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!
Summer Music at St. John’s this year includes a number of Sundays when the music is being led by accomplished high school pianists. Please join us in welcoming and encouraging these young interns who are sharing their gift of music with us. Your enthusiastic singing of hymns in the congregation will support their efforts.
Two Tuesday Movies - During July there will be movies shown in the Undercroft on two Tuesdays at 7:00. The 14th will be a showing of OCTPOB (Ostrov: The Island), a 2006 Russian movie with subtitles. On the 28th will be The Way (PG-13), a 2010 movie starring Martin Sheen and Emelio Estevez. Whether a holy fool staying in an island monastery, or people of all beliefs traveling a pilgrimage road, we can explore through movies our own relationship with God. For more details, contact Cindy Lufkin at 949-3219.
Hosts are needed for our lemonade on the lawn in the summer months. Please sign up with others for future Sundays. The signup sheet is on the tables outside.
The Ministry of Choir is vital to our worship. It is a way to go deeper into worship and make a personal offering to God. It’s also a great way to make friends and colleagues, and to have a lot of fun. Adults and children: to join for fall, please email Mr. Robert Ludwig at email@example.com and plan to come to an opening Bar-B-Que on September 3rd at the home of the Rector. All our welcome and encouraged.
While the Rector is away, you may call her on her cell phone in times of a pastoral emergency (631-3282) or call the Senior Warden, Judy Allen, who will make pastoral arrangements (862-5926). Through the summer, we pray for all who travel. As you travel, know that you are remembered in prayer and please pray for St. John’s, Bangor.
Scholarships are still available for Bishopswood Camp and the “Believe It Or Not” (BION) Camp for teens in late August. For more information about either camps or scholarships, please contact Vanessa Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANIMAL ORPHANAGE DONATIONS: The middle school youth group is collecting pet supplies for the Old Town Animal Orphanage. We are specifically looking for empty paper towel tubes, old towels and blankets, especially baby blankets with satin edging, cardboard boxes, and colored 3 x 5 index cards. There is a collection tote in the back of the church for donations. Thank you for your support.
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.