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, July 25, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday July 29, 2012

Genieve Shelter – The initial donations for the Genieve Shelter will be gathered and delivered this Sunday, July 29. We will continue to gather items for the shelter as part of our ongoing support of the local women’s shelter. If you have any questions about donations please contact Leone.
Stewardship – Our stewardship isn’t simply a figure that describes our offering of time, talent, or treasure. Our Stewardship offering is an expression of our thankful relationship with God.
July 29, 2012, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)
First Lesson:  2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm:  14
Second Lesson:  Ephesians 3:14-21
Gospel:  John 6:1-21

Lay Participants for July 29, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Terry
Lector:  Ben
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Fred and Marlene
Nursery Attendant:  Taylor
Nursery Assistant:  To be identified

Refreshments:  Marlene

Sermon for Sunday, July 22: http://chirb.it/rFH28m
National Night Out – This year’s National Night Out celebration will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm on August 7 at the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department. St. John’s will be an official participant in this year’s celebration and it would be good if we were able to have a contingent present for at least part of the time the celebration is happening.

Kitchen Information – A special thank you to the folks who helped clean out the refrigerator after last Sunday’s service. In order to maintain a more orderly kitchen we will routinely clean out the unlabeled items from the refrigerator. We will most likely purge the refrigerator every other Sunday. If you have items to be kept please label them so we don’t throw them away.

Diocesan Connection Newsletter - The July-August edition of the Diocesan Connection is available online at this link. If you would like a print copy please let the office or the Rector know and we’ll get one for you.

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.

Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading 2 Samuel 11:1-15, “David Commits Adultery with Bathsheba” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a, “David Has Uriah Killed.” All are invited to join us for class this Sunday. A reminder; there is nursery service available during the education hour.

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 14 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 615, “Thy kingdom come!” (St. Flavian) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

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 – Gratitude: The prayer of thanksgiving frees us from the bondage of our own too-small worlds. It lifts us beyond ourselves and our petty preoccupations. And it does not come naturally to any of us. Rather, paradoxically, like all prayer, thanksgiving is a gift, from God, for us, waiting to be received.
-Br. Kevin Hackett
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Thu. Jul. 26th         * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Jul. 29th     * Worship Team meeting (Parish Hall)
Mon. Jul. 30th        * “National Night Out Chuckatuck” planning meeting
                             (Chuckatuck VFD)
Tue. Jul. 31st         * Convocation IV Clericus meeting – 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Thu. Aug. 2nd         * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Aug. 5th         * “National Night Out” Sunday
Tue. Aug. 7th         * “National Night Out Chuckatuck” – 6:00-9:00 pm
                             (Chuckatuck VFD)
Thu. Aug. 9th         * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Aug. 11th         * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Aug. 12th        * Vespers Service – 4:00 pm (Lake Prince Woods) Rector
Wed. Aug. 15th      * Outreach Committee Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
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, Charles, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, the Chapman family, Hallie, Bette, Lucinda, and Don.

Serving in the Armed Forces: David, Bryan, Susan, Kevin, Elizabeth, and Dane
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Jimmye
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Aidan's, Virginia Beach; St. Francis', Virginia Beach; The Rev. Mary & Claude Turner.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of St. Andrews Dunkeld & Dunblane.

Flowers are given to the Glory of God and for Marion Kirkpatrick by Suze and Steven.

Birthdays in July
Thomas 8                     Leslie 8
Amelia 11                    Elsie 12
Mollie 20                     Will 24
Diane 24                      Anthoney 25
Ann 29

Birthdays in August
Meriwether 01                         Nick 01
Anne 06                                  Shirley 07
Mary Kemple 13                     Alan 14
Margaret 18                             Martha 18
Ben 26                                     Bryan 28
Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
Dianne & Bryan 05                 Ann & John 10
Lizzie & Shawn 17                 Landy & Randy 29

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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