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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 

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 current 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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Stewards of St. John's

Behind The Scenes Stewardship

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 plans to redesign St. John's cloister garden, brick work, roof repairs and pew alterations to facilitate wheel chair access and inclusion.

 

Finance & Administration

While the F&A committee is no longer active, those willing to lend their training/experience in one or more of the following areas is appreciated: accounting, finance, investments, management, or insurance.  Past committee work included recommendation to the Vestry for a new investment advisor for the endowment funds and a new software program for St. John’s accounting, and recommendation to monitor the performance of the investment advisor used to manage St. John’s endowment funds.  

 

Stewardship Committee

The responsible management and care for God's many gifts to us happens year-round.  Every fall, however, as we enter a new liturgical year, we devote time to intentional and prayerful consideration of the needs of our congregation and call and our response to those needs and that call.  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.  Their stewardship efforts help remind us that everything we are and everything we have are God's free gift to us, and that we have a responsibility to use those gifts to give glory to God and to spread God's love to all people.

 

To help in any of the areas described above, please contact us or complete our volunteer form.  Other stewardship links are below.

Stewards of Our Gifts
Ways to Give

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).  

  

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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