Welcome to St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church

Mission Statement
Our mission is to go out into the community and partner with our neighbors to work for justice for all.
Everyone is Welcome at Jesus' Table! 

We are a community who gathers in faith to walk together into the mystery and experience of love, grace, hope and healing. 

We invite you to join Us!!!  ___________________________________________________________________________

Worship Services  - Sunday each week - 8:30 am & 10:30 am

 (Use the front door of the church on Colonial Circle at Bidwell or the door on Lafayette Ave)
Come as you are, dress is casual or whatever you prefer.

8:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist (spoken)
10:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Music, Congregational Singing


Thirteenth Annual Interdenominational Memorial Day Service
at St. John's-Grace, 
51 Colonial Circle, where Richmond Avenue, Lafayette Avenue and Bidwell Parkway intersect.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m., St. John’s-Grace celebrates the thirteenth Interdenominational Service for Memorial Day. Last year over eighty people attended this service.

All are invited to attend, residents of the West Side, Buffalo and its suburbs.

We hope to restore religious solemnity to this holiday…beyond the usual shopping and picnics. The service honors those war dead who gave their lives out of dedication to our American values of freedom, equality, justice, and community. We remind ourselves that our obligation to them is to embrace these same values in our own lives, and to remember that these values are reflected in the Way of Jesus Christ in which we are called to walk – the way of compassion, justice, forgiveness, and peace.

As it has been each year, this will be an interdenominational service consisting of remembering and praying, singing hymns, listening to readings, songs and preaching. The service concludes with Amazing Grace sung outdoors at the Bidwell Parkway Soldiers’ Memorial Monument.

We know from the experience of past years that this will be a very moving event.

Please encourage your family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers to join us for this great annual St. John's-Grace service to the larger community.

Presiding Bishop Curry’s sermon at the Royal Wedding

Video available here https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2018/05/19/video-text-presiding-bishops-royal-wedding-sermon/

May 19, 2018

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry preached at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Worldwide headlines heralded the May 19 wedding of the Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales - member of the English royal family and sixth in line for the throne - and Rachel Meghan Markle, an American actress.

The video is available here

See the entire written text in the tab: Our Journey and then A Message from the Leasdership of SJG 

Journey to Generosity

“Life is an opportunity and a journey-a journey of saying “yes” to the God who calls us beloved. Life is a journey to love, to welcome, and to invite; a journey to create peace and live generously,”
The 2018 pledge time has begun at St. John’s-Grace. Consider all the blessings you have received from God’s abundance and your hope and dreams for St. John’s-Grace.

Friends of Night People 

Our FONP Food Pantry for 2018 has begun.  Thank you to all who have 
volunteered to participate in this ministry.

When:               1st Tuesday of every month
Where:              FONP Facility at 394 Hudson St. Buffalo
Time:                 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Other:                Arrival time is 6:45 pm to help with set up
                          Parking is on the street – use the side door entrance
                          2 volunteers bag the food
                          2 volunteers assist the patrons with their food selection
Just because our roster is set, volunteers are always welcome.  If you are
interested in joining us, please feel free to contact Deb Vranich at
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Transition Team Meeting

Meets weekly in the WLR at 7:00 pm.  

SJG Fish Fry (Dinner) Group

Our group meets on a monthly basis. We pick local restaurants in the area to gather for dinner. Our next gathering will be May 18th.   We meet at the restaurant at 6:30 pm sharp for dinner and socialization. Call Marian Stelter, 886-1322, to make your reservation.

Monthly Spiritual Cafe

The Spiritual Cafe occurs on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 4:00 pm.  We celebrate the art of spirit and the spirit of art!  Next event is Saturday January 20th at 4:00 pm in the church.  

Our Book Discussion Group 

The group will be discussing the book Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins, by David M. Carr, Professor of Old Testament at Union Theological Seminary. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of the month at 7:30 pm in the WLR (lower level).  All are welcome to join in the conversations.

So Mark your Calendars!!!