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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.   



Member Stories

Ruth Dow Doan

ruth-dow-doan-headshot.jpgRuth Alden Dow was born November 16, 1895 in Massillon, Ohio, the second child of Dow Chemical Company founder Herbert Henry Dow and his wife, Grace Ball Dow.  She was tutored at home until high school and then attended the University of Michigan, where she met her future husband, Leland Doan.  She and Mr. Doan resided in Midland at 1018 West Main Street, next door to her parents’ home, The Pines, where she grew up.  Today, her house is the location of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. more...

Elsa & James Pardee

elsa--james-pardee.pngJames Pardee, native of Cleveland, Ohio, was a high school and college classmate of Herbert H. Dow.  In 1888, both graduated from what was then The Case School of Applied Science (now Case Western Reserve University).  As a young civil engineer, Pardee was placed in charge of “bridges and viaducts, docks and wharves: for the city of Cleveland.”  He achieved national acclaim in 1895, when he designed the Columbus St. Bridge over the city’s Cuyahoga River, the first electrically-powered “double swing” bridge in the United States.  Pardee reacquainted himself with Herbert Dow at the dedication of the Columbus St. Bridge and Dow subsequently recruited Pardee to work for his fledgling Dow Process Company.  Pardee became a strong financial backer of jt-pardee.pngwhat would become The Dow Chemical Company, subsequently becoming its second largest shareholder.
He worked at Dow 
for many years in various business and consulting roles and was named Chairman of the Board in 1935.   He died in 1944. more...

Celebrating In Community! 150th slideshow


Movie Project: Linking Lives in 2016


Linking Lives in 2015: A Video Retrospective

                            We invite you to watch this brief video illustrating how St. John's Episcopal Church links lives in Christ's love.  Clicking on the title atop the video image will give you a larger viewing imagemore...

Todos Somos Uno

"Todos somos uno"... Those were the first words spoken from the pulpit which our St. John's mission team helped construct this past week.  Here's the neat part- they weren't spoken by Padre Adolfo or his seminarian assistant David. They were spoken by Antonio, son of Mercedes, who is getting married today in the new Iglesia San Pablo y San Lucas.   He proclaimed them with arms outstretched as if he were hugging every one of us scattered about the new pews and furniture in the new church.  Antonio's cooperative muscle enabled a second group to assemble pews simultaneously with the first while work on remaining (and new!) projects proceeded furiously.  But beyond being able to finish more furniture pieces, Antonio's mano y mano work with us bore out his brief, impromptu sermon: Todos somos uno. All are one.more...

Mission Team 1 - Regalos

My expectation for my first mission trip was to go beyond helping others and hopefully have a wonderful personal learning experience. What I did not expect was the exchange of wonderful gifts. St. John's graciously has donated money to build a church, we have purchased Spanish copies of the Book of Common Prayer for the congregation, and crafted a beautiful banner to adorn the church walls. The people of San Isidro graciously gave our team's ladies plates painted by a Dominican artist and mugs for the gentlemen of our team.  However, when I use the word gifts, regalos in Spanish, I don't mean tangible gifts but rather the kind that can only be felt in the heart and mind.more...

Mission Team 1 - Abuela Anne's Update

abuela-anne-skipping-a.jpgOur experience here in the DR has been great.  We have met many in the community and the church members have welcomed and embraced us.  We are grateful as are they for each other.  So far most of my work has been to carry the boards in and out the door, multiple times a day!  more...

Mission Team 1 - Early Goings

This post gives a great summary of the work cut out (pun intended) for our mission group here in San Isidro:  We arrived late Saturday night (more accurately early Sunday morning) and went to worship with the congregation at 11 that morning. We used the new worship space, tiled floors, painted walls, but plastic lawn chairs. What a change from last September when we were erecting rebar columns. more...

Mission Team 1 - A few pre-trip notes

There's still much to do (isn't there always?!?) in the 24 hours before our eight team members connect at the Detroit airport for our week-long mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  And despite this being my first substantial international travel (no one in Michigan gives any credit for excursions to Canada), I'm at ease knowing the following...more...