To spread your faith, St. John’s has many ministries available. Volunteers are always welcome to help carry forth the missions of Christ.
Sunday Childcare Ministry
A dedicated group of adults and teens make sure that there is adequate care for our children, ages 2 and above, while their parents worship at St. John’s. Our volunteers are trained in “Safeguarding God’s Children” and enjoy facilitating play, prayer and learning about the love of God with all of our children. We especially love that our children can join their parents to be fed in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
We are always in need of volunteers to help provide childcare during Sunday services in the summer and during special events held at St. John’s.
The Music Ministry not only reflects and supports liturgy at St. John’s but encourages the diverse musical gifts of parishioners in praising God and enhancing the worship experience. The choir sings regularly from September through June. Parishioners perform special musical selections during the Sunday worship, at Christmas, Easter and on other special occasions.
The Order of the Daughters of the King
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a Rule of Life, which incorporates the Rule of Prayer, Service and Evangelism, strengthening the spiritual life of the parish. The Daughters are comprised of communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate.
The Vision Statement of the Order of the King: “Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.”
St. John’s is exploring the possibility of chartering a chapter of the DOK. This will require potential “postulants” to enter into a time of study and prayer in preparation for taking vows to the Order.
The Pastoral Care Team
This team is committed to the spiritual and physical support of members/households going through a crisis or time of illness. Led by our priest, as well as by Deacon Tyler Jones and parishioner Crystal Green. Our team provides meal support, transportation to appointments, a pastoral visit that includes home communion, emotional support, and daily prayer on behalf of those in need. This ministry is open to any interested member of the parish. To learn more or to express interest in joining this ministry, please contact one of the above leaders.
Childhood & Teen Christian Formation
Our young members learn about being members of the Christian community by fully participating in all aspects of the life of St. John’s. The programs for our children and teens are centered in our Sunday School Program which includes community building through games and fellowship, projects to serve others in our community, and learning about and participation in our worship services. All of this is based on our study of the stories in the Bible and our Anglican/Episcopal tradition.
Confirmation preparation for high school teens takes place about every three years (last held in spring 2014).
St. John’s is committed to providing a range of experiences to adults seeking to deepen their own faith walk and witness. Sunday mornings we have a Scripture study that begins at 9:15 a.m. and continues until 9:55 (i.e. between the two Sunday morning Eucharists). Wednesday evening bible study is held at St. John’s. Telephone prayer groups are held Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Periodically we have short term classes on a specific theme such as a recent one on “providing and receiving forgiveness” and a series of “town meetings” focused on various parish ministries, their successes and challenges, and strategies for improving them. Quiet days are another element of adult formation as are the many opportunities available throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.