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.
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Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

As we traverse on our journey through Lent, we all have a plethora of things for which to be thankful. One of those things is information. We live in a time where we have access to information at our fingertips. Surviving COVID-19, working remotely, homeschooling, to be or not to be vaccinated, are a few examples of how we have depended on information to assist us in our daily lives. Unfortunately, not everyone took advantage of this information and some of the consequences were dire. 

Hosea 4:6 tells us that my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. In the past two years, we have seen record deaths due to COVID-19, where some of those could have been prevented. God has put individuals in places to provide us with knowledge that will better our lives. It is up to us to take heed or disregard it. I encourage you all during this Lenten season to learn something new, educate yourself about something outside of your norm, and to increase your knowledge of the abundance of God’s grace and mercies.

Anthony Pegues

Links to the appointed readings and prayer for today: