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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 & Youth 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

We offer nursery care, privacy rocking chairs and worship bags for in-church activity for the youngest in our pews. Presently, we are unable to offer our usual range of age-based faith formation Sunday classes.  The search is underway for a full time Assistant to the Rector whose focus will be on Youth & Children's Ministries.  

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. 

If you would like us to follow up on your visit to St. John's, please take time to fill out one of the yellow "welcome cards" in our church pews.  Every person is welcome to get to know us at their own pace!

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Environmental Ministry

Grant Helps St. John’s Garden Boxes; Gear up to Start Growing 

Each garden season, St. John’s aims to raise vegetables for the SAMS Pantry food assistance ministry.  Thanks to past funding from St. John's Endowment Committeethe Environmental Mission Team at St. John’s has been able to offer even more in recent years.  In spring 2016, additional garden boxes were constructed and made available to members of St. John’s and those living in St. John’s neighborhood.  

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If you want a box to raise vegetables for your family, sign up through teh church. Boxes are available on a first come / first serve basis.  Look for sign-up sheets posted on the church bulletin boards or contact the parish office.

 

Living Waters for the World Mission 

lww-a.jpgFrom time to time, St. John's offers brief presentations and loose plate collections for the Living Waters for the World (LWW) mission.  Between 2008 and mid-2014, in support of this water ministry’s efforts in the SE Mexico region, St. John’s Endowment Committee and parish members made generous contributions ($65,000 and $12,000 respectively). 

The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015.  Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.  Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return.  Learn more:  Visit water.org/water-crisis          

 

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From generation to generation, for over 140 years, the people of St. John’s Episcopal have faithfully taken care of our community and resources.  Much of what we enjoy today - in everything from worship to outreach opportunities to parish programming and more - has been provided by the foresight and commitment of St. John’s families past and present.  Whether the commitment is financial or physical, intellectual or emotional, St. John’s greatly appreciates all contributions and all who support and serve.   

 

Contributions of all types may be made in any of our ministries, detailed on other pages of our website.  Below, we recognize many of our ‘behind the scenes’ service roles and encourage involvement in any areas that speak to your gifts and to which God may be calling you.

 

Office Support

Volunteers are trained to receive incoming calls and office visitors, particularly those seeking assistance from St. John’s SAMS pantry and our Samaritan Fund.  As end of the week nears, there are Sunday bulletins to prepare.  Volunteers also assist with opening and securing church access points. 

 

Communications

There are great stories and important information to share at St. John’s – both among members and from our church out to the wider community.  We have numerous channels to distribute that content, from our monthly newsletter to our website, social media to our Sunday bulletin and more.  Producing quality content – text, photos, graphics, audio and video – takes time and talent.  Whether it’s finding, writing, illustrating or sharing St. John’s stories, we appreciate creativity and communications know-how.

 

Buildings and Grounds

This committee meets when any significant building or physical resource question is raised by anyone in the congregation.  Our committee will address what needs repair or replacement and the chairperson is responsible for contacting the church sexton or a contractor.  Recent projects have included brick work, roof repairs and pew alterations to facilitate wheel chair access and inclusion.

 

Finance & Administration

The F&A committee meets monthly in the evening (usually 7-8:30pm) with an occasional month off.  It is helpful but not necessary if members have training/experience in one or more of the following: accounting, finance, investments, management, or insurance.  Recent committee work examples:  recommend to the Vestry a new investment advisor for the endowment funds, recommend to the Vestry a new software program for St. John’s accounting,  and monitor the performance of the investment advisor used to manage St. John’s endowment funds.  

 

 

 

Stewardship Committee

Our stewardship committee organizes St. John’s Fall Commitment Program, meeting more regularly in early fall (usually about an hour following Sunday worship).  They aim to explore different ways to challenge our congregation to share and offer resources of time, talents and treasures.     Ask Dave, Ann for more input and/or submit a draft for their review.

 

NOTE:  It is helpful for Stewardship Cte to be last in order (above) so the related links follow immediately after and it’s easy to find/ get to the Stewards of Our Gifts page.

 

To help in any of the areas described above, please contact us (would link to an SJEC email) or complete our volunteer form (would link to the sample dc form page that SJEC may customize).  

  

Ø  Stewards of Our Gifts

Ø  Ways to Give

Ø  Vestry (if nec.to ‘house’ in this section)

 

Stewards of St. John’s 

                                         

*This version presents Committees & Office Volunteers on this page vs having another sub-layer.  This differs from originally submitted site map outline.

 

From generation to generation, for over 140 years, the people of St. John’s Episcopal have faithfully taken care of our community and resources.  Much of what we enjoy today - in everything from worship to outreach opportunities to parish programming and more - has been provided by the foresight and commitment of St. John’s families past and present.  Whether the commitment is financial or physical, intellectual or emotional, St. John’s greatly appreciates all contributions and all who support and serve.   

 

Contributions of all types may be made in any of our ministries, detailed on other pages of our website.  Below, we recognize many of our ‘behind the scenes’ service roles and encourage involvement in any areas that speak to your gifts and to which God may be calling you.

 

Office Support

Volunteers are trained to receive incoming calls and office visitors, particularly those seeking assistance from St. John’s SAMS pantry and our Samaritan Fund.  As end of the week nears, there are Sunday bulletins to prepare.  Volunteers also assist with opening and securing church access points. 

 

Communications

There are great stories and important information to share at St. John’s – both among members and from our church out to the wider community.  We have numerous channels to distribute that content, from our monthly newsletter to our website, social media to our Sunday bulletin and more.  Producing quality content – text, photos, graphics, audio and video – takes time and talent.  Whether it’s finding, writing, illustrating or sharing St. John’s stories, we appreciate creativity and communications know-how.

 

Buildings and Grounds

This committee meets when any significant building or physical resource question is raised by anyone in the congregation.  Our committee will address what needs repair or replacement and the chairperson is responsible for contacting the church sexton or a contractor.  Recent projects have included brick work, roof repairs and pew alterations to facilitate wheel chair access and inclusion.

 

Finance & Administration

The F&A committee meets monthly in the evening (usually 7-8:30pm) with an occasional month off.  It is helpful but not necessary if members have training/experience in one or more of the following: accounting, finance, investments, management, or insurance.  Recent committee work examples:  recommend to the Vestry a new investment advisor for the endowment funds, recommend to the Vestry a new software program for St. John’s accounting,  and monitor the performance of the investment advisor used to manage St. John’s endowment funds.  

 

 

 

Stewardship Committee

Our stewardship committee organizes St. John’s Fall Commitment Program, meeting more regularly in early fall (usually about an hour following Sunday worship).  They aim to explore different ways to challenge our congregation to share and offer resources of time, talents and treasures.     Ask Dave, Ann for more input and/or submit a draft for their review.

 

NOTE:  It is helpful for Stewardship Cte to be last in order (above) so the related links follow immediately after and it’s easy to find/ get to the Stewards of Our Gifts page.

 

To help in any of the areas described above, please contact us (would link to an SJEC email) or complete our volunteer form (would link to the sample dc form page that SJEC may customize).  

 

  • Stewards of Our Gifts
  • Ways to Give
  • Vestry (if nec.to ‘house’ in this section)
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