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!
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 the home of Robert and Nancy Ludwig, on Wednesday, September 6 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 4:45-6:00, 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 Brahms’ German 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about any of the choirs.
Please join us for the Parish Picnic on September 17th, following the 10 am service here at the church. Come for fun, fellowship and great food, including pulled pork donated by Moe’s Original BBQ! Also joining us this year is the Darling's Ice Cream Truck. The last two years' “Red Truck Challenge” were such a big success, we’re bringing it back for a third year. Please bring some non-perishable food items to church with you and let’s see if we can fill up Jim Blanchette’s truck bed for the third year in a row to benefit the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.
Extra help is needed for our monthly serving at the Soup Kitchen. We are scheduled to serve the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Salvation Army, from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Our next scheduled date is Tuesday, September 26th. For more information, please see Nancy Henry or Deacon Ann.
Do you shop on Amazon.com? If you do, you can help raise money for St. John’s while you shop. Use this link- https://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-6001182 to enter Amazon.com, and then 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to St. John’s from their AmazonSmile program. You can also find the link in “This Week at St. John’s” and on our website. Thank you for supporting St. John’s while you shop.
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.