St. John's Episcopal Church

​January 3, 2020

Dear St. John’s Parishoners:

Happy New Year!  This is a much earlier version of my normal January letter, but since the agenda of visiting priests, including the pending June 28, 2020 visit of Bishop Whayne Hougland, is complete, I thought it would be good to get the information out to the parish.

Our 2020 summer season will be expanded to 13 weeks beginning June 14, 2020 and concluding September 6, 2020 due to Labor Day falling on September 7, 2020. 

Bishop Hougland was also recently elected Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, on October 19, 2019, in addition to his duties as Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan.  The two dioceses will enter a three to five year period of conversation around relationship and shared resources. 

Our schedule of visiting priests is as follows:

  • June 14, 21, and 28, 2020:  The Reverend Alvin Johnson
  • June 28, 2020 (10:30 a.m. service only):  Bishop Whayne M. Hougland, Jr.
  • July 5, 2020:  The Reverend John Fritschner
  • July 12, and 19, 2020:  The Reverend Frederick B. Northup
  • July 26, and August 2 and 9, 2020:  The Reverend Paul Jeanes
  • August 16, 23, and 30, 2020:  The Rev. Dr. Tim Mitchell
  • September 6, 2020:  The Reverend John W. S. Rick, III

Also, as noted in the Harbor Light of September 4-10, 2019, the St. John’s 2019 Community Fund distributed $56,830 in grant funds to 15 eligible 501(c)(3) organizations, bringing the total distribution over 34 years to over $1 million. 


J. Hord Armstrong, III
Senior Warden​