Join us on Sunday, November 15. Worship will be livestreamed from our sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. Worship will be posted online on Facebook, YouTube, and our Worship Page. If you would like to be put on the list for attending services as space becomes available, please write here. We are able to open these services to 15 people each week on a rolling basis.

Our outdoor gatherings continue, and you are now welcome to join without needing to sign up in advance. However, please check the website here for locations and times. This weekend, we’ll have two services, both at 3:00 p.m. in DC and n Virginia. Please join us while the weather allows!
Stewardship 2021
This year St. John's needs you more than ever. While our budget has been under strain from the pandemic, we have forged ahead with our ministries and outreach thanks to the generous support of our members. If you are in the fortunate position of being able to make an early and even increased pledge to our church for 2021, we would very much appreciate it. Any pledge, large or small, is important and provides necessary information as our vestry makes decisions for next year. Thank you for considering this request and for helping to make St. John's a place for healing grace in 2021 and beyond. Please contact the Stewardship Committee here with any questions.
St. John's Sunday Schedule
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St. John's Speaker Series
Sunday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom

November 15: Katharine Hayhoean eminent atmospheric scientist. Hayhoe has devoted herself to communicating shared values and breaking down barriers to action on climate change, reaching out in particular to evangelical Christian audiences. She has served as reviewer of several national climate assessments as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. 
She was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and the Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers, among many other honors. In addition to teaching at Texas Tech's Climate Center and conducting research, she advises cities, stakeholders, and decision-makers on the climate information they need to prepare for the future. 

Scientific evidence for humanity's footprint on climate change has been thoroughly documented by all the world's elite scientific societies, and yet political and public opinion has lagged behind the urgency of the data, representing divisions along religious, cultural and political lines. Understanding the various barriers to action can help us bridge these divides and unify our society behind positive actions that reflect our common values.
In her talk for the Speaker Series, Dr. Hayhoe will analyze barriers to acceptance and action on climate change, describe where we are making progress, and point to where we are called as followers of Jesus to further study and to action.
You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Save the date for upcoming St. John's Speaker Series event:
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November 22: Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University. He directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program. He served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President’s deputy domestic policy adviser. He will speak about the concept of American citizenship.
Bible Study
Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The Bible Study led by Jack Reiffer will be held on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. online via ZoomPlease contact Jack Reiffer for the link to participate.
Church School for Children
There will be no church school for children this Sunday, November 15. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information.
Please click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings.

Youth Group for Grades 6-12
Sunday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
The youth will meet on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for the links to participate.
The Latrobe Young Adult Fellowship Outdoor Holy Eucharist
Saturday, November 14 at 11:30 a.m. | Christ Church Georgetown
The Latrobe Young Adult Fellowship, an active and engaged group of adults, primarily in their 20s and 30s, invite you to an outdoor Holy Eucharist on Saturday, November 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Church Georgetown, 3116 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Christ Church is located at the corner of 31st and O Streets, just a few blocks from the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, in the heart of Georgetown. Christ Church does not have a parking lot. However, you should be able to find a space nearby. Parking is also available (for a fee) in the lot behind the CVS store at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and O Street, one block from the church. For detailed directions to Christ Church, click here.

Many thanks to Christ Church Georgetown for providing the use of the space for our Eucharist service. Please wear masks/face coverings, bring water bottles, practice physical distancing, and other health measures.

Friends and guests are welcome, but please note, sign up is needed to ensure we maintain appropriate precautions. This is limited to 30 people. Please sign up by clicking the button below.
Contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder with questions or to be added to the Latrobe email list.
Service of Compline
Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Online via Zoom
Compline is a service for the completion of the day or Night Prayer. Join us at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays for this peaceful liturgy as our day ends.  

Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer that allows us to experience God’s presence within us. Join us as we quiet our mind and begin our day with 20 minutes of silent prayer together. No experience needed. Contact Thom Sinclair for more information or for the link to participate.
Email Whaling/Phishing Scams Persist
Be Aware and Don't Be A Victim!
Again, community members have received messages purporting to be from the Rev. Rob Fisher, asking for favors and gift card purchases. These emails are not from Rob!
Rob and the rest of the staff at St. John's Church will never email anyone asking for gift card purchases. Treat this as a red flag and report it to staff immediately.
Any email from clergy or staff will have an address that ends with Common phishing/whaling attempts use very similar looking email addresses from free services like Gmail or Yahoo. 

Please do not open any suspicious emails that may come from any account. Delete them immediately. To learn more about whaling/phishing attempts, visit the Diocese of Newark's blog post on the subject.
Baptism at St. John's
If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in baptism for yourself, please contact Kaye Edwards. 
Note that the parents or grandparents of children being baptized must be active, pledging members of St. John’s. Adults interested in baptism for themselves must attend the Rector’s Adult Inquirers’ Class and be active, pledging participants in the life of the parish. 

To give families options during this extraordinary time, and until St. John's is open for full Sunday services, the Rector will discuss options to a church service with families, including baptisms at home (and preferably outdoors) or a private baptism at the church. All baptisms must comply with health and safety guidelines.
DC Students and their Families are Struggling: Volunteers are Needed

St. John's partner, Communities in Schools, is seeking volunteers to make phone calls and to assist with food deliveries. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required. If you can help students in DC public schools, or would like more information, please contact Livy More for details.
Washington Interfaith Network Actions
St. John's is a founding member of the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), a faith-based, multi-racial, interfaith grassroots organization dedicated to improving the life of all residents of the District of Columbia. Please email John More with questions about any of these events.

WIN Social Media for Hill East / Reservation 13
If you would like to be involved with promoting WIN social media content in the campaign for truly affordable, mixed-income housing at Hill East / Reservation 13, email us here with your interest.
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: 

  • 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
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, Garry Dalby, Bobbie Falk, Susan Herrington, Nelda Johnson, Joy Nathan, Bob Patchell, Dace Vidins, and Jeff White.

Friends and family of our parish: Bob Adams and the residents and staff of the Juniper Glen Alzheimer’s Treatment Center (Laurie Adams), Diane Bender (Peter Odom), George Beury (Garrett and Lisa Russo), Barbara Virginia Abalos Branes (Joanne Hutton), Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Tom Burkart (Pamela Venzke), Caroline (Wendy Fibison), Bill Clark (Clark Ervin), Brian Cohen (Jane Hague), Harry Davis (Mary and Carl Raether), Wendy Addiss Dellar (Joanne Hutton), Karl Dornemann (Deb Dornemann), Bobby Doyle (Alex Pappas), Jimmy Gallagher (Joanne Hutton), Jason Hammer (Richard Metzger), Courtney Jordan Hillman (Erika Northcutt), Lucas Hunt (Matthew Taylor), Tom Kiernan (Joanne Hutton), Howie Lutt (Virginia Bader), Meredith Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), William Markiewicz (Matthew Taylor), Sherill Mason (Kaye Edwards), Betty Maudlin (Susan Welch), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), Samantha McClellan (Thom Sinclair), Scott Miller, Jr. (Johnathan Miller), Timothy Mullins (Jim Mullins), Judy Nicola (Cynthia Walker), Jose Obregon (Victor Obregon), Ginger Parra (Leila Taaffe), Charles Pope (John More), Lloyd Poplin (Joy and Dick Nathan), Cawley Scott (Robyne Johnston), Wendy Strothman (Richard Metzger), Zoe Taaffe (Leila Taaffe), Diane Mark and Otis Tomlinson (Andrew Tomlinson), Garland Treadway (Karen Zachary), and Richard Van Horn (Kaye Edwards).

Those who are in rehabilitative care: 

From our parish: Marcella Odom.

Those who are in the hospital: 

Friends and family of our parish: James Hodges (Matthew Taylor), Julie Howell (Cynthia Walker), Vera Hyncik (Holly Sukenik), Phyllis Lambert (Will Morris), Chase Madar (Rob Fisher), Gina Robinson (Matthew Taylor), Travis Rogers (Robert Carroll), Mary Seidman (Nora and Hap Rigby), and Kathryn Zielinski (Richard Metzger).

Those who are in hospice care:

From our parish: Max Hudgins and Jimmy Lowe.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: David Abernethy, Janie Abernethy, Merrell Cherouny, David Kirchenbauer, Robert Kirchenbauer, Evan Lyerly, Jason Ornstein, Jennifer San Pietro, Rebecca Rice, Chip Sherrill, Ryan Toney, Frances Tyler, Chip Usher, John Whitmore, Annabel Williams, and Sonya Williams.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Sylvia Martin Estes and Doug Estes, Jennifer Agiesta and Paul Hortenstine, RJ and Chip Lyerly, Sarah and Hugh Yeomans.

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).
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