Saturday, November 18
The St. John’s 20s&30s group will be hosting its annual Friendsgiving on Saturday, November 18 at 5:00 pm at a private home in Del Ray. ”Friendsgiving” is a potluck Thanksgiving style dinner shared among friends. Join us for lots of fun (and good food). R.s.v.p. to Maggie Keller through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902., for the address and to sign up for a dish.
Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups
Sunday, November 19
Your child must be in Church School that day to receive a speaking role. Before signing up, please be sure you will be available for BOTH the rehearsal on Saturday, December 9 (8:45–11:45 am) and the actual pageant on Sunday, December 10 (4:00 pm).
Fellowship Sunday, Advent Adventure I, and Sandwich Sunday
Sunday, November 26 following the 9:00 am service
- Make a wreath with 4 Advent candles to prepare for observing Advent at home. $15 per household.
- Make sandwiches for Martha’s Table to help feed the hungry in Washington, D.C.
- Enjoy conversation with other parishioners while making wreaths or sandwiches or simply having coffee.
22nd Annual SAGES Christmas Luncheon
Friday, December 1 at 11:30 in Shears Hall
Christmas 1995 the St. John’s SAGES (those in the congregation of an age to be retired) gathered for their first Christmas Luncheon. This event has become a yearly tradition and this year will be our 22nd celebration and we look forward to welcoming all SAGES as we celebrate the joyous Christmas season. Once again we will fill the Christmas stocking for SHARE, and there will be an opportunity to purchase Christmas greens and plants prior to the Parish Greens Sale on Saturday, December 2.
15th Annual Parish Greens Sale
Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 am until Noon
Wreaths, Roping and more!
There will be wreaths in three sizes, 16,” 20,” and 24.” The wreaths are round and the 24 inch wreaths are both round and square. There will be mixed roping and white pine roping, potted flowering plants, gifts, baskets with fresh greens, and other holiday decorating items. Please mark your calendar and support this worthy event. All proceeds will go to Second Story (formerly Alternative House) and Homestretch, local charities supporting women and children. Questions? Contact Connie MacMurray through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.
Advent Quiet Afternoon
Saturday, December 2
Led by the Reverend Dr. Bill Roberts
Join the Reverend Dr. Bill Roberts, Church Music Professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, and his partner David Hoover, a lisenced clinical social worker and professional spiritual director, for an afternoon of exploring Advent spirituality through icons and music. Come and find some silence in the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas.
Advent Adventure II
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30–8:00 pm in Shears Hall
Advent activities and dinner - $20 per family.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
April 15–24, 2018
Explore the Holy Land as a pilgrim. Recharge and deepen your faith. Walk in Jesus’ footsteps. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Renew your baptism in the Jordan River. Wade in the Sea of Galilee. Float in the Dead Sea. Learn more.