Morning Prayer for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (August 2, 2020)
Editing: Brent Erstad, Director of Music
Photo Imagery: The Rev. Robert W. Fisher, Rector
Postlude for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Sundays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday, 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.
Interested in joining a Centering Prayer Zoom gathering on Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.? Experience a few moments of peace and comfort through the contemplative practice of centering prayer. Newcomers welcome! Contact the Rev. Jane Milliken Hague for more information.
Summer Christian Formation for children will take place as pre-recorded video sessions emailed to parents each Sunday morning by 7:00 a.m. Please send a message here for the links to participate.
Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The youth are currently on break from meeting and will begin meeting again on Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. In the meantime, youth are encouraged to read a book that will be part of the class discussion in August. Please contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder to receive a copy.
Thursday, August 6 at 6:45 pm.
Sunday, August 23, 9:30 a.m.
Following our congregational meetings in June, we are now embarking upon a year-long journey to explore issues of race and faith, and what these mean specifically for St. John’s, Lafayette Square as a gathered community. Using as our base the “Sacred Ground” dialogue program designed by the Episcopal Church, small dialogue circles will read, watch, consider, discuss and pray together about a wide range of materials designed to make us more deeply consider — whatever our ethnicity — our response as individuals and as a community to issues of race in our lives, in our country, and in our church.
The program will start in September, and is open to any interested adult member of the Saint John’s congregation. The Rev. Will Morris, and other members of the planning group, will host an introductory meeting to explain more about Sacred Ground, review some of the materials, and answer questions at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 23 (in place of the coffee hour). Please send a message here for a link to participate. You can also view some of the Sacred Ground materials here and here. We so hope that many of you will feel able to join us on this journey.