Sunday Schedule
The Second Sunday after Pentecost | June 6
Join us for worship in person on June 6, the Second Sunday after Pentecost. Pre-registration is no longer required to attend Sunday services in person. Just show up to join us for in-person worship at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Worship will continue to be livestreamed at 9:00 a.m. on Facebook and on the Worship Page of our website and available later on our YouTube channel. We look forward to worshipping with you either in person or online. Visit www.stjohns-dc.org for more information
Regathering Update

In accordance with recently issued city and diocesan guidelines, St. John's has updated our covid safety practices. You can expect the following two exciting changes:
 
  • Our full professional choir has returned. (They are 100% vaccinated.)
  • Congregational singing with masks in place is now allowed.
 
For everyone’s continued safety, many guidelines will remain in place, including the requirements that masks be worn at all times, physical distancing be maintained, and signing in should contract tracing be needed. Click here to read the detailed statement from the Rector and Wardens.
 
Free valet parking will be available for services, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are able, we hope you will join us for in-person worship. If you are not able to join us in person, please be assured that we are committed to continuing indefinitely a strong online offering for worship.
High School Senior Recognition
Sunday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Please join us this Sunday, June 6, to pray with and celebrate the members of St. John's who are graduating from high school. We are thankful for these young people and for their liveliness, energy, and dedication to the parish community. Read more about the graduates here.
Book Group
Thursday, June 3, 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, June 3, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Set in London, a leading High Court judge presides over cases in the family division, and she is called on to try an urgent case: For religious reasons, a 17-year-old boy is refusing medical treatment that could save his life. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith? 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.
We Are Hiring
Communications Manager
St. John’s is looking for a Communications Manager, which will be a much needed part-time role on our staff. While we do not hire parishioners, you can be helpful by spreading the word. The job description is posted here
Reader Training Workshop
Sunday, June 6 at 12:15 p.m.
On June 6, we are hosting a training session for all interested in reading scripture during worship services. Parishioner Carolyn Crouch will lead the workshop as preparation for beginners and as a refresher for those who are already on the roster for reading. We will meet at the lectern in the Sanctuary. For more information, please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder.
Latrobe Young Adults Summer Church and Brunch
Sundays | June 6, July 11, and August 15 | after the 11:00 a.m. service
All young adults are invited to fellowship over brunch immediately after the 11:00 a.m. service on the dates listed above. Locations TBD. We will meet on the plaza right after the service. For more information or to be added to the listserv, please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder.
Worship Offerings for Children
Parents' Survey welcomes your input and perspective

Many parishioners joined the parents' discussions in March, led by Desirée Stolar. Their suggestions for parents, families, and children's programming shaped this survey. This period of transition provides us with challenges but also opportunities! Whether you and your family are engaged or not, please complete this survey no later than Thursday, July 1. The Clergy and Vestry will discuss the results of this survey during scheduled fall meetings. The survey is available here.
Click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings.

Join the Greeters Committee
The Greeters Committee offers the first line of welcome to all who attend our services.
In this transition time, when we are limited in how many can be present inside the church, greeters also ask worshipers to sign in so that we can track attendance. Being a greeter is a wonderful way to get to know your fellow St. John’s parishioners and to offer visitors a friendly welcome.

If you are interested in joining the Greeters Committee, please contact Eleanor and Peter Odom.
Upcoming St. John's Speaker Series Event
Sunday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
June 27: Catherine Rampell, an opinion columnist for The Washington Post and commentator for CNN and the PBS NewsHour. She will speak on the state of the U.S. economy. Registration link to come.

For more information and the schedule, visit our website at www.stjohns-dc.org
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, 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), Charity Charity (Will Morris), 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), Melanie Markiewicz and William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Kathryn McGraw (Mary and Carl Raether), William Scott Miller, Jr. (Johnathan Miller), Julia Morris (Will Morris), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Wendy Paeth (Margo Wiegenstein), John Perry (Joanne Hutton), Carlen Powell and Anthony Ramsey (Virginia Bader), Susan Roberts (Kaye Edwards), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Ashley Sukenik (Holly Sukenik), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Richard Van Horn (Kaye Edwards), and David Williams (Rob Fisher).

Those who are in rehabilitative care: 

From our parish: Jeanne Grimmett and Marcella Odom.

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: Anne Agnew (Sarah and Jeff Agnew), LaKeshia Bryant (GeeGee Bryant), and Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker).

Those who are in hospice care: 

Friends and family of our parish: Frances Bode (Matt Bode).

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Leonardo Arriaga, Martha Birdseye, Hayden Cherouny, Sean Cortopassi, Reese Crochet, Anna Ehrich, Dick Grimmett, Lilibet Hagel, Kelly Hallett, John Highsmith, Will Huettner, Powell Hutton, Alexander Kaye, Margaret Love, Nkem Onwuamaegbu, Jacob Parcell, Susan Parcell, Carl Raether, Dorothea Teipel, Peter Ward, and Keiko Yoshino.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Andrew Clarke and Chip Sherill, Lydia and Cecil Hornbaker, Cameron and Andrew McBride, Kelly and Nathan Miller, Catherine and John Morefield, Elizabeth and Greg Morrison, Joy and Richard Nathan, Sarah and Avo Reid, KayAnn and Brian Schoeneman, Ann and Christopher Tierney, Adrienne and Chip Usher, and Sarah and Sang Yi.

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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