Worship With Us This Sunday - The Third Sunday after Epiphany
January 24
Join us on Sunday, January 24. 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..
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St. John's Speaker Series Schedule
Sundays | January 24, February 14, February 21, February 28, and March 7
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Join us Sunday, January 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., for a discussion led by James Lewis, Kalamazoo College History Professor. He has taught courses in U.S. history, Native American history, American environmental history, Revolutionary America, the American frontier and Western history, the history of U.S. foreign relations, post-World War II America, American political culture, the trial in American history and a senior seminar in history. He will speak on his book The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis. Following the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A.
You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Save the date for upcoming St. John's Speaker Series events:
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 our 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 our series on Andrew Johnson, she will speak on Andrew Johnson’s 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 and conclude our 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.
2021 Vestry Candidates' Presentation
Sunday, January 31, 11:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Vestry Candidates

Paul Barkett, Senior Warden
Clark Ervin, Junior Warden

Unopposed:
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

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, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Desirée Stolar, a member of the vestry and parent of church school children, 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, January 24 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.
Youth Group for Grades 6-12
Sunday, January 24 at 11:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The youth will meet on Sunday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information.
Church School for Children
There will be no Church School for Children this Sunday, January 24. 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.
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.
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: Tung-Lin Anikeeff, Tony Anikeeff, Eve Atkeson, Garry Dalby, Bobbie Falk, Susan Herrington, Nelda Johnson, Jim Mullins, Lydia Olson, Bob Patchell, Dace Vidins, and Jeff White.

Friends and family of our parish: Bob Adams and the residents and staff of the Juniper Glen Alzheimer’s Treatment Center (Laurie Adams), Diane Bender (Peter Odom), George Beury (Garrett and Lisa Russo), Barbara Virginia Abalos Branes (Joanne Hutton), Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Carrollann and Thomas Burkart (Pamela Venzke), Caroline (Wendy Fibison), Brian Cohen (Jane Hague), 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), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Tom Kiernan (Joanne Hutton), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), Howie Lutt (Virginia Bader), Meredith Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Sherill Mason (Kaye Edwards), Betty Maudlin (Susan Welch), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Scott Miller, Jr. (Johnathan Miller), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Jose Obregon (Victor Obregon), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Charles Pope (John More), Lloyd Poplin (Joy and Dick Nathan), Yvonne Reiffer (Jack Reiffer), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Ashley Sukenik (Holly Sukenik), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Diane Mark and Otis Tomlinson (Andrew Tomlinson), Garland Treadway (Karen Zachary), 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: Marsha Bonnett (Kerri Stelcen), James Hodges (Matthew Taylor), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), Mary Seidman (Nora and Hap Rigby), and the Rt. Rev. Ellinah Wamukoya, the Bishop of the Diocese of Swaziland. (Abbott McCartney).

Those who are in hospice care:

From our parish: Jimmy Lowe.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Coleman Bird, Paul Bledsoe, Alex Brown, Russell Brown, Jennifer Egsgaard, Brent Erstad, Victoria Hahn, Hermann Helgert, Dudley Hoskins, Vaughan Johnston, Erika Northcutt, Ike Owunwanne, Robert Pahnke, Elizabeth Sadqi, Dax Tejera, and Catherine Zeller.

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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