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!
The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts Educational Speaker Night on February 21st, featuring St. John's own Keith Young. Keith will be presenting "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Effective Treatments for Adults and Children", with time following for questions, answers and discussion. The event is located at Acadia Hospital at 268 Stillwater Ave. in Bangor in the Osprey Room and will be held from 6:30 pm - 8 pm.
Please join us after the 10 am service on February 26th when, as part of the parish's ongoing exploration of Rite I and our historic liturgy, Bruce Mallonee will be speaking on literature influenced by the Book of Common Prayer. The discussion will include the metaphysical poets (John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, and others) as well as later writers deeply involved in churches of the Anglican Communion. If you have a favorite you would like him to mention, please let Bruce know.
Mardi Gras and Pancakes! Please join us for our All Parish Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
on February 28th at 5:30 pm in the Undercroft, hosted by our wonderful Youth Groups. Chow down on some pancakes to prepare for Lenten fasting, throw on the beads, and enjoy the food and fellowship.
The next meeting of the St. John's Book Group will be Tuesday, February 28th at 7 pm at the home of Jane Zenk, (pls. note change of email for Jane). We will be reading Listening for the Heartbeat of God, John Philip Newell. (Leader: Cass Wright) Limited library copies in Maine Cat, Amazon paperback.
St. John's will be offering 3 opportunities for worship on Ash Wednesday, March, 1st. The 7:30 am service and will be held in the Bethlehem Chapel, the 12:15 pm service will be in the Church, and the 7 pm service will be held in the Church with a full choir.
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.
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. For more information, please see Nancy Henry.
In this season of holiday cooking and baking, consider making extra for our meals ministry freezer to be shared with those dealing with illness or with bereavement. Meals Ministry labels are located in the back of the Undercroft. Thank you for your kindness.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.