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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 example

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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

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?

Vestry Listening Sessions

Four sessions held quarterly, Apr 2018 - Jan 2019

Purpose:  The Vestry Listening Sessions will help ensure our church remains a relevant, inclusive, vibrant, and productive asset to our congregation and the communities we serve.   
FormatHeld quarterly in Williams Hall at 11:30am, each session will focus on a single purpose or question.  A member of the Vestry will moderate and the congregation’s insights will be collected during these one-hour gatherings. The information harvested will be documented and used as valuable input to the Church’s discernment process.  “A Covenant for Conversation” will guide each Listening Session; click here to read the covenant.
Please RSVP:  Each Listening Session will be followed by lunch.  Please email Parish Secretary Charlotte Jacqmain or call our parish office at  (989) 631-2260 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Sunday, *June 10 at 11:30 AM - Creating a Culture of Open Communication

Vestry Moderator, Scribe:  Deb Blackhurst, Ellen McVey
Question:  How can we communicate our thoughts, insights, and concerns, and more effectively?
*rescheduled from original date cancelled due to weather

 

Sunday, July 15 at 11:30 AM - Engagement

Vestry Moderator, Scribe:  Tom Lane, Deb Blackhurst
Question:  What are the barriers to leveraging your gifts and better serving the church?

 

Sunday, October 14 at 11:30 AM - Looking Towards The Future

Vestry Moderator, Scribe:  TBD, TBD
Question: How do you see SJEC meeting your needs and the needs of our community in the future?

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM - Making It Happen

Vestry Moderator, Scribe:  TBD, TBD
Question:  What can you do to support the strategic plan?

 

Context:  The role of the Vestry in the Episcopal Church is clearly defined in three governing documents.  According to the 2015 Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, the Vestry “shall be agents and legal representatives of the Parish in all matters concerning its corporate property and the relations of the parish to its clergy” (Canons I.14.2). The 2014 Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan (Cannon 22) and St. John's Bylaws last revised in 2017 (Article V) offer specific and more detailed roles for the Vestry and its members.  
However, and put most simply, the Vestry is a group of individuals seeking to discern, with the rector, what the parish is called to do and to have oversight of that work. 
The members of Vestry are your elected representatives, your voice.  Therefore, if we are to grow as one, we need to listen to one another.  In the spirit of this simple truth, the Vestry is scheduling a series of quarterly Listening Sessions geared to building a strong, inclusive community focused on our mission now, and into the future.  Please, lend your voice.

Feedback Now:  If you have feedback that you would like to share with the Vestry now, please pick up the phone and call.  Members of the Vestry are listed in each Sunday bulletin along with their phone numbers.  Vestry member photos are also posted here and on the bulletin board outside Williams Hall.

 

Directions, Parking at St. John's
Worship Schedule 
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Throughout the year, St. John's offers additional opportunities to gather in prayer, service, study and fellowship.  Please click on "Announcements" or "ENewsletter" in the menu at the bottom of this page to see if such an opportunity is coming up soon.

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