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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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Epiphany Blessings

What We Celebrate

The Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the peoples of the earth.  As the Magi made their way to Jesus, they experienced God's comfort and the care of others even though they were strangers from different lands.

How We Can Celebrate: Epiphany Blessing Bags

Through the Advent and Christmas seasons, St. John’s will collect socks, gloves, and warm hats to include in Epiphany Blessing Bags.  This is the first in what we hope will be an annual Epiphany tradition for us.  This year's donated items will be distributed through Saginaw's Hearth Home and other Great Lakes Bay Health Centers. These clinics see many homeless individuals who lack these clothing items.  Help us fill these bags and make winter a little less harsh for these folks.  We aim to collect 150 sets of these items - representing 150 years of Episcopal worship & ministry in Midland. 

Bags will be distributed the week of Epiphany, January 7th 2018 so please bring donations to the labeled box in our narthex by then. Questions? Please email Suzanne or call (989) 631-2260.  Thank you! 

 

A bit of history...

The winter solstice was kept on Jan. 6 at some places during the first centuries of the Christian Era.  In opposition to pagan festivals, Christians chose this day to celebrate the various manifestations, or "epiphanies," of Jesus' divinity. These showings of his divinity included his birth, the coming of the Magi, his baptism, and the Wedding at Cana where he miraculously changed water into wine. The day was called "The Feast of Lights." Celebration of the Son of God replaced celebration of the sun. Baptisms were done, and a season of preparation was instituted. It was later called Advent.

The solstice was kept on Dec. 25 by the fourth century.  Jesus' birth was celebrated on this day in both eastern and western churches. The western church commemorated the coming of the Magi on Jan. 6.  The eastern church continued to celebrate the Baptism of our Lord and the Wedding at Cana on Jan. 6. In the east the day was called "Theophany" (manifestation of God).

Following The Book of Common Prayer, January 6 is the feast day marking the coming of the Magi; the Baptism of our Lord is celebrated on the First Sunday after the Epiphany.

 

2017 Advent Calendar (print)

2017 Advent Devotionals (daily email)

 

If you have questions about schedule changes due to inclement weather, etc., please visit our home pageemail us or call St. John’s Episcopal at (989) 631-2260.  Please visit our Worship Times website page for our regular schedule.

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