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

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.

Awakening 2013

Psalm 31:1–4, 15–16 Job 14:1–14 or Lamentations 3:1–9, 19–24 1 Peter 4:1–8 Matthew 27:57–66 or John 19:38–42
In 2012 I received a new life. In truth, it was my same old life, but finally my eyes are open. Last year I went rapidly from robust good health to cancer diagnosis, to surgery, to the news that the cancer had not spread, and so back to good health. One might think that I have come full circle, but that is not quite the case. My world, like Dorothy’s when she stepped from her wrecked house, has gone from black and white to vivid Technicolor.
I have always been an early riser, not by choice and, at times, not without frustration. But now I leap up at first light and raise the shade to another day stretching out before me like a golden highway. I have been given another day to experience God’s timeless peace and love. I can engage in useful work. I can read a book. I can dig the garden, play with a child, mend a quarrel, laugh with friends, listen to music. Like anyone, I do not know how many more dawns I will be given, but now it no longer matters.
Today we await Easter, as we do all during Lent, all through our lives. But there is another Easter that dawns repeatedly within our hearts, even when we least expect it.
Every day can be an Easter Day.

–Livy More

Photo by Anita Gould
Photo by Anita Gould

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