Join us for Worship and Special Events This Summer!

Join us for worship at 7:45 and 10:30 a.m. The Nursery opens each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and Summer Church School is open through July 21.
June 9 | GenOUT Youth Chorus Sings at 10:30 Service

The GenOUT Youth Chorus will join the St. John's Choir at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, June 9. Affiliated with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC, GenOut is the area's first vocal ensemble for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. Members represent sixteen different schools throughout greater DC. 
Regrets from the Imani Milele Children's Choir
We regret that the Imani Milele Children's Choir from Uganda must postpone their visit to St. John's due to a delay in the arrival of their travel visas. We will truly miss this unique opportunity for fellowship, friendship, and musical partnership on Sunday, June 16 and hope to be able to welcome them in the future. Please see the following video message from the choir:

2019 Imani Milele Choir Message

Beginning June 16 | Join the Summer Choir!
Singers, whether experienced or not-so-experienced, are invited to sing in the choir on Sunday mornings at St. John's from Sunday, June 16, through Labor Day Weekend. The rehearsal begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp each Sunday morning in the church, to prepare for the 10:30 a.m. service. Members of both the St. John's Choir and the Parish Choir will be on hand to lend their voices as well, and you may sing for one Sunday or all Sundays. Please contact Michael Lodico if you are interested in singing in the Summer Choir or wish to talk about the program.
Consider Being a Mentor
Communities in Schools is seeking a mentor for a ninth grade boy in the International Academy of Cardozo School. The student speaks English well and is interested in basketball. Ideally, the mentor would visit with him 2-4 times a month to shoot baskets or engage in other activities. If you would like to make a difference for this young man and can make this kind of commitment, please contact Livy More.
A Message from the Rector Transition Committee
In order to help settle our wonderful new rector, Rob Fisher, and his family in Washington and at St. John's, the vestry has formed a Rector Transition Committee. The Committee is chaired by Nora Rigby, and members are Betsy Danello, Laura Herzog, Andrew Hunt, Frank Klotz, Sara McGanity, and Holly Sukenik. Rob, his wife Sarah Wood, and their daughter, Zoe are all very excited to meet the parishioners of St. John's. Stay tuned for more information as events are scheduled.
St. John's Refugee Committee
Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Action

World Refugee Day is Thursday, June 20 
Join St. John's Refugee Committee in celebrating by attending the free sneak preview of the new exhibit at The Phillips Collection -  The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement. The group will meet out front of the entrance on 21st Street NW at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, and after viewing the exhibit will walk to Kramerbooks Cafe to discuss. Please contact Jess Sanchez to RSVP or with any questions.
Saturday, June 29
One Journey Festival, a day-long festival held on the grounds of the National Cathedral, celebrates refugee contributions to our community. Sign up for updates and to volunteer. We hope to have a strong St. John's presence at the festival this year.  See last year's recap video hereSign up here.
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry is a unique four-year program in theological education based on small-group study and practice, and EfM groups have been part of the St. John's community for two decades. EfM participants, who commit to one year of the program at a time, bring their wide range of perspectives and beliefs to weekly meetings during the school year. There we engage in study, prayer, and reflection, seeking out and preparing for the daily ministries to which all Christians are called. We also break bread, support each other, and have fun! If you would like to find out more, please contact co-mentors Lyle Elder or Carolyn Crouch
What we eat has even more impact on God's creation
than the packaging and bags we carry our food in.
That's because all food takes water and energy and is produced, processed, packaged and shipped by millions of farmers and intermediaries. Unfortunately, continuing deforestation alone accounts for a fifth of global carbon emissions, second only after transportation. Most of this newly freed land is used for pasturage for cattle and other livestock, and cattle have twice the carbon footprint of any other source of protein. Some land is converted into monocultures for palm oil, soy, and maize, but monocultures don't absorb anywhere near the carbon absorbed by old growth forest, and they eliminate habitat diversity for other plants and creatures, as the UN report on extinctions recently reminded us. What we eat makes a difference.

- St. John's Care of Creation Group

In coordination with the Care of Creation Group's efforts to stop the use of items, such as plastic shopping bags, that are harmful to the environment, St. John's has produced reusable tote bags with the St. John's logo. Please contact the office or see a greeter on Sunday mornings to pick up a bag for your use.
ICYMI: Welcome Rev. Robert Fisher, called as 15th Rector of St. John's Church
From a letter from the Wardens on April 7, 2019:

Dear Fellow Parishioners and Friends of St. John's Church:

We are writing to share the wonderful news that the Vestry has voted unanimously to call the Rev. Robert W. Fisher as the 15th Rector  of St. John's Church and that he has accepted that call!  Rob's first Sunday with us will be June 23, 2019 .

A Message from the Wardens on Security
Dear Fellow Parishioners:
We have all been shaken by the numerous recent attacks on houses of worship around the world. These incidents have left us all concerned about safety at our beloved St. John's Church. Rest assured that St. John's will continue to be open and welcoming, as it has for over 200 years. But we will also be vigilant. Our staff, led by Director of Operations Kim Carlson, is in regular communication with homeland security agencies at both the federal and local levels. Earlier this year, the United States Department of Homeland Security performed a comprehensive vulnerability and risk analysis of both our facilities and operations. We have just received their report and are in the process of reviewing and prioritizing their recommendations as part of a wide-ranging plan for enhancing the safety and security of our church and parish house. As you might guess, some changes will be clearly visible while others might be subtler or not visible at all, but they will all be designed to assure the safe continuity of our worship and programs.

Feel free to be in touch with comments, suggestions or questions.

Richard Metzger, Senior Warden
Paul Barkett, Junior Warden
Email Phishing Alert
There have been reports of email phishing attempts at St. John's recently. Scammers create fraudulent email addresses and send email posing as our clergy or staff to ask for money for emergencies or favors.

Any email from clergy or staff should have an address that ends with Common phishing attempts use very similar looking email addresses from free services like Gmail or Yahoo.

Please do not open any suspicious emails that may come from any account. Delete them immediately. If you are unsure, please contact the Church Office (202-347-8766) for assistance.
Parking Policy from our Neighbors
The AFL-CIO has asked us to park only American-made vehicles on their property. In an effort to be good neighbors, we are asking parishioners to respect their policy.  

If you have questions, please contact Kim Carlson, Director for Operations.
Prayer List
Those who are sick or recovering:
From our parish:  Teresa Huettner, Bob Patchell, Alma Paty, Gordon Richmond, Chuck Schwartz, Leila Taaffe, Dace Vidins, and Samuel Watson. 

Friends and family of our parish: Bruce Anderson (Cay Buser), Mark Bewsher (Powell Hutton), Ramon Briosos (Evangeline Gravina), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Lane Carter, Ellen Cromwell-Cecrle (Carolyn Becraft), Kevin Chaney (Andrew Tomlinson), Laura Chaney (Andrew Tomlinson), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), William Frew Conderman (Margo Arnold), Sambar Datta (Ashley Culbertson), Harry Davis (Mary & Carl Raether), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Henry Farrington (Samuel Watson), Ted Fibison (Wendy Fibison), Kate Fisher (Katherine Kehoe), Antonina Gawel (Margaux Polanski), Joe Heitzler (Mike Becraft), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Edwarda Johnson (Wande Johnson), Frederick T. Kraus (Grant Kraus), Jan Lindsay (Catherine Outten Olivo), John Linton (Cay Buser), Linda Linton (Cay Buser), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Jerry O'Hagan (Lance Jensen), Jonathan A.I. Olowu (Elizabeth Leach), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Lisa Pell (Mike Becraft), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Diane Sinclair (Pat Dalby), Elizabeth Soyster (Debby Hailey), Henry and Sandy Welles (Donna Welles), Jim Wolter (Willy Wolter), and Kristen Wyckoff (Pat Dalby). 

Those who were born:
From our parish: Peter Carl Ward, who was born June 6.

Those who are shut-in: 
From our parish: Max Hudgins. 

Those who are in the hospital: 
Friends and family of our parish: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Joan Keeney (Richard Metzger), Aiden Mylnikov (Lindsey Bowen), Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), Rebecca Teems (Justin Dean), and Larry Watson (Catherine Outten Olivo). 

Those who are in hospice care:  
From our parish:  Valerie Crotty.

Those who have died:  
From our parish: LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., who died May 25.

Friends and family of our parish: Taylor Ester, who died June 1.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Ann Andrews, Leonardo Arriaga, Martha Birdseye, Cay Buser, Hayden Cherouny, Sean Cortopassi, Reese Crochet, Susan Dawson, Anna Ehrich, Dick Grimmett, Lilibet Hagel, Powell Hutton, Alexander Kaye, Peter Koch, Margaret Love, Matthew, McMurray, Nkem Onwuamaegbu, Lauren Raab, Will Rabbe Jr., Oliver Lehmann Weng, and Miller Winecoff. 

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Andrew Clarke and Chip Sherrill, Lydia and Cecil Hornbaker, Cameron and Andrew McBride, Diane and Howard Melton, Kelly and Nathan Miller, Joy and Dick Nathan, Rachel and Matthew Oster, Laura and Sam Patten, Ann and Christopher Tierney, and Sarah and Sang Yi.

Those who are deployed:

Friends and family of our parish: Steve Helmer (Sara McGanity).
This Sunday's Schedule
7:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Homily - The Rev. Andy Olivo

9:30 a.m.
St. John's Choir with GenOUT Youth Chorus rehearsal (Nave)

9:45 a.m.
Nursery opens

10:30 a.m.
Baptism, Youth Sunday, Guest Choir: GenOUT Youth Chorus, and Choral Holy Eucharist with Sermon-  The Rev. Andy Olivo

Summer Church School (2nd floor, Parish House)

11:45 p.m.
Hospitality Hour

1:00 p.m.
Oraciόn Vespertina
Baptism Dates
The next dates for 
Holy Baptism are:

* August 4, 10:30 a.m. 

If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in baptism for yourself,
In Case You 
Missed it...
Listen now to past Sunday Sermons and Speaker Series.

St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
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Washington, DC 20005
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