Sunday Reflection
Rev. Will Morris
St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
July 11, 2021
Good morning St. John's Community,

We often think of the Bible as rather dry; an instruction manual, full of hard (and unkeepable) rules. But, in fact, it's really not that. The whole Bible is, very simply put, the story of the relationship between God and humanity. In it we can be seen in our best light, and, as in today's Gospel reading, in our very worst. But, regardless, much of it is gripping, and inspirational, and deeply woven into our culture. Mark's Gospel story of the dance of Salome and the beheading of John the Baptist have inspired poetry, drama, music and (above, by Caravaggio) one of the world's great paintings. The Bible is many things, but, definitely, it is not boring.

If you don't believe me though -- well, pick up a Bible today, and see what you find!


We hope that many of you will be able to join us for worship today, whether online or in person.

And, after today's 11:00 am service, the young adults are going on for brunch. All are welcome. Please meet on the plaza immediately after the service.



Worship today is at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. No sign-ups are required. Please remember to wear a mask. Free valet parking is available. Nursery care is available starting at 8:30am.

We will continue the practice of wearing masks indoors for everybody's safety.

To join us online, the service will be streamed live at 9am on our Worship Page and on our Facebook page. We will post the service to our YouTube Channel later in the day.

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