Regular rehearsals begin the following week. The St. Nicholas Choir welcomes children in grades 2-6 and rehearses on Wednesday afternoons from 4:45-5:45, beginning on September 14. Grades 7-12 and adults rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30. The adult section of the choir is comprised of skilled volunteers, and membership is by audition with the Choirmaster. The coming year's schedule includes a liturgical performance of Mozart's Requiem on November 2. While trained singers are welcome, the most essential skills are a good ear to match pitch and a commitment to blended choral singing. Email Choirmaster@stjohnsbangor.org for more information about any of the choirs.
Now through September 30th, take the opportunity to stop by Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St. Bangor, and view the beautiful, handmade works of art that are on display. The show is entitled Cutting Edge: The Work of Sally K. Field with Elizabeth Busch and Ellie Pancoe. With 39 of the 46 quilts on display having been made by our very own, Sally Field it would be great if our parishioners could stop by and show their support. Viewing times are 9 am - 5 pm.
During the summer, many of our staff members will take some time off to spend with their families. We currently are in need of office volunteers for Mondays or Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Without volunteers during these times, we are unable to consistently be open daily. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in the office, please contact Vanessa at 947-0156.
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.
Habitat for Humanity of Bangor is building 2 houses this year and needs families to make them homes! It is only with YOUR help that we can get the word out to the community about these homes. Please pass the word letting families know that they might contact Habitat online or call 207-942-8977 to learn more.
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.