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Outreach Sunday for Lutheran Social Services

On Sunday, November 22nd, as you count your blessings and prepare for Thanksgiving, please consider a generous donation to Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA). LSSNCA resettles refugees fleeing war and persecution, provides vital clinical health interventions with immigrants, builds new families through adoption, offers foster homes to unaccompanied refugee minors, and empowers youth […]

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2021 Stewardship Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pledge? A pledge is a financial commitment to the church for the upcoming year. The Vestry depends on pledge commitments in order to accurately prepare an operating budget that supports the church’s ministries and day-to-day operations. Why is it important to make a pledge commitment at St. John’s Norwood Parish? Those who […]

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"Learn from the Experts" with pictures of Shakespeare, Louis Armstrong, a hummingbird, and an "M" surrounded by design lines.
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Serving Seniors “Learn from the Experts” Lecture Series

by Joanne Allen, Serving Seniors Ministry Coordinator You are invited to attend the Serving Seniors “Learn from the Experts” online lecture series on Thursdays at 4:00 pm. Professors from American University will share their passion for their diverse fields of knowledge and explain some exciting new developments. September 17: Prof. Caleen Jennings on Understanding Shakespeare September 24: […]

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Census Volunteers Needed Through September 30

Census 2020 Needs Our Help! 20 Percent of MoCo Households Uncounted!  The Montgomery County Volunteer Canter is still recruiting volunteers to help us encourage Census participation at food distribution, grocery stores, high-traffic shopping areas, and other community events almost every day, continuing through September 30th.  At each of these outreach opportunities, we will provide all necessary PPE’s […]

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Annual Parish Meeting Highlights

prepared by Pat Cascio, Secretary for the Rector and Wardens St. John’s Norwood made history on August 9, 2020, holding its Annual Parish Meeting via videoconference for the first time in its 140 years. Rector Sari Ateek hosted the meeting from the nave on the Zoom platform immediately following the Sunday service.  The first order […]

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An African woman reads to a group of mothers and children
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Volunteer with Episcopal Relief & Development

St John’s has been a long-time faithful supporter of Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD), and new Ministry Partners are needed. Short job descriptions are provided below.  Congregational Ministry Partners (CMP) CMPs inspire, equip and connect congregation members to work together for lasting change. They do this through being fully informed on the work of ERD, sharing the work of ERD […]

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