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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 

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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.

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FOR KIDS

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. 

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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About The Episcopal Church

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We will always have questions, but in the two foundational statements of faith – the Apostles’ Creed used at baptism, and the Nicene Creed used at communion – we join Christians throughout the ages in affirming our faith in the one God who created us, redeemed us, and sanctifies us.  The text of these creeds is available here. 

We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.  All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Church's website is a fantastic resource that shares what Episcopalians believe and their perspectives.  We encourage you to explore this site.

Episcopal Church History & Leadership

The Episcopal Church in the United States of America grew out of the Church of England in the colonies after the Ameri­can Revolution. Today, it is a part of the 80 million member worldwide Anglican Communion whose spiritual leader is the Archbishop of Can­terbury, currently the Most Reverend Justin Welby.  While it remains autonomous of the Church of England, this affiliation unites the Episcopal Church with The Anglican Communion, which has congregations in 160 countries worldwide. 

michaelcurry_0.jpgThe Episcopal Church has members in the United States, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands.  The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry was elected and  installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church on June 27, 2015.  He is the first African American presiding bishop in the Episcopal Church.  His role includes being chief pastor to the Episcopal Church's 2 million members in 16 countries and 110 dioceses.  He joins leaders of the other 38 Anglican Provinces in consultation for global good and reconciliation.  

The Episcopal Church is many things: a denomination, a church, a movement, a community, a conduit for transformation of lives and communities in the name of Jesus Christ. Guided by and grounded in Holy Scripture, we are led by lay and ordained leaders alike, and find our unity in our bishops, who are the historic overseers of the church catholic.

Our church is “catholic” because we understand ourselves to be in continuity with the church universal, which exists today and was organically united in the early centuries following Jesus’ ministry. We ascribe to the creeds and doctrines which are common to the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox churches, and many of the Protestant churches of today.

About Our Worship

We are a liturgical church. Our worship almost always includes singing, sermons, prayer, lessons from scripture, and communion. You will find prescribed patterns of prayer, posture, and actions that might feel very foreign or very comfortable depending upon your background. Our worship is shaped by the patterns of worship that have been practiced by Christians for centuries, some of which find their origins in the worship of the ancient Hebrews. Our worship is governed by the Book of Common Prayer, a book identified as our church’s unique contribution to the texts of Christian worship and which offers rich resources for worship in a variety of circumstances, individual and corporate.

The implications of our worship are important. We believe that our primary work as Christians is the worship of God. That means that we bring an approach of prayer and worship to our everyday lives as much as we do on Sunday morning, and that the messages conveyed by our worship shape our responses to the world around us, be it at home with our loved ones or in our communities with strangers. We are called in our worship to be faithful witnesses to the way of life embodied by Jesus Christ.

About Our Common Life 

We are a church dedicated to representing Christ in this world and to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. We do this through prayer and worship, sharing of the Gospel, and by promoting and acting in justice, peace, and love.

 

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