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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 

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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 full time 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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Music

UPCOMING  EVENTS

Saturday, April 28 at 1:00 PM - "Finding Good News Inside The Blues" A Family Friendly Acoustic Folk Concert featuring Hayden Carruth.  Click here for details.

Saturday, May 5 at 3:00 PM - "Passionate Friendship"  Piano solo Works of Johannes Brahms, Clara and Robert Schumann.  Pianist MiJung C. Trepanier  Click here for details.

St. John’s is blessed with those who share their vocal and musical gifts with us each Sunday.  Choir membership fluctuates seasonally due to travel, but through the year, approximately 12 members, ranging in age from young 20s to 70s, are involved in St. John’s choir.  Another half dozen + members representative of all ages participate in our bell choir.
We incorporate a variety of instrumental accompaniment on choral pieces – from piano, guitar and trumpet to flute and violin.  We occasionally use a cantor to lead some congregational responses, mainly during the Advent, Lent and Easter seasons.

RECENT EVENTS

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December 2, 2017 - St. John's hosted "Classical Bells," Michigan's premier handbell ensemble, for a Christmas concert.

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November 12, 2017 - These choirs performed before a packed house in our sanctuary.  If you missed or wish to have another listen to this fabulous concert, which also featured soloist Benton DeGroot, the video is on Facebook: @harmonydiversitychoir.

150th Commissioned Hymn Debuts

framed-signed-150th-hymn-cover-page.jpgOctober 15, 2017 - Our voice and bell choirs' debut of "Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord," the specially commissioned hymn based on Psalm 150, was glorious! Thanks to Dennis Van Kouevering, Mair Alsgaard, Betsy Greenwood, singers & ringers for capping off our 150th Anniversary Liturgical Celebration so joyously!

Earlier this year, St. John’s Organist Mair Alsgaard had the fantastic idea to incorporate Psalm 150 into our 150th Celebration.  With Vestry approval, our 150th Committee commissioned Mark Hayes to compose music & lyrics based on Psalm 150 for this special occasion.  His hymn is our gift to faith communities all over as it will be available for use by any church using standard licensing.  Framed copies of the hymn’s signed cover page with the following dedication line, “to commemorate the 150th anniversary of The Episcopal Church in Midland, Michigan"  will be displayed in Holy Family’s and St. John’s churches. 

 

The English Anthem

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - St. John’s hosted a concert of choral music called “The English Anthem.” A small ensemble from the Exultate Deo Chamber Choir performed along with Organist Nicholas Schmelter and Director Robert Sabourin.  This program featured music from the English Renaissance and Baroque, and traces the birth of the anthem in the English language.  Midland Daily News press release

kindra-and-george-performing-live--resized.jpgAn Afternoon of Lieder: Best Loved German Art Songs 

April 23, 2017 - Mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and pianist George Fee performed the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, and Hugo Wolf, some of the most expressive music ever written. 

Choral Evensong

September 2016 - Organist Robert Sabourin and Cantor Alisha Schimm led a choral evensong in the sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church following a day-long educational program for the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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July 2016 - Lansing-based instrumental duo Class&Jazz, featuring Oleg Bezuglov (violin) and Natalia Bezuglova (piano), brought an evening of French music to St. John's 

Women of the Bible: Good & Bad

June 2015 - St. John's hosted an original play featuring outstanding musical performances from the drama ministry of Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Saginaw.  

Trio Lontana

March 2015 - St. John's Organist Mair Alsgaard performed at St. John's along with Midland native Erin Yanacek in a brass & piano recital.


Heritage Singers: In Song and Verse

heritage-combined-choirs-nov-2014.jpgNovember 2014 - Our choir joined with the Heritage Singers ensemble in November 2014 for a stirring performance of African American spirituals and poetry.  

 

To contact or learn more about Dennis Van Kouvering, our Director of Music, and our Organist, Mair Alsgaard, please visit this St. John’s staff page.

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