Join us on YouTube this Sunday
Sunday, April 26
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.)
The Care of Creation Group
Movie Viewing
Friday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Online
The Care of Creation Group at St. John's will sponsor a meet-up and viewing of the movie “ The Human Element ” on Friday, April 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. marking this week’s Earth Day, which is being screened free of charge courtesy of Interfaith Power and Light . Watch the trailer here .

In an arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, “The Human Element” relates captivating stories from coast-to-coast, starting right here in the Chesapeake Bay, and inspiring us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.

Join parishioners beforehand to say hello and check in, and join for discussion afterwards about how our faith informs our response to the impact of climate change in our communities.

Bible Study
Sunday, April 26 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 26 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 26 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 26, 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.
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  help@stjohns-dc.org  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, 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), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), Brian Cohen (Jane Hague), Soren Jesse Cutshall (Joanne and Powell Hutton), Harry Davis (Mary and 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:  

From our parish:  Neil Wilson.

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), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).  

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:  William Bader, Barbara Burkhardt, Victoria Cherry, May Faris, Anne Formanek, Keith Gardner, Carrie Garland, Kay Gilley, Katie Guerin, Cecil Hornbaker, Hannah James, Mac Johnston, James Kirchenbauer, Daniel Kroese, Jeffrey Lovelace, Emily Lucio, Aidan Maher, Noah Mehrkam, Patrick Sissman, Henrik Lehmann Weng, Anita Woehler, and Evie Yi.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:  Casey and Le Evans, Amanda and Eric Eversole, Jeanne and Dick Grimmett, Katherine and Keil Green, Katie and Hunter Guerin, and Susan and Jake Parcell.

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), 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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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.
PENDING
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
POSTPONED
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 .
St. John's South Africa Trip to the Kwasa Centre
POSTPONED
The St. John's mission trip to South Africa this summer will not take place due to COVID-19. Please keep the Kwasa College ( www.Kwasacollege.org ) in your prayers during these difficult times. 
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