Dear Friends in Christ:

St. Paul‚Äôs is a lively gathering of God‚Äôs people around the Gospel-centered promise of grace, a ‚ÄúReconciling in Christ‚ÄĚ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in NW Washington, DC.¬†

St. Paul’s is focused on living thankfully in light of God’s gracious love, gathered in prayer for the world, and actively working for justice and peace locally and globally. Join us for outdoor worship this Sunday and often! 

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Reconciling in Christ - Northlake Lutheran Church Kenmore WA ELCA


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4900 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008


We are located between Ellicott & Everett Streets NW, between Murch Elementary School and the Fire Station.













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From Pastor Walker's Desk:

‚ÄúThen the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablet, so that a runner may read it.‚Ä̬†

                       --(Habakkuk 2:2) 

What will the vision be for St. Paul’s as we move into the future? At the first congregational meeting that I attended as your pastor the leadership agreed to offer more financial transparency to the congregation. Then the world shut down and the leadership of St. Paul's needed to pivot quickly. We concentrated mostly on how to be church in a global pandemic. Yet, this agreement for transparency has been foremost in our minds.  
 This transparency allows us to see where we are, and where we can go as we look at ministry opportunities going forward. 
The Congregational Meeting on Sunday June 13 will provide a report of finances through May and an update of the mission and ministry that make St. Paul’s the wonderful congregation it is. 
If you have not yet sent an rsvp for the meeting, please do so soon (link is below). We want to know who is in attendance and whether we have the requisite numbers to have a vote on an important item. 
Also, please feel free to e-mail me  any questions you may have about ministry at St. Paul’s. This is to keep the virtual meeting to a manageable time and to make sure you receive answers to your questions.  
 See you on Sunday!!! 
Pastor Andrea


Click here to view the Phase 2 Guidance for Places of Worship in DC.
For more information from the DC Metro Synod on Coronavirus, please click HERE.
For up to date information in the District of Columbia: 
To register for the vaccine in the District of Columbia, please click HERE.   
To register for the vaccine in the state of Maryland, please click HERE.      
To register for the vaccine in the commonwealth of Virginia, please click HERE.
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            Lawn Mower Update!


Bob Hershey (left) and Mihkel Smit gave our two functioning lawn mowers a real workout this past Saturday. Bob tried the new red Toro for part of the job and says the mower is far easier to handle than the old green Lawnboy he normally uses.

Please consider helping us buy another Toro to replace the Lawnboy by donating to the lawn mowing fund. The check should be made out to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with "Landscaping--Mowers" in the memo line. Your support is greatly appreciated by our volunteers.

And please consider joining either the lawn crew or the landscaping team. Besides mowing, we care for the flowers, shrubs, and ornamental trees at St. Paul's and the parsonage.

Unless it is raining, the team meets on Saturday mornings at 9 o'clock. If interested, text Neil Berger at 202-669-2962.


Give to St. Paul's by shopping at Amazon Smile!

Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. On all eligible purchases, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate a portion of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Please make St. Paul's your charity of choice! Shop for St. Paul's here, enter your email and amazon password and shop away to benefit St. Paul's English Lutheran Church (bookmark the tab so it will always be easy to find!).

For more information about the program, click here.

Let's Go Shopping!!!!


Apple Computer Fund continues as Worship technology fund.

We continue to accept donations to St. Paul's worship technology fund. Here are some items that the donations are helping us fund along with those we wish to purchase:


  • Microphones to capture the choir and organ in high quality for recorded and livestreamed services (purchased in 2020)
  • An audio mixer to combine music and spoken word for recorded and livestreamed services (purchased in 2020)
  • Microphone stands and cables (purchased in 2020)
  • Sturdy tripods for outdoor worship.
  • Eventually we will need cameras for the sanctuary for a permanent video presence. (Currently we are using cameras on loan).
  • Ongoing maintenance on all the equipment.

 Thank you to all who have given so far! If you are able, keep the donations coming and mark them for worship technology!


St. Paul's is Looking for a Media Intern!

 Do you like to video edit and work on social media content? Do you need Community Service or SSL hours?  Are you looking to build a portfolio of your work to use for a class, a college application, or resume? 

Then we are looking for YOU! 

St. Paul's is looking for someone who is willing to join our team as a media intern.  Ideally, this person would join us every week to video record our services (and do any necessary post-edit), manage the church's social media presence on Instagram and Twitter, and keep our website up-to-date. 

Basic video editing skills are highly desirable (for example, experience with iMovie on a Mac), but extensive knowledge is not required.  

This position could be shared by more than one person.  Approximate number of hours required each week: 4. 

All ages are welcome to apply!

If interested, please contact Pastor Andrea. 


Comfort is being spread! 

Last Sunday we blessed more prayer shawls, quilts, and blankets, and they are ready to provide comfort to a hurting world.  If you would like to pick one up for someone, please contact the Church office (delivery usually possible too)!


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You have this, because God has YOU.


Parents of College Students

Please let Lisa Wackler know your college student's school address.  Now more than ever we want to let them know that their church is praying for them!




Youth Choir Practice on Hold Until Further Notice

If you wish to join the youth choir or would like more information, please contact director Marcia Perez .


MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS LOOKING FOR SERVICE HOURS:  Please contact Lisa Wackler Community Service or SSL hours! 



It's never too early to think about ways that you can serve the church when we can gather again!

Complete a survey to let us know your interest by clicking HERE.



Prime Time Center


Canceled Until Further Notice. 

We will be providing updates as we know them. 

If you would be interested in reaching out to Prime Time attendees to see how they're doing, please let Lisa or Joy know!





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Please join our livestreamed and online services on YouTube.


Sunday, June 13, 2021


Preaching on Stewardship on Pentecost- June 4, 2017 ‚Äď Timothy Siburg

Please click HERE for the service bulletin.  

Please click HERE for today's Children's Bulletin.

(Bulletins are uploaded the weekend of the service)

Upcoming Sunday Schedule at St. Paul's:

Join us for Summer Worship! - St. Peter's Episcopal Church


  • June 13th,¬†we will celebrate our High School seniors during worship which will be at 10:00 a.m. on the front lawn.
  • Sunday June 13th,¬†there will be a Virtual Congregational Meeting at 1:00 p.m. Please rsvp here.





Vacation Bible School is June 28--July 2, 2021!


For questions about VBS, please contact Lisa Wackler.

Got questions? Let Us Know! 



Sometimes, people will read something in the e-news or hear something in a service and think: Wow, I didn’t know that! THAT’S why we do do/say/show that?!?!?!? 

It got us thinking that it would be fun to have a semi-regular video feature in the e-news where we answer your questions. Introducing: ‚ÄúAsk the DCL‚ÄĚ!¬†Send us your questions:¬†about St. Paul‚Äôs, about being Lutheran, or anything else (within reason ūüėä) and we will try to answer them for you.¬†(Questions can remain anonymous unless you are okay with us putting your name out there!)¬†

Click HERE to ask your question!




 Food Pantry News-

The weather outside is warming up and pandemic restrictions are easing, but food insecurity is still a very real issue in our community.

We are still collecting toiletries for our Food Pantry. These items are not covered by benefits, so having a supply of these on hand will help us meet the needs of our patrons. 

THIS WEEK, we especially need hearty soups, shampoo, bars of soap and toothpaste. We do not need anymore toilet paper at this time.

 If you would like to order items directly from Amazon, please use this link to see our shopping list: 

The Food Pantry always needs: hearty soups, healthy cereals (i.e., Cheerios), canned protein, low-sugar and low-sodium foods, and "regular-sized" items.

 We continue to accept your donations of paper grocery bags (Whole Foods, Trader Joes) with handles. 

 As pandemic restrictions ease, we will notify you of additional ways that you can support the St. Pauls' Food Pantry by volunteering your time!

Please let us know if you have any questions! Lisa Wackler


Racial Equity

Movement 3


Tuesday Feb 23 at 7:30 pm

Opening prayer:

God of love, help me value the diversity in your creation and in the human family. Help me to love others and send your Holy Spirit to transform my life. I pray for your unfathomable grace to touch me so that I am energized to work toward dismantling white supremacy. Help me to know more clearly who I am and to live out your compassion and justice in my life, through Jesus the Christ. Amen 


 Amos 5:23-24 

"Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream."

Activity Options:

(Please choose one or all these options) 


The 1619 Project Podcast - Episode 3 The Birth of American Music (35minutes) 


 TEDTalk - How to Deconstruct Racism One Headline at a Time Baratunde Thurston 



 10 Habits of Someone Who doesn't Know They're AntiBlack. ( 

Or/and- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Chapters 6,7,8 


The Oprah Conversation on Apple TV "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" episode 1 (39.37 minutes) 

Reflection Questions: 

How did the activity make you feel?

What was new to you?

What surprised you?

What made you feel uncomfortable? Why do you think that is?

What does any of this have to do with your faith?

Write a brief synopsis of your chosen activity.

What do you want to do after hearing/reading/watching this?

Closing Prayer: 

Peacemaking God help me discover what makes for peace. Amen


Church is open for Prayer and Meditation.

As the pandemic continues we are holding worship services outside as the weather permits.
If you miss being in the church, please contact Joy Belew to set up a time to come inside for quiet meditation and prayer.
Please don't forget to wear your mask, and wipe down any surfaces in which you make contact (wipes will be provided)!

If you have any questions about using the space, please contact Joy in the church office at 202.966.5489.


Introducing GivePlus Text!    You can now make a contribution with text!
Simply send a text message to St. Paul's GivePlus Text number, 844-262-6943, with the amount you would like to contribute. Within a few minutes, you'll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and debit or card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt of your donation via email.
For future giving, send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! You can even text "repeat" to make it a recurring donation. Text giving is one of the fastest and easiest ways to give. 
To learn more watch this video or click here  to view a pdf "Quick Guide to GivePlus Text".