We are a welcoming community for all, doing the Lord's work! Come and join us!


 This year's Blessing of the Animals will be held on October 1 at the 10:30 service. 


O Lord, how manifold are your works!
    In wisdom you have made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.

Psalm 104 verse 24






 We welcome all to our 10:30 service each Sunday. Our priest is the Reverend Nancy Guenther and our organist is Patricia Worrad. 
Masks and hand sanitizer continue to be available
at the door for those who wish to use them.  
Eucharistic Visitation 
St. John's has a licensed Eucharistic Visitor, a lay person authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist.  Our Visitor makes home visits with communion for those who are not currently able to come to services. Contact the church office 798-3219 for more information and appointments.
Coffee Hour is held on the first Sunday of the month, after the service. Come and join the group. There will be baked goods and fellowship!
October 14, 2023
Join author Roland Howell at Lee Whedon Library to celebrate his book Some Short Stories. There is no charge for the book however, a donation to the library building fund is requested.
The Ministry of Concern 
The Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern is an agency of last resort and works to support those in the greatest need. St. John's has partnered with the Ministry for over a decade, collecting linens and distributing clean, mended sets through St. John's Linen Closet and providing personal care products.
 Donating Linens 
St. John's is a collection point for linens as mentioned above. We welcome twin, full and queen sized linens, including sheets, blankets, bedspreads and mattress covers as well as comforters and throws.
 Call the office at 798-3219 to donate.
The Medina Area Association of Churches
St. John's is a member of MAAC and supports and contributes to the efforts of the organization. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, St. John's collects food and gifts for local families in need.
Each Fall St. John's holds The Blessing of the Animals and collects supplies for PAWS, the local pet shelter. A list of needed items is available in the office. PAWS can be reached at (585) 589-6397.
This year's blessing will be on October 1. PAWS has need of paper towels, cat litter and donations of cash for operating expenses and vet bills.

 St. John's is Part of Historic Medina

See St. John's Church in the Heritage Trail brochure, new this summer! St. John's is listed as the Earliest Church in Orleans County. A wealth of local information is included in the brochure, designed by Chris Busch of the Orleans Renaissance Group and printed by the Print Shop in Medina. Tours of St. John's can be arranged by calling the office 798-3219. 



 Sacred Sites Open House

St. John's participated in the tour of houses of worship across the state in May 2023.   info@nylandmarks.org






 Deacon Robin Kozlowski, Bishop Sean Rowe, Deacon Diane Cox

 Newly Ordained Deacons who will be serving in the Genesee Region. We look forward to seeing Deacon Robin join us regularly.





                   The Rev. Nancy Guenther (L), Deacon Susan Firestine and Bishop Sean Rowe.





Welcome Boxes

St. John's has completed a several boxes. These boxes delivered to Journey's End and are given to families from Afganistan and other locations being relocated in the Buffalo area.                                 


St. John's in the News 

St. John's Church is featured on a poster by Tom Rivers, The Doors of Medina. The church was included in a new book, History of Sandstone in Orleans County, NY by author Jim Friday.  Published in 2021, the book gives a number of examples of local buildings, including our own, described as having "charm and historical significance." Our doorway is also featured on a postcard, available for purchase at The Author's Note on Main Street and the Heritage Trail brochure.


 Earliest Church in Orleans County

and The Church In the Middle of the Street


    Partnership Online Worship 

Since March 2020, hundreds of people across the partnership have gathered for online worship on Sunday mornings. A half-hour worship service continues to be offered on Sundays at 9 a.m. The format is a Zoom Meeting, which means participants can choose to have their cameras and microphones on to see and speak with one another. Preachers and worship leaders will be chosen from across the partnership. Once a month, the service will focus on prayers for reconciliation and healing.




The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania https://episcopalpartnership.org/ 
St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 200 East Center Street in Medina, NY. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 699, Medina, 14103. Telephone (585)798-3219.  Donations, memorials and pledges may be send to this address as well as any correspondence.