St. John's Episcopal Church

3427 Olney-Laytonsville Road

Olney, MD 20832



As each has received a gift,

use it to serve one another,

as good stewards of God's varied grace

1 Peter 4:10

Ministries within our Parish

  • Parish Life:  This committee serves as an organizational hub for various parish events, including our Advent Dinner and the Parish Picnic.  It also assists with our Holly Harvest Bazaar which engages parishioners in a broad variety of ways.  To get involved contact:

  • Olney Help - Provides emergency assistance to the community, including non-perishable food supplies, utility payment to prevent cut-off, and essential medication.

  • St. John's Food Pantry - Provides emergency non-perishable food to "walk-ins" from the community who are in need of food help.

  • The Pumpkin Patch:  Organized as a joint fundraiser with our school families.   St. John's  supports the Navajo Indians who grow and ship them. Pumpkin patch funds are used to support  our day school programs and outreach programs. 

  • The Holly Harvest Bazaar takes many hands and volunteer hours.  It reaches out  to both children and adults in our Olney community and provides a wide range of ways to engage your skills and get to know folks in the parish.

  • Love to knit, or other needle work,  or want to learn?  Check out the  "Esther Deel Wholly Thread and Whine Circle", a monthly gathering of members who love to knit. This loosely knit crowd welcomes all who would love to come.  Prayer shawls to cuddle persons who are ill is their central mission.  Contact:

  • Women of St. John's and Monday Mission Society share a common purpose and mission: building supportive relationships among the women of our parish.  They do this through a variety of activities supported by a monthly gathering.  Monday Mission meets at night so that women have an alternative to day time meetings.

  • Driving Miss Daisy ensures that anyone who wishes to worship with us on Sunday will be provided free transportation.  Volunteer for a specific Sunday, a specific person or locale. Contact: Glen Drew at

  • St. John's Episcopal School:  For over 50 years St. John's school has served as the leading private Episcopal school in Olney.  St. John's school (grades pre-K through 8) is committed to graduating students of character and faith. The school offers a rigorous academic curriculum that focuses on character education. 

          For more information on the school:   ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 

  • African Palms USA - Distributor of the original African Palm Cross.  African Palms purchases palm crosses woven by villagers in Tanzania and offers them for sale to churches and individuals throughout the US.  The ministry relies on volunteers to help with quality control, packing and shipping of the crosses. African Palms gives back to Africa in the form of self-help grants that benefit the entire community.                                                                                                                                                                                                              For more information on African Palms: AFRICAN PALMS USA


8 AM Contemplative Service  &  10 AM Service with Music

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