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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.   


Endowment Committee

Through the offering of financial support to individuals and organizations, this committee is 'linking lives in the love of Christ.' 

May 31, 2018 - This year the Endowment Committee is focusing on funding projects that address significant community needs and empower the recipients of the grant award. We only have a small amount of funding for unsolicited grants this year and we are most likely to consider the ones that focus on empowering people locally.  


Click here for grant application materials

Through an application process, St. John's Endowment Committee reviews requests from its neighbors near and far - all over the world - who demonstrate a will and ability to carry out God's call.  The minimum amount requested must not be less than $1500.  Meetings to consider applications and requests are typically monthly, on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

We are always actively seeking appropriate “linking” projects to fund and encourage any and all interested - parishioners and others - to approach us with ideas/proposals.   

June 2018 Endowment Grants 

In our June Endowment Committee meeting, we awarded Families Against Narcotics $5,000 for their work in fighting drug addiction in our region. They will use the money for their "Hope Not Handcuffs Angel" program in which they assign a volunteer to meet an addict at the police station and help them get treatment.

May 2018 Endowment Grants 

St. John’s Endowment Committee approved a grant of $10,000 to the Flood Recovery Project: Disaster Relief Fund in Midland to complete home restoration and rehabilitation from damage suffered during the June 23, 2017 flood event.  April 21, 2018 Midland Daily News Letter to the Editor


November 2017 Endowment Grants 

In addition to the Episcopal Relief & Development matching grant, St. John’s Endowment Committee approved a grant for Educate to Elevate at its November meeting.  $3,500 was approved for this personalized, faith-based sponsorship & mentoring program to help with an at-risk student's tuition at Delta College.  

October 2017 Endowment Grants 

A $20,000 grant for the Adopt-A-Village program in Guatemala will be used to train villagers to grow healthy vegetables to improve nutrition in their area.  Click here for information on Adopt-A-Village In Guatemala

August-September 2017 Endowment Grants 

 $20,000 to the Episcopal Relief and Development fund for disaster relief in the Gulf area.  

$8,964 to the Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region for a nationally known guest speaker who is going to visit their organization and train volunteers to work as peer support group facilitators to help children through grief. 

$24,000, with Vestry approval, for 150 trees commemorating 150 years of The Episcopal Church in our community.  The trees will be available to Midland community members, St. John's & Holy Family. 

July 2017 Grants  

* $113 for Environmental Mission Team at St. John's for locally grown fresh vegetables for the food pantry.

*$20,000 for the Christian Appalachian Project that repairs trailers for low income families. This amount will help local people repair 4 trailers.

*$13,000 for Young Life to expand their empowering educational activities and outreach work for young pregnant women or teenage mothers. 

May 2017 Grants 

ACT Uganda - This organization that helps orphans and women in poverty was granted $5,000 for security items to protect the organization's assets. 

Enterprise Development and Governance Facility, Ghana - $5,000 for a micro lending program to help women start small businesses

HIS Restoration Maternity Shelter Ministry, Great Lakes Region Michigan - $20,000 to purchase a mobile home for a single mother in poverty

St. John’s Preschool, Midland  - $5,000 for scholarships for low income families.

Highlights of Recent Endowment Committee Grants 

Centre Lumiere – A new kitchen for this organization that focuses on empowering poor women in Haiti by teaching them hotel and restaurant trade skills. 

The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army SHARE summer camp for low income children. 

St. John’s Preschool – Grant for their directorship to increase their enrollments and the services they provide. 

Tumaini Center Kenya – A water purification system for an organization that serves as an orphanage and a school. 

Nonviolence Peaceforce  – A grant to help fund a peace keeper who will promote nonviolent conflict resolution and education in the Middle East. 

Seminary Scholarships – Scholarships for two Episcopal seminary students. 

St. John’s Bell Choir – Refurbishing hand bells for the church. 

Humane Society of Midland County – Money for a generator that is part of their renovation project to offer greater welfare to the abandoned and abused animals in Midland. 

Pregnancy Resource Center – Grant for technology to help low income pregnant women who come to their center. 

Midland Community Former Offender Advocacy and Rehabilitation Program – A grant to help this program develop and maintain its program of rehabilitating former offenders through job training and placement. 

Adopt a Village in Guatemala – A grant to help a program of self-sustaining gardens for in six Mayan Villages.  

ACT Uganda – A grant to buy a motorcycle to help with the transportation of the goods that program’s participants make that help poor women be economically self-sufficient. 

Young Lives Program – a grant to help pregnant teenagers form a community and receive help from women mentors. 

Diocese of Eastern Michigan – A grant to help with the Flint, MI water crisis.


Highlights of Past Grants 

Meeting a huge need for Midland County’s homeless, hungry and marginalized families, St. John's Episcopal Church's endowment committee has approved grants to: Housing for the Homeless Coalition, Midland’s Open DoorCROP Hunger WalkKing’s Daughter’s Christmas ClosetSAMS Food PantryNew Hope VillageSalvation Army and Midland Area Homes

In 2015, St. John's Episcopal Church's Endowment Committee also selected ten (10) local agencies to present additional grants: Habitat for HumanityMidland Area HomesMidland’s Open Door, The Rev. Ken Hitch’s Discretionary Fund, Salvation ArmySt. Andrew’s FlintSt. Paul’s SaginawSAMS Food PantryShelterhouse and Toni & Trish House


A Thank You from The Jubilee House

Additional Highlights

* Completion of the matching grant for the building of La Iglesia San Pablo y San Lucas in the Dominican Republic 

* A grant toward mission travel and work in the Dominican Republic with 26 members of both St. John’s and our partnering congregation of Indian River participating 

* A grant was made to HIS Ministries as a start-up grant for the Great Lakes Bay Region Sparrow’s Nest Project assisting single mothers who are in need 

* A two-year grant was made for scholarships to two seminary students; the first for a seminarian in the Dominican Republic; the second for a US seminarian, Justine Post, daughter of Jane and Steve, currently attending Duke Divinity School.

* We contributed to the Diocese of Eastern Michigan's support of the DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education And Mentoring Project) - with funds to be used for travel and supplies.

* A grant to ACT-Michigan a) supported renovation and provision of solar power to the ACT Empowerment Centre in Muko, Uganda and b) covered start-up/rental costs for one year for a Midland storefront, Uniquely Uganda, in Midland (next to St. John's SAMS food pantry).  More about this venture may be found on page 7 of this newsletter.

* We contributed funds toward Salvation Army's SHARE Project, a drop in summer day camp open to all children in the community. SHARE is run by the Salvation Army of Midland, but sponsored by local churches. In addition to this endowment grant, St. John's also lends support in the form of volunteers making lunch sandwiches.

* Windover High School set-up a community kitchen with help from one of our approved grants

* Christ Enrichment Center (formerly Christ Episcopal Church-Flint) received a grant which helped them set-up a volunteer coordinating office

* A grant to St. Andrews Church in Flint has helped augment their endowment fund and kick-start an effort to increase that fund through other sources

* Funds were approved to refurbish a bedroom and bathroom at the Shelterhouse of Midland.  A number of parishioners also contributed their time and labor to renovate the bedroom.

*  Caregiving Network here in Midland received funds to help with repairing damage created by a broken water line which flooded their basement.

* A grant was made to the Three Angels Children’s Relief  Fund to help rebuild an outdoor kitchen at their orphanage in Haiti.

* Contributions were given to the The Anglican Church in Japan for Tsunami Relief and also to the National Cathedral in Washington DC to aid in earthquake damage repair.

* Funds were granted to West Midland Family Center for the replacement of outdated computers, allowing low-income individuals access to updated technology to take online college courses, research and do homework, manage transactions and correspondence.  As community members connect with WMFC staff for computer use, they get the added benefit of learning about other resources available to them.


Each year, three new individuals are elected by the congregation to serve a term on the Endowment Committee. *Terms of service recently changed from four years to three years. ^indicates committee chairs.  Class years listed below indicate members who will rotate off this committee in January of given year.

 If interested in serving on this elected board, please let us know.   Current Endowment Committee members are listed below:

  • Class of 2019 -  Jesse Donahue, Betty Jones, Jane Scott
  • Class of 2020 -  Chuk Kleber, Marcy Kirksey, Jan Marcou
  • Class of 2021 -  Lynn Pottenger, Andy Thompson, Lowell Youngquist

Please join us in thanking the Class of 2018 who faithfully served on the Endowment Committee the past three years - Charles Bash, Betty Kirkley and Alicia Watt.


Apply for funds from our Endowment Committee by completing and following the instructions found via link below:

Endowment Grant Application

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