Worship With Us This Sunday - The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
February 7
Join us on Sunday, February 7. Worship will be livestreamed from our sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. Worship will be posted online on FacebookYouTube, and our Worship PageIf you would like to be put on the list for attending services as space becomes available, please write here. We are able to open these services to 15 people each week on a rolling basis..
Visit www.stjohns-dc.org for more information.
Book Group
Thursday, February 4 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, February 4, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodward. 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.
2021 Annual Meeting and Election of Vestry
Sunday, February 7, 11:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Vestry Candidates

Paul Barkett, Senior Warden
Clark Ervin, Junior Warden

K. Scott Raab

Vestry (voting for 3):
Krista Rimple Bradley
Wendy Fibison
David Gallalee
Julia Koster
Katherine McClintic
Alfred Thesmar

Rotating off:
Andrew Clarke
Martha Ellison
Jeff Hantson
Jessica Sanchez

Vestry Election Absentee Ballots
Due on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
If you are not able to attend the annual meeting on February 7, your vote can still be counted. A ballot will be emailed to you or someone you designate. To vote, simply return the email with your choices. The ballot can be completed and scanned or your choices can be listed in the body of your email. Votes will also be accepted by phone. Please note that due to significant delays in mail delivery, we will not be using USPS for voting this year. Votes received by 10:00 am on Sunday, February 7, 2021 will be counted. To request an absentee ballot or for assistance with voting, please contact Kim Carlson via email or by phone at (202) 347-8766, ext 306.
Bishop Walker School Annual Dinner
Tuesday, February 23
Virtual Happy Hour at 6:00 p.m. and Virtual Program at 7:00 p.m.
The Presiding Bishop, the most Rev. Michael Curry, to speak. You are invited to cocktails with the Rev. Rob Fisher and his wife, Sarah, at 6:00 p.m.

Now is your chance to see Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and help one of St. John’s long-time ministries at a time when its need is great and its mission is resonating more than ever! Click here to buy tickets for the annual dinner on February 23 for Bishop John T. Walker School, which serves boys from under resourced DC neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. 
This year's fundraiser will be virtual, but tickets will start at a more accessible $150, and the same special dinner and wine is available for pickup at most ticket levels. All St. John’s parishioners are invited to a pre-dinner virtual happy hour at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Rob Fisher and his wife, Sarah.
Spring Adult Inquirers' Class
Thursdays | March 4, March 11, and March 18 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
The 2021 Spring Adult Inquirers’ Class will be held via Zoom on three Thursday evenings, March 4, March 11, and March 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Rector, the Rev. Rob Fisher, will lead the class. The sessions are designed for those who wish to find out more about St. John’s and our ministry, as well as for those who are seeking baptism, confirmation, reception into the Episcopal Church, or reaffirmation of baptismal vows, as well as weddings and baptisms. Our faith, the history and tradition of the Church, and the spiritual life of the Episcopal Church, and of St. John’s, will be explored. The Zoom sessions will include breakout groups that provide a relaxing, engaging way for participants to get to know each other. 

Those who complete the class may take part in a Service of Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation on a date to be determined. Please contact Kaye Edwards to register for the class or for more information.
Ash Wednesday Schedule
Wednesday, February 17
Stewardship Update
Thanks to the support and generosity of more than 300 individuals and households who have made a pledge already, we are nearing our goals but are not quite there yet. If you have not yet pledged, it is not too late. Any pledge, large or small, is important and provides necessary information as our vestry makes decisions for the 2021 budget which we will finalize later this month. Thank you for helping to make St. John's a place for healing grace in 2021 and beyond. Please contact the Stewardship Committee here with any questions.
Virtual Coffee Hour
Sunday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Jessica Sanchez, a member of the vestry and head of the Refugee Committee, will host the coffee hour. Join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to socialize, catch up, and talk about the service. Send a message here for the link to participate.
Bible Study
Sunday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The Bible Study led by Jack Reiffer will be held on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. online via ZoomPlease contact Jack Reiffer for the link to participate.
Church School for Children
There will be no Church School for Children this Sunday, February 7. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information.
Please click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings.

Service of Compline
Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Online via Zoom
Compline is a service for the completion of the day or Night Prayer. Join us at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays for this peaceful liturgy as our day ends.  

Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer that allows us to experience God’s presence within us. Join us as we quiet our mind and begin our day with 20 minutes of silent prayer together. No experience needed. Contact Thom Sinclair for more information or for the link to participate.
Youth Group for Grades 6-12
Sunday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The youth will meet on Sunday, February 14, at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information.
St. John's Speaker Series Schedule
Sundays | February 14, February 21, February 28, and March 7
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Save the date for upcoming St. John's Speaker Series events. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Part 1 in a 3-Part Series on the Presidency of Andrew Johnson.

February 14: Howard Means, author of The Avenger Takes His Place: Andrew Johnson and the 45 Days That Changed the Nation. Kicking off the February series on Andrew Johnson, he will speak on his book and the Andrew Johnson presidency.
Part 2 in a 3-Part Series on the Presidency of Andrew Johnson.

February 21: Elizabeth Varon, American historian and Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. For the second installment in the series on Andrew Johnson, she will speak on his impeachment and the legacy of the Civil War.
Part 3 in a 3-Part Series on the Presidency of Andrew Johnson.

February 28: Brenda Wineapple, author of The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation. She will speak about the book, concluding the series on Andrew Johnson.
March 7: Edward Watts, Chair and Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He will speak on why Rome's Republic fell and how it might have saved itself.
COVID-19 Pandemic Service and Giving Opportunities
Direct volunteer service or requests for help:

Please send an email to help@stjohns-dc.org 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: 

  • 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: https://www.edow.org/about/giving.
In case you missed it
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, Garry Dalby, Bobbie Falk, Susan Herrington, Nelda Johnson, 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), Yee Houston (Quin Woodward Pu), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Tom Kiernan (Joanne Hutton), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Sherill Mason (Kaye Edwards), Betty Maudlin (Susan Welch), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Julia Morris (Will Morris), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Carlen Powell and Anthony Ramsey (Virginia Bader), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Ashley Sukenik (Holly Sukenik), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Richard Van Horn (Kaye Edwards), and Mick Wiegenstein (Margo Wiegenstein).

Those who are in rehabilitative care: 

From our parish: Marcella Odom.

Friends and family of our parish: Jean Hailey (Gary and Debby Hailey)

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: James Hodges (Matthew Taylor), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Edith Menzel (Richard Metzger), Floyd Moye (Joanne Hutton), Owen Thomas (Kwasa Centre Partners), Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), and Mary Seidman (Nora and Hap Rigby).

Those who are in hospice care:

From our parish: Jimmy Lowe.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Alexander Anikeeff, Betsy Danello, Brady Demarest, Anna Fleming, Mary Getz, Missy Grealy, Imogen Hahn, William Hughes, Graham Keithley, Robin Keithley, Annie Morefield, Pam Perkins, Richard Price, Jack Reiffer, Margy Slattery, Laurel Tierney, Anderson Waltz, and Carl Ward.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Gabrielle and Simon Beaumont.

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).
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