Join Us on YouTube this Sunday for a Service of Morning Prayer
Sunday, June 7
Facebook live at 9:00 a.m. and on YouTube anytime
Worship with us on Sunday, virtually! Click on the YouTube image above to participate. There will be music, prayer and preaching.

Watch it together "live" with others at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on our Facebook page or 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.
High School Seniors and Acolytes Recognition
Sunday, June 7
We invite you to join us Sunda y, June 7, to 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. Our thoughts and prayers follow them as they continue their life's journey.
Service of Compline
Monday to Friday, 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Online via Zoom
Thursday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for a special prayer service of Compline that will include prayers for healing and live music by the Parish Choir via Zoom .
For more information, please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder .
Virtual Coffee Hour
Sunday, June 7, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Join us Su nday, June 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., for a  Zoom  coffee hour, to socialize, catch up, and talk about the service. We look forward to seeing you Sunday.   Send a message here for the link to participate.
Bible Study
Sunday, June 7 at 10:00 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 .
Service of Evening Prayer
Sunday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Online via Zoom
For more information, please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder .
Theology in Troubled Times
Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 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. We will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. 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:   Bill Brownlee, Bobbie Falk, Susan Herrington, Andrew Hunt, Nelda Johnson, Bob Patchell, 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), John Frew Carter (Margo Arnold), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), Brian Cohen (Jane Hague), 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), 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), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Garland Treadway (Karen Zachary), 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:   Diane Bender (Peter Odom), Sue Burton (Sigi Block), James Hodges (Matthew Taylor), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), and Mary Seidman (Nora and Hap Rigby) .

Those who were born:  

From our parish:   Robert Angus Rawlings who was born on May 6, 2020.

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

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:   Andrew Clarke and Chip Sherrill, Lydia and Cecil Hornbaker, Cameron and Andrew McBride, Kelly and Nathan Miller, Catherine and John Morefield, Joy and Dick Nathan, Rachel and Matthew Oster, Ann and Christopher Tierney, 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).

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).
The Latrobe Young Adult Fellowship
Wednesday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The Latrobe Young Adult Fellowship at St. John’s Church is an active and engaged group of adults, primarily in their 20s and 30s. 

We invite you to join the Latrobe Fellowship for a   Zoom happy hour and discussion. Check in with your fellow Latrobers and see how everybody has been coping with physical distancing and the protests and unrest in our city, nation, and around the world over racial injustice. We will meet online via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Click the link below to request the Zoom link. 

Donate to our Youth Sponsored Fundraiser for Kwasa and Grace’s Table
The St. John’s Youth and Sunday School families have a tradition of selling home-baked cookies in front of St. John’s each May to raise funds for the children of Kwasa in South Africa . While the kids are not able to hold a traditional bake sale at the church this year due to the pandemic, the needs of children at Kwasa have only increased. Kwasa is shut due to stay-at-home orders in South Africa, but the Rev. Sharron Dinnie is finding new ways to deliver food to the Kwasa children when not in school. At the same time, the needs of the homeless people served by Grace’s Table here in Washington have also increased. 

Thus, the Sunday School and Youth invite you to join us in supporting both the Kwasa children and the people served by Grace’s Table with a virtual bake sale. Please consider a $10.00 contribution or any other amount f or a virtual dozen of tasty cookies. You can make your donation by clicking on the button below and choosing "Kwasa" from the Fund drop down menu. The cash donations will go to Kwasa and the baked goods will be delivered to Grace’s Table as soon as it b ecomes safe to do so. For more information, contact Sarah Wood, the Rev. Savannah Ponder, or Sigi Block.
St. John’s Mask Project Helps Both Refugees and Medical Workers
In an inspired example of mutual aid in a time of crisis, the St. John’s Refugee Committee this spring commissioned an Afghan refugee family to sew face masks for George Washington University Hospital. The project not only supplied badly needed surgery masks to GW medical professionals fighting the Covid-19 pandemic—it also provided much-needed income to the family of a former translator for the U.S. military, who has been furloughed due to the current pandemic.

Now, having delivered the 521st mask financed by a $2500 grant from the Refugee Committee to GW, project organizers Gay and Bob Pasley are seeking, through the Church, donations from St. John’s parishioners who would like to help keep the family employed and the masks flowing.

“We never dreamed that these two women would be able to make that many masks,” said Gay Pasley, referring to the former translator's wife and sister. The translator himself is doing most of the cutting of parts for the masks, Pasley added.

For this next phase of the project, the Church is seeking $500 to buy materials in bulk and pay the family for its labor. You can make your donation by clicking on the button below and choosing "Refugee Project" from the Fund dro p down menu . For more information, contact the Pasleys here.
Reflections and Updates from the Rector 
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Episcopal Diocese of Washington Covid-19 Emergency Relief Appeal
Many of us are asking how we can help during this pandemic. In our Diocese, we are seeing members of our churches suffering from food insecurity and other hardships. Congregations in low-income communities are an essential part of an increasingly fragile safety net for their most vulnerable neighbors.

To support the most vulnerable parishes, the diocese has suspended the Annual Bishop’s Appeal for the diocesan budget and has replaced it with a  Covid-19 Emergency Relief Appeal. 

St. John’s parishioners have shown a desire to support others through this crisis. If you would like to help, supporting this relief fund would be an excellent way. You can make a gift on the diocesan website at this link:  https://www.edow.org/about/giving .
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. This will 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 .
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1525 H Street, NW
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