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St. John's at the Crossroads

January 6, 2023

Rectors' Corner

by the Rev. Sarah Reynolds, Associate Rector

Happy New Year, St. John’s! And happy Epiphany!

Today we mark the end of the Christmas season and the arrival of the Magi to witness the birth of the Christ. This is an event that carries deep and various meanings for us in the Christian tradition. And as we embark on a new year of our discipleship journey, I want to invite us to ponder together the wisdom in this story for our delightfully – and challengingly – diverse world.  

This story of an interfaith and intercultural encounter holds deep wisdom for us in terms of how we are to navigate difference with initiative, curiosity, and respect. The magi sought out this newborn king, travelling a mighty distance to pay their respects to an event of great import to a group other than their own - and they came bearing gifts! What might it look like for us to imitate this behavior, taking the initiative to go outside of our own boundaried worlds in curiosity, respect, and generosity toward people outside our own spheres, traditions, and social circles? The magi also came ready to recognize the holy outside of their own religious tradition, willing to take risks and ready to be changed by what they saw. What might it look like for us to chart a bold path toward the holy wherever it is to be found, to risk being changed by such an encounter; redirected, sent down an unfamiliar road in the faith that God awaits and guides our way?

This is what Jesus as the Christ always calls us to: the willingness to find God where we may have been conditioned not to expect it, or in places that are outside of our comfort zones. We are called to risk ourselves and our well-worn spiritual understandings in order to meet God in new ways and places, and to allow ourselves to be changed, enlarged, and finally transformed. The Magi are so important to our Christian story because they are witnesses to God’s invitation in the Incarnation to encountering the holy not only in the human, but also in what is foreign to us, what is risky, what is beyond our small worlds and comfort zones. And conversely, this story also represents God’s wide-open invitation to all to draw near, as the divine knows no borders. May we accept that invitation boldly as the Magi did, and may we live it for others, offering God’s love like a bright star that leads us all home.

With love and blessings for the year ahead,


Table of Contents

Thank You!

  • A Big Christmas "Thank You"

Parish News

  • Welcome St. John’s New Executive Director of Operations: J. Chris Martin
  • Welcome Our New Interim Office Administrator: Stefanie Van Pelt
  • Upcoming Opportunities to Discuss our Draft Race & Equity Statement
  • St. John's 2023 Holy Land Pilgrimage: March 28 - April 7
  • A Gentle Reminder: Please Update Your Automated Giving Instructions for the New Year
  • Website Notification


  • Service & Bible Study Information


  • This Sunday's Adult Education Hour: Dr. Vike Vicente
  • Navigating Life’s Changing Seasons Session 1: Practical Preparations: Directives, Powers, Wills, and Trusts - This Sunday, January 8
  • Voices From the Holy Land Online Film Salon - Sunday, January 15

Build Community

  • Epiphany Party - Sunday, January 8 at 11:30 am
  • Third Sunday Supper: Mid-Winter Chili Dinner - Sunday, January 15 at 6:00 pm
  • Men's Book Club Meeting - Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 pm
  • Guided Renaissance Art Tour by Joanne Allen - Saturday, January 14th at 10:30 am
  • St. John's Men's Retreat - January 27-29, 2023

Make a Difference

  • Homecooked Meals for the Homeless
  • Paperback Books in Good Condition Needed

Prayer List

Upcoming Schedule

Thank You!

A Big Christmas "Thank You"

by the Rev. Anne Derse, Deacon and Minister for Community Engagement

Our special thanks this Epiphany to St. John’s worship ministries and their many individual volunteers who shared their creative gifts and time to offer the beautiful worship experience we shared this Christmas! The Flower Guild transformed the nave with light and beauty; our talented choirs and musicians filled it with glorious music; the Altar Guild and Lay Eucharistic Ministers prepared the altar and served the Eucharist with reverence and grace, ably assisted by our acolytes; and our Welcome Ministry shared the warmth of St. John’s tradition of hospitality with all. We are grateful for the support of our lay volunteers, whose committed service makes honoring God in worship such a spiritual and meaningful experience. 

We also offer thanks to our Parish Life Ministry and volunteers for the fellowship, joy and festive spirit they extended through a beautifully decorated Parish Hall and wonderful Christmas receptions throughout the season. We are blessed that they share their gift of hospitality so generously with our community, at Christmas and throughout the year! 

Parish News

Welcome St. John’s New Executive Director of Operations: J. Chris Martin

by Lisa Raisner, Senior Warden

Please join us in welcoming J. Chris Martin as our new Executive Director of Operations! 

This is a reimagined position, reflecting the increasing operational complexity of our wide-ranging internal and external programs. In this elevated and expanded role, Chris will oversee and manage all administrative and operational functions in support of our core commitments. 

Chris joins us from Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, one of St. John’s many long term outreach partners, and brings many years of strong private sector experience and nonprofit leadership. He is excited to be joining the St. John’s family and looks forward to engaging in the many opportunities that await us in our shared ministry.

For a smooth transition as Chris onboards, please continue to use the following contacts for your ministry needs:

  • Beth Campbell at  for any finance, accounting, expense or budget-related questions
  • with completed expense reimbursement or check request forms, along with the proper approvals, receipts, etc
  • Sharon Lopilato at for any communications questions or content
  • Stefanie Van Pelt at with completed Event Planning Request forms, to help us make sure you have everything you need for your event – reserved space, set up, tech support, supplies and guidance

Once he is settled in, we will have a Liturgy of Welcome followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Starting Monday January 9, he can be reached at or in the church office. 

Please stop by and say hello!

Welcome Our New Interim Office Administrator: Stefanie Van Pelt

We are happy to announce that Stefanie Van Pelt is now serving as our Interim Office Administrator. 

Stefanie lives in nearby East Bethesda with her family. Some years ago, before children and moving to Bethesda, she was Executive Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Research at Harvard University. She lived in China 5 years after college, and speaks Chinese and German. She has studied yoga, trained as an end-of-life doula and a Climate Reality leader, lobbied with Citizens Climate Lobby, and engaged in various volunteer activities, her favorite being coaching her daughter's soccer team. She is originally from Colorado and will never say no to a hike. Her husband Stefan works at NIH, and her son Malcolm studies Atmospheric Science and Physics at UMD, while her daughter Iris is a junior at B-CC High School. Stefanie says she is impressed by all the good work done by St. John's, and looks forward to getting to know the community.  

Please join the staff in welcoming Stefanie with warmth and gratitude during our continued period of office transition.

Upcoming Opportunities to Discuss our Draft Race & Equity Statement: Saturday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 18

by The Rev. Sarah Reynolds, Associate Rector

In his December 16 Rectors' Corner video, Sari announced our decision to replace the promised survey on St. John’s draft statement on race and equity with opportunities, instead, to unpack and discuss the statement in community. The reason for this, as he stated, is that while a survey can collect data, it doesn’t create space for discussion, for feelings, for wrestling with the big issues. And those are things we need to make space for, as a community, as we journey together toward our vision of becoming Beloved Community.

In January, we’ll offer a couple different opportunities to unpack and respond to our draft statement. Join us in person after worship on Sunday, January 15, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.  Or join the conversation on Zoom the following Wednesday, January 18, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. 

In these sessions, we’ll walk through each section of the statement in a guided reading and discussion. In order to use our time together to really talk about the statement itself and the issues it addresses, we ask that you read the statement beforehand, which you can find here. We also suggest referencing this glossary of terms, so that we are all working from the same definitions.

It is our hope that these sessions provide the space and opportunity not only to reach clarity on the statement itself, but also to allow the space to explore our sticking points so that we can move forward in this work together as a community...

Read the full article

St. John's 2023 Holy Land Pilgrimage:

March 28 - April 7

by Johnna Story

The St. John’s 2023 Holy Land Pilgrimage is scheduled for March 28 through April 7, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We are very excited to spend Holy Week in the Holy Land, with the end of our trip concluding with a Maundy Thursday worship service at St. George’s Cathedral, followed by a walk to Gethsemane. A full itinerary is in the pilgrimage brochure.

The cost of this trip is $2500 per person, double occupancy, which includes the tour fee, lodging and ground transportation, 3 meals a day, and all tipping. (For single room, please add $750 per ticket). Cost does not include airfare

To secure your spot on this trip, please complete this form with your details and submit a non-refundable $500/per person deposit to St. John’s as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact Johnna Story at

A Gentle Reminder: Please Update Your Automated Giving Instructions for the New Year

by Kevin Kehus, Junior Warden, and St. John's Stewardship Committee

As a reminder, your pledges should be submitted via the online 2023 pledge form, or with a paper pledge card found in the church (and soon to be mailed). 

Please also remember that updating your automated bank or credit card giving information is a crucial step in making your decision happen.

If you have made a change to your pledge amount, and will continue paying through an automated means, the instruction for this needs to be completed, either by logging into Breeze (if that is your method of paying) or through instructions directly to your financial institution (Bank, Credit card, etc.). Click here for instructions on how to make changes to recurring giving information in Breeze.

Please also remember to change your fund designation from "Pledge Year 2022" to "Pledge Year 2023."

Thank you for taking the time to ensure that your pledge contribution information is updated as 2023 begins!

Website Notification

by Sharon Lopilato, Finance & Communications Assistant

For those of you who might be wondering, what you currently see at is not a new, redesigned website. It is a temporary site, quickly posted after recent issues with our hosting company killed our former site. It is intended to be short-term, providing only the very most minimal, critical information for parishioners and visitors. We are currently in talks with a trusted EDOW partner about hosting a new and improvied website for St. John's. Thanks in advance for your patience, and stay tuned for more details!


Service & Bible Study Information




8:00 am Spoken Holy Eucharist - Chapel

10:30 am Holy Eucharist - Nave, Livestream

5:00 pm "Come As You Are" Holy Eucharist - Nave

7:00 pm Bible Study - Online

10:00 am Bible Study - Online


Livestream Service

Livestreamed services can be accessed via St. John's YouTube channel at 10:30 am. Simply look for the "live" video on our channel shortly before the service time.

A downloadable service bulletin will be included in the new Saturday "Worship & Education" email.

If you would like to receive consecrated elements in the mail so that you may participate in the full Eucharist during the service, please call or email the church office: 301-654-7767 or

In-Person Services

Masks are now optional for in-person services.

Bible Studies

Bible studies meet via Zoom on Monday nights at 7:00 pm and on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.


Meeting ID: 301-654-7767

Passcode: Crossroads

If you have difficulty accessing our services, please contact the Parish Office at


This Sunday's Adult Education Hour: Dr. Vike Vicente

by The Rev. Sarah Reynolds, Associate Rector for Adult Formation & Education

During this Sunday's Adult Education Hour, Dr. Vike Vicente, a St. John's parishioner, will be sharing some stories and pictures from his recent surgical mission trip to Honduras with the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade.  

Dr. Vicente will also make a request for donations including used glasses, kids' toothbrushes, toothpaste, used wheelchairs, soft blankets, hats with visors. A donation box will be placed in the West Avenue Lobby.

Please join us in person in the Parish Hall, or via Zoom at

Before surgery (2021)

After surgery (2022)

Navigating Life’s Changing Seasons Session 1: Practical Preparations: Directives, Powers, Wills, and Trusts

By Dr. Joanne Allen, Serving Seniors Coordinator

Sunday January 8, 12:00 -1:30 pm

In the Lounge and online via Zoom (

Lunch provided

Guest speaker Tom Gentile, Esq.

St. John’s Serving Seniors ministry is offering a place and space to consider questions surrounding aging and end-of life in a program designed to have relevance to all our parishioners, regardless of their stage of life. We believe that this type of planning is something we can all do now for ourselves and as an act of kindness towards our relatives and friends in the future.

This session will provide practical tips on how to formulate a plan that will care for your loved ones in the event of your disability and upon your death. It will include a mock meeting between the speaker, an experienced trusts and estate attorney, and a St. John’s family which will address some of the key issues in framing a plan that accomplishes your wishes with care and kindness for those you love.

Organized by St John’s Serving Seniors.

Contact: Joanne Allen, Serving Seniors Coordinator,

Voices From the Holy Land Online Film Salon - Sunday, January 15

by Barbara Ordway

Is Israel an Apartheid State? Such is the claim of the United Nations, Amnesty International, B’Tselem, Human Rights Watch, and journalists from a range of media. The International Criminal Court has labeled apartheid “a crime against humanity.” If this is apartheid, what is the authority of the UN and the ICC to adjudicate Israel’s violation of international law?

Two short documentary films explore the separate and distinct laws, physical infrastructure, civil systems and military enforcement applied to Palestinians in Israel and in the occupied territories. Watch the films for free at your convenience (Check out the trailer at, then join the online Q&A Discussion on Sunday, January 15.

Panelists include Saleh Hijazi: Former Deputy Regional Direct - MENA at Amnesty International; Michael Lynk: Author, Associate Professor of Law at Western University, former UNHCR Special Rapporteur for Palestinian territories; Edwin Arrison: Anglican Priest, Development Officer - Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation; and Jonathan Kuttab (moderator): Attorney, author, Exec. Dir. Friends of Sabeel North America.

How it works:

  1. Register here for the Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon:
  2. Once you register, you will get a confirmation email from Zoom with a link to the meeting and a link with to watch the film. (Save this confirmation letter as the meeting link is unique to your email and you must have this to participate.)

Build Community

Epiphany Party - This Sunday, January 8 at 11:30 am

This Sunday, January 8th, St. John's will hold its traditional Epiphany Celebration in the Parish Hall. Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, is the commemoration of the visit of the Magi to the Christ child and revelation of God the Son as Jesus Christ.  Please join us immediately after the 10:30 am service for this joyous occasion. Traditional king cake will be served!

Third Sunday Supper: Mid-Winter Chili Dinner - Sunday, January 15 at 6:00 pm

by Jane Houlihan & the Eco ActionTeam

Enjoy a feast of hearty chili, delicious sides and desserts at January’s 3rd Sunday supper, sponsored by the Eco Action Team. We’ll serve up our most delicious and flavorful vegetarian recipes as together we enjoy foods that help reduce the heavy climate impacts of meat production. We promise you will be filled with good food and armed with recipes to take home and enjoy with your family all winter long.

Our featured speaker is St John’s parishioner Tom Kerr, who will share news about his recent trip to Pakistan in his capacity as Lead Climate Specialist, South Asia Region, with the World Bank, giving us both a glimpse of the toll of climate change and plenty of hope for a brighter future.

Please join us!

Men's Book Club Meeting - Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 pm

by Earle O'Donnell

In The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America, Timothy Snyder exposes the dark philosophy and grand ambitions that underly Putin efforts to extend Russian power and to undermine Western democracies.

Snyder examines Putin’s transition from a leader who before 2012 accepted the EU’s legitimacy for Europe and actually aided America to strike back at militant Islamism in Afghanistan to a person who has unleashed multiple military and covert operations to extend Russian power while weakening Western democracies. Putin has, Snyder explains, has embraced the nationalistic views of a set of Russian philosophers who contend that the West is decadent to its core and must eventually succumb to a great Russian Fascist leader. In the words of one of these philosophers, the Leader must rise as an “act of salvation” so that classic “virtue” can be restored to the world. Putin’s actions are based on “Strategic Realism” which recognizes it cannot become stronger; it can prevail by making its enemies weaker. To that end, Snyder argues, Putin’s cyber war in the American 2016 election was not just aimed at electing a President who would tamely acquiesce to Russian plans, but to begin to undermine the people’s faith in the fairness of the American election process and in the credibility of its institutions. Snyder’s analysis of Russia’s sweeping ambitions and of Western vulnerabilities is revealing and even a bit scary.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent the day prior; please email Earl O-Donnell at

if you would like to be added to the contact list.

Guided Renaissance Art Tour by Joanne Allen - Saturday, January 14th at 10:30 am

by Dr. Joanne Allen

Parishioner and AU Professor of Renaissance Art History Dr. Joanne Allen is offering a guided tour of the first ever U.S. exhibition devoted to Vittore Carpaccio, currently on show at the National Gallery of Art. Carpaccio was an artist of the Venetian Renaissance known for his narrative inventiveness, imaginative architectural fantasies, delicacy of botanical detail, and dramatic monumentality. His work for religious confraternities and churches includes fascinating images of saints Augustine, George, Mark, Stephen, and the Virgin Mary, many of which have been specially cleaned for this exhibit. 

Participants will meet at the entrance to the exhibition, Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice at the National Gallery of Art, on Saturday January 14th 2023 at 10:30 am. The exhibition is free but tour numbers are limited, so please email Joanne ( in advance to reserve your spot.

St. John’s Men's Retreat January 27-29

by John Ross, Chair, St. John’s Men’s Ministry

Calling all St. John’s men! The annual men’s retreat is back after a pandemic hiatus.


Come join us for fellowship, spiritual discussion rooted in our faith, and great food at Shrine Mont, a beautiful Episcopalian retreat center in the foothills of Virginia’s Appalachian mountains.

We’ll assemble in the evening of Friday, January 27, and head home at noon on Sunday after a service.  Retired Episcopalian priest and St. John’s member John Talbird will the lead the retreat. The topic centers on the journeys we are on and how God is active in those journeys.


The cost is $175, which includes a single room and all meals, including a Saturday dinner at Bryce Ski Resort. Scholarships are available. Please contact Sari. The retreat is open to anyone self-identifying as male. Carpooling is available.


Space is limited. To reserve a spot please contact John Ross ( or Kevin Kehus (


The St. John’s Men’s Ministry is committed to build an open, robust community of people who self-identify as men. We are dedicated to cultivating meaningful relationships, building spiritual maturity, and to becoming active disciples of Christ. We support programs, mentoring, and volunteer activities that address issues related to men in the wider community.

Make a Difference

Homecooked Meals for the Homeless

by Rock McUmber, Interfaith Works women's shelter coordinator

Volunteer at the Interfaith Works Women's Shelter--16911 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood, MD 20855--on January 25, 26, 30 and 31.

St. John's has committed to preparing four homecooked dinners for 35 women residing in MC’s new shelter facility. We are recruiting teams of 3 to cook and deliver dinners to the shelter. With COVID waning, up to 5 masked volunteers can optionally serve the meals. In addition, we will provide breakfast supplies for three of the days. This is a fun family activity and a great way to socialize with fellow parishioners while showing off your culinary talents.

If you are interested, please sign up at or contact Rick McUmber at or 301.674.4927. 

Thank you everyone for your support!

Paperback Books in Good Condition Needed

by Peg Sanders

 If you have been cleaning out your bookshelves in preparation for 2023, please consider donating your PAPERBACK books to DC Books to Prisons. This is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that delivers books to prisoners and prison libraries in over 600 state and federal prisons each year.  Paperbacks that are free of water damage and without any tape or lamination can be left in the Books to Prisons box next to the library at church or contact Peg Sanders at who can arrange pickup.  See this link for books that are most needed; an abbreviated list is below.  If you prefer to purchase books to donate to DC Books to Prisons, please check out the Politics and Prose wish list or Amazon wish list.

Nonfiction: dictionaries (#1 request), thesauruses, career and personal development (GED preparation, ESL, how to draw, DIY/starting a business/trade books such as home construction, plumbing, car repair), games and puzzle books, world atlases and recent almanacs, history/culture/language (biographies, language instruction, National Geographic after 2000,  African American, Latin American, Native American, ancient history and mythology), books written at about an 8th grade reading level and Spanish language books

Fiction: Westerns, mystery/suspense, science fiction, fantasy, novels in English and especially in Spanish

Prison Book Clubs: See the link above for specific needs.

Thank you!

Prayer List

We join in prayer this week for: 

Those newly in need of prayer** Cash Beatty, Jeff Benner, Raymond Spencer Bennett Jr., Caroline, Connie Berkley*, Betty, Gene Blades, King-Ho Chan, Gladys Clearwaters*, Charles Corrado, Natasha Coulouris*, The Courtney Family*, Patricia Davis, Susan Eason, Sarah Finton, Mary Garrison, Laura Geyer, Joe Gordon, Bruce Hemmer, Inge Hill, Paquita Holland, Jenny Hornback, Helen Hosiak, Thomas Kenton, Christopher Reynolds Keyes, Erwin Krasnow, Linda, John Little, Elizabeth McGuiness, Bernard & Wanda McNulty, Sooz Mitchell, Tim Morgan, Lord Keith Mutengu, Karie Nicholson, Bob O., Jenny O'Dell, Katherine Powell, Jamie Raskin, Harrison Reeder, Eileen Smith, David Soady, Yejide Sokoya*, Sherry Speyer, Blake Stevens, Barbara Swetnam, The Uhar Family, Paul Walker, Barbara Watts, The Wills Family, Bob Wilson*, Jennie Yeomans

Those in continuing special need of prayer:  Granville Blades, Edna Brown, Sally Cassidy*, Caroline Cordes, David Dantzler, Mary Detweiler, Deborah Drennon, Mark Edwards*, Mark Estes*, Susan Fletcher, Scott Furness*, Patty Gato, Rene Griffith*, Sara H., Betsy Hendrickson, Jane Hendrickson*, Susan Hess, Rosetta Hopkins, Alina Huguley, Scott Hynes, Jenny, Dave Jobes, Dale & Mary Ellen Kangas, Kate, Laura Keust, Carol Keyes Estes, Kim Lackey, Dorene Lane, Heidi Lawrenz*, Ellen Miles*, Becky Neal*, Cathy O’Donnell*, Jean Ordway, Mario Sandoval, Charles Schembri, David Sheets, Chris Soady, Elisabeth Tapley, Endreas Teleksaw, Anne Uhar, Edith Wharton, Ann Wild*, Stephen Wilken, Timmy Wright, Chris Yeomans, Stephen Ministers and their care receivers, the people of St. Luke's Hospital, Nablus, West Bank, and asylum-seekers

Parishioners celebrating a birthday this week (January 8-14):  

Alexander Schreiber, Steven Shattuck, Flynn Fountain, Curtis Harris, Will Volkers, Rory Sheppard, Don Jansky, Sharon Norman, Teo Hendrickson

Those serving in the military, including: Jonathan Hackett (nephew of Liz & Jim Mullikin); Keenan McUmber (son of Melanie Folstad and Rick McUmber); all our Wounded Warriors; all our POW/MIA soldiers 

Those in the Anglican Communion:  The Church of the Province of Myanmar

Those in the Diocese: Christ Church, Washington Parish; Christ Church Parish, Kensington, and Christ Church, Georgetown

Those in Companion Dioceses: Diocese of Kontagora - The Church of Nigeria (Lokoja Province) 

This Sunday's flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for all the blessings of this life.

Please share prayer requests - including transitions and thanksgivings - by emailing the Church Office at

*Denotes St. John's parishioner. Bolded names under those newly in need of prayer are names added this week.

**Unless the Office is asked to remove or move them to the "continuing" prayer list, all "new" names will be listed for four weeks.

Next Week's Schedule

Sunday, January 8

The Epiphany

8:00 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 10:00 am

10:00 - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:00 - 1:30 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Deadline for Newsletter Submissions***

Spoken Holy Eucharist - Chapel

Adult Education Hour - Parish Hall, Online

Church School, J2A - Classrooms

Fellowship & Transition - West Avenue Lobby

Holy Eucharist - Nave, Livestream

Epiphany Party - Parish Hall

“Navigating Life’s Changing Seasons”- Lounge, Online

"Come as You Are" Holy Eucharist - Nave

Monday, January 9

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Evening Bible Study - Online

Property Committee Meeting - Online

Tuesday, January 10

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting - Online

Wednesday, January 11

10:00 - 11:00 am

4:30 - 6:30 pm

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Bible Study - Online

Choristers - Lounge, Choir Room

Men's Book Club - Online

Thursday, January 12

6:00 - 7:00 pm

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Norwood Ringers - Choir Room

Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room

Friday, January 13

No scheduled events

Saturday, January 14

No scheduled events

Sunday, January 15

8:00 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 10:00 am

10:00 - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:00 - 1:30 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Deadline for Newsletter Submissions***

Spoken Holy Eucharist - Chapel

Adult Education Hour - Parish Hall, Online

Church School, J2A - Classrooms

Fellowship & Transition - West Avenue Lobby

Holy Eucharist - Nave, Livestream

Fellowship/Coffe Hour - West Ae. Lobby

Unpacking our Race & Equity Statement - Parish Hall

"Come as You Are" Holy Eucharist - Nave

Third Sunday Supper - Parish Hall

*** Please email Crossroads submissions to by the Monday prior to publication date.

Building Community at the Crossroads of Faith and Life

Our members represent a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, political affiliations, family configurations, sexual orientations, abilities, and religious traditions. Indeed, chances are that there's someone like you at St. John's. We are single, married, partnered, divorced, widowed, remarried, gay and lesbian, with and without children, empty nesters, old and young, and differently-abled; you name it - we are here.

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