Join us on Sunday, October 11. Worship will be live-streamed from our sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. (attended by service participants only). In the afternoon we will have outdoor gatherings for prayer, fellowship, and receiving communion to which all are welcome! Read more about it on our new Regathering webpage here.
For outdoor worship this Sunday,
you must register by noon on Saturday, October 10.
Stewardship 2021
You will receive a mailing with a letter from the Rev. Rob Fisher as well as one from Toby Stock, Chair of the Stewardship Committee, encouraging you to make a pledge in 2021. Soon a pledge card will be in the mail to you, too, but of course you can always pledge online by clicking the button bellow.
While it is always the case that your commitment to support St. John's in the year ahead is a meaningful expression of your faith and membership in this community, this year St. John's needs you more than ever. Our finances are under strain from the pandemic, even as we know many of our parishioners have experienced their own hardships. 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 be grateful. 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 beyondPlease contact the Stewardship Committee here with any questions.
Join Us on YouTube this Sunday for a Service of Holy Eucharist
Sunday, October 11
Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. and on YouTube any time
Worship with us on Sunday, virtually! Click on the YouTube image above to participate. There will be music, prayer and preaching.

The service will be live-streamed starting at 9:00 a.m. on every Sunday on our Facebook page or you may choose to participate at any other time you like on YouTube.

Feel free to share the link with others.
St. John's New Sunday Schedule
Visit for more information.
All Saints Sunday Remembrance of Those Who Died since November 1, 2019
The names of those who have died during the past liturgical year (since November 1, 2019) will be listed in our All Saints Sunday Service bulletin on November 1. The deadline for sending in names is Tuesday, October 27.

If you would like a name included in this remembrance, please contact RJ Gravina.
Bible Study
Sunday, October 11 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.
Youth Group for Grades 6-12
Sunday, October 11 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.
Outdoor Church School for Children
Sunday, October 11, 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA.
This Sunday, we will have an outdoor church school time for children immediately prior to the 4:00 p.m. Outdoor Communion Gathering on the grounds of Virginia Theological Seminary. This will include biblical storytelling and movement. An adult will need to accompany each child to ensure social distancing and mask wearing. Please register by Saturday at noon.
Please click below for the Children’s Bulletin with coloring pages of stories from this Sunday’s scripture readings.

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.
Baptism at St. John's
Baptism Class: Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. | Online via Zoom
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.

The required class with the clergy for upcoming baptisms is Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register with Kaye Edwards.
Save the Date for Upcoming St. John's Speaker Series Events
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Registration links to come.
October 25: Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and a political analyst for the National Journal Group and NBC News. He will speak about Election 2020.

November 1: Victoria Arbiter, CNN Royal Commentator. She will speak on The Windsors: A Chat about the British Royal Family.

November 15: Katharine Hayhoeclimate scientist and Professor of Public Policy and Public Law at Texas Tech University. She will speak on Barriers to Acceptance and Action on Climate Change in 2020.
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.
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, Judy Campbell Bird, Bobbie Falk, Susan Herrington, Nelda Johnson, Bob Patchell, Dace Vidins, and Jeff White.

Friends and family of our parish: Niels Beck (Michelle Mangrum), Diane Bender (Peter Odom), 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), 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), Tammy McCleaf (Matthew Taylor), 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), and Mary Seidman (Nora and Hap Rigby).

Those who are in hospice care:

From our parish: Max Hudgins and Jimmy Lowe.

Those who died:

From our parish: Bill Brownlee who died October 3. 

Those who were baptized: 

From our parish: Turner Calvin Kroese.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: John Alison, Keith Arnold,
Gwinneth Ann Clarkson, Chris Delucchi, J.D. Hague, Mac Hankey, Timothy Heil, Collin Klamper, Michelle Mangrum, Susan McDaid, Bob Patchell, Bob Park, Savannah Ponder, Trent Smith, Dan Taylor, Louisa Tierney, Cal Wilson, and Sarah Yeomans.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Aimee and Marc Azzarello, Martha and William Birdseye, Clayton and Margaret Depue, Aswathi Zachariah and Richard Greene, Annie and Christian Harris, Sarah Platts and Juan Gonzalez, Whitney and Robert Johnston, Daniel Honeycutt and Justin Parker, Lisa and Garrett Russo, and Betsy Clark and Chandler Van Orman.

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).
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 emergency fund, please reach out directly to the Rev. Rob Fisher.

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:
St. John’s Mask Project Number Two Now Helps Needy Hispanic Immigrants
The Afghan refugee family commissioned by St. John's Refugee Committee to sew surgery masks for George Washington Hospital delivered 521 masks to the hospital when the supply of N-95 masks was inadequate. Now that the hospital is supplied with N-95 masks, St. John's has joined with Christ Church, Alexandria to supply masks to families who are in dire need. The community in Arlandria - most especially, the Latinx community - has been severely affected by the pandemic. For more information, contact Gay and Bob Pasley, the project organizers for the Refugee Committee, here.
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.
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