Summer Sunday Services


Join us for lemonade and popsicles on the front lawn after service! 

Children are always welcome in church, and we also have friendly childcare from 8:30-12:00 in our beautiful atrium.  

Parking is available at the Hyde-Addison Elementary School across the street from the church.

10 a.m. – A Relaxed but Traditional Service

Our 10 a.m. service is family-friendly but child-care is also available. At St. John’s, children are made to feel comfortable and welcome in church! Both of our priests are parents too (and get it!)!

The summer Sunday service at 10:00 is traditional, but our famous choir takes a break. We still have beautiful music but it is easier to sing. During the summer everyone is the choir so don’t be afraid to belt it out! We love to sing!

We delight in our deep Anglican roots, but without the staunch formality that Anglican services can sometimes bring.  Summer finds us in a more simple, but traditional, mode of worship.  Whether you’re visiting or have been coming to St. John’s since Francis Scott Key was on the vestry, you are welcome at St. John’s!

Most people new to the Episcopal church are surprised by how much we read from the Bible. Every Sunday you will hear three Scripture readings and a Psalm. Our sermons aim to explain the Bible text, and connect it with the struggles of our modern lives and current events in our world. Following an ancient pattern,  our service builds to the service of Holy Communion.  We welcome all to join us in this great feast and mystery of our faith.  At least once during the summer we have an Instructed Eucharist, where we teach about what we’re doing in the liturgy and why! Join us!




Last winter we had a “Frozen” Sunday, with costumes, songs from the movie, and a sermon about the power of love to melt the coldest hearts!






In October, our resident astronaut and vestry member, Scott Altman, took advantage of
Hubble photothe large screen we had put up for the screening of the Phantom of the Opera which started our concert series, and showed pictures from his shuttle missions and from the Hubble telescope.



During this year’s blizzard, we had a real “Frozen Sunday” in DC.  To keep safe, we had a Virtual Morning Prayer, with readings from four parishioners, a prelude from our organist-choirmaster, and with our Rector as Celebrant. And we were all snow-bound!  Click here to watch.

A couple of weeks later, we had a Mardi Gras service with the Redwine Jazz Band on February 7th to celebrate an exciting year for the church, and to kick off our annual meeting.

Later in February, we had Star Wars Sunday, complete with Jedi masters, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, R2D2, and music from the movie. Younglings and Padawans heard about the Force of Love and Light that is within them and stays with them always! Click here to watch our movie trailer!



We also have an amazing Advent Lessons and Carols service.  This is the ultimate example of the beauty of Anglican Musical Services.


Holy Eucharist with Centering Prayer happens every Tuesday Evening at 5:30 p.m. in The Chapel of the Carpenter. Centering Prayer is an opportunity for a deeply spiritual experience. Read about the extraordinary experience of centering prayer.