Annual Passion Story Walk
Sunday, April 9 During the 9:00 am Service
Rehearsal: Saturday, April 8, 9:30–11:00 am
If your Preschool through Confirmation Class age children would like to play a part in our annual presentation of the Gospel on Palm Sunday, we hope that you will consider signing them up for the experience. This year, we will tell the story through the Gospel according to Matthew. We also welcome any teenagers who would like to help with props or as an assistant to the director. Please sign up by April 7. Contact Megan McDonald.
Special Music for Good Friday and Easter Day
Good Friday, April 14
Noon–3:00 pm Service
The Seven Last Words of Christ sung by St. John’s Choir with organ accompaniment
Good Friday, April 14
7:30 pm Service
Dies Irae from Requiem by Charles Villiers Stanford
St. John’s Choir will be joined by the choir from St. Francis, Great Falls with organ and string quartet accompaniment.
Easter Day, April 16
9:00 am and 11:15 am Services
Chandos Anthem and Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah by George Frideric Handel
Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch for Children
Saturday, April 15 at 11:00 am Outside of Shears Halll
Sponsored by the EGGS and EYC Youth Groups
There will be a lunch immediately following in Shears Hall. Donations of $10–$15 per family are appreciated to cover the costs of the event.
Potluck Easter Dinner
Saturday, April 15 Following Easter Vigil
Sponsored by 20s&30s Group
All are invited to this potluck dinner hosted by the St. John’s 20s&30s group. To R.s.v.p. and sign up for a dish to bring, contact Mac Carey through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.
Easter Flower Delivery
During Holy Week and Wednesday, April 19–Sunday, April 23
You are invited to participate in this important ministry by delivering a flowering plant, a symbol of love and hope, to those in our parish community who experienced the death of a family member in the last year. To volunteer, contact the Reverend Kristine Johnson or Sarah Tyler through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.
Flowering of the Cross
Sunday, April 23 at 9:00 am
We invite children of all ages to bring flowers to place in the cross at the beginning of the 9:00 am service.
Sunday, April 30 Following the 11:15 am service
All those in their 20s or 30s are welcome to join us for brunch at Aldeerah in Vienna, the only restaurant with exclusively Saudi cuisine in the United States.
R.s.v.p. to Mac Carey through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.. Come join us!
Pilgrimage to Historic Churches
in the Northern Neck of Virginia
Saturday, May 13–Sunday, May 14
Join us this spring for a visit to several historic, Colonial-era Episcopal churches in Virginia. The trip will involve a journey to Northern Neck communities in Lancaster and Westmoreland Counties and include an overnight stay in Irvington. Learn more.
Save the Date!
Shrine Mont Parish Retreat Weekend
Return to Shrine Mont, our "Place Apart," with friends new and old for fellowship and fun. Volunteers are needed to help with the planning. Learn more and register.
Contact: Margaret Kerfoot or Stefanie Stayin through the Parish Office, 703-356-4902
Save the Date!
John’s 2017 Vacation Bible School
The theme this year is Let’s Rock ‘N Roll! Opening service and dinner will be at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 25. Monday, June 26–Thursday, June 30 will be 9:00–Noon. Download a Registration Form.
Pilgrimage to Southern England
Encounter the sacred, with opportunities for individual reflection and contemplation as well as time for fellowship and worship in community with your fellow pilgrims. Visit Winchester, Salisbury and Canterbury Cathedrals. Learn more.