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Holy Week Services & Open Sanctuary

Holy Week Services: March 28 – April 4 Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 28 and ends with Easter on April 4. Please join us for these special virtual services: Palm Sunday, March 28 at 10:00 am Palm Sunday will be celebrated with a dramatic reading of the passion during our normal 10:00 am service. […]

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St. John’s Reopening Plans

Although the state and county have loosened the guidelines limiting attendance at houses of worship, we’re not ready to reopen quite yet. We’re very excited about the progress represented by these updates but we are also working to be mindful and wise as we consider the continued safety needs of our community and look forward […]

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Share Your Pandemic Art

If you have created art during the pandemic, we would like to share it with our community as an activity of connection and resilience! All art counts, whether it is a painting, photograph, poem, knitting project, dance, song, or something else. We invite everyone to submit one of their pieces for our community to appreciate. […]

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2021 Lenten Eco-Pledge

Last year, the Eco-Action Task Force initiated a Lenten Pledge Campaign to encourage parishioners to reduce their environmental footprint, with an eye on the looming climate crisis. While we had a great response, the pandemic emerged and caused us to change our behavior. This year, we want to recognize the changes in our lives due […]

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Season of Service: Lenten Journey Against Hunger

On February 17 this year, we celebrate Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent and the 40-day journey to Easter. During Lent, we remember Jesus and his sacrifice for us and his call to love our neighbors as ourselves. This Lenten season, we invite you to join us in remembering those of us who are experiencing […]

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A nurse at St. Luke's hospital in Nablus,, West Bank
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Ultrasound for St. Luke’s Hospital

by Rev. Anne Derse, Deacon Honoring our commitment to love and serve our neighbors, during Christmas this year St. John’s worked with the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) to lead a fundraising campaign to purchase an urgently needed ultrasound machine for St. Luke’s Hospital in Nablus, West Bank. AFEDJ wrote a […]

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Completing Our Season of Service

Throughout December, we continue to encourage our church school members and all parishioners to join us in a Season of Service* to address local food shortages. Simply pull together a few nonperishable food items, or the Reverse Advent Calendar box of food, to benefit our own Nourishing Bethesda Coalition Family Food Distribution. You will have two opportunities to […]

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Nourishing Bethesda Update

by John F. Ross, Chair, Men’s Ministry Committee Owing to increased demand, we have increased our number of family food packages handed out every week from 200 to 250. We’re also packing a few more packages every week, as we we’re routinely getting 270-plus households coming every week. That means that we’re serving about 1,200 […]

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