Join us on YouTube this Sunday for a Service of Morning Prayer
Sunday, May 3
Worship with us on Sunday, virtually! Click on the YouTube image above to participate. There will be music, prayer and preaching. 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.
Youth Service Opportunity
Saturday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. | Online via Zoom
In this time of Covid-19, the options for doing service together safely are more limited than usual, but with a little thought, there's a way!

St. John's youth in middle or high school are invited to join one another from their homes on Zoom this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to make cards for first responders, medical professionals, delivery people, grocery checkout staff and others they'd like to thank for taking on immense personal risk to keep everyone else fed and healthy!

To join this meeting and/or hear about future virtual (and, when the time comes, in-person!) youth service projects, please contact Sarah Wood prior to 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. 
Virtual Coffee hour
Sunday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The Sunday coffee hour this week will be hosted by Joanne and Powell H utton. Join them Sunday, May 3, 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 3 at 10:0 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 3 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 3 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 3, 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 3, 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.

This Sunday we will focus in from the more general question of why bad things happen in the world, to the question of “Why me?”. Why does/how can God allow bad things happen to good individuals?
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  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:  Bobbie Falk, 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), Soren Jesse Cutshall (Joanne and Powell Hutton), 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), Grace Parnham (Karis and TJ Parnham), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Mimi, Elizabeth Hutton and Rob Tinworth (Joanne and Powell Hutton), 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:  

From our parish:  Neil Wilson.

Friends and family of our parish:   Enrique Arias (Karolina Arias), Ray Barkett (Paul Barkett), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Peabody Hutton (Joanne and Powell Hutton), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), and Mary Seidman (Nora and Hap Riby).  

Those who died:  

Friends and family of our parish: Nancy Lancaster who died April 21, 2020 and Edwarda Johnson who died April 23, 2020.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week:  Nikki Allen, Grace Cherouny, Preston Cherouny, Joe Daniel, Joan Doty, Laura Doucet, Audrey Evans, Lee Folger, Ann Gardner, Robyne Johnston, Carter Keithley, Stewart Lillard, Laurie Rossbach, Jed Sadqi, Robert Schwartz, Sienna Siu, and Tatyana Williams.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week:  Christine and Thomas Arrasmith, Betsy and Daniel Danello, Carrie and Jim Garland, Liz and Jon Kosobucki, Caroline and Judd Littleton, and Emily and Jason Ornstein.

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, May 6, 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. 

In lieu of the previously scheduled Nats game outing, we invite you to join the Latrobe Fellowship for a   Zoom happy hour. Check in with your fellow Latrobers and see how everybody has been coping with physical distancing. Fun and fellowship to come in an unstructured setting! Stay for the virtual Bingo game which starts at 8:00 p.m.! We will meet online via Zoom on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m. 

Book Group
Thursday, May 7 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John's Book group will meet on Thursday, May 7, at 6:45 p.m. via  Zoom  to discuss  When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History by Massoud Hayoun. If you love to read, please join us for an evening of discussion and socializing. 

For more informatio n and for links to participate,  contact Leila Taaffe .
Reflections and Updates from the Rector 
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Upcoming Baptism Date
Sunday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m.
PENDING
The next dates for Holy Baptism and Class are:

Baptism:  Sunday, May 31, 11:00 a.m.
Class:  Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m.

If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in baptism for yourself,  please contact Kaye Edwards.    
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.
Thinking about Science and Faith
POSTPONED
The Science and Faith study group, slated to start March 30, will find a new time frame for an organizational gathering, as we move further into our new disciplines and rhythms of life. You may wish to go ahead and spend time with this text:  Science and Faith: a New Introduction  by John F. Haught, Paulist Press, 2012.   Contact Joanne Hutton with questions .
St. John's South Africa Trip to the Kwasa Centre
POSTPONED
The St. John's mission trip to South Africa this summer will not take place due to COVID-19. Please keep the Kwasa College ( www.Kwasacollege.org ) in your prayers during these difficult times. 
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