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.

Service Times

St. John's offers several opportunities on Sundays and during the workweek for you to join us during worship. All are welcome.

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.

Rector Transition

On October 17, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector of St. John's Church, announced his retirement in May 2018.
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Upcoming Music

St. John’s Choirs – February 17 – April 1, 2018
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Parish Choir  (9:00 am service, except 2/17)    St. John’s Choir  (11am service)
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Feb 17 (Lent I) Feb 17 (Lent I)
Prelude for 9 and 11: Ivor Davies, Prayer of the Dove, Prayer of the Little Bird – quartet from St. John’s Choir
Byrd, Kyrie
Morley, Nolo mortem Morley, Nolo mortem
Christiansen, My Song in the Night Christiansen, My Song in the Night
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Feb 25 (Lent II) Feb 25 (Lent II)
Prelude for 9 and 11: Brahms, Lerchengesang Noah Calderon, tenor
Morales, Kyrie from ‘Missa sobre las voces’
Brahms, Las dich nur nichts nicht dauren Brahms, Las dich nur nichts nicht dauren
Rutter, The Lord bless you and keep you Rutter, The Lord bless you and keep you
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March 4 (Lent III) March 4 (Lent III) Vestry Installation
Prelude for 9 and 11: Ralph Vaughn Williams, Love bade me welcome from ‘Five Mystical Songs’- Kevin Schellhase, baritone
Wilby, If ye love me Wilby, If ye love me
Bairstow, Save us, O Lord Rheinberger, Abendlied
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March 11 (Lent IV) March 11 (Lent IV)
Prelude for 9 and 11: Mendelssohn, If with all your heart ye truly seek thee from ‘Elijah’ – Sammy Huh, tenor
Britten, Kyrie from ‘Missa Brevis’ — Women
Mendelssohn, Hear My Prayer (1st half to p. 9) Mendelssohn, Hear My Prayer (1st half to p. 9)
Mendelssohn, Hear My Prayer (2nd half from p. 9) Mendelssohn, Hear My Prayer (2nd half from p. 9)
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March 18 (Lent V) March 18 (Lent V)
Prelude:  Duruflé, Pie jesu from ‘Requiem’ – Louisa Waycott, mezzo-soprano
Duruflé, Kyrie from ‘Messe Cum Jubilo’ — Men
McCarthy, O love of God McCarthy, O love of God
Near, Nunc dimmitis on Plainsong Themes Near, Nunc dimmitis on Plainsong Themes
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March 25 (Palm Sunday) March 25 (Palm Sunday)
Nestor, Hosanna Nestor, Hosanna
Sitton, Wondrous Love Sitton, Wondrous Love
Pearsall, Once I ached for Thee (Rossetti text) Pearsall, Once I ached for Thee (Rossetti text)
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March 29 (Maundy Thursday-12noon Parish + octet)
Candlyn, Thee we adore
Gjeilo, Ubi caritas
Psalms
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March 30 (Good Friday)
Repertoire TBA
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April 1 (Easter) April 1 (Easter)
Exsultet – Justin Dean, cantor Exsultet – Justin Dean, cantor
Handel, Laudate pueri Handel, Laudate pueri
Handel, Worthy is the Lamb + Amen from Messiah Handel, Worthy is the Lamb + Amen from Messiah
Handel, My Heart is Inditing from Coronation Anthem #4 Handel, My Heart is Inditing from Coro. Anthem #4
Handel, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah Handel, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah

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