As you may have heard, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde directed that all parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington suspend worship services and normal parish operations as the Washington region grapples with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This decision means we may not gather here for worship, fellowship, or meetings. This is a way our diocese is aiming to love our neighbor, trying to stop the spread of coronavirus and protect vulnerable populations.

Email Rev. Lisa to get an invitation to our Zoom prayer gatherings. Or join our mailing list for a complete schedule of online events.

We are committed to providing regular virtual worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, evening prayer at 6:30 pm each evening, and connecting in many ways for study and fellowship. Check back on this page, where we will share many details and invitations with you to participate online.

We will be providing streaming services and Zoom gathering. If you don’t know what Zoom is, we plan to send a tutorial to parishioners! Return to this page for updates on streaming and online services.

You should have received email with Zoom link and password. It was also in the Phoenix. Email Rev. Lisa for an invitation if you are not on the Parish mailing list.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  
6:30 pm Evening Prayer followed by a time to catch up and ask questions. on Zoom.

Wednesdays: Evening Prayer with sermon followed by Lenten Study. Presented on Zoom.

Sundays: 10:30 am Worship will be posted on Facebook page and this website. with music and bulletin available here. Followed by virtual coffee hour on Zoom.

You should have received email with Zoom link and password. It was also in the Phoenix. Email Rev. Lisa for an invitation if you are not on the Parish mailing list.

Skip ahead to the program start at 30:30. Watch the video of young adults as they engaged with our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Friday, January 24th 2020.

Audio recording

Christmas Eve – Music and Service – the Rev. Linda Kaufman

Audio Recording

Highlights from the 5pm Family Service

This book consists of imagined monologues by women who met Jesus. The author adds personality and life experiences that bring these women to life. Despite being mostly fiction, they are consistent with what’s in scripture and make it more real. For example, the women who touched Jesus’ cloak (Luke 8:43-48) talks about life with continual bleeding and pain and how that affected her life as a Jewish woman (see Leviticus 15:25). The author brings to life how much courage it must have taken to try to touch Jesus and how it felt to be cured.

In addition to this story, there are many others, including the bride of Cana, Mary and Martha of Bethany, and even Pilate’s wife, who encountered Jesus in a dream (Matthew 27:19). For me, however, the most powerful stories were actually the monologues by women who did not meet the human Jesus. Prisca and Phoebe give wonderful testimonies about how they came to know the living Christ after the Ascension. These stories suggest that even us living in modern times can come to really know Christ.

After reading this book, I have a different viewpoint about women and Jesus’ ministry. Women are crucially important to Jesus’ life story, and Phoebe as the first deacon (ever) indicates how important they were also to the early church. For that time period, Jesus’ interactions with women and ideas really were radical, and in many ways they still are.

Vibha Sazawal