Welcome to St. John's, Mt. Vernon!

God is calling St. John's to serve, both within our church and within the community and the world we live. Our mission is to continue to "serve Christ in the community" as we faithfully have been doing for over 160 years. We strive to be a community where God's love is visibly changing lives, and people walk daily with Jesus Christ. We will show evidence of this type of service to community by celebrating God's call to us to love, by growing in faith, by serving others generously, and by drawing others into the heart of God.

Come and see. Come and worship. Come and serve. Come and join.

Contact Info

St. John's Episcopal Church
602 Mulberry St
Mail: P.O. Box 503
Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620
Map  •   Directions
Phone 812-838-5445
Fax 812-838-4881

Regular Schedule

Office Hours
  • Secretary, Mrs. Robin Price
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

    Rector, The Rev. Allen D. Rutherford
    Tuesday through Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Holy Eucharist Rite II (Nursery Assistance Available)
    – 10:00 AM
  • Father Allen's Sabbath Day
  • Morning Prayer
    – 8:30 AM
  • Morning Prayer
    – 8:30 AM
  • Women's Bible Study
    – 9:00 AM
  • Morning Prayer
    – 8:30 AM
  • Morning Prayer
    – 8:30 AM


  • Capital Campaign

    St. John's Capital Campaign

    April - May 2019

    Capital Campaign Kick-Off Sunday – April 7                      

    Home Visitations – April 8 through May 2

    Capital Campaign Celebration Sunday – May 19

    Giving Period – April 2019 to April 2022

  • 2019 Lenten Outreach Project


     Heifer International

    A Pair of Cattle

    A pair of mating cattle is $1,000.

    Our Goal during this Lenten Season is to raise $2,000 to purchase two pair.

    Give generously and help us reach our goal.



  • 2019 Holy Week & Easter Services Times

    Palm Sunday- April 14th

    10:00 am- Blessing of palms in the parish hall then procession into the church. Passion Gospel of Mark

    Maundy Thursday- April 18th

    6:00 pm - Eucharist with Agape Meal followed by Stripping of altar & prayer vigil


    Ministerial Association Community Good Friday Service- April 19th

    Noon to 1:00 pm - Being hosted this year at      First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Vernon


    St. John's Good Friday- April 19th

    6:00 pm - Way of the Cross & Reserve Sacrement Eucharist with Passion Gospel


    Easter Vigil-April 20th (The Most Holy of Nights)

    7:00 pm- Lighting of the New Fire & Paschal Candle, Procession into the Church, Renewal of Baptismal Vows & Holy Eucharist


    EASTER DAY-April 21st

    10:00 am- Holy Eucharist with Flowering of the Cross

                      Easter Egg Hunt after the Service

  • Bishop Visitation

    The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

    Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

    will be the Officiant at St. John's, Mt. Vernon on Sunday, April 28th at 10:00 A.M. Central Time. We will have a celebration of Confirmation and Holy Communion. A bruch reception will be served following the service.