Religion events from around the Washington area

Correction: An earlier version of the listing included an incorrect date and time for organist Lawrence Molinaro’s performance of the “Goldberg Variations.” Molinaro will perform with Con Brio! on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and will perform the “Goldberg Variations” on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Both recitals will be at Grace Episcopal Church in the District. This version has been corrected.

July 12, 2013

Washington National Cathedral welcomed the Rev. Kim Turner Baker as canon pastor, effective July 1. Baker will work with Dean Gary Hall on the cathedral’s outreach and Christian formation ministries as she builds relationships with the schools located on the Cathedral Close: Beauvoir, the National Cathedral School and St. Albans School. Since August 2008, Baker served as chaplain at Washington Episcopal School, developing and teaching religious curriculum for students at all levels and providing pastoral counseling to students, staff members and parents.

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.: Ekoji Buddhist Temple will host a traditional Japanese festival, including a performance by the Aloha Boys, traditional Japanese folk dancing, children’s games, a taiko drumming performance by Nen Daiko and a memorial candle ceremony. Booths will feature Japanese clothes and crafts. Also, a joint service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, officiated by Ekoji’s resident minister, the Rev. Kurt Rye. The Rev. Brian Nagata of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, will attend. Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lakehaven Lane, Fairfax Station. Free. 703-239-0500 or www.ekoji.org.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: Capital Accord Chorus, a progressive women’s chorus performing four-part a cappella harmonies in barbershop style, demonstrates the variety of its repertoire with jazz, pop tunes, standards and show tunes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Washington, D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-392-7664 or www.capitalaccord.org.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: Organist Lawrence Molinaro will perform with Con Brio! as part of the annual Bach Festival. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-333-7100 or www.gracedc.org.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: Ruth Frey, the recently named director of programs at the Washington National Cathedral, discusses how she will work with Dean Gary Hall and other senior staff members to create programs that facilitate theological reflection and address the intersection of faith and current issues. Washington National Cathedral, South Transept, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: Organist Lawrence Molinaro will close the Bach Festival with a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-333-7100 or www.gracedc.org.

Sunday, 3:30 p.m.: Israeli and Palestinian university students from the New Story Leadership program will host its third annual forum to promote a new reality for their peoples. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-365-2850 or www.bradleyhillschurch.org.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Mellow Yellow Coffee House features a casual evening of music as young adults play original songs and covers. National Presbyterian Church, Yellow House and lawn, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-537-0800.

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour, for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows. Climb a lot of stairs to view the city from above. Bring a camera. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Soprano Rebecca Kellerman Petretta and countertenor Charlie Humphries perform works by George Frideric Handel, with their baroque instrumental ensemble. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635 or epiphanydc.org.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-5581, www.allhallowsguild.org or misbister@cathedral.org.

Wednesday, 4-5 p.m.: Summer intern Janie Hammaker leads fourth- and fifth-graders in a program on how to build Christian friendships through game playing, scripture messages and other Club 45 techniques. National Presbyterian Church, Youth House picnic tables, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-537-0800.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz concert by a quintet of accomplished local jazz artists. Proceeds will benefit community mission projects. The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Freewill offering. www.mystandrew.org or 301-384-4394.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-5144 or www.wesleydc.org.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, the library, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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