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.
(adopted June, 2010, from “To the Glory of God and for the common good")
The mission of the church, within the framework of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America, is to implement Christ’s directive to his disciples: to love the Lord with all one’s heart and mind, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself. This mission is expressed in three broad ways, through Liturgy; through Fellowship; and Outreach.
Liturgy includes communal worship services with a primary emphasis on Eucharist-centered celebrations, but encompasses an educational program for children, adults and newcomers, as well as private Bible study and private prayer.
Fellowship includes relations with the Diocese, with regional organizations of the Episcopal church within the Diocese of Maine, with the community and among members of the church itself.
Outreach encompasses supporting relationships with persons, communities and
others in various kinds of need. It also includes mutually-supportive relationships with those who represent other branches of the Christian faith and other communities of believers.
These broad categories of the mission of St. John’s are carried out by establishing a network of measurable goals that reflect the administrative, financial and social structures of St. John’s Episcopal Church.