Join us on YouTube this Sunday for a Service of Morning Prayer
Sunday, May 17
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.
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:
Virtual Coffee hour
Sunday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The Sunday coffee hour this week will be hosted by Kat Keho e. Join us Su nday, May 17, 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, May 17 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 .
St. John's Youth
Sunday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The youth will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday via  Zoom Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for the links to participate .
Children's Program
Sunday, May 17 at 12:00 noon | Online via Zoom
The children's program will take place at 12:00 noon on Sunday via  Zoom Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for the links to participate .
Service of Evening Prayer
Sunday, May 17, 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, May 17, 7:00 p.m to 7:45 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, on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Please contact the Rev. Will Morris for the links to participate or for more information.
Noonday Service
Monday to Friday, 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. | Online via Zoom
In keeping with St. John's tradition to have worship every weekday, we will meet via Zoom for a noonday prayer service from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m., led by both clergy and lay leaders. There will also be an opportunity during this service to share your intentions and petitions. (Limited to 100 people.)
Service of Compline
Monday to Friday, 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Online via Zoom
For more information, please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder .
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  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:  Bobbie Falk, Susan Herrington, Nelda Johnson, Bob Patchell, Randall Roe, 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), 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.

Friends and family of our parish:  Peabody Hutton (Joanne and Powell Hutton).

Those who are in the hospital:  

Friends and family of our parish:  Enrique Arias (Karolina Arias), Diane Bender (Peter Odom), Kitty Burns (Richard Metzger), 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 are in hospice care:  

Friends and family of our parish:  Ray Barkett (Paul Barkett).

Those who were born:

From our parish: Lee Alexander Azzarello who was born April 18, 2020.

Those who died:  

From our parish: Neil Fletcher Wilson who died May 9, 2020.

Friends and family of our parish: Chifornia Cox who died May 11, 2020.

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, Francis Hortenstine, Caroline Huettner, McKenzie Jeffers, Virginia Jones, Fran Keithley, Henry Singer, 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, Grace and Will Duthe, Joanne and Powell Hutton, Fran and Carter Keithley, Susan George and Emmanuel Lagera, Rebecca and James Rice, Kristin Josey and John Ward, and Jennifer Lehmann Weng and Henrik Lehmann Weng.

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).
Recognizing St. John's High School Seniors
An important annual tradition at St. John's is the recognition of parishioners who will be graduating from high school. We will recognize all graduating seniors with an article in the weekly newsletter, The Word, and on the website, in June If you are graduating from high school this year, please send us a short biography and a photo by May 21.

Book Group
Thursday, June 4 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John's Book group will meet on Thursday, June 4, at 6:45 p.m. via  Zoom  to discuss  The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World  by Steven Johnson. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing. 

For more information and for links to participate,  contact Leila Taaffe .
Reflections and Updates from the Rector 
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Refugee Committee
Members of the Refugee Committee, as well as the Rector, wanted the congregation of St. John's to be aware of the fact that we are supporting refugees who are making Surgery Masks for George Washington Hospital. These masks protect the N95 masks worn by doctors and nurses exposed to hazardous particles emitted by coronavirus patients. So far, we have donated 150 masks to GW Hospital. The hospital has been very appreciative.
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, which will both 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
Washington, DC 20005