January 20 | Postponed Activities
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the following activities are cancelled for Sunday, January 20:
  • The Refugee Committee-sponsored Parish Lunch. A rescheduled date will be announced soon.
     
  • The Parlor Series event George ... Don't Do That! This event has been rescheduled for October.
Please stay tuned to email and social media for updates.
January  20 | Speaker Series: Gen. Eric Schoomaker
Join us in Togo West Parlor for the Speaker Series, featuring Gen. Eric Schoomaker, former Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command. He will address advances made in trauma care in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
January  20 | Furloughed Federal Employees Group
St. John's is concerned about the situation in which furloughed federal employees find themselves and wants to find ways to help. If you are furloughed or are interested in helping, please join Leah Proffitt and Bruce McPherson in the Parish House Dining Room following the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, January 20.
St. John's Refugee Committee
Upcoming Events 

Saturday, February 2, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Community gathering of refugee supporters at St. George's Episcopal Church (915 N Oakland St, Arlington, VA 22203). This will be an informal meeting to review the impact made as a community in 2018, look forward to plans for 2019, and most importantly, bring like-minded and kind-hearted community members together. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Feel free to bring finger food/ snacks to share. 

Sunday, February 17, after the 11:00 a.m. service
Following the 11:00 a.m. service, there will be a meeting of St. John's Refugee Committee. Please attend if you want to learn more about St. John's work in this area. If you have questions, please email Leila Taaffe at taaffel@gmail.com.

Refugee Committee to Host the Parish Lunch
This event has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.

Interesting Reads
Interactive and comprehensive AP resource on all things immigration policy in the Trump presidency.
January 21 | St. John's Church and Parish Office Closed
St. John's Church and Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
February 3 | Annual Meeting, Election of Vestry, and Reception
Vestry Candidates
Richard Metzger, Senior Warden
Paul Barkett, Junior Warden
Vestry (voting for 3):
Desirée Davis Stolar
Lauren Edwards
John Herzog
Nora Rigby
Chase Rynd
Leila Taaffe


Parish Reception at the Decatur House to follow the  11:00 a.m. service.
 
Join the St. John's community at the Annual Parish  Reception immediately after the 11:00 a.m. service at  the Decatur House on H Street. We will gather to  celebrate the re-opening of the Parish House as well as  a promising 2019 with all parishioners and newly  elected vestry members of St. John's Church.  We will  also honor Hayden Bryan after eighteen years of  faithful service to St. John's as Executive Director for  Operations.  There will be wine and non-alcoholic  beverages in addition to heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Please RSVP at  www.stjohn2019reception.splashthat.com/  or
call (202) 347-8766 by Wednesday, January 30 
so that
we can accurately confirm the food order 
for the reception.

All are welcome!
Valet Parking will be extended to 2:00 p.m.
February 6 | First Wednesday Concert
Wednesday, February 6
12:10 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
A Baritone on Broadway: Songs from the Golden Age and Today with baritone Bob McDonald and pianist Lisa Gibbs Smith

Please consider joining us during your lunch break on the First Wednesdays of the month, through June, and bring a friend. See full season details on the church website at www.stjohns-dc.org. Each concert is ticketless, free of charge, and held in the nave of our historic church.
February 6 | Latrobe: Trivia Night!
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Trivia Night!

Trivia night is back! Join us at 7:00 p.m. for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist followed by dinner and an evening where you get to show off just how much you know. For more information, please contact the Rev. Andy Olivo. All are welcome! 
February 7 | St. John's Book Group
The St. John's Book Group will meet on February 7 at
6:45 p.m. The group will discuss  The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

If you like to read and meet with others who like to read and talk about books, the Book Club is for you. The meeting will be held in the Teen Classroom on the second floor of the Parish House.  If you have questions or would  like more information, please contact Leila Taaffe .
Submit a Devotional for Pathways Through Lent

It's time to think about your contribution to our daily Lenten devotional. We invite you to share your thoughts on the season of Lent by writing a brief reflection. Submissions only need be about 250 words long and can be inspired by the scripture verse of the day or some other Lenten or spiritual topic.  Submissions are due by Friday, February 22, 2019  so that the devotional can be ready by March 6 (Ash Wednesday). Please  email the Rev. Andy Olivo  to choose a date or for more information.
Host a Sunday Parish Lunch
We are happy that our Sunday Parish Lunch tradition will resume on January 27, 2019. If you have not participated in the past, please begin a new tradition of your own and plan to come to our Parish lunches at 12:15 p.m., after the 11:00 a.m. service. It is one of the best fellowship opportunities at St John's and a way to meet new friends, both members and guests, and to catch up with old friends. Hosts are needed. Gather your friends and family to help plan, cook, and serve in our new kitchen! I am happy to answer any questions and offer guidance.

To sign up or ask questions, contact Holly Sukenik, the lunch coordinator, (or at 202-332-2952) or the Parish Office at 202-347-8766.

There will be no Parish Lunch on the following dates: April 14 (Palm Sunday), April 21 (Easter Day), and May 12 (Mother's Day).

January 27 - Super Bowl Chili Cook Off!
Calling all chili chefs: after a one year hiatus, the Super Bowl Chili Cook Off is back! Contact Robin and Chuck Schwartz if you are interested in participating.

February 3
Annual Meeting and Reception at the Decatur House

February 10
2018 Holy Land Pilgrims welcome back 2019 Pilgrims
An Easy Way to Help Others
When you travel, bring back unopened toiletry items for
homeless shelters. Place them in the basket in the connector
between the Church and the Parish House.
Children's Music Ministry Survey
St. John's is organizing to expand the current educational experiences for children to include a music program
meeting during the Speaker Series time block (10:10-10:45 a.m.). Please fill out this survey to support growing a sustainable children's music ministry.
Update from the Rector Search Committee
The Rector Search Committee has completed its site visits and will be conducting final interviews in Washington with five semi-finalists across January and February. From there, the committee will present two to three candidates to the Vestry for ultimate determination. The progress of the committee can be followed on the Rector Transition page of St. John's website. Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit guides us throughout the Rector Search process.

The Rector Search Committee
Hilary West (Chair), Krista Becker, Betsy Danello, Clark Ervin, Wendy Fibison, Andrew Hunt, Powell Hutton, Frank Klotz, Michelle Mangrum, Sara McGanity, Ralph Olson, Lisa Russo
Prayer List
Our prayers are requested for the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially: 

Those who are sick or recovering:
From our parish: Martha Ellison, Frank Klotz, Jimmy Lowe,
Ginger Parra, Bob Patchell, Gordon Richmond, Diane
Spaulding, and Samuel Watson.

Friends and family of our parish: Yvonne Allen (Nikki Allen), Bonni Ashburn (Kaye Edwards), Jim Bailey (Mike Becraft), Cindy Beukema, (Ellen Parke), Barton Edwards Bruce (Kaye Edwards), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Lane Carter, Ellen Cromwell-Cecrle (Carolyn Becraft), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Kate Fisher (Katherine Kehoe), Elisabeth Fisher (Ellen Parke), Allison Gardner (Elizabeth Gardner), Antonina Gawel (Margaux Polanski), Joe Heitzler (Mike Becraft), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), John Linton (Cay Buser), Linda Linton (Cay Buser), Rosemary Mariner (Carolyn Becraft), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Hattie McDowell (Ellen Parke), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Jerry O'Hagan (Lance Jensen), Jonathan A.I. Olowu (Elizabeth Leach), Susie Pappas (Alex Pappas), Lisa Pell (Mike Becraft), Diane Sinclair  (Pat Dalby), Elizabeth Soyster (Debby Hailey), Jacob Stein (Samuel Watson), Dick Van Orden (Ellen Parke), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), John Wilson (Neil Wilson), Sonya Wilson (Neil Wilson), and Peter Winkler (Betty van Iersel),  Kristen Wyckoff  (Pat Dalby).

Those who are in the hospital:
From our parish: Max Hudgins and Dace Vidins.

Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), Conyers Thompson, Jr. (Joanne Hutton), and Larry Watson (Catherine Outten Olivo).

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:  Catherine Ashby, Alex Brown, Russell Brown, GeeGee Bryant, Matson Coxe, George Diliberto, Nancy Fletcher, Victoria Hahn, Hermann Helgert, Dudley Hoskins, Jack Kinsey, Caroline Klug, Nicholas Lewis, Paul Mandelson, Leila Nuzum, Ike Owunwanne, Robert Pahnke, Scott Raspa, Gini Rhodes, Elizabeth Sadqi, Susan Van Nice, Pamela Venzke, Peter Watson, and Tung-Lin Wu.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:
Audrey and Evan Corcoran.

Those who are deployed:
Friends and family of our parish:  Mary Formanek (Annie Formanek).
This Sunday's Schedule
7:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Homily - The Rev. W. Bruce McPherson

8:15 a.m.
Parish Choir Rehearsal (4th Floor)

8:30 a.m.
Nursery Opens

9:00 a.m.
Choral Holy Eucharist with Sermon - The Rev. W. Bruce McPherson

10:00 a.m.
Speaker Series - General Eric Schoomaker, former Commanding General,
United States Army Medical Command (Togo West Parlor)

10:10 a.m.
St. John's Choir Rehearsal (Nave)

10:45 a.m.
Church School (2nd Floor)

11:00 a.m.
Choral Holy Eucharist with Sermon - The Rev. W. Bruce McPherson

12:30 p.m.
St. John's Choir Rehearsal (4th Floor)

1:00 p.m.
Oraciόn Vespertina

5:00 p.m.
Parlor Series - George...Don't Do That!, Devised and performed by Catherine Flye
(Togo West Parlor)
Speaker Series Schedule
The Speaker Series is held at 10:00 a.m. on the following Sundays in the Togo West Parlor:

January 20
General Eric Schoomaker, former Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command. He will address advances made in trauma care in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

January 27
Vestry Candidates' Presentation

The Presidential Series - George H.W. Bush

February 10
Mark Updegrove, President and CEO of
The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation. He will speak on George H.W. Bush: President and Patriot
Upcoming 
Baptism Dates
The next dates for 
Holy Baptism are:

* February 17, 11:00 a.m. 
* April 28, 11:00 a.m. 
* June 9, 10:30 a.m. 

If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in baptism for yourself,
Flower Deliveries
Help brighten the day of parishioners who can't be with us by taking them flowers, located in the side chapel. A card is attached to each vase with contact information. Thank you for checking to see if a delivery address is convenient for you.

Flowers need to be delivered on Coventry Lane, Alexandria, VA.
In Case You 
Missed it...
Listen now to past Sunday Sermons and Speaker Series.

St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
P: (202) 347-8766
F: (202) 347-3446