Washington area religious events

November 16, 2012

Saturday 9 a.m. to noon: “Bible 101: Exploring the Gospel of Luke,” an exploration of Luke’s unique expression of the life, ministry and importance of Jesus of Nazareth by seminarian Fanny Belanger, will be held at 10 a.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Parish House Parlors, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Hearts and holly craft bazaar with handmade treats and treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams and savories, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and unique wood pieces, vintage items and Santa’s Workshop for kids gift shopping, and lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held at the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free admission. 301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org .

Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Holly Days bazaar with handmade gifts, toys, baked goods, raffles and more, photos with St. Nick, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., continental breakfast and lunch, will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 52 Main St., Laurel. Free admission. 301-776-5151 or www.stphilipslaurel.org.

Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Congressional Chorus performance of choral rhythms with percussion and dancers, will be held at 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. $25. 202-399-7993, Ext. 182.

Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Rich Kleinfeldt emcees a jazz concert by the Washington Saxophone Quartet and the following reception; will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1132 North Ivanhoe St. Arlington. Free. 703-241-2474 or www.stmichaelsarlington.org.

Sunday 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry to help feed area homeless men, women and families via McKenna’s Wagon, a soup kitchen offering a nutritious daily meal to the homeless of downtown Washington (collection of sandwiches and fruit for distribution on the third Sunday of every month), will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org or marthastable@cathedralcongregation.org.

Sunday 10 a.m.: Climate change address by James Hansen, head of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Sunday 10:10 a.m.: “Giving Thanks for God’s Second Greatest Gift,” a discussion led by climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 11 a.m.: “Changing the Anti-Israel Bias in the United Nations: We Can Do Something,” a discussion led by Stuart Sloame, vice chairman of the board of the American Jewish International Relations Institute, will be held at Shaare Tefila Congregation, 16620 Georgia Ave., Olney. 301-649-2768. or alkliman@comcast.net or miltrgold@comcast.net.

Sunday 10 a.m.: Music festival celebrating the church year in scripture, readings, a performance of works by Harris, von Herbeck, Parry, Howells and Boyle by the St. John’s Choir, and hymns sung by the congregation, will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop with fellow needlers for distribution to those in need via Bright Beginnings and other organizations serving the homeless — with instruction, needles and yarn provided — will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Fourth Floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail knitting@cathedralcongregation.org.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Classical piano recital of works by Beethoven, Ravel and Debussy performed by Peter Takacs, piano professor of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and performance of Franck’s sonata for violin and piano with violinist Michelle Abraham, will be held at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Bruch Dr., Falls Church. Suggested donation, $15. 703-200-7489 or marikohiller@gmail.com or www.odeonchambermusicseries.org.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Harvest Festival of Choirs joining the Shiloh Senior Choir with the Wesleyan Choir of Asbury United Methodist Church, the Senior Choir of Zion Baptist Church, the Metropolitan Music Ministry of Metropolitan Baptist Church and the Cathedral Choir of John Wesley AME Zion Church, accompaniment by organist Evelyn Simpson Curenton and conductor Thomas Dixon Tyler in a performance of choral anthems and hymns, will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. Free. 202-232-4288 or www.shilohbaptist.org.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Pipe organ recital of works by Bach, Liszt, Joao de Sousa Carvalho, Alfred Hollins and Alexandre Guilmant and performed by Douglas Bruce, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10 suggested donation. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 7 p.m.: An evening of magic by Mark Philips and music by the Silver Spring Brass Quintet for all ages, works by Bach, Gershwin, McKee, Ellington and others, will be held at Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. $20 suggested donation. 301-520-8921 or www.resurrectionadv.org.

Monday 8:18 a.m. to Monday Jan. 21 5:30 p.m.: Annual exhibit of nativity scenes “And Heaven and Nature Sing,” will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Crypt Level outside Bethlehem Chapel, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Monday, Thursday and Friday noon: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for loved ones of alcoholism sufferers will be held at 10 a.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Monday 7:30 to 9 p.m.: Grandparents workshop, led by Marino Usher, on ways to introduce and foster Judaism with your interfaith grandchildren, will be held at Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $7. 202-777-3263 or miriams@washingtondcjcc.org.

Tuesday Noon: Anat Hoffman, former city councilwoman of Jerusalem, hosts a discussion of “From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda: Ending Gender Segregation in Israel”; will be held at Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free, reservations required. 202-518-9400.

Tuesday and Wednesday noon: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: Soul’s Delight, an all-Italian baroque classical music recital, an all Italian baroque music, will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Thursday 10 a.m.: Service of Holy Eucharist, with sermon by cathedral dean Gary R. Hall, music and prayers, followed by self-guided tours, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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