Join us on Sunday, November 8. Worship will be posted online on Facebook
YouTube, and our Worship Page, and can be viewed at any time.

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, one at 2:00 p.m. in DC and one at 3:00 p.m. in 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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Book Group
Thursday, November 5 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, November 5, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss To Keep the Sun Alive by Rabeah Ghaffari. 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.
Bible Study
Sunday, November 8 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.
Online Church School for Children
Sunday, November 8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Join the Rev. Rob Fisher and the Rev. Savannah Ponder this Sunday morning for music and a children’s sermon live from home. We’ll meet for a half hour via Zoom.
Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder for more information or for links to participate.
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 8 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.
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.
Save the date for upcoming St. John's Speaker Series events
Sundays, November 15 and November 22, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
November 15: Katharine Hayhoeclimate scientist and endowed professor of Public Policy and Law at Texas Tech University who can often be found talking to people about why climate change matters and what we can do to fix it. She will speak on Barriers to Acceptance and Action on Climate Change in 2020.
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.
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: Niels Beck (Michelle Mangrum), Diane Bender (Peter Odom), George Beury (Garrett and Lisa Russo), Buckley (Chrystal Martin), Tom Burkart (Pamela Venzke), 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), 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), 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 who were born:

From our parish: Austin Robert Olson who was born November 2.

Those who were married:

From our parish: Caitlin Rooney and Austin Schrimsher who were married November 7.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Clark Agnew, Carys Beaumont, Kathryn Bubolz, Anita Diliberto, Brenna Duncan, Rob Ehrich, James Hahn, Jeff Hantson, Ann Kaye, Grant Kraus, Joshua Maxey, Livy More, Luke Parcell, Garret Rasmussen, Jessica Sanchez, Matthew Thomas, Andrew Tomlinson, Catie Warren, Caroline Lehmann Weng, Dan Williams, and Wes Williams.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Krista and Larry Bradley, Karolina Arias and Peter Koch, and Elena and Marty Williams.

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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