Worship is a vital part of our sacred journey of hope and transformation. We invite all to join us in worship and aim for it to be a genuinely welcoming and inclusive experience.
Our early worship is a quiet and contemplative spoken service, without music. Though it traditionally followed Rite I, we transitioned to using the Rite II pattern of the Book of Common Prayer in fall 2014.
Our later service offers music and nursery care and Christian formation education for children & youth (nursery care begins at 9am; youth classes at 10am). Our 10:00am worship follows the pattern of the Book of Common Prayer, Rite II, with elements drawn from Enriching Our Worship 1. Our youth formation Sunday schedule differs in summer; please click here for more information.
12:00pm Noon Wednesday
The Wednesday noon worship also offers the Holy Eucharist in a spoken service. Seating is arranged in the chancel for a more intimate setting.
Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018
St. John's will offer Ash Wednesday services, with Holy Communion, at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Click here for information on Ashes To Go.
Throughout the year, St. John's offers additional opportunities to gather in prayer. 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. If you have questions about schedule changes due to holy days, inclement weather, etc., please visit our home page, email us or call St. John’s Episcopal Church at (989) 631-2260.
The center of life in the Episcopal Church is the Eucharist, sometimes called Holy Communion, Lord’s Supper or the Mass. Our preaching seeks to communicate the "good news" of Jesus Christ as it is revealed in Scripture and continually discovered anew in the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and world. We draw from ancient traditions of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, and we also look to the creative possibilities of culture and technology in our world today.
We believe the Eucharist is the family meal for Christians and a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. All persons who have been baptized, and are therefore part of the extended family that is the Church, are welcome to receive the bread and wine and to be in communion with God and each other.