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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bell ornament in Christmas Tree
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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: Caring and Community Logo
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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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Nativity scene in front of Christmas tree
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Christmas Offerings Schedule

Tuesday, December 22 Blue Christmas Service, 7:00 pm – For all those that grieve this Christmas season, we are offering a contemplative Blue Christmas service in advance of other Christmas festivities. Join us live on our YouTube channel or on Zoom. Wednesday, December 23 Christmas Procession and Prayer, 5:00-7:00 pm – St. John’s will temporarily re-open […]

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Food items included in Nourish Bethesda's food packages
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Season of Service

In November and December, our traditional “Sunday of Service” will expand to a Season of Service* that will assist families lacking basic food items. We invite church school members and all parishioners to participate in a “Reverse Advent Calendar” to aid our own Nourishing Bethesda Coalition Family Food Distribution. This project is a simple, but meaningful […]

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Backpacks with St. John's logo and a Bible
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Church School Update

Sunday rhythms have returned, with worship and education for all ages. Church School thrives, with classes meeting live via Zoom. To facilitate our new At-Home Church School, St. John’s logo backpacks were delivered to the over 80 children and youth registered for Church School. Each backpack contained an inscribed NRSV Bible, the translation used in […]

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Food items included in Nourish Bethesda's food packages
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Volunteer with Nourish Bethesda

by John F. Ross, Chair, Men’s Ministry Committee This week, St. John’s will offer its third family food distribution at the B-CC Rescue Squad. Thank you to the dozens of St. John’s parishioners who have already volunteered!  The Men’s Ministry Committee and the Social Advocacy Committee, with the able assistance of our Deacon, put together […]

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