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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.   

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Folk Concert

hayden-carruth.jpgSaturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

Finding Good News Inside The Blues… that’s a message Hayden Carruth will share in his folk concert at St. John’s later this month.  The ’blues’ makes us aware that things are not right.  In community and prayers spoken and sung, we can find grace, hope and strength to act…. to get ‘right.’ 

Featured songs include "If I Had A Hammer"? and "How Can I Keep From Singing?"  Through acoustic music— mostly guitar, banjo, and mandola— Carruth delivers authenticity, evocative melodies and lyrics that are a mirror of life, and full of love and joy.  

Delightful and inspiring, Hayden Carruth’s concerts include something for everyone and plenty of audience participation.  The pacing and variety of this roots, blues & Americana musician’s performance will keep the instruments circulating and promises to keep the young & young at heart engaged & entertained!  St. John's will host an ice cream social immediately following the concert.

Here's what to expect, in the singer's own words: 

WHAT I PLAY

My first instrument was guitar.  When I heard Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotton, I became fascinated with the intricacies and happy grooves of fingerstyle "Piedmont" or East Coast Blues. Delta Blues and acoustic renditions of Chicago Blues followed naturally.  So I started saving money for a Martin guitar...

But I got impatient and bought an antique banjo instead!  My hero, Pete Seeger, wrote an introduction to the 5-string banjo with hand-drawn charts, and I lived with it for hours a day for most of a year.  I was immediately drawn to the haunting and lively music of Southern Appalachia and began learning old ballads, and lively dance tunes. Just one problem...
I also wanted to play the lilting and sometimes driving songs of ancient Ireland and Scotland, and neither the guitar or banjo captured the sound in my head.  Enter the mandola (overgrown mandolin).  Popular in Celtic music, the mandola provides both a percussive rhythm and sweet melodic line.  Guitars, banjo, mandola: there you  have it!? 

WHY IT MATTERS

The music of Ireland, Appalachia, and the Missisippi River follow the settling of America. Early immigrants came in great numbers from Ireland and Scotland, settled on the east coast, moved into the Appalachian mountains, and finally, settled in the Mississippi River valley.  This bit of geography underscores for me the important understanding that we are a nation of immigrants, and that everyone comes from somewhere else.  As such, our lives and stories are of great and equal value.  More than that, we are worthy of love and respect. This is why I think of the struggles and hopes of my audience, and do my best to encourage and empower them in every concert. 

Artist website is www.haydencarruthmusic.com

Listen to select songs www.haydencarruthmusic.com/listen

 

Directions and Parking
Worship Schedule 
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

 

 Throughout the year, St. John's offers additional opportunities to gather in prayer, service 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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