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, October 31, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday November 4, 2012

Daylight Savings Time ends – Remember to fall back an hour this Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Genieve Shelter – The next ingathering for the Genieve Shelter will occur Sunday November 4. For more information about items needed contact Leone Vigil.
Election Day – Our next National and General Election will occur Tuesday November 6. On that day all are invited to hold our nation, its public servants, its military, and all standing for election in prayer. We will intentionally hold the political process in vigil beginning with Morning Prayer at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary. All are invited to devote time for prayer during the day. Additionally, we will hold a community Eucharist at 12:00 noon in honor of the political process of the day. Please feel free to join in holding our nation in prayer and join us in solidarity in worship on that day.
Stewardship – A Prayer for the Right Use of God’s Gifts (BCP p. 827)
Almighty God, whose loving hand has given us all that we possess: Grant us grace that we may honor you with our substance, and, remembering the account which we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
November 4, 2012, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 26)
First Lesson:  Ruth 1:1-18
Psalm:  146
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 9:11-14
Gospel:  Mark 12:28-34
Lay Participants for November 4, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Jim
Lector:  Kathy
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Gary and Lynn
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Anne
Refreshments:  Marlene
Sermon for Sunday, Oct 28: http://chirb.it/zqyPE5
Fall Working Party – The a fall working party is tentatively scheduled for Saturday November 17 to help sort and identify items for disposal that have been found in various locations in the Parish House and to winterize the church yard. The date is subject to change and may occur earlier but plan on the clean up happening no later than November 17. So far we have a couple volunteers who are willing to help sort and dispose; if you would like to help please contact the Rector.
Upcoming Community Events – There are 2 events on the calendar for November that may be of interest for our Parish.
          (1) On Sunday November 11, from 1-7 pm Wesley Chapel, Oakland Christian, and St. John’s Church; the Chuckatuck and Possum Hollow Ruritan Clubs; the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department; and other civic organizations will host a buffet dinner. Please see the flyer in the Narthex or Parish House for more information and locations to purchase tickets.
          (2) On Saturday November 17, from 9-11 am Impact Suffolk will be holding its 14th annual food giveaway. For more information see the flyer in the Narthex or Parish House.
Growth Suggestions – If you have any ideas, suggestions, or recommendations concerning the Growth of St. John’s please place them in the foil covered box labels “Growth” located on the usher’s table in the Narthex.  There is a pen and paper in the box.  These will be reviewed at the next vestry meeting.
Our Thanksgivings – We are collecting tangible statements regarding our blessings and thanksgivings in the jar in the Narthex.
Wednesday Morning Book Study – The Wednesday morning book study continues its study of “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancy. We will begin our study of the book of Job this coming Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall. If you are interested please contact Margaret.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Ruth 1:1-18 “Elimelech’s Family Goes to Moab” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Ruth 3:1—4:22 “Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor,” “The Marriage of Boaz and Ruth,” and “The Genealogy of David.” 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 146 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 680, “O God, our help in ages past (St. Anne) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
At Communion – All are welcome to come to the Lord’s Table and all receive the benefits of the Sacrament whether they receive either the bread or wine; both the bread and wine; neither the bread nor wine; or simply a blessing by the priest. To receive the bread, offer your prominently raised hands to the priest so the priest can easily place the bread on the palm of your hand. You can receive the wine either individually or by dipping (intincting) the bread in the chalice; if you wish to receive the chalice, please guide it to your lips. If you desire a blessing as opposed to the elements simply cross your arms across your chest and the priest will bless you. After you have received the Bread and the Wine or the blessing, it is appropriate to say "AMEN."
Thought for the week – Revelation: If divine revelation can even come through a lowly thorn bush, then surely through another person, created in the image of God, and all the more likely if they are a stranger to us, a stranger to be welcomed into our life, into our heart.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.    * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Thu. Nov. 1st         * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)
Sat. Nov. 3rd         * Holiday Craft Fair – Lake Prince Woods 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 4th         * Daylight Savings Time ends
                             *All Saints Sunday
                             * Rector’s Discretionary Fund Sunday
Tue. Nov. 6th         * Election Day
                             * 9:00 am Election Day Prayer Vigil
                             * 12:00 pm Election Day Community Eucharist
Thu. Nov. 8th         * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Choir Room)
Sat. Nov. 10th        * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Nov. 12th        * Veteran’s Day Holiday – Office Closed
                             * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Wed. Nov. 14th       * Wednesday Morning Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Garden Club – 12:00-9:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Nov. 15th        * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Choir Room)
Sun. Nov. 18th        * Pledge cards and letters distributed
                             * Community Thanksgiving Service – 7:00-9:00 pm (Oakland
                             Christian UCC)
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/
Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk (CAPS)     http://www.capsuffolk.com
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, Marvin, Sally, Bill, Heather, Pat, Charles, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, the Chapman family, Steve, Morse, Carolyn, Jonathan, Charles, and the family of Carter.
Deceased Carter
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Anne
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Robert & Margaret Huffman.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Bermuda & The Rt. Rev. Dr. Patrick White.
Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in Celebration of our Grandchildren Dylan & Brady by Marcella & Don.
Birthdays in November
Bev 03                         Diane 04
Doug 11                      Eddie 13
Steven 16                    Kathy 28
Laura 28                      Dotty 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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