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Blessing of Animals October 6 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The blessing was held on Sunday October 6, 2013 in the side garden.
Friends and Family Celebration Sunday - Sept 22 
Sunday, September 22, 2013
St. John's held a Friends and Family Celebration on Sunday, September 22, gathering family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate in worship and with food and fun.
St. John's Bags 1,200 Pounds of Produce for the Needy: Join in to Bag More on Dec. 13 
Friday, September 6, 2013
St. John's is expanding its outreach to the needy by forming teams to bag produce at the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Check this article for the details and contact Faye Pritchard at 703-931-2168 to sign up to help.
Celebrating Confirmation at St John's 
Sunday, June 2, 2013
We have watched Maddie Harbin and Paul and John Petrich grow in body, mind, and spirit. Now they have made their own profession of faith before Bishop Susan Goff and the people of St. John's.
We Remember Lorraine and Woody 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Two long-time St. John's parishioners passed away in April within days of each other: Lorraine Underwood, 70, who died on April 14, and B. Sherwood "Woody" Hedrick, 85, who died on April 22.
Easter Celebration--The Children's Sermon 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here is a picture of the children's sermon from Easter Sunday.
Holy Week at St. John's--Palms, Fish, Thorns, and Resurrectiion 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Holy Week at St. John's began on Palm Sunday March 24 with the procession of the palms and the reading of the passion during Sunday services. On Thursday March 28 St. John's parishioners gathered at 6:30 pm in the meeting hall for a quiet Loaves and Fishes meal, followed by Holy Eucharist and the stripping of the altar. Easter included special activities--flowering of the cross, a special sermon, and an Easter egg hunt for the children and a special potluck fellowship for all following the 10 am service
St. John's Lenten Program Examines History of Racism in Virginia, Attracts Close to 70 Attendees 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Close to 70 attendees from Episcopal churches throughout Arlington attended a Lenten supper and lecture at St. John's March 12 to hear the Rev. Benjamin Campbell speak on Virginia's history of racism and its still-present effects in today's society.
St. John's gets new Email addresses 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
St. John's has new email addresses which will use domain as the website. They are: office@stjohnsarlingtonva.org - for Virginia Pearson and rector@stjohnsarlingtonva.org - for Rev. Ann Barker We ask that you update your personal email contact list to add the new addresses and remove the old ones. We want to assure everyone that emails sent to the old address will still be delivered.
Ashes to Go at Ballston Metro Station 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
For those unable to make it to church, Rev. Ann Barker of St. John's was at the Ballston Metro Station on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 to 8:30 am and from 5:00 to 6:00 pm to impose ashes for those who want them and hand out Lenten devotional books. Other churches in the area provided a similar service at other metro stations.

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