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Life is short. We don't have much time to gladden the hearts of those who walk this way with us. So, be swift to love and make haste to be kind.

Henri - Frédéric Amiel

Worship Services

10:00 a.m.Sunday Holy Eucharist.Watch HerePDF Bulletin
11:30 a.m.Sunday School Online Via ZoomRequest Access
12:00 p.m.Wednesday Healing Service Online Via ZoomRequest Access
7:00 p.m.Thursday Bible Study and Compline Online Via ZoomRequest Access
11:30 a.m.Tuesday Morning Prayer CallRequest Access
8:00 a.m.Men's Saturday Prayer CallRequest Access
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Directions

St. John’s Church is located in Beltsville, Maryland on Md. Rt. 1 at the intersection of Powder Mill Rd. Enter our address, 11040 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD, 20704 into your GPS or into a web-based map service.

Please note: the entrance onto our campus is off Powder Mill Rd., which goes between the CVS Drugstore and the east side of our church. (NOT Rt. 1/Baltimore Ave. as is often indicated by web searches)

Parking for disabled attendees is available.

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Office

P.O. Box 14, Beltsville,
MD 20704

OPENING HOURS
Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some frequently asked questions are below to help you in your exploration of our congregation and the Episcopal/ Anglican tradition

Do I have to be an Episcopalian to participate in the life of St. John’s?

No, we are a Christian community that welcomes all God’s children and invites full participation.

What if I do not know what to do in worship?

The Sunday bulletin contains all the prayers, hymns, music and other cues to make it easier for you to fully participate in our worship.

What is the Holy Eucharist (You-ka-rist)?

This is the term used by the early Church for the Lord’s Supper. It is also the Greek word for “thanksgiving.” By celebrating the Holy Eucharist, we are also proclaiming the historic faith of the Church that celebrates the fullness of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Do you use real bread and wine?

During communion, we distribute wafers (also called hosts), and wine. They are symbols of the bread and wine our Lord used with his disciples to talk about our life in Him, and His life in us: “we are one body in one Lord.”

Do I have to give money at a church service or at other times?

No, we are a Christian community that welcomes all God’s children and invites full participation.

Do you use real bread and wine?

No, we are a Christian community that welcomes all God’s children and invites full participation.

Do I have to take communion?

No. While many find a deep grace and joy in this shared Biblical Sacrament, you can make your own decision about taking communion. If you choose not to take communion, you are welcome to come forward for a blessing. Also, if gluten is an issue, let us know and we can easily provide an alternative host.

What precautions are you taking for communion during COVID-19?

We have individual communion cups with a wafer in a sealed container to prevent having to pass communion elements out.

If I am not baptized, may I still participate in your worship services and receive communion?

Yes, we welcome all God’s children to our worship and to receive the Sacrament.

Do I officially have to join your congregation and the Episcopal Church?

No. You are always welcome to participate with us whenever you can for any and every part of our parish life.

What is a “Rector?”

The term “rector” refers to a priest who is officially in charge of an Episcopal parish.

Do I have to give money at a church service or at other times?

We encourage worship participants to offer their tithe at the time of the offering in thanksgiving for God’s blessings. When you decide to become a member, we encourage you to “pledge” or set aside a portion of your money back to God to support the ministry of the church.

Am I expected to share my time and natural gifts and skills with the Church?

Yes, because we believe that by doing so you will find what Christians have always found: that through sharing yourself and your talents, you will find the community that you are seeking, as well the same joy we find in being the hands and feet of Jesus, our risen Lord.

Is there Child Care?

When we have Sunday services at the church, we provide nursery care for infants and toddlers (to age 5). Young children are also welcome to be with their parents in the church service.