Sunday Schedule
Trinity Sunday | May 30
Join us for worship in person on May 30, Trinity Sunday, at the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. service of Choral Holy Eucharist. The 9:00 a.m. service will 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 www.stjohns-dc.org 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.
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 will return. (They are 100% vaccinated.)
  • Congregational singing with masks in place will now be 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.
Samuel Watson Burial
Wednesday, June 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Parishioner Sam Watson will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on June 2 at 1:00 p.m. Sam's family invites all parishioners and friends to the service. Security at the cemetery entrance at the end of Memorial Avenue will direct you to the waiting area where you will remain in your car. Attendees will drive to the burial site following the lead car. Plan to arrive at 12:15 p.m. Bring a valid photo identification and wear a mask. 

Specifics can be found at www.arlingtoncemetery.mil. 
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
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.

The Speaker Series will continue during the summer months. 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), 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), 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: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker) and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).

Those who are in hospice care: 

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

Those who are born:

From our parish: Bennett Reed Yeomans who was born May 26. 

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Michael Dipaula-Coyle, Claire Gaziano, Kyle Hankey, Gary Hailey, Ava Kosegarten, Jacquelyn Papish, Georgia Rawlings, Caitlin Rooney, David Trebing, and Dace Vidins.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Laurie Adams and Matt Bode, Maggie and Steve Coppinger, and Katherine and Scott Raab.

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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