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, June 13, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday June 17, 2012 - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Supply Clergy – During the Rector’s absence, our Sunday worship will be celebrated by the Rev. Ron Spangenberg from Norfolk. He has served at St. John’s in the past but hasn’t served here for a little while. Please give him a warm St. John’s welcome while he is here.

Rector’s Vacation and Continuing Education - The Rector will be away for 1 week of continuing education the week of June 18-22. The following 2 weeks he will be away on vacation, returning for worship on July 8.
          During his absence the Senior Warden, Leone Vigil, will be the point of contact in emergencies and the Junior Warden, Joe Fisher, will be the secondary contact in emergencies. Pastoral support will be provided by Rev. Ileana Rosario from Wesley Chapel.
June 17, 2012, 10:30 am Litany of Healing and Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6)
First Lesson:  1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm:  20
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 5:6-17
Gospel:  Mark 4:26-34

Lay Participants for June 17, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Terry
Lector:  Ben
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Steven and Suze
Nursery Attendant:  Taylor
Nursery Assistant:  To be determined

Refreshments:  Parish Picnic

Sermon for Sunday, June 10: http://chirb.it/39LB7c
Around the Convocation – We had our Convocation clergy meeting this past Tuesday and there was a good discussion about the things happening in Portsmouth, Suffolk, Franklin, and Smithfield. There has been a request to pray for the churches in our Convocation as many are reflecting on difficult financial and spiritual growth times.

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 20 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 609, Where cross the crowded ways (Gardiner) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

Christian Formation Offerings – In the coming months be on the lookout for new offerings for Christian Formation. In the later summer we will begin brainstorming what Christian Formation has for us and how the ministry of Formation will continue to evolve in the coming year. We will also attempt to put “flesh on the bones” of a renewed Children’s Christian Formation and the process we will employ to help our young ones to continue their growth in God’s kingdom on earth.

St. John’s Prayer List – Please review the prayer list for accuracy and currency. We will continue to pray for those on the list but would also be blessed to lift them in Thanksgiving once their situation has resolved. If there are any additions or subtractions please contact the Rector or Don in the Parish Office.

Worship Assistants – There are always openings for volunteers to assist with worship. Please prayerfully consider is God is calling you to help as a (1) Eucharistic Minister, (2) Lector, (3) Prayer Leader, (4) Usher, (5) Altar and Flower Guild, and/or (6) Nursery Assistant. There is formal training for Eucharistic Minister and Nursery Assistant. Training can be provided for the other positions as needed. If you feel called to serve please contact the Rector or the Church Office.

Formation ClassesFormation classes are canceled from June 24 – July 1. They will resume on July 8, 2012, when the Rector returns.

Fellowship Hour – We are looking for volunteers to help with the refreshment hour following church. The requirements are relatively easy but this piece of hospitality is something worth doing for our members and visitors.
          Please consider assisting with refreshments – anyone can do it. If you have any questions contact Marcella.

Pastoral Care Volunteers Needed – Have you ever wished you had someone to lend an ear or ease a burden? If so, I encourage you to consider becoming a Pastoral Care provider. There are no special skills required, simply the ability to be present with another member of our church family to ease their burdens. If you feel called to assist please contact the Rector.
          We have had a little response and we request you prayerfully consider this ministry. If you have any questions about the ministry contact the Rector.

Thought for the week – Power: By inviting us to work with him, we become wonder workers with Jesus. He helps us achieve the impossible. And in cooperating with him energies and abilities are released in us we never knew we had.
-Br. Eldridge Pendleton
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Thu. Jun. 14th         * St. John’s Singers – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Jun. 17th         * Parish Picnic – following worship
Mon. Jun. 18th        * Rector’s Continuing Education through June 22nd – Virginia
                             Theological Seminary (Alexandria VA)
Tue. Jun. 19th         * CAPS Board Meeting – 3:00-4:30 pm (Westminster
                             * Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation Meeting – 7:00 pm
                             (Parish House)
Wed. Jun. 20th       * Outreach Committee meeting – 7:00-8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Jun. 23rd        * Rector’s Vacation through July 5th
Sat. Jun. 30th        * Salvation Army Luncheon (Note: Terry is away)
Community Church Websites:
New Community Christian Center                      http://www.nccfamily.us
Oakland Christian Church (UCC)                       http://www.oaklandchristianchurch.com/
Perfecting Saints Church of God in Christ       http://www.pscogic.com/
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church         http://www.wesleychapelchuckatuck.org
Ebenezer United Methodist Church                 http://ebumc.net/

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, Faye and family, Carter and family, Marvin, Sally, Bill, Heather, Pat, Elsie, Charles, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, the Times family, the Chapman family, Will, Mary-Margaret, Gary, and Hallie.

Thanksgiving: Mary-Margaret

Serving in the Armed Forces: David, Bryan, Susan, Kevin, Elizabeth, and Dane
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Carroll
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Mark's, Suffolk; St. Paul's, Suffolk; The Rt. Rev. Donald Hart - Retired Assistant Bishop.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion); The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja.

Flowers are given to the Glory of God in memory of my mother, Marie L. Kirk and in honor of my father, Arthur A. Kirk by Ann Kirk-Mendez.

Birthdays in June
Sarah 01                      G. Lee 01
Mark 02                       Lauren 03
Leone 09                     Bryan 15
Kristian 17                  Jacob 19
Allison 23                    Toni 29

Anniversaries in June
Jeremy & Lindsay 04              Paul & Sharon 14
Anne & Bert 21                      Jim & Margaret 26
Alice & Marvin 30

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

Contact Music Minister Roger Peyton

Website: http://StJohnsSuffolk.blogspot.com
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