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.

The Protection of God 2013

Psalm 95 Jeremiah 23:1–8 Romans 8:28–39 John 6:52–59
. . . for he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
–Psalm 95:7
Shortly after Easter last year, I lost my job. It wasn’t the result of anything I could control—simply the result of a rough economy and my being a somewhat new hire.
Initially I was angry, but after a few days realized I’d go crazy if I kept it up. So I resolved to get busy and stay busy. I finally put that gym membership to good use. I turned my back patio into a garden. I fixed things and read books. And I prayed—a lot more than I had been.
After a couple of months, I had found a new job, but I had also rediscovered my relationship with God. My new job introduced me to new challenges and great people, but during that time I was reintroduced to Him.
Today’s readings remind me that God is our protector, our Father, the one who will always look out for us. I didn’t know I needed time off last summer, but God did. And now I am truly blessed this Lent for His gifts of time, perspective, and a new opportunity.
I am indeed a part of the flock under His care.

–Ben Siegrist

Photo by Reza Vaziri
Photo by Reza Vaziri

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