828 King's Highway, Suffolk VA 23432

757 255-4168 stjohns1755@verizon.net Worship Service: Sundays at 10:30am
Welcome to St. John's community. We are honored to serve Christ, and to open our doors to all. Please feel free to join us for worship. St. John's can trace its history to the founding of Jamestown. The parish is over 350 years old, and the church building itself has stood for 2 and a half centuries. St. John's saw the American Revolution and served as a camp ground for troops during the Civil War. Through it all, St. John's has been a place of worship and a home for those seeking communion with Christ. St. John's has a rich and abiding history. Today, it is as it was... a place to find and be found by Christ.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 2 Epiphany

Annual meeting – We will have our annual meeting Sunday January 15 in the Sanctuary following worship. All are invited to receive the state of the Parish announcement and share in conversation with the Rector and the Vestry. There will be a potluck immediately following the meeting in the Parish Hall.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Shrove Tuesday is just around the corner; it is almost time for our Annual Pancake Supper and Offering of the Palms. We will follow our schedule from years past with dinner being served from 5:00-7:00 pm. The cost for the Supper will remain the same also: $5 per person or $15 per family of 4 or more. Help spread the word and invite our neighbors to this wonderful celebration. More information to follow and there will be many opportunities to assist.
January 15, 2012, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Healing Prayers
Lessons for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 3:1-20
Psalm: 139:1-5, 12-17
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 6:12-30
Gospel: John 1:43-51

Lay Participants for January 15, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Mary-Margaret
Lector:  Ben
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Nursery Attendant:  Stephanie
Nursery Assistant:  Laura

Refreshments:  Parish Potluck

Sermon for January 8: http://chirb.it/6F1I2y
Today’s Psalm – We will sing the portion of the Psalter in unison. We will use a metrical version of the Psalter from A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher Webber as we sing Psalm 29 in unison. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 121: Christ, when for us you were baptized (Caithness) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

Vestry Officer Election – At this past Vestry meeting we unanimously elected Leone Vigil as Senior Warden, Joe Fisher as Junior Warden, Gary Davidson as Treasurer, and Marlene Stanton as Parish Register. When you see them, congratulate them on their election.
          We offer a special word of thanks to Jim Tankovich who rotated off the Vestry and faithfully served as Senior Warden during the search process. We also thank Burr Henderson for his service as Junior Warden although he has not rotated off the Vestry and will serve the remainder of his term.

Bishop’s Visitation – The Rt. Rev. Holly Hollerith will conduct his first official Visitation since his consecration as our Diocesan Bishop on May 6. While not essential this is an opportunity for Baptism, Confirmation, or Reception in the Episcopal Church. For more information about these rites and being Confirmed or Received in May contact the Rector.

Lay Participants – We would like to thank those who volunteer to assist during worship as Nursery Assistant, Altar Guild, Chalicist, Reader, Lector, and Usher. We would like to have a few more volunteers to assist on Sundays in one of these capacities. The Chalicist is the only person who requires special but simple training. If you have any questions about the duties for each position see one of our current volunteers or the Rector.

Olan Mills Update – Olan Mills has had a problem processing sittings from the day of our shoot – I hope to have a better idea about when they will have proofs sent for you to select pictures if you have had them taken. Because this is wholly their error they will provide an additional $25 for each person who had a picture taken to purchase photographs in addition to the free portrait every person receives simply for having their picture taken. Thank you for your patience.

Our Denominational Heritage – Q: Historically, what were the names of the Senior and Junior Wardens and what were their responsibilities?
          A: The Senior Warden was historically called the Rector’s Warden; the Junior Warden was historically called the People’s Warden. Churchwardens have a duty to represent the laity and co-operate with the clergy (or, in cases of vacancy, the bishop). They are expected to lead the parishioners by setting a good example and encouraging unity and peace. They have a particular duty to maintain order and peace in the church and churchyard at all times, and especially during services, although this task tends to be devolved to “sidesmen.”

Wednesday Book Study - Our next book study will begin on January 25 at 10:00 am and we will discuss the book Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference by The Most Rev. Desmond Tutu and The Rev. Mpho Tutu. If you would like to participate or have a copy of the book please contact Margaret Tankovich.

Formation Classes – We will discuss our Old Testament reading 1 Samuel 3:1-20, “Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity” this Sunday from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week will continue our study of the Old Testament reading from the Lectionary; Jonah 3:1-5, 10, “Conversion of Nineveh.” All are invited to join us for class.

Coats for the Needy – St. James of Portsmouth distributes coats for the needy on the 1st Saturday in February.  For more information contact the Rector.

Thought for the weekGratitude: We need a prayer which acknowledges the dignity of our own birth and the benefits of our own life. And we need a prayer for how we desire to steward this gift of life entrusted to us. It’s how to pray gratitude for all we are and all we hold. All that we are, all that we have we hold in trust.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Upcoming Events:
Sun. Jan. 15th         Annual Meeting – following service
                                Parish Potluck – following the Annual Meeting
Mon. Jan. 16th        Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday (office closed)
                                Junto Women’s Group meeting
                                Vestry planning session – Parish Hall (time to be determined)
Thu. Jan. 19th        Clergy Fresh Start retreat – 10 am – 3:30 pm (Camp Chanco)
Wed. Jan. 25th       Convocation IV Pre-Council meeting
Wed. Feb. 8th        Garden Club – evening (Parish Hall)
Fri. Feb. 10th          Annual Council begins – Williamsburg Lodge (through Feb. 11th)
Mon. Feb. 13th        Vestry Meeting – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Feb. 15th       Outreach Meeting – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Feb. 21st        Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 22nd      Ash Wednesday – 12:00 pm and 7:15 pm
Sun. May 6th          Bishop’s Visitation
Pray for Katherine, our presiding bishop; Holly, our bishop; and Les our priest.

St. John’s shut-ins, Marianne, Meriwether, Allen, David, Shirley, Suzanne, Janis, Dominique, Virginia, Lon, Luann, David, Evan, Kevin, Peg, Faye and family, Carter and family, Foster family, Jim, Lisa, Terri and Family, Marvin, Bev, Denise, Jaelyn, Sally, Bill, Heather, and Toni.

Those who have died: Ken; Dawn.

Serving in the Armed Forces: Bryan, Susan, and Jonathon
Serving Overseas: David
Parish Cycle of Prayer: John & Beth
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Emmanuel, Jenkins Bridge; Mrs. Eflyn Morris; St. John's, Hopewell.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Bangladesh; The Most Rev. Paul Sarker, Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Dhaka.

Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Lynn Kirk Rose and Dr. Arthur Kirk by Anne and Bert Henderson.

Birthdays in January
Ashley 1                     Garrett 2
Randy 6                     Landy 14
Arthur 15                   Lynn 15
Marlene 17                 Anne 20
Linda 21

If you are in need of Pastoral Care,
Please call Father Ferguson.
Cell:  757-418-0063

Contact Music Minister Roger Peyton

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