The mission of St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church in Williams is:
Grounded in Christ’s love, St. John’s provides an atmosphere for all to explore their faith & reach out to those in need.
The shield for St. John’s is unique to this church. It combines the Episcopal shield with Luther’s seal. The shield is the symbol of the Episcopal Church of America, as adopted by the General Convention in 1940. Martin Luther designed his seal in the 1500s as an expression of his faith. Together, they symbolize the dual heritage and unity in Christ of our church.
For more about our history, click here.
St. John’s Vicar is the Reverend Mary Piotrowski. The church welcomed Pastor Mary formally in June 2017, after the prior vicar, Father Marc McDonald, answered the call to be the rector of a parish in Kansas.
Pastor Mary is a long-time Flagstaff resident. She recently retired as the rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Sedona, after serving for 13 years there in April of 2016. She became the rector at St. Andrew’s after graduating from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest with her Master of Divinity in 2003.
Prior to that, Pastor Mary had earned a Master of Community Counseling in 2000 from Northern Arizona University. She served as an adjunct faculty member of the northern Arizona University’s W. A Franke College of Business Finance faculty from 1990-2000, after working in Flagstaff’s financial sector from 1977-1993.
She has also been active member of the Flagstaff community, have served on the Community Emergency Response Team, Coconino County Board of Health, Flagstaff Unified School District #1 Board, and Flagstaff Family Food Center.
Pastor Mary is no stranger to St. John’s. While a student in seminary, she often led worship in the Williams church until she graduated and became the rector in Sedona. For everyone, it feels as though things have come full circle, and the church is blessed to have her return.
Please join us for worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.