Rector's Reflection
St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
Palm Sunday
March 28, 2021
Good morning St. John's Community,

Today we enter into Holy Week. It will be a Holy Week unlike any that has come before, or any that will come after. We are thoroughly in a hybrid worship mode now, with larger in-person worship, but still with many who will experience these services online. However you worship with us this year, the most important thing is to find a way to journey with Jesus through his last week toward the promise of Easter.

Today's Palm Sunday service will include the festive palm procession liturgy, and a powerful reading of The Passion by many of our own parishioners. (Thankfully, we believe we have fixed both the live-streaming and sound system issues that were causing trouble in recent weeks.)

The service will be available to watch with others when it "premiers" at 9am on Facebook, and on our website's worship page. You can watch it any time after that on those pages or on our YouTube page as well.

We have seats available in the church for Maundy Thursday (7pm), Good Friday (12pm) and Easter Sunday (9am and 11am), but in order to attend you need to sign up in advance by midnight tonight. You can do so at this link, or by calling 202-347-8766.

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I look forward to seeing you, either online or in person soon! And I wish you a blessed Holy Week.

God's peace,


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St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-8766