IMPORTANT NEWS: Due to the COVID-19 virus and at the direction of the three Michigan Episcopal Bishops, Mediator is closed. Mother Darlene is holding Morning Prayer each Sunday at 1030am (MI time) and Evening Prayer each Wednesday at 430pm (MI time) on the church’s Facebook page (Episcopal Church of the Mediator).
To view Mother Darlene’s videos, click here or go to the Outreach & Ministries tab above and select Recorded Services.
Note: A Facebook account is not required to watch Mother Darlene’s messages.
Click this link to see our our new Apart Yet Together Photo/Video page found on our Welcome tab drop down menu.
Our regular Sunday service is held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).
We celebrate the Eucharist, using Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer, and Services generally run for an hour and fifteen minutes, to an hour and a half, depending on whether there are special blessings or events in the church calendar, such as baptism or confirmation.
The service is printed in the bulletin, so it is easy to follow. This traditional service is comprised of prayer, some sung prayer, and hymns from the 1982 Hymnal and some from contemporary songbooks.
The readings and the psalm of the day are included in an insert for the convenience of worshippers. You will find the day’s hymns listed in the bulletin and on the hymn board at the front of the church.
While the language and order of service itself are fairly formal, all are welcome. Our atmosphere is “Come as you are.”
We also offer a Wednesday Eucharist service at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).
Parking and Accessibility at The Episcopal Church of the Mediator
We have a large parking area to the south of the church, with a broad, wheelchair-accessible sidewalk leading right to our front door. All are welcome.
The sanctuary is on the same level as the door, so you will not have to navigate additional ramps.
Our restrooms are built to be accessible, as is that most important institution of Episcopal socializing—the coffee hour.
For those who utilize hearing-assisted technology or assistive listening systems, we offer Hearing Loop through the microphones during the services.
The red front door is a nod to our ancient traditional roots. In Medieval Times, one could claim the right of sanctuary by entering a church and touching the altar cloth. The red door was a sign that sanctuary was at hand. We keep this tradition alive by opening our doors to all people.
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.