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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 - Quiet, More Traditional Worship

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

Wednesday Service

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

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.

LARGER LOCAL MAP REGIONAL MAP

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FOR KIDS

Our new Children & Youth Ministries Director joined us August 2017.  Our start date for formation classes and programs for children of all ages is Sunday, September 24. 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 Youth Formation page to learn more if desired. 

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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Children & Youth

We're hosting a free Advent wreath-making workshop Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm.  Click here to learn more!

We are pleased to introduce Suzanne Di Piazza as St. John’s new Director of Children and Youth Ministries.   We've included a brief Q&A with Suzanne in our August 2017 Epistle, page 6
2017-2018 Registration Form for Children & Youth Ministry 
2017-2018 Overview Brochure 
Fall 2017 Youth Schedule (middle & high school)
Children and youth classes are underway!  Newcomers are welcome at anytime.  Please return completed registration forms to Suzanne Di Piazza’s mailbox, near Williams Hall.  If you would like to volunteer for this ministry please connect with Suzanne. We look forward to a fun, spirit filled year of growing in Christ! 

SUNDAY FORMATION 

Children and Youth Formation at St. John's roughly corresponds with the academic year (September-May).  Please refer to the Sunday calendar schedule inside this brochure.  All classes are held downstairs in our lower level. 
Infant and Toddler Nursery  (Newborn through age 3) - The nursery, located in room 11, on the lower level, is open year round from 9 AM until 11 AM.  Parents must sign their children in and out.  Pagers are available. 
Preschool (age 4) and Kindergarten meet during the 10:00 AM service. Dismissal happens when the service ends (approximately shortly after 11:00 am).  Parents are encouraged to drop off and pick up their children in the classroom. 
Grades 1 - 5 meet from 9:00 until 9:50 AM (between morning worship services).  Unless otherwise posted, one class will be for Grades 1 and 2, a second class will be for Grades 3 through 5.  Please look for room signage based on grade level.  
Middle School and High School programs will meet in the Activity Room, typically the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 11am - 1pm.  Please refer to this detailed Youth Schedule.

 

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Santa Parade - November 2017

If you missed this year's Santa Parade, visit our Facebook album to see a few groups & floats. Thanks to our Children & Youth Ministries Director, Suzanne Di Piazza, for organizing the hot chocolate & goodies table outside our SAMS food pantry and to all who lent support through the morning.

Pumpkin Palooza - October 2017

Thanks to all who helped with food and decorating our mini-pumpkins!

  

Blessing of Backpacks - September 2017

 Many thanks to all who participated in the backpack and school supplies drive. After being blessed in worship, the backpacks and school related donations were brought to Midland's Central Park Elementary School for distribution to their students.  Bless you all for your generosity!

Vacation Bible School “Passport to Peru”  Click here for photos & a recap

 

IN WORSHIP...

Parents requiring privacy to soothe or feed babies will find a rocking chair behind the name tag board in the narthex.  We aim to accommodate infant needs, while allowing parents to see and hear our service.
Activity Bags are available in the narthex.  They are meant to supplement, not replace, age-appropriate participation in the service.  Bags are loosely organized into age groups, including quiet toys for toddlers. Children are encouraged to take consumable materials home, and replace the bags.

AT HOME...

Splash Newsletters (ages 0 - 35 months) - The Daughters of the King will mail monthly newsletters to all families with children under the age of 3.  These newsletters are tailored to the child's age and give families ideas on how to share their faith with their little ones.   Please contact our parish office office@sjec-midland.org to be added to the mailing list.  

YOUTH SERVICE MINISTRY

St. John's believes that our youth can learn and play, while serving others.  We are seeking interest and participation from youth and adults, so that we can provide service and learning opportunities throughout the year.  Interested? Contact our Director of Children & Youth Minsitries, 989-631-2260 or suzanne@sjec-midland.org.

CAMP CHICK

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Camp Chickagami is the family camping ground of our Diocese of Eastern Michigan.  Located on Lake Esau in Presque Isle, it's a place of friendship, love, diversity and acceptance. It serves as a place of retreat and discovery, fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus and a clearer understanding of our tasks as Jesus' disciples.  The following opportunities are typically available each summer: swimming, singing, boating, worship, no cooking...  Can be a stand-alone camping time, or a great option for those who may have a camper registered for one of the youth camps.   

Camp Chick's website

 

In the interest of safety, there are at least two screened adults with children at all times, including volunteer or paid teachers and volunteer teacher assistants.  Adults assisting with children have met the requirements of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, including background checks and Safeguarding God’s Children, a child sexual abuse response program. 

Adults and young adults are needed to support the youth ministry through assistance with the children as teachers, assistants, chaperones and mentors, regularly or occasionally.  In addition, there are many opportunities to support the youth ministry that do not include working directly with children. To learn more, please contact the St. John's office.

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Approximately mid-May through mid-September each year, our youth formation schedule changes.  Please contact our Director of Children & Youth Ministries if you have questions about summer youth formation.  Thank you.

Related links

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MISSION
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
ADULT FORMATION
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