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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.  

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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 




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.




We regularly offer nursery care during 10am worship and have privacy rocking chairs and worship bags for in-church activity for the youngest ages.  In school months, we offer formation classes and creative outreach activities for children of all ages. 




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.   


Gathering Places

While the people of St. John’s are the church, we are fortunate to have venues and grounds which allow us to share in ministry and community, linking our lives with others in Christ’s love.  We strive for our spaces to be welcoming and inviting, so that all may grow closer to God and closer to neighbors old and new.   


Where We Gather to Worship


Our sanctuary...

features a 400-seat nave with glass walls on three sides – allowing views of our tranquil courtyard to the east, sloping lawn to the west and Barstow Woods park beyond the triangle modernist, stained glass design on the south end.

The vaulted ceiling, light wood in the sanctuary and abundant glass make for a bright, vibrant worship space.  Pews at the front of the church allow for wheelchair accessible seating.  Renovations completed in 2001 also resulted in a more flexible chancel, opening up the area for more versatility with our choirs and more intimate worship experiences on Sundays and our Wednesday noon services.


Our beautiful cloister garden...

complete with fountain and fish hosts occasional outdoor worship services in warmer months.  Throughout the year, the garden is a peaceful, contemplative and inspirational space to any who spend time walking through or looking upon it.  It’s a wonderful background for photo occasions and is known as a place of exploration and enjoyment for St. John’s youngest.  Click here for pictures from our 2014 Garden Redesign Project. 


Elliott Chapel...  sjec-elliott-chapel-color.jpg

is located in the lower level of our church.  It provides an intimate experience for smaller wedding and funeral services.  Over the years, children's Christian education and worship experiences have taken place in our chapel, including some portions of our summer VBS.  Adult spritual formation opportunities such as Centering Prayer sessions are another use.  Through the week, this intimate, quite space is open for prayer and meditation.  The chapel also links St. John’s present with St. John’s past as its pews once occupied the original church home at Larkin and Cronkright streets.    


Where We Grow in Fellowship and Formation

williams-hall-150th-reception-photo.jpgWilliams Hall, Youth & Activity Rooms

While our fellowship happens in a myriad of ways and spaces in and out of St. John’s, Williams Hall hosts our fellowship time following Sunday’s 10:00am service.  A large brick fireplace in the east end warms the space for all occasions and a quality audio system ensures presentations and music alike may be enjoyed by all.  This spacious, bright parish hall, with its large, full-functioning kitchen, allows St. John’s to celebrate our members’ lives and milestones in community and offer hospitality to all.   St. John’s also uses Williams Hall for outreach ministry like Love Knots, hosting this group and their quilting supplies.

St. John’s takes advantage of ample space and resources in the church’s lower level, accessible by elevator or stairs.  Color, fun and energy abound in our sapces for children.  Educational and creative books, figures and illustrations fill our Sunday children’s classrooms. Our Activity Room is a fantastic multi-purpose venue suitable for everything from prayer groups to video screenings to parties to meetings.