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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.  

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Sunday Services

8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist - Quiet, More Traditional Worship

10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist - More Contemporary Worship with Music, Infant Care, Children's & Youth Ministry

Wednesday Service

12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist - Quiet, More Contemplative Worship 




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.




We offer nursery care, privacy rocking chairs and worship bags for in-church activity for the youngest in our pews. Presently, we are unable to offer our usual range of age-based faith formation Sunday classes.  The search is underway for a full time Assistant to the Rector whose focus will be on Youth & Children's Ministries.  




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 Youth Formation page to learn more if desired. 

If you would like us to follow up on your visit to St. John's, please take time to fill out one of the yellow "welcome cards" in our church pews.  Every person is welcome to get to know us at their own pace!



St. John's Blog

Becoming A Gracious Community: A Pastoral Letter To The Diocese

From time to time, Bishops of the Church may deliver a "Pastoral Letter," a charge to the clergy and people of the diocese on points of doctrine, discipline or worship. Issuance of such a letter ought be done only on those rare occasions when a significant matter is before the entire household of the Diocese, warranting both clarification and encouragement. We now have such an occasion.  more...

Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Curry


Bishop's Address to Diocesan Convention

Today, we live and move and have our being in a world characterized by division, destructive rhetoric, demonizing of the other and callous disregard for those whose opinions differ. This is not the Christian way, the Episcopal way or the American way. Let us once again be so bold and be so faithful as to set aside our fear and go into our neighborhoods to listen to one another, honor one another and love one another. more...

Ready for Advent

o-come.jpgI do not think I have ever been as ready for Advent as I am this year.  Normally I can wait until around Thanksgiving to break out the Advent hymns, but this year I am chomping at the bit to get going, or better put, to stop going and to start staying in place; silent, hopeful, expectant.  Maybe it is the fact that Home Depot already has trees up and Starbucks is already offering peppermint mochas that has pushed Advent back into late October for me.  Or maybe it is our current social / economic / political environment that has me clinging more frantically to my faith and the hope of something more beyond our current social isolation, economic disparities, and political polarities.  I have grown tired of the empty promises of this world lately.  I am ready, eager in fact, for the coming of something new; for the season of Advent. more...

Dynamics of Scripture, Culture and the Church

missional-book.jpgIn Alan Roxburgh’s book, “Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood,” he tells a parable of three friends.  Once there were three friends who grew up together.  At an early age their lives were intertwined at home, school, and even their dreams for the future.  Though each had their own personalities, they were inseparable.  As they grew older and went off to college, they shared a rich intellectual and social life, forging even deeper and more meaningful relationships.  Through good times and bad, they learned to support one another and connect in ways beyond words. more...

Meet St. John's New Director of Youth & Children's Ministries

After a summer-long search process, St. John’s is pleased to announce that Amanda Henes accepted our offer to be our new Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries.  Since officially joining the staff September 20, Amanda has been busy getting up to speed but she graciously found time to share a bit about herself and her early goings in the office to help the St. John’s community get to know her a bit better.  more...

Homework of a Different Kind

homework.jpgSince first posted on social media on August 16, teacher Brandy Young’s “No Homework Policy” has gone viral and been shared on Facebook over 73,000 times.  Why?  Because it comes as good news to students and parents alike.  Students appreciate not having additional work to take home, and parents appreciate not having one more struggle with children who are over-scheduled, stressed, and sleep deprived.  In addition, with the policy being so countercultural— so counter to the ‘test-kids-early-and-often’ mentality of our education system— it is no wonder this news traveled quickly and broadly over social media.  If it is not about performance and academic success, then what’s the point? more...

Talk Back Time

cartoon-walkers.pngA while ago I came across a cartoon depicting two people walking down the street.  In it the woman turns to the man and says, “My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.”  It struck a chord with me at the time, and has been on my mind ever since returning from vacation.  Perhaps my time away on the lake and in the mountains and with family has heightened my sensitivity to the current level of insanity in our world.  I don’t know.  What I do know is that I’m now reluctant to stay well-informed; finding so much of our news and current events to be filled with insanity from all sides.  These days sanity seems to be the better option. more...