Join us on YouTube this Sunday
Sunday, April 19
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.
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.)
Bible Study
Sunday, April 19 at 10:0 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, April 19 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, April 19 at 12:00 noon | Online via Zoom
The children's program will take place at 12:00 noon on Sunday via  Zoom Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for the links to participate .
Theology in Troubled Times
Sunday, April 19, 7:00 p.m to 7:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
In this period of pandemic, nothing seems quite as it was, and much seems unsettling. To address the issues and concerns that some of you may have -- and where God may be in this -- we are offering a course to explore "theology in troubled times", led by the Rev. Will Morris, on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Please contact the Rev. Will Morris for the links to participate or for more information.
The Care of Creation Group
Celebrating Earth Day
Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
The 50th anniversary of Earth Day will still be celebrated, but in virtual ways this year.  Washington National Cathedral and Interfaith Power & Light are co-hosting an online interfaith worship service focused on our shared call to climate action, among other activities. Join, as we share religious teachings in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. 

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:   Bobbie Falk, Nelda Johnson, Bob Patchell, Randall Roe, Alfred Thesmar, Dace Vidins, Jeff White, and Neil Wilson. 

Friends and family of our parish:  Niels Beck (Michelle Mangrum), Rachael Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Tom Burkart (Pamela Venzke), Cay Buser (Carl Ward), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), Brian Cohen (Jane Hague), Soren Jesse Cutshall (Joanne and Powell Hutton), 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), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Mimi, Elizabeth Hutton and Rob Tinworth (Joanne and Powell Hutton), and Gabriel Van Oyen (Carolyn Crouch).

Those who are in rehabilitative care:  

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

Friends and family of our parish:   Enrique Arias (Karolina Arias), Ray Barkett (Paul Barkett), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Peabody Hutton (Joanne and Powell Hutton), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Peter Meister (Thom Sinclair), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).  

Those who died:  

Friends and family of our parish:  Gary Becraft who died April 9, 2020 and Mary Graham who died April 10, 2020 .

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:  Jeanne Arnold, Betsy Clark, Maggie Coppinger, Grace Corcoran, Thea Crouch, Amy Curotto, David Estes, Charlotte Galm, Anne Harrell, Anne Harris, Cliftine Jones, Mauricio Lovelace, Earl Matthews, Leah Proffitt, and Catherine Stolar.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:  Celia Boddington and Paul Bledsoe, Caroline and Stephen Faris, and Marti and Bob Patchell.

For all affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially:

From our parish:  Kevin Kelley.

For those on the front lines, especially:

Friends and family of our parish: J anie Abernethy (Elizabeth Lewis and David Abernethy), Sandra Brown (Becca Brown), Yee Houston (Quin Woodward Pu), and Marta Kochanska (Livy and John More).

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).
Reflections and Updates from the Rector 
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The Care of Creation Group
Movie Viewing
Friday, April 24 | Online via Zoom
The Creation Care ministry at St. John's will sponsor a meet-up and viewing of the movie “ The Human Element ” via Zoom meeting next Friday evening, April 24. Details for registering for this event will follow in next week’s The Word. Contact Joanne Hutton with questions or for links to participate.
Book Group
Thursday, May 7 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John's Book group will meet on Thursday, May 7, at 6:45 p.m. via  Zoom  to discuss  When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History by Massoud Hayoun. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing. 

For more informatio n and for links to participate,  contact Leila Taaffe .
Upcoming Baptism Date
Sunday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m.
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.    
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.
Thinking about Science and Faith
The Science and Faith study group, slated to start 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 .
The Care of Creation Group
Bird Walk at Huntley Meadows Park
St. John's South Africa Trip to the Kwasa Centre
The St. John's mission trip to South Africa this summer will not take place due to COVID-19. Please keep the Kwasa College ( ) in your prayers during these difficult times. 
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St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
1525 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 347-8766