WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

Welcome to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square—a vibrant historic Episcopal church located across from the White House. We invite you to join with us for worship, Christian fellowship and outreach.

History

From our organization as a parish in 1815 to today, St. John's Church has provided a powerful symbol of faith in the heart of our nation's capital.

Mission

At St. John's, we believe Christ is calling us to be a renewed church in a changing world. In worship, education, parish life, and social action, we seek to expand our horizons by serving God by loving one another.

Clergy, Staff, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Directions & Parking

Located at the corner of 16th and H Streets in Northwest Washington, St. John's is near the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations. Limited street parking is available; free valet parking is offered for certain hours.
Pathways Through Lent

Pathways Through Lent, our annual series of devotions, is a companion in the deeply spiritual time of Lent. Parishioners contribute to this series by writing reflection, sometimes based upon the day’s readings from the Daily Office, and often drawing from their lives’ experiences.

New entries appear here daily through Lent, or you may subscribe to receive a daily email.

Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent 2020

Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm – used with permission May we who are merely inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from.

Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent 2020

Ichigo Ichie I recently began reading this book Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles, the authors of Ikigai. It reminds me of the way we finish our services each week: “Life is short…”  Ichigo Ichie is about seeing each time we meet friends and.

Monday in the Third Week of Lent 2020

One of my favorite scriptures is Ecclesiastes 3:1 — “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Time is one of the most precious gifts that God gives to us. With it, we can do what we want..

Third Sunday in Lent 2020

The Lenten message posted on a neighborhood Baptist church’s signboard reads: Seek Justice Love Mercy Walk humbly with God What might Micah’s message to the Israelites [Micah 6:9] ask us to do today, in the context of being better stewards of this good earth,.

Saturday in the Second Week of Lent 2020

As the youngest of three sisters, I have always been especially moved by the Parable of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke. As a child, I often found myself angry that my parents did not seem to punish my sisters for misbehaving. Of course,.


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