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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

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. 

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?

Ways To Give

There are a number of different ways you can financially support St. John’s ministries.  No matter how you give, you may always request a statement from St. John’s to ensure we are properly recording your gifts.  For information on pledging, please click here.

Online Giving

St. John’s Episcopal Church offers online giving as a secure, convenient way to support the mission of our church.  For many, this method of giving simplifies the process and allows you to give from any location with internet access.   It’s easy to start, make changes or stop at any time.  To make a one-time or reoccurring gift online, please click here

Electronic Contributions  {ACH or Automatic Bank Debit}

Contributions made electronically are easy, environmentally friendly and increase our administrative effectiveness.  Often referred to as automatic clearing house (ACH) payments or automatic bank debits, these transactions are automatically transferred from your bank account to the church's bank account.  You may schedule weekly, monthly or quarterly gifts to St. John’s Episcopal Church.  To set this up, contact St. John’s Bookkeeper Denise Isenbarger or download our Electronic Contribution Authorization Form.  You may fill this form out at home and place it in the offering plate when you come to service or mail it to our church office.  Please note:  You must reauthorize electronic contributions annually.

Your Bank’s ‘Bill Pay’ Service

You can utilize your bank’s bill pay service to have checks automatically cut and mailed to St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Cash and Checks

Cash and checks are still popular and preferred methods for many who financially support St. John’s and our ministries.  Please make checks payable to "St. John’s Episcopal Church" and use the memo section for any designation.  To have your cash gifts reflected on your giving statement, please use an offering envelope and be sure to write your name and address clearly.  More on using envelopes is below. 

Envelopes

For some, using envelopes is a helpful stewardship reminder.  If you would like to receive St. John’s offering envelopes, please contact us.  If you make cash gifts, a completed envelope is required for them to be reflected on your giving statement. 

Stock Gifts

While you should always check current tax laws, anyone who gives securities directly to the church after holding those securities for more than one year may be able to deduct the full fair market value of the securities and avoid paying any capital gain tax.  However, if securities are sold first at a gain and proceeds given to the church afterward, the donor still has to pay capital gain taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.).  A little planning in this area can help you take full advantage of the tax benefits allowed by the government.  Please contact St. John’s if you’d like help carrying out a gift of stock.

Matching Gifts

Many companies allow their employees to make donations to charitable organizations through payroll deductions, and some will match the gift dollar for dollar.  Ask your employer's human resources, matching gift, or payroll department if there is a matching gift program.  St. John’s Episcopal is an approved tax-exempt organization by the I.R.S. under section 501(c)(3).

Personal Property (Gifts-in-Kind)

We gratefully accept gifts-in-kind that we can truly use, or we try to direct donors to other ministries that have related needs.  While we can provide a letter confirming the nature of the gift, we can not reference it on church giving statements as it is the donor’s responsibility to assess and document the gift’s value for tax purposes.  Please contact St. John’s to discuss possible gift-in-kind donations. 

Wills and Bequests

Your will or other estate plans can be used to make a charitable gift to St. John's Episcopal Church and its ministries.  If you choose to include the church in your will or estate plan, please let your attorney know the church's name and address and communicate that St. John’s is a 501(c)(3) organization.  This type of gift may be helpful in appropriately minimizing estate taxes.  If you have already included the church in your will, please let us know so that we may convey our thanks.  

“In Memory of..." and "In Honor of..." Tribute Gifts

Gifts that are designated "in memory of" or "in honor of" loved ones, family members, friends, ministry leaders, mentors and others are special to our church, the donor and all connected to the individual(s) being remembered or honored.  We are grateful for those who lend tribute to a loved one by making a gift to the ministries of St. John’s Episcopal Church in their honor or memory.  

 

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