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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.   

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Parish Staff

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Mair Alsgaard

Organist

In addition to having ministered at various times for St. John’s Episcopal Church as Music Director, Mair was the Music Resource Coordinator for the Diocese of Saginaw, Music and Liturgy Director for St. Brigid R.C. Church and, for almost 20 years, Music Director at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church. A member of the American Guild of Organists, Michigan Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association, Mair received the Midland Musician of the Year Award and Woman of the Year Award for community service.

She and her late husband, Richard, enjoyed over 63 years of marriage. She is parent of 4 and grandmother to 6 children. Born in Cardiff, Wales, Mair is a Music Education graduate of the University of Southampton’s Weymouth College and continued music studies at Central Michigan University after moving to Midland in the 1960’s.

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Joe Bushre

Sexton

Joe joined St. John’s staff after serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees for 20 years. A native of Breckenridge, Michigan he served in Virginia 5yrs, Iceland 3yrs, and California for 12 yrs. He’s made deployments to Kuwait, Afghanistan, Philippines, Cambodia, Okinawa Japan, and Guam. Joe retired from the Navy in October 2015 and has been enjoying life back in Breckenridge with his beautiful wife Wendy and adorable daughter Faith. His son Alex, who currently resides in Tunkhannock, PA, is joining the Navy after graduating from high school this year (2018). Joe loves serving the Lord Jesus Christ, has enjoyed serving St. John’s beautiful people and looks forward to many years of service here.

Joe enjoys woodworking, fishing and hunting, and spending time with his family making memories. He is also a co-owner with his wife operating a small home town thrift store in Breckenridge called Faith’s Treasure Box. One of his newest hobbies is beekeeping; he currently manages 4 hives and looks to have many more.

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Amon Eady

Director of Music

Joining St. John's staff in summer 2018, Amon also serves as Director of Choral Activities at Central Michigan University, where he conducts four ensembles and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting.

Dr. Eady taught at middle school and high school levels for nine years in Tennessee, where he also served as a mentor teacher in musical literacy instruction in the urban environment. He has also presented at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education on developing the male chorus, the building of a comprehensive choral program, and new and diverse methods of teacher training.

Dr. Eady’s choirs have also performed at state and regional conventions of ACDA and he was recognized by the Tennessee Music Educators Association as Music Educator of the Year (2014). Among his research interests is the rehabilitative impact of choral singing on incarcerated individuals. Dr. Eady holds the bachelor of music education degree and master of music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as the doctor of philosophy degree in choral conducting and music education from Florida State University.

A lifelong church musician, Amon is excited to be serving here at St. John’s. He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife Deidra, son Liam, and daughter Rowan.

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Denise Isenbarger

Bookkeeper and Business Manager

Joining the St. John’s staff in the summer of 2014, Denise has and continues to serve Bookkeeper and Business Manager for various organizations including the John H. Goodrow Fund and First Presbyterian Church (Mt. Pleasant). She has also conducted guardianship reviews for Isabella County. Her volunteer efforts include vacation bible school, quilting, hunger walks, the commission on aging, ushering at graduations, working Le Tour de Monte Pleasant, reading to pre-schoolers and serving as an English partner to international students. Denise has lived in several areas in the lower peninsula including Oakland County, Berkley, Royal Oak and Troy; her current home is in Mt. Pleasant. A graduate of Troy High School and Central Michigan University, Denise has 5 siblings and many nieces and nephews. She enjoys walking, musical and theatrical performances, reading, movies, food and laughter.

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Jessica Kline

Nursery Caregiver

Jessica is a senior at Dow High and enjoys running cross country and coding for the robotics team at Dow. Jessica also volunteers at Midland's The Legacy Center and with Blessed Sacrament Church's outreach team. In her spare time Jessica enjoys biking, backpacking and spending time with friends and family.

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Gloria Stark

Custodian

Gloria has served St. John’s since 2002. Married to longtime (retired Nov 2017 after 20 years) St. John’s sexton, Tim Stark, Gloria feels it is good to work in the Lord’s House. Born in Arkansas, and having moved to Midland from Saginaw, she enjoys gospel, time with her children and grandchildren and fishing when she gets the chance.

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Carol Sullivan

Ministry Coordinator

A New Jersey native, Carol moved to Midland in spring 2012 and joined St. John’s staff later that summer. Carol’s background is rooted in higher education and athletics, working in Development for Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA) after coaching softball at the NCAA DI level for a dozen years. Born in the Bronx, NY, Carol is a faithful Yankees fan. When not dog-walking, she and spouse, Robbyn, enjoy volunteering and renovation projects for their own and others' homes.

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Ellen Woodard

Administrative Assistant

Ellen joined St. John's office staff in summer 2018, returning to her hometown of Midland where her sisters and Dad live. She and Randy, her husband of 32 years, raised his two boys from a previous marriage and their two granddaughters are the joys of their lives.  As a full-time house-hubby, Randy affords Ellen the time to pursue extra-curricular handbell ringing activities including solo ringing, performing with the Detroit Handbell Ensemble and directing choirs from children through adults for various churches. A graduate of Midland H.S. and DePauw University, Ellen also has a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan in music performance. As a 'wanna be' musician, she worked up the technology ladder from secretary/ word processor to systems administrator and computer applications technician, most recently working as a database developer and data manager for clinical trials at U of M's School of Public Health. Ellen's thoroughly enjoying cutting her one-way commute down from 45+ minutes to 5 minutes... best part of the new job so far!

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