Sunday Schedule
The Second Sunday of Easter | April 11
Join us online for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 11. Worship will be livestreamed from the sanctuary on Facebook and on the Worship Page of our website at 11:00 a.mA recording of the service will also be posted on Facebook, YouTube, and our website's Worship Page after the service ends. Visit for more information. (Registration for in-person worship on April 11 is closed.)

To attend a Sunday service in person at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. as space is available, please sign up here by Tuesday midnight each week. Services are open each week on a rolling basis to those who agree to our St. John’s Church Regathering Covenant.

Bible Study
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Please contact Jack Reifferwho leads the class, for the link to participate.

Speaker Series
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (new time) | Online via Zoom
Join us April 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., for a discussion led by George Will, Washington Post columnist. He covers politics and domestic and foreign affairs. He will speak on The Function of Conservatives: What they Exist to Conserve, and What Only They Can Do. Following the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A. Click here to register to attend on April 11. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Book Group
Thursday, April 8 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, April 8, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. This moving novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing.

For more information and for links to participate, contact Janet Edmond.
Care of Creation Events
Ministry Sponsors Spring Hike
Saturday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Turkey Run Park, Virginia

Join us for a hike at Turkey Run Park, off the GW Parkway inside the Beltway, which offers one of the richest floristic settings in our area and will be a-bloom with wildflowers. A walking staff and water are good to carry (a few extra staffs will be available); sturdy shoes and masks a must. There will be two stream crossings, and one steep but safe and stair-stepped descent to the river. We will practice all social distancing. Meet at Parking Lot C at 9:00 a.m. and walk for @ 2 hours; turn around whenever you wish. Parking lots fill early. Please RSVP to Joanne Hutton so you are expected and for directions.  

Monthly Gathering
Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. | Online via Zoom

The Care of Creation group gathers virtually on Tuesday evening, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. by Zoom. There will be brief overviews of geoengineering and the issues it raises, and model innovative work by the City of Orlando, FL on climate change. We will finish by 8:00 p.m. with visiting afterwards. All are welcome. For the Zoom link, email Joanne Hutton.  
Youth Group for Grades 6-12
Monday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The youth will meet on Monday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to join the St. John's Youth Group meeting. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information
Worship Offerings for Children
Click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings.

Parent Discussion Groups with Vestry Member Desirée Stolar 

Please join Desirée Stolar, parent of two young children and godparent to an adolescent and a teenager, for one or more of four small group discussions about the experiences, resources, and support you receive from St. John's and how we can improve on them.

The 45-minute informal discussions, with music and conversation, also provide time for feedback. Children are welcome and, please, come as you are. 

Parents of children 0-5 years of age: Join here on Sunday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Parents of children 6-10 years of age: Join here on Sunday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Parents of children 11-13 years of age: Join here on Sunday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Parents of children of any age (makeup day): Join here on Sunday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Donate Blood
Saturday, April 17, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Want to help the community in these COVID-ridden times? Donate blood! The Scout Troop sponsored by St. John's Church is organizing a blood drive for the Red Cross on Saturday, April 17 at the Hall of Service (1730 E St. NW, only a few blocks from St. John’s). To sign up, click here.
Every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood. The COVID pandemic has caused a severe blood shortage, and blood banks are in desperate need. By donating you will not only help patients in need of blood, but also support some of the first girls in the Boy Scouts as they pursue the Eagle Scout rank. To learn more about blood donation and who is eligible to donate, visit
Upcoming St. John's Speaker Series Events
Sundays | May 16 and May 23
(New Time) 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
May 16: Karen Travers, senior member of the ABC News White House team, having covered the Bush, Obama and Trump Administrations and now the Biden Administration. She serves on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association. She will speak on Reflections of a White House Correspondent. Registration link to come.

May 23: Susan Glasser and Peter Baker. Susan B. Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She founded the award-winning Politico Magazine and went on to become the editor of Politico throughout the 2016 election cycle. Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, responsible for reporting on President Biden, the fifth president he has covered. He previously wrote about Presidents Donald J. Trump and Barack Obama for The Times and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for The Washington Post. They will speak on The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James Baker III. Registration link to come.
Stewardship Update
As we're officially outside of the "season" for stewardship, I'll only say that we're very pleased to have surpassed $980,000 in pledges, putting us above budget for the year. With a few more late pledges trickling in, we hope to be above $1 million for the first time in several years. Thank you to everyone for your support for St. John's! 

A couple other notes: (1) we'll welcome a morning forum with Lisa Kirchenbauer to discuss planned giving later this spring, so if you have any questions you'd like her to address, please email Lisa here or me here; and (2) we have begun working to improve the St. John's website as it relates to online giving and pledging--and if there is anything in particular you suggest we address, please let us know. I'll add that we believe stewardship goes far beyond financial support to include the work you all do as stewards of our faith community. As we begin regathering in greater numbers, I hope you will also give thought to how we can work together to renew our prior habits of showing up on Sundays (and welcoming newcomers once again). Personally, I've gotten a bit too accustomed to being lazy on Sunday mornings! But I look forward to rejoining our in-person services, as I know you all do too.

Toby Stock,
St. John's Stewardship Committee Chair
COVID-19 Pandemic Service and Giving Opportunities
Direct volunteer service or requests for help:

Please send an email to with your name, contact information and details of the type of assistance you would like to contribute or that you need. We are matching volunteers with those requesting help for practical support during the pandemic, such as grocery shopping. 

Financial Assistance: 

Our Rector, the Rev. Rob Fisher, has an emergency fund for those who are in need of
financial assistance. If you need financial help or would like to contribute to the

To support members of parishes in the Diocese of Washington who suffer from food
insecurity and other hardships, the diocese has suspended the Annual Bishop’s Appeal
for the diocesan budget and has replaced it with a Covid-19 Emergency Relief
 Appeal You can make a gift on the diocesan website at this link:
In case you missed it
Click here to listen to past Sunday Sermons and Speaker Series.
Visiting Loved One's in the Church Columbarium
If you would like to visit a loved one in the columbarium, please contact us here to arrange a time for your visit.
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: Eve Atkeson, Bobbie Falk, Barbie Harper, Susan Herrington, Nelda Johnson, Jimmy Lowe, Jim Mullins, Bob Patchell, Dace Vidins, and Jeff White.

Friends and family of our parish: Diane Bender (Peter Odom), Marsha Bonnett (Kerri Stelcen), Barbara Virginia Abalos Branes (Joanne Hutton), Caroline (Wendy Fibison), Harry Davis (Mary and Carl Raether), Wendy Addiss Dellar (Joanne Hutton), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Jimmy Gallagher (Joanne Hutton), Frances Givhan (Gay and Bob Pasley), Elaine Gravatt (Margo Wiegenstein), Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Martha Jenkins (Thom Sinclair), Tom Kiernan (Joanne Hutton), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Sherill Mason (Kaye Edwards), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), William Scott Miller, Jr. (Johnathan Miller), Julia Morris (Will Morris), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Wendy Paeth (Margo Wiegenstein), Carlen Powell and Anthony Ramsey (Virginia Bader), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Ashley Sukenik (Holly Sukenik), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Richard Van Horn (Kaye Edwards), David Williams (Rob Fisher).

Those who are in rehabilitative care: 

From our parish: Marcella Odom.

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: Alfredo Flores (Javier Obregon), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Owen Thomas (Kwasa Centre Partners), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).

Those who died: 

Friends and family of our parish: Milton Francis Joseph Nengel who died April 4 (Tammi Hoback).

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Alyssa Ackerly, Judy Campbell Bird, Aileen Dunne, Will Duthe, Martha Ellison, Elizabeth Field, Christopher Gardner, Chris Gorud, Kristie Hansen, Hunter Hardinge, Carolyn Harris, Susan Herrington, Bill Josey, Hugh Kieve, Shawn Maher, Nathan Miller, Bruce Perkins, Will Simonds, Svetlana Tibbits, Cecilia Wakely, and Sarah Wood.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Lilibet and Chuck Hagel and Mary and Carl Raether.

For those on the frontlines in the coronavirus pandemic, especially:

Friends and family of our parish: Janie Abernethy (Elizabeth Lewis and David Abernethy), Sandra Brown (Becca Brown), Nathan Cobb (Livy and John More), Chris Gardner (Ann Gardner), Yee Houston (Quin Woodward Pu), and Marta Kochanska (Livy and John More).

For those in the military who are deployed:

Friends and family of our parish: Donato Mercury (Denzel Ramirez).
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