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Welcome to St. John's

Every church says, "Visitors Welcome."

St John’s wants to say, "Visitors Expected!" 

                                   Rector Ann Barker giving Communion at outdoor service

We are always happy  to have new people come to bless us
with their presence and to share in our life together.

 

What to Expect

When you arrive at St. John's on a Sunday morning, an usher will welcome you and hand you a bulletin to guide you through the service.  What happens next?  What is the service like?  How easy is it to participate?  Find out here.

Directions, Map, and Parking

St. John's is located at the corner of 5th Street South and Lexington Street in Arlington, Virginia, just one block off Carlin Springs Road near Kenmore Middle School.  Click here for directions, a map, and parking information.

Times

There is a quiet spoken service at 8 am and a service with music at 10 am on Sundays.  Adult education begins at 9:00 am.  Sunday School for children and youth begins at 10:00 am.

Babies and Children

There is child care staffed from 10 am on Sunday until after the 10 am service. You can speak with an usher about how to get there.  If you prefer to keep your baby with you during the service, that is fine, too. 

If you bring children they can either sit with you during the service or join in Children's education with other children.  The children rejoin their parents in the service before Holy Communion.  Children are welcome to come to Holy Communion with you for a blessing..

Accessibility

There are handicapped parking spaces in front of the church and an elevator on the left side of the church as you face the front door.  Have someone with you alert the ushers that you need to use the elevator and they will make sure things move smoothly.  You may come to Communion in your wheelchair or with your cane or walker, or you can let an usher know that you want us to bring the bread and wine to your pew.

Dress

You do not need to dress up to come to St. John's.  If you are not certain what to wear, dress as if you are going shopping.  What you wear is much less important than that you are here.