Join us on YouTube this Sunday for Morning Prayer
Sunday, March 29

Worship with us on Sunday, virtually!  Click on the YouTube image above  to participate. There will be music, prayer and preaching. You may choose to participate at your usual service time (7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.), or any other time you like. Feel free to share the link with others.
Reflections and Updates from the Rector 
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Bible Study
Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m.
Online via ZOOM

The Bible Study led by Jack Reiffer will meet at 10:00 a.m. online on Sunday via  Zoom . Please contact Jack Reiffer and the Rev. Jane Hague for the links to participate .
St. John's Youth
Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Online via ZOOM

The youth will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday via  Zoom . Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for the links to participate .
Children's Program
Sunday, March 29 at 12:00 noon
Online via ZOOM

The children's program will take place at 12 noon on Sunday via  Zoom . Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for the links to participate .
Noonday Service
Monday to Friday, 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Online via ZOOM
In keeping with St. John's tradition to have worship every weekday, we will meet via Zoom for a noonday prayer service from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m., led by both clergy and lay leaders. There will also be an opportunity during this service to share your intentions and petitions. (Limited to 100 people.)

Meeting ID: 769 172 375

Pastoral Care

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our St. John's community in many ways. St. John's Parishioners have expressed the desire to help their neighbors during this difficult time. Please use this form  to let us know if you :
  • Can provide support for someone in need or
  • Are in need of support
We will do our best to connect those in need with those who are able to help. If you are not comfortable using this form, please send us an email at with your name, contact information and details of the type of support you can give or the support you need.

In addition to this direct support from parishioners, our Rector, the Rev. Rob Fisher, has an emergency fund for those who may be in need of financial assistance. If you are in need of financial assistance or would like to contribute to the emergency fund, please reach out directly to the Rev. Rob Fisher.

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:  Judy Campbell Bird, Nelda Johnson, Neil Wilson, Bob Patchell, Dace Vidins, and Jeff White

Friends and family of our parish: Niels Beck (Michelle Mangrum), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Tom Burkart (Pamela Venzke), Cay Buser (Carl Ward), Ana Carases and Jacobo Carases (Kaye Edwards), Clark (Clark Ervin), Brian Cohen (Jane Hague), Carl Edwards (Lauren Edwards), Harry Davis (Mary & Carl Raether), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Geri Lucas Haji (Judy McKevitt), Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Edwarda Johnson (Wande Johnson), Amy Lowenthal (Andrew Tomlinson), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Kevin Milstead (Andrew Tomlinson), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Zach Newton (Andrew Tomlinson), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Fred Parker (Gay and Bob Pasley), Grace Parnham (Karis and TJ Parnham), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Diane Sinclair (Pat Dalby), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Gabriel Van Oyen (Carolyn Crouch), and Kristen Wyckoff (Pat Dalby).

Those who are in rehabilitative care

From our parish: Max Hudgins and Marcella Odom.
Those who are in the hospital

From our parish: Bobbie Falk and Alfred Thesmar.

Friends and family of our parish:   Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Peter Meister (Thom Sinclair), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).  

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:   Christina Berlin, James Coppinger, Jill Dowell, Clark Ervin, Newman Evans, Dennis Faherty, Hannah Gardner, Keil Green, Carter Harrell, John Hauge, Stewart Jeffries, Charles Kaye, Mary Kroese, Mendel Lay, Jennifer Lehmann Weng, Patricia Leslie, Mack Lyons, Judson McIntire, Michelle Morris, Muriel Jerome-O'Keeffe, and Avo Reid

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Lydia and Ralph Olson and Jennifer Egsgaard and Nicholas Robischon.

Those serving in the Armed Forces including those who are  deployed, and for the Armed Forces Ministry of the  Episcopal Church:

Friends and family of our parish who are deployed: Peter T. Watson (Wendy Fibison).
St. John's Book Club
Thursday, April 2 at 6:45 p.m.
Online via ZOOM
The St. John's Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 2, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming by David Wallace-Wells. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing.  For more information and for links to participate, contact Leila Taaffe .
St. John's on LinkedIn
As many of you know, LinkedIn is the top online business networking platform, with over 630 million registered members. While used primarily to list career and business interests, it also allows you to list (and link) outside interests, memberships and affiliations, including places of worship. As part of our outreach into the community and world of work, we invite you to list your membership (and roles) at St. John's, which will both allow others who might be interested in St. John's to connect with you, and also show our interest in, and relevance to, the world of work.  

We have set up a St. John's LinkedIn page, and would welcome congregational participation in building out and populating the page. 

To help with that or with any questions, please  contact the Rev. Will Morris .
Pathways Through Lent 

Pathways Through Lent, St. John's daily online devotional, is now live and will run through Easter Day. Published and produced by members of our greater church community, the reflections offer opportunities to meditate on Lenten themes through lectionary readings and shared experiences. 

Note: if you were subscribed to Pathways in 2019, you should automatically begin receiving devotionals; if you would like to sign up for the daily email, please subscribe here.
Upcoming  Baptism Date
The next dates for  Holy Baptism and Class are:

Baptism: Sunday, May 31, 11:00 a.m.
Class: Saturday,  May 30, 10:00 a.m.

If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in baptism for yourself,  please contact Kaye Edwards.   
The Care of Creation Group
Bird Walk at Huntley Meadows Park
Thinking about Science and Faith
The Science and Faith study group, slated to start on March 30, will find a new time frame for an organizational gathering, as we move further into our new disciplines and rhythms of life.  You may wish to go ahead and spend time with this text: Science and Faith: a New Introduction by John F. Haught, Paulist Press, 2012. Contact Joanne Hutton with questions.
St. John's South Africa Trip to  the Kwasa Centre
July 6-20, 2020 (Tentative)

St. John's will travel again to the Kwasa Centre in South Africa this summer. Adults, young people and families are all welcome to participate. The tentative travel dates are July 6 to 20, 2020. The Rector will lead the trip, which will include spending time at Kwasa with its founder and Rector, the Rev. Sharron Dinnie.  Kwasa, now known as the Kwasa College (, is a growing Anglican pre-primary and primary school serving children from a nearby informal settlement.  St. John's has supported and been in partnership with  Kwasa since 2004 and has made several mission trips there, as well as hosting students and teachers from Kwasa on a regular basis.

If you have questions or are interested in being part of the pilgrimage, please
contact Sigi Block or Abbott McCartney.
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