• St. John's Episcopal
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • St. John's Episcopal

Who We Are

A contemporary, Christian church

The Rev'd Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D., Priest in Charge

Kathleen Hayes, Director of Music Ministries

Mass Schedule: Sunday 8am & 10am; Sunday School at 11:15am except during July and August...
Coffee hour after 10am Services;
Our mission statement:
We welcome all people to embody the love of Christ.
The Parish was founded in the mid 1800s as an out-post on the Diocesan missioner routes. Our first rector, Edwin Mendenhall, established a sister parish, Zion Church in Sterling, which was closed in the 1920s. For many of it's years, following the death of Fr. Mendenhall, St. John's struggled as a full parish, a seasonal chapel, a Sunday School, and whatever needs and opportunities could provide for the spiritual well-being of Episcopalians in Salem Township and environs. Many seminarians and part-time clergy as well as Lay-Readers have officiated at services.

We are proud to maintain some of the history of this house of God. The original Communion Table, Pulpit, pewter Communion set, Puplit Bible and Book of Common Prayer have been retained in wonderful condition and used at historic services from time to time. But we are an active, "modern" parish. Currently, our services are according to Rite Two (contemporary language) of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Holy Eucharist is the norm for weekend and Holy Day worship.

St. Catherine's (Ladies) Guild is the local name for the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) and serves many needs in the parish, community and around the world. We also have a Daughters of the King Chapter, Province III known as Mary, the Lord's Mother. There is also an active Lay Ministry, including Lectors, Ushers and Chalice Bearers, Acolytes, Altar Guild, Pastoral Care and Evangelism teams. Though a small parish, St. John's has been called the Church with a heart, trying as we are able to reach out to the community.

As in all Episcopal Churches, St. John's is governed by a board of Vestry and Wardens, nominated and elected by the Church membership. The Vestry is assisted by various committees. The Annual Planning Session is held in May to inform the parish of the past year's activities and to look at the coming year. Parish elections are held in May, after our 'snow-birds' have returned north.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - without organist
  • 10:00am - ZOOM ONLY DURING COVID19
  • 10:00am - Service
  • 10:00am - full service with choir

What to Expect

What are services like?
Friendly, warm, loving, outgoing and casual - You will feel right-at-home and very welcome!

What is the community like?
Very Friendly, you will be treated like an old friend, warm, outgoing, yet casual - You will feel welcome!

What if I'm not a Christian?
Our mission is to welcome all people to embody the love of Christ. Come meet our pastor, check us out, we are warm, friendly and casual and would love to meet you. Come and learn about the Bible and how to apply it to your day-to-day life; we have fun while worshipping.


Father Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. Priest-in-Charge

Father Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. Priest-in-Charge

Fr. Ronald Miller, A.B., M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D., listed twice in Who’s Who Among Students, ordained in 1975, has regularly conducted worship in German, English and Spanish, and is a gifted preacher who is deeply-committed to social-justice issues and the rights and dignity of all people everywhere.


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