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2021 Lent & Easter Offerings at St. John’s

As we enter into Lent, we invite you to participate in our many offerings to reflect, worship, grow, and serve. More detail about each of the following offerings will be available in Crossroads each week. You can also find a one-page calendar of St. John’s Lenten offerings here.

Virtual Services

Ash Wednesday, February 17

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 12:00 pm
  • “Mystery of Easter” Godly Play lesson on YouTube

Vigil for Victims of COVID-19, March 14 at 3:00 pm

Palm Sunday Service, March 28 at 10:00 am

Maundy Thursday Service, April 1 at 7:00 pm

Good Friday Service, April 2 at 12:00 pm

Easter, April 4

  • Outdoor Sunrise Service at St. John’s at 7:00 am
  • Virtual Easter Message from Rev. Sari at 10:00 am
  • Virtual Easter Sunday Service at the Washington National Cathedral at 11:15 am

Ongoing Offerings

Season of Service: Lenten Journey Against Hunger: Support our Nourishing Bethesda program as we gather food each week in Lent to feed our neighbors in need. These food items will be collected at the church on Holy Saturday, April 3. Learn more.

Lenten Pledge for Environment & Environmental Justice: In 2021, the Eco-Action Team’s Lenten Pledge Program will focus on the changes we can make to care for the environment and enact environmental justice amidst the changes and challenges of COVID-19. Learn more.

Godly Play: Our dedicated Children, Youth, & Family team has put together a wonderful Lenten Godly Play curriculum for our youngest members to observe the season, including YouTube videos and Lent-At-Home kits delivered to each family. Learn more.

Adult Forums, Sundays at 11:00 am: Join us after worship each week as we continue to explore our Parish’s commitment to social justice through our Lenten Forum series. See our calendar for the topics of each week’s forum.

Book Study with Rev. Sari, Mondays at 6:30 pm: Join Sari for an hour each Monday in Lent to discuss Faith After Doubt: Why your beliefs stopped working and what to do about it, by Brian McLaren. Learn more.

Holy Week Stations of the Cross: During Holy Week, the church building will be open to parishioners for a contemplative Stations of the Cross observance. More information to come.