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.
Pathways Through Lent

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. Time has become a valuable commodity for some. While some hold it close and don’t want to share it, others are very giving of their time.

When we were younger, we couldn’t wait to be older so that we could drive, hang out late with friends, be an adult, and not have to listen to our parents. Now that we are older, we look back and say, “Where has the time gone?”

When we operate on God’s time, we let God guide our thoughts and order our steps. With God as our timekeeper, we are guided into and through the various seasons of our lives. These seasons are valuable experiences where God shows us his power, his love, and his understanding.

Never get too busy to take the time to tell God thanks for how far he has brought you, held your hand through difficult times, and made enemies into footstools.

Let this Lent be your winning season. Let this be the time when you walk into your season with gladness, great expectancy, a multitude of praises, an open heart and mind. In this season, understand that this is a time to get closer in your walk with God, letting the love of God shine through you. Remember those good seeds that you’ve sown. You are going to come into your own, so walk into your season.

Anthony Pegues

Links to the appointed readings for today:

2 Kings 5:1–15b

Psalm 42:1–7

Luke 4:23–30