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, August 1, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday august 5, 2012

Our Guest Musician – We welcome Keith, the son of Steven and Suze, as our guest musician today. Keith is studying Classical Horn at the Manhattan School of Music and has performed with the New York Youth Symphony since 2010. He will play the offertory, Andante religioso by B. Ed. Muller, Op. 74 for French Horn and Organ. Please give Keith a warm, St. John’s welcome.

Weekly Welcome – We would like to welcome back John & Ann and Dianne & BC; it was a blessing to have them worship with us last week. We were also visited by the children of Paul & Laura Woodward as they visited their parent’s graves on Sunday. Monday, we were visited by Billie Burgess, a friend of Lynn Rose, and Ian from Guernsey, UK.
August 5, 2012, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13)
First Lesson:  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm:  51:1-13
Second Lesson:  Ephesians 4:1-16
Gospel:  John 6:24-35

Lay Participants for August 5, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Jim
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  David and Marcella
Nursery Attendant:  Taylor
Nursery Assistant:  Jen/Burr

Refreshments:  Steven and Suze

Sermon for Sunday, July 29: http://chirb.it/eE9NOd
Our Nursery Attendant – Today is Taylor’s last Sunday in the Nursery before returning to Tech. Please stop by and thank her for her service over the summer months. She will return while on breaks from school to sit for us. Next week, we will have a new attendant: Kayla. Please welcome her to the extended St. John’s family.

Bishop’s Days for Parish Leaders – This year’s topic will be “Enlivening Our Faith for Generations to Come” and will be held October 27 at Emmanuel, Virginia Beach. This event is NOT just for Vestry members or Wardens but is intended for parish leaders. Bishop's Days will offer 14 workshops from which to choose. For complete information about workshops, schedule, registration and a brochure you can download see the Diocesan Website at http://diosova.org.

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.

Stewardship – What is stewardship? In light of our relationship with God, we have become agents of God’s ministry in the world. Our stewardship is a reflection of the joy we have in our relationship with God and a means through which we empower the church and this parish to continue to do God’s work in our community.

Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a, “David Has Uriah Killed” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading 2 Samuel 18:5-33, “The Defeat and Death of Absalom; David Hears of Absalom’s Death; and David Mourns for Absalom.” 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 51:1-13 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 11, “Awake, my soul” (Morning Hymn) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

19th Annual Crab Feast – We will hold the 19th Annual Crab Feast on August 26 beginning at 5:00 pm. The cost will be $10/person. Alternative choices will be available for those who choose not to or cannot eat crab. Contact Marcella for more information. As always, this event is envisioned as a Fellowship event rather than a fundraiser; come and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship.

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.

Thought for the week – Awe: We can be so dazzled by the heroic and spectacular deeds of the saints that we forget that we have, within us, the very same thing, this absolutely ordinary thing we call the love of God.
-Br. Mark Brown
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Thu. Aug. 2nd         * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Aug. 5th         *Rector’s Discretionary Fund Sunday
                             * “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
Mon. Aug. 13th        * Vestry Meeting – 7:00-9:00 pm (Parish House)
Wed. Aug. 15th       * Outreach Committee Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Aug. 16th        * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Aug. 20th       * Junto GFWC meeting – 10:30 am-3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Aug. 21st        * CAPS Board Meeting – 3:00-4:30 pm (WRPC)
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: Anne & Bert
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. James', Warfield; St. Simon's by the Sea, Virginia Beach; The Rev. Canon James & Geraldine Smith; The Rev. Robert H. Armstrong.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Province of South East Asia; The Most Rev. Dr John Chew, Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of Singapore.

Flowers are given to the Glory of God and for Francis X. Flynn and John (Jack) F. Flynn by Suze and Steven.

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

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