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Wilderness Escape 2020: An At-Home Family Bible Camp

Get ready for Wilderness Escape 2020: An At-Home Family Bible Camp experience! This program is designed for families with children from 3 years through 6th grade. This homegrown program of video Bible lessons, discussion questions, music, movement, and crafts features St. John’s faces, including someone you know and love playing Moses! Additionally, each St. John’s family will […]

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Desert Island Discs

When the war was on in South Africa, began having refugees to deal with…And then various ministers came and said, ‘All who belong to the United Something, follow me.’ And then another one would say, ‘Everybody who belongs to the Such and Such, come with me.’ And the [Salvation] Army captain who was a youth […]

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness, a light has dawned. – Isaiah 9:2 Dear St. John’s In just a few days we will be celebrating the birth of Christ. Throughout the season of Advent, we’ve been adding one candle a week to […]

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Volunteer at the IFW Women’s Shelter

Twice a year, St. John’s provides a week’s worth of meals to the Interfaith Works Rockville Women’s Shelter. Our next week will be August 11-17, 2019. St. John’s Outreach Committee is seeking numerous volunteers, including families, to help provide meals for this week. We need help cooking and serving dinner at the shelter as well […]

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Pride 2019

I had a part-time job at a music store many years ago during seminary. At the time, it was a great place for me to get to know people outside of my almost exclusively Christian academic circles. I remember one conversation in particular that I had with a co-worker – a gay man, and the […]

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Why the Episcopal Church?

This past Sunday, I invited us to reflect together on a question that Bishop Mariann recently posted on her blog: “Why are you a Christian?” I loved hearing many of your responses as I passed the microphone around from person to person at each of the four services. Many of you responded by saying that […]

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