St. John's-by-the-Lake Church
Grand Bend ON

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Who we are

Our Statement of Mission

St. John’s-by-the-Lake is a welcoming Christian community of faith that seeks to serve God in Grand Bend and in the places where God leads us in mission. We are called to spread the teachings of Christ, to celebrate the grace of God in our lives and to be visible examples of God’s love and fellowship.

Our Statement of Beliefs

We believe in outreach and service.

We believe in sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ with others.

We believe worship and prayer are foundational in our identity as a church community.

Our Statement of Values

We care about our members and the community in which we live.

We value inclusiveness and want our church to be welcoming to all generations of people.

We highly value honesty, transparency, and ethical practices – we seek these in our relationships and, in our actions and in our leadership.

Our Vision

We seek to live faithful lives – lives that bring us into a closer relationship with God.

Church Address

St. John's-by-the-Lake
70642 Bluewater Hwy 21
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
Phone: 519 238 2489
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Church Pastor

Rev. Jim Innes
Rev. Jim Innes
70642 Ontario Street North
Grand Bend, ON
Phone: 519 238 2489
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Quote of the Day
Psalms 71:1

In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.




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Rev. Jim Innes   Edit
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70642 Ontario Street North
Grand Bend
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Assistant Curate: The Reverend Father Andrew Wilson   Edit

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John B. Adams   Edit
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Mailing Address

Box 1003
Grand Bend, Ontario
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70642 Bluewater Hwy 21, Grand Bend, ON
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St. John's-by-the-Lake is on the east side of the main north-south road through Grand Bend, Ontario. We are .5 km north of the only traffic light and 2.5 kms south of the Exeter/Dashwood turn off.   Edit



St. John's-by-the-Lake Church Grand Bend Service Times

Sunday 9:30am

Service Times last updated on the 7th of November, 2019
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Our many ministries of service include:

The Treasurer’s Guild
The Chancel Guild
The Servers Guild
The Prayer and Care Fellowship
Hospitality Services
Music Ministries
Community Outreach Committee
Beachside Ministries
Scripture Study
Youth Outreach Ministries
Our Anglican Church Women Chapter
The Greeters Guild
St. Anne’s Mission Church, Port Franks, Pastoral Team   Edit

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History of St. John's-by-the-Lake Church Grand Bend

The history of a church is one of hopes and dreams, challenges and compromises, thoughtfulness and generosity. A church does not exist in isolation but instead is a part of the fabric of the broader landscape. Memories often blur fact with fiction and so, a note written contemporaneously with the event has greater meaning.

In the summer of 1949, the decision to build the church was matched with the donation of the land.

By January, 1956 substantial progress had been made towards a Parish Hall

In 1961 the Sanctuary and Chancel were enlarged and a new Altar, Pulpit, Lectern, Railings, Bishop’s Chair and Clergy/Server’s Chair replaced the modest church furniture that had been installed in 1949

These "new" pews replaced the original painted pews that were installed in St. John’s in 1949

The etching can be found hanging in the Parish Hall on the wall facing the doors to the parking lot. Today it welcomes all who enter.   Edit

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The power of Christian prayer "He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life."
William Law
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