Sunday Schedule
Ascension Sunday | May 16
Join us for worship in person on May 16, Ascension Sunday, at the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. service of Choral Holy Eucharist. The 9:00 a.m. service will also be livestreamed on Facebook and on the Worship Page of our website. The service will be recorded and uploaded for later viewing on these sites, as well as our YouTube channel. Visit for more information
If you would like to join us for in-person worship, you may simply show up on Sunday for either service. We request that you arrive 15 minutes or more before the service begins. If you have a large party, please write us ahead of time here.
Services are open to those who agree to our St. John’s Church Regathering Covenant.

Bible Study
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Please contact Jack Reifferwho leads the class, for the link to participate.
Speaker Series
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Join us May 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., for a discussion led by Karen Travers, senior member of the ABC News White House team, having covered the Bush, Obama and Trump Administrations and now the Biden Administration. She serves on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association. She will speak on Reflections of a White House Correspondent. Following the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A. Click here to register to attend on May 16. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Zoom Meeting with the Rev. Sharron Dinnie
Founder, Kwasa College, Springs, South Africa
Thursday, May 20, at 12:00 noon | Online via Zoom
Please join the Outreach Committee for a conversation with the Rev. Sharron Dinnie, founder of the Kwasa College, St. John's partner in South Africa since 2004.  Sharron established Kwasa (a Zulu word for “light and peace after the storm") to provide vital schooling for children from an informal settlement near Springs.  Sharron will report
on life at Kwasa during Covid and the path forward. 
Click here to register to join the meeting. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Bishop's Visit
Sunday, May 23
The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Diocese of Washington, will be with us on Sunday, May 23. She will be preaching at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. Please mark and save the date on your calendar.
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
Service of Confirmation at Washington National Cathedral on May 1
Congratulations to Elizabeth, Katherine, and Kimberly, who confirmed and reaffirmed their baptismal vows May 1. We welcome them as members of St. John's and of The Episcopal Church. The service, led by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, was held outside at the Cathedral's amphitheater.
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.
Upcoming St. John's Speaker Series Events
Sundays | May 23 and June 13
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
May 23: Susan Glasser and Peter Baker. Susan B. Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She founded the award-winning Politico Magazine and went on to become the editor of Politico throughout the 2016 election cycle. Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, responsible for reporting on President Biden, the fifth president he has covered. He previously wrote about Presidents Donald J. Trump and Barack Obama for The Times and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for The Washington Post. They will speak on The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James Baker III. Click here to register to attend on May 23.

June 13: 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.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.

The Speaker Series will continue during the summer months. For more information and the schedule, visit our website at
Worship Offerings for Children
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.
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, Hillary Stuart, 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), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Martha Jenkins (Thom Sinclair), Tom Kiernan (Joanne Hutton), Melanie Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Sherill Mason (Kaye Edwards), Betty Mauldin (Susan Welch), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Kathryn McGraw (Mary and Carl Raether), William Scott Miller, Jr. (Johnathan Miller), Julia Morris (Will Morris), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), 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), David Williams (Rob Fisher).

Those who are in rehabilitative care: 

From our parish: Marcella Odom.

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: Frances Bode (Matt Bode), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Owen Thomas (Kwasa Centre Partners), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Audrey Anikeeff, Sarah Banks, Gabrielle Beaumont, Nick Bode, Leo Bouma, Lyle Elder, Ellie Garland, Jim Garland, Vivian Hanniford, Susan Heil, Caroline Huettner, McKenzie Jeffers, Fran Keithley, Henry Singer, Tim Stuart, Susan Wild, and Will Wilson.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Judy Campbell Bird and Coleman Bird, Kathryn Falk and Paul Brandus, Laura and René Doucet, Grace and Will Duthe, Kelly and Matt Hallett, Fran and Carter Keithley, Susan George and Emmanuel Lagera, Rebecca and James Rice, and Kristin Josey Ward and John Ward.

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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