First Sunday after Christmas

Christian Education for All Ages: Saint John’s offers Christian Education for children and adults on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Classes for children ages 4 through high school meet in the classrooms above Trimble Hall.  New participants are always welcome.  Adults gather in Saint Mary's chapel at 9am, for a thought-provoking discussion of topics relevant to understanding our faith.

No Children’s Chapel Today: In order to let the parents and youth choirs participate fully participate in the Christmas Lessons and Carols. There will be no Children’s Chapel or Little Episcopals. The Nursery will still be staffed and attended for children under 2 years old. 

Adult Forum: “The Historical Jesus – Solutions and Methods” Scholars have developed three major criteria for establishing what Jesus really said and did based on the surviving sources.  This criterion can be used only to indicate which traditions are more likely to be historically accurate.  The criterion cannot be used to show what is inaccurate.  What is fact and what is fiction?  Join the conversation as we explore truth and myth.  Join us following the 8:00 a.m. service in Saint Mary’s Chapel.

The Twelfth Night Party: Potluck dinner and gift exchange beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th. Come join in this end of Christmas celebration.

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) for Youth in grades 6-12: The first meeting for EYC will be on Sunday, January 13 after fellowship hour. Join us for lunch and fellowship, and a discussion of what is ahead for youth at Saint John’s. For more information, contact Heidi McCusker at

Bester School and Donations –Until further notice, we will no longer collect clothing for the school. However, the school still needs to replenish its underwear supply for young children – both boys and girls, sizes 4, 6, and 8.  Please contact Lou Lamb to provide underwear for Bester’s young and needy students.

Our Annual Meeting will be a Pot Luck!  A sign up will be available in Trimble Hall.  Thank you so much for your support!

The White House Band is coming to our Parish on Sunday February 24.  Members of this band are former members of military bands, and have arranged, written and first played their music for our Presidents, their families and guests. Tickets will go on sale immediately after the New Year. A Mardi Gras Party is planned as a pre-concert event at 5 PM. Wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served for a special price of $40…this price includes your ticket for the concert at 7 PM.  We’re expecting a big crowd and have limited seating for the party, so please get your tickets early. You can purchase your tickets after worship services or contact Sue Sowers (301-733-4370) or Bruce Massey (240-675-4498).  Concert Only - $20 and can be purchased ahead or at the door (if seating is available) Mardi Gras Party, includes Concert ticket - $40 (reservations must be made by Fri., Feb. 15)

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