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.


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.


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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Saturday in the Second Week of Lent

Unfinished Business
Some years ago, a friend was gravely injured in a freak accident. She was taken to the hospital where she died the next day, without ever regaining consciousness. I later heard that her devastated partner, arriving at the hospital, said simply, “There is nothing unfinished between us.”
These words have stayed with me, weighed on me, ever since. How many of us can say that there is “nothing unfinished” in any arena of our lives? I know that my days often seem filled with unfinished business, calls to make, emails to answer, the to-do list with all its loose ends. It is even possible that we finish the least of all with those closest to us, because they are always there, because we are sure of their trust and love.
Today I am meditating on the need to take care of unfinished business, to mend a quarrel, clear up a misunderstanding, make amends for a wrong. It is never too soon and never too late.

Livy More

Appointed readings for today: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20, Psalm 103, Luke 15:11-32


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