Welcome to St. John in the Wilderness Church, located in the heart of beautiful downtown White Bear Lake. While St. John’s is a traditional Episcopal parish, we strive to be a place of welcome, refuge, prayer, learning, service, and challenge for all.
At St. John’s you will find an intimate, caring community that finds more grace in the search for meaning than in absolute certainty. We invite all people to join us around God’s altar, and to receive nourishment and strength through the body and blood of Christ at the Eucharist.
We value good liturgy and music, strong preaching, and invigorating Christian education for all ages. We believe we are called to be stewards of God’s creation and cherish the beauty of the land that surrounds us. We believe that it is critical that the love we have received from God be offered in very practical and concrete ways to those in need.
We also value one another. We give each other strength and comfort in times of difficulty and rejoice together in times of good fortune and grace. We enjoy having fun together.
We encourage you to give St. John’s a try. We believe that you will find here a band of brothers and sisters that will help you live faithfully and joyfully.