Categories: Parish News, Rector's Corner

St. John’s New Office and Communications Assistant

By Sari Ateek, Rector I am delighted to introduce you to the most recent member of our Church’s administrative staff team, Alexandra Kennedy. Alexandra is stepping in as the Office and Communications Assistant – a newly created staff position that combines secretarial as well as communications duties, including responsibility for the bulletin and newsletter publication, […]

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The Wonder of His Love

“How Great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1 Inspired by a recent article by Bishop Mariann Budde, I purchased and have begun reading Greg Boyle’s latest book, entitled Barking to the Choir: The Power of […]

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Advent Wreath
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A Wreath Before the Tree

Sari Ateek, Rector “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”   Psalms 27:14 “Why can’t we buy a Christmas tree first, and then make the Advent wreath?!” insisted my 7-year-old daughter this past weekend. Who could blame her? The idea of making an Advent wreathe sounds way […]

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Bethlehem Simulcast Service

On Saturday, December 16th at 9:30 am, join those gathered in the Nave of the Washington National Cathedral for a live satellite telecast linking with Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Prayers, readings, and joyful hymns, with choirs performing in both locations, bring together people of different lands, […]

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Thanksgiving

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they […]

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The Wedding Party

Two Sundays ago, we heard a Gospel reading in church that was at best confusing, and at worst deeply disturbing. It was the parable of the wedding feast found in Matthew 22:1-14. It goes like this: Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a […]

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