All are welcome!

Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist: 10:30AM (MI time)
Thursday Evening: 8:00PM (MI time)
Church Office: (269) 469-1441 (9am-12pm, M-Th)

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator welcomes all people as children of God, wherever you are on your journey of faith. We welcome all people to our church regardless of sexual identity, orientation, race or ethnicity. We believe that God loves us.
We envision a Christian community grounded in the Word of God and energized by the Holy Spirit to seek God’s presence in all creation. A haven where all are welcome to grow in faith through worship, reflection and education. Where we use all that God has given us to encourage one another to follow Christ in lives of service to others.
NEWLY ELECTED VESTRY

On Sunday, January 9, 2022, we held our Annual meeting and the following were elected to or are continuing their term on the Vestry.

Click on the photo below for a larger image.

Visit the About > Church Staff and Vestry page to learn more about each person’s role.

CHURCH/COMMUNITY NEWS, NEWSLETTERS, WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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Julie Bender’s Art is Selected

Added January 13, 2022

Mediator’s own Julie Bender has artwork selected for the Epiphany 2022 Exhibition Stories From the Road and her piece is available for viewing on the Episcopal Church Visual Arts website. To view Julie’s piece and to read about the exhibition, click here.
Congratulations on your work, Julie. We are proud of you.

The mission of Episcopal Church & Visual Arts (ECVA) is to encourage artists and organizations to engage the visual arts in the spiritual life of the church. ECVA values the significance of visual imagery in spiritual formation and the development of faith, and encourages those who are engaged in using the visual arts in spiritual life. To learn more about ECVA, click here.

Mediator’s Newsletter: Click here to read the most recent Mediatorite.

Diocese of Eastern/Western Michigan Newsletter: Click here to read The Feast.
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HAPPENING THE WEEK OF …

  • All are welcome!
  • All times are listed in Michigan time
  • Office Hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Office is closed Friday/Saturday.
  • Refer to the Outreach & Ministries > Recorded Service page or the Mediatorite link above to check any additional details of the items below

DEC 26, ’21 – JAN 1, 2022

    SUNDAY, DEC 26: 

    • 10:30am – Holy Eucharist – Indoors in the Sanctuary
      Note: Masks are required when inside the building.
      Click here for the Service Bulletin

    MONDAY, DEC 27, – FRIDAY, DEC 31: – Office is closed.

    SATURDAY, JAN 1, 2022: Happy New Year! 

     

      JANUARY 2 – 8, 2022

        SUNDAY, JAN 2: 

        • 10:30am – Holy Eucharist – Indoors in the Sanctuary
          Note: Masks are required when inside the building.
          Click here for the Service Bulletin

        MONDAY, JAN 3: 

        • 10:00am – Worship & Music Committee meeting

        TUESDAY, JAN 4:

        • 11:00am – Memorial Service for Bob Tibbles
          • Click here for the obituary and here to read Bob’s Memorial Service Bulletin

        WEDNESDAY, JAN 5:

        THURSDAY, JAN 6: EPIPHANY

        • 8:00pm – Healing Prayer (via Zoom)
          • Click here to join
          • Click here for the bulletin

        FRIDAY, JAN 7:

        SATURDAY, JAN 8: 

          JANUARY 9 – 15, 2022

            SUNDAY, JAN 9:  

            • 10:30am – Holy Eucharist – Indoors in the Sanctuary
              Note: Masks are required when inside the building.
              Click here for the Service Bulletin
            • 12:00pm – Annual Meeting

            MONDAY, JAN 10: 

            • 10:00am – Worship & Music Committee meeting

            TUESDAY, JAN 11:

            WEDNESDAY, JAN 12:

            • 6:00pm – Epiphany Christian Formation Series:
              • Click here to join us on Zoom
                Note: See additional, detailed content below.

            THURSDAY, JAN 13: 

            • 8:00pm – Healing Prayer (via Zoom)
              • Click here to join 
              • Click here for the bulletin

            FRIDAY, JAN 14:

            SATURDAY, JAN 15: 

             

             

              JANUARY 16 – 22, 2022

                SUNDAY, JAN 16:  

                • 10:30am – Holy Eucharist – Indoors in the Sanctuary
                  Note: Masks are required when inside the building.
                  Click here for the Service Bulletin

                MONDAY, JAN 17: Office is close for the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday

                • Cancelled – 10:00am – Worship & Music Committee meeting

                TUESDAY, JAN 18:

                WEDNESDAY, JAN 19:

                • 6:00pm – Epiphany Christian Formation Series:
                  • Click here to join us on Zoom
                    Note: See additional, detailed content below.

                THURSDAY, JAN 20: 

                • 8:00pm – Healing Prayer (via Zoom)
                  • Click here to join
                  • Click here for the bulletin

                FRIDAY, JAN 21:

                SATURDAY, JAN 22: 

                 

                 

                  NEW: Christian Formation Series during the Epiphany Season on Zoom

                  Posted January 3, 2022

                  Join Mtr Darlene and others during this five (5) week study from the Episcopal Migration Ministries. We meet each Wednesday evening at 6:00pm (EST) beginning Jan. 12 and concluding on Feb 9.

                  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2694696794

                  Lesson 1 scripture readings:
                  Epiphany readings (Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12; Psalm 72:1-7,10-14)
                  First Sunday after Epiphany readings (Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22; Psalm 29)

                  Lesson 1 content links:
                       Opening Prayer
                       Adult Christian Formation
                       Participant Notes
                       Dialogue

                  Labyrinth
                  Dedication 

                  Updated Nov 11, 2021

                  On Sep 19, 2021, we gathered as a community around our new Labyrinth and dedicated Mediator’s newest edition while celebrating with a Holy Eucharist service with Canon Alan James, Interim Canon Missioner, and Mtr. Darlene Kuhn, Rector. To view a video of the service, click here.
                  Note: Photos of the service and Labyrinth information can be found under the Outreach & Ministries tab and selectiong Labyrinth.

                  Labyrinth Parking:
                  When visiting the labyrinth, we encourage people to park in the church parking lot and walk around the Red Arrow side of the church or park along Lake Shore Road behind the church.
                  We ask that you do not drive onto the lawn area to park when visiting the labyrinth. Thank you!

                  New Directory

                  Updated Dec 27, 2021

                  Our updated Directory is available as a PDF or as a printed version by request. Contact Candice in the office for a printed copy.

                  Little Library

                  Added Sep 9, 2021

                  Thank you Linda Anderson for finding us a Little Library and painting it to match our building. We are also thankful to Mick Lantis for installing the library along Lake Shore Road and within view of our Labyrinth.

                  How does a little library work? Anyone is welcome to stop by, look through the books and other church/labyrinth information. Take whatever you would like. When you’re finished, return your book or give us some of your other books you read.

                  This new addition is great for our friends along Lake Shore Road and the Harbor Country community. Spread the word to your friends to stop by and see our new little library.

                  Tiny Art Gallery

                  Added Oct 11, 2021

                  Welcome to our new tiny art gallery located on Lake Shore Road and next to our Little Library. The Gallery is a project of our church and our goal is to offer opportunities to build a beloved community. Check out our Tiny Gallery Facebook page by clicking here and stay tuned for more details.

                  Come unto me all ye who travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.

                  Matthew 25:11-16

                  Visiting Us

                  At the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, you are welcome! We are pleased to invite individuals, groups, and families to join in our services, our ministries, and the community events we engage in.

                  Church with Children!

                  We are an all-ages congregation, and we understand that everyone has a vital role to play in our church community. For that reason, we do not exclude children from the sanctuary. 

                  Outreach and Ministries

                  The Episcopal Church encourages its members to participate in ministries that serve our faith family and our broader communities. Our ministries rely on the support we give each other to carry on.

                  NEWS & EVENTS

                  Nourishing all through worship, study, and love, according to our baptismal covenant.

                  At baptism, we agree to help one another and all people to live well—to live good lives, and to live in peace and understanding, seeking harmony and always striving toward becoming the people that God has made us capable of being. We study and worship as Jesus directed us, always mindful that, while we will never be perfect, we have the blessing of knowing His example, and the opportunity to try again and again to be His love in this world.

                  Striving to serve our parish, families, community, and our world.

                  Ours is a fellowship of service as well as worship. We recognize our place in our world as people who are called to serve, to use the resources at hand to make our world better for each other, and for future generations to come.

                  Come Visit Us!

                  We are part of a unique Lake Michigan community just a short drive from New Buffalo, MI on Red Arrow Highway. We are also conveniently close to another lakeshore community, Saint Joseph.