Sunday Schedule
The Sixth Sunday of Easter | May 9
Join us for worship on May 9, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. 

The 9:00 a.m. service will be livestreamed on Facebook and on the Worship Page of our website.

In case there is an interruption with the 9:00 a.m. livestream this week, we will record that service and upload it to Facebook and on the Worship Page of our website at 11:00 a.m. Visit for more information.

If you would like to join us for in-person worship, you can simply show up on Sunday at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. We will give you seat assignments upon your arrival. We request that people arrive 15 minutes or more before the service. If you have a large party, please write us ahead of time here.

Services are open each week 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.
Book Group
Thursday, May 6 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, May 6, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the novel examines eight pillars that underlie the unspoken caste system that has shaped America. Using riveting stories about people, Wilkerson shows how our lives are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. 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
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.
Upcoming St. John's Speaker Series Events
Sundays | May 16 and May 23
(New Time) 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
May 16: 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. Click here to register to attend on May 16.

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.

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
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.
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.
Stewardship Update
We officially passed $1 million for the first time in several years. Thank you to everyone for your support for St. John's! 
If you have any questions, please email me here.

Toby Stock,
St. John's Stewardship Committee Chair
COVID-19 Pandemic Service and Giving Opportunities
Direct volunteer service or requests for help:

Please send an email to with your name, contact information and details of the type of assistance you would like to contribute or that you need. We are matching volunteers with those requesting help for practical support during the pandemic, such as grocery shopping. 

Financial Assistance: 

Our Rector, the Rev. Rob Fisher, has an emergency fund for those who are in need of
financial assistance. If you need financial help or would like to contribute to the

To support members of parishes in the Diocese of Washington who suffer from food
insecurity and other hardships, the diocese has suspended the Annual Bishop’s Appeal
for the diocesan budget and has replaced it with a Covid-19 Emergency Relief
 Appeal You can make a gift on the diocesan website at this link:
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), 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: Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), John Perry (Joanne Hutton), Owen Thomas (Kwasa Centre Partners), and Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll).

Those who were born:

From our parish: Lincoln James Oster who was born April 13.

Those who mourn:

Friends and family of our parish: Fred and Kathy (Wendy Fibison).

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Sarah Agnew, Aimee Azzarello, Stephanie Bode, Allison Eydt, Philip Faris, Eric Generous, Whitley Herndon, Robyne Johnston, Brad Kosegarten, Marcus Lemon, George Miller, Todd Rich, Laurie Rossbach, Alex Stolar, Hilary West, and Sarah Yi.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Katherine and Patrick Hanniford, and Dalia Zabala and Larry Lecompte.

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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