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YOU are welcome here, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, national origin, marital status, family makeup, socioeconomic status, or political persuasion.  St. John’s Episcopal Church is a community of people who gather to acknowledge our need for divine and human love, and to respect our common humanity.  At St. John's, ALL ARE WELCOME.  

Contact us or explore our website.

ABOUT ST. JOHN'S ABOUT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

 

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Sunday Services

8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist - contemplative spoken service, without music

10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist - traditional worship with music, infant care, children's ministry

Wednesday Service

12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist - contemplative worship in an intimate setting in the chancel area of our sanctuary 

ABOUT OUR WORSHIP SUNDAY BULLETIN

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING   

St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 405 N. Saginaw Road, between St. Andrew's Rd. and Hillcrest Rd. The main entrance for worship is through the gates closest to St. Andrew's Rd.  The main entrance for parish offices is in the Griswold Ministry Center, closer to Hillcrest Rd.  Ramp and railing are present at both entrances, with option to use an automatic-opening door to enter and exit the Griswold Ministry Center.

Handicap and First Time Visitor parking spaces are marked near the entrance to the Griswold Ministry Center, closer to the north end of our parking lot and Hillcrest Rd. 

If you need physical assistance, please let our greeters and ushers know.

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FOR KIDS

Our current Children & Youth Ministries Director joined us August 2017.  We offer formation classes and creative outreach activities for children of all ages. We also offer nursery care, privacy rocking chairs and worship bags for in-church activity for the youngest ages. 

YOUTH FORMATION (EDUCATION)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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What Can You Expect?

A warm welcome! 

We try to lead worship in a way that is true to our inherited traditions while exploring new expressions of our faith.  Some of our members come to church in suits and dresses, others in jeans and t-shirts.  *Children are always welcome in church but for those parents who prefer, infant and toddler care is provided every Sunday beginning at 9:00am. *Visit our Children & Youth Formation page to learn more. 

Please fill out and return the "Welcome/Connect" card you'll find in our pews; share whatever and whenever you're comfortable.   

ABOUT US MORE QUESTIONS?

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About St. John's

Our Mission

We live our mission of "linking lives in the love of Christ" through our ministries – loving God, loving our neighbors, and being good stewards of God's blessings.  

In worship, study, fellowship and service, St. John's offers and invites opportunities for meaningful connection with God and each other.

Our Vision

We joyfully gather to pray, worship, learn and serve as we seek to follow Jesus, and invite all to join us on a sacred journey of hope and transformation.

Join us… as we seek to follow Jesus
Join us… on a sacred journey of hope and transformation
Join us… as we joyfully gather to pray, worship, learn and serve
Join us… in linking lives in the love of Christ

Get a quick glimpse of how St. John's loves & links lives:

Our Church Community

There is a genuine warmth and welcoming spirit here at St. John’s. We are a Believe Out Loud faith community and affirm that all means all in our welcome.  The people of St. John’s value diverse expressions of belief and the process of discerning God’s truth and call for our individual and collective lives.  We care about our parish family members and our neighbors near and far.  Lay members have a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church; all our members are ministers of St. John’s Episcopal Church.  

Visitors and long-time members alike have shared that St. John’s offers a balance of traditional and relaxed experiences.  Connecting with others through Jesus shapes our lives, our relationships and our ministries.

Our History

St. John’s parish was organized in 1870, three years after the first Episcopal services were held in Midland, MI.  2017 marks 150 years of The Episcopal Church in Midland and we are celebrating in community throughout the year.  Visit our Sesquicentennial page to learn more.  Our first church was an old barn, dragged across the ice of the Tittabawassee River, and set on a lot at the corner of Larkin and Cronkright Streets.  By the middle of the 20th century, worshipers were crowded in the pews and all available basement space, including a remodeled coal bin, couldn’t accommodate the Sunday school children. 

Our current church (designed by Alden B. Dow, son of the Dow Chemical Company’s founder) was built in 1951 with the first services conducted in August 1952.  As we entered the 21st century, funds from a capital campaign, St. John’s endowment income and parish families allowed for extensive renovation of the chancel and the construction of our Griswold House Ministry Center.  The generosity of our past St. John’s families provided for much of what we enjoy today in both worship and parish programming: acoustical and lighting improvements, air conditioning, choir/ music rooms, a youth lounge, conference rooms for Bible studies & meetings, as well as staff offices.

 

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Worship Services
Celebrating 150 in Community
Clergy, Parish Staff
About The Episcopal Church
Welcome/ Connect Card
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