Join us on Sunday, October 4! 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 Friday, October 2.
Stewardship 2021
You will receive a mailing with a letter from the Rev. Rob Fisher as well as one from Toby Stock 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.
Book Group
Thursday, October 1 at 6:45 p.m. | Online via Zoom
The St. John’s Book group will meet on Thursday, October 1, at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom to discuss Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story by Marie Arana. 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.
St. John's Speaker Series
Sunday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Join us Sunday, October 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., for a discussion led by Jim Tankersley, economic and tax policy reporter for the New York Times. Over more than a decade covering politics and economics in Washington, he has written extensively about the stagnation of the American middle class and the decline of economic opportunity in wide swaths of the country. He will speak on his book, The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America's Middle Class. Following the discussion, there will be opportunity for Q&A.
You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 
Save the date for upcoming St. John's Speaker Series event:
Online via Zoom
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.
Join Us on YouTube this Sunday for a Service of Holy Eucharist
Sunday, October 4
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.
Bible Study
Sunday, October 4 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 4 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.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 4, 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Virginia Theological Seminary Labyrinth, Alexandria, VA.
Pets, pictures of pets, and stuffed animals are welcome to come for a blessing. Immediately following, we will have our regular outdoor communion gathering. 

Please register for the 4:00 p.m. outdoor communion service at Virginia Theological Seminary by clicking on the button below and arrive at 3:30 p.m. if you're participating in the animal blessing. 
Service of Compline
Monday to Friday, 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. Monday through Friday 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.
Latrobe Young Adult Outdoor Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.
The Latrobe Young Adult Fellowship, an active group at St. John's Church in their 20s and 30s, invite you to an outdoor Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Parish, 2430 K Street NW, Washington. Meet at the grass/park space at St. Paul's. There's a parking lot (GPS to parking lot is 10 Snows Court, NW, Washington, DC 20037), and the church is near the Foggy Bottom Metro, as well as several bus lines. Many thanks to St. Paul's 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.

Contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder with questions or to be added to the Latrobe email list. Please click the button below to register. Registration is required by Tuesday, October 6 at 5:00 p.m.
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.
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: Bill Brownlee, Max Hudgins, and Jimmy Lowe.

Those who died: 

Friends and family of our parish: Beatrice Suarez who died September 27.

Those who were born: 

From our parish: Charles Sissman who was born September 9.

Those in our parish celebrating a birthday this week: Simon Beaumont, Marta Cook, Nicole Crochet, Caroline Davis, Grace Duthe, Oliver Evans, Susan George, Chuck Hagel, Meg Hauge, John Herzog, Matilda Jeffries, Wande Johnson, Kenny Kraft, Hilary Mehrkam, Johnathan Miller, Michael Neufeld, Zachary Northcutt, Kosi Onwuamaegbu, Hillary Stuart, Chris Wall, and Donna Welles.

Those in our parish celebrating an anniversary this week: Jeanne and Keith Arnold, Juliet and Lee Folger, Kate and Nick Hailey, Carolina and Rob Mosbacher, and Elizabeth and Mohammed Sadqi.

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).
Bishop Walker School 2020 Virtual Service of Evening Prayer
Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m.
The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde,
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Governing Board of the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys
request the honor of your virtual presence 
at a Service of Evening Prayer for the installation of

Michael O. Molina as Head of School
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

This event is virtual and streamed from Washington National Cathedral.

This event is free. On the day of the service, click here to view.

In lieu of the traditional offering, please consider making a gift to support our scholars at or clicking the button below.
Congratulations to the Rev. Jane Milliken Hague
Congratulations to the Rev. Jane Milliken Hague, who will begin her ministry at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Damascus, Maryland, as Interim Rector on October 1. Jane, St. John's Interim Associate Rector until recently, has been trained in transitional ministry. She will be assisting in evaluating St. Anne's mission and ministry and helping prepare the parish for the arrival of a new rector. We miss Jane here at St. John’s, but we wish her every blessing in her new position.
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:
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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