8 AM Contemplative Service  &  10 AM Service with Music

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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


Sharing our Lord's compassion

Ministries within our Parish

  • African Palms USA is an outreach ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church which turns a simple palm cross into a source of income and humanitarian aid for communities in East Africa. This unique overseas mission project was founded by the Women of St. John's in 1976. Palm crosses and palm totes are made in a small village in Tanzania, shipped to St. John's where they are checked and packaged by volunteers, then sold to other churches and church supply organizations throughout the US.  Most of the proceeds and all donations received are awarded in non-denominational micro-economic self-help grants to organizations and communities in Africa.

          For more information:  AFRICAN PALMS USA

  • In addition to African Palms and St. John's School, St. John's Outreach Committee serves the local community, the nation and the world through a variety of activities, events, and monetary gifts.

          List and information on other OUTREACH MINISTRIES.

  • 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:

  • 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