When are your worship services?
Sunday, 8:00am, Spoken Liturgy, Holy Eucharist
Sunday, 10:15am, Liturgy with Music, Holy Eucharist
Thursday, 11am, Healing Service & Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
How do I get there?
We are located in Royal Oak, Michigan, at 26998 Woodward Avenue on the southeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 11 Mile Road. See map here.
Where do I park and enter?
Our main parking lot is located behind our building and can be accessed from 11 Mile Road or Hendrie Blvd. Those not requiring handicapped access should enter our building through the glass double doors in the rear of the building off the main parking lot. The handicapped entrance to St. John's is located on Woodward Avenue. Several handicap parking spots are available in the front of the building.
What should I expect when I arrive?
On Sunday mornings, when you enter the glass double doors off the main parking lot, go up the stairs, and greeters will point you in the direction of our sanctuary. You will pass the coat room, where you may hang your coats, if you wish. As you enter our sanctuary, an usher will greet you and give you a service bulletin prepared for that day. This is your guide to the service.
What if I have children?
Youth Groups - This year we are starting two separate groups, one for Middle School and one for High School. The youth are the first to receive communion and then join their leaders on the third floor for Youth Group, which ends at 12:15pm.
- Ages 12ish and up (6th - 12th Grade/Two Groups):
Group 1 - ages 12-14 or (roughly 6th - 8th grade)
Group 2 - ages 14 and up (roughly 9th - 12th grade)
Options for Young Children: In Church - Young Children - and all their sounds and wiggles - are very welcome to be in church! Activity bags with soft toys are available to borrow at each entrance.
- Nursery - for infants to three years during the duration of the 10:15 service. Two trained, professional adult caregivers provide nursery service from 10:00 - 11:30am (or the end of the service.)
- "Cry Room" - this room is available overlooking the sanctuary for parents who want to hear the service and stay with their children.
- Ask any user for directions or assistance.
How should I dress?
Wear whatever you would normally wear. At St. John's you'll see nearly every style of clothing.
Where do I sit?
Please sit where you feel comfortable. You can enter the pews from the center or side aisles and sit in either the main section of the church or in the east transept to the right of the altar.
Will I fit in?
St. John's is a genuinely diverse and friendly church, so it's hard to imagine you won't feel welcome. We are many races and ethnic backgrounds. We are married, single, partnered, divorced, separated, and widowed. We are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered. We are white collar, blue collar, student, retired, self-employed, unemployed and under employed. We are social security dependent and we are financially comfortable. Our youngest member is days old and we have members in their 90s. We are "cradle Episcopalians," third-generation members, and folks brand-new to St. John’s and the Episcopal Church.
May I Take Communion?
This is Christ's table and Christ is our host at this feast. Everyone who comes to the altar seeking Christ will be welcomed. The bread used for Holy Eucharist at St. John's is Gluten Free. If you are unable to come to the altar, but desire Communion, please notify an usher. St. John's youth (6th - 12th grade) are the first to receive Communion and then leave, immediately following Eucharist to meet with their leaders. All youth are invited to participate - you are very welcome here!
What if I still have questions?