We know that visiting a church for the first time makes many people nervous. At St. John’s, we try to remember what it’s like to be in your shoes. We do our best to anticipate your questions and to ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable here.
To get more information Click Here, or ask an usher (or really anyone you see) on Sunday morning. Everyone remembers being new and wants to help make sure you are comfortable here.
What time are services on Sunday morning?
During the “school year” we have two Sunday Services. At 9:00 a.m. we have a shortened family-style worship service with a cantor and easy-to-follow music. At 11:00 a.m., we have a traditional – but never stuffy – service with a full choir. If your preferred worship style is quiet, casual and super family-friendly, then 9:00 is your jam. Glorious choral music and great liturgy your style? Then the 11:00 is the service for you. During Summer, we have one Sunday Service at 10 a.m. that has its own casual, traditional but not stuffy feel, followed by coffee hour – with popsicles too – on the lawn.
How long do services last?
The 9:00 a.m. lasts about 45-50 minutes, while the 11:00 a.m. service runs a little over an hour.
What about Holy Communion?
We celebrate the Holy Eucharist every Sunday at every service. We believe that the Eucharist is food for the journey of life, not a reward for the perfect believer. All are welcome at God’s table.
Where can I park?
Parking on the street is free on Sundays in Georgetown. We’re located at 3240 O St. NW in Georgetown, on the south-east corner of O St. NW and Potomac St. NW.
Do you offer programs for children?
Yes, during the school year professional childcare is available from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30p.m. We also have Sunday School in between Sunday services during the school year as well. Click here for more information about our children’s programs.
What should I wear?
There’s no dress code. Some people dress up in their Sunday best and others show up in jeans and a sweater, whatever feels comfortable and appropriate for you is fine.