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 17, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday October 21, 2012

Licensed Lay Volunteers – All are invited to consider how you can help facilitate our worship experience. There are positions in worship that are routinely filled by lay people; in order to share the wealth in this ministry we could use new participants. Some functions require licensing while most do not. And as we reviewed the licensed lay participant roster there are some positions that could use some more volunteers. We only have 1 licensed Worship Leader, Marlene; 3 licensed Eucharistic Visitors (those who can take Eucharist to shut ins), Anne and Leone are licensed through 2013 and Mary Margaret is licensed through the end of the year; and 4 active Chalicists, Terry, Mary Margaret, Jim, and Leone. If you are interested in becoming a lay minister can be obtained from the Rector.
Visitors and newcomers – We welcomed Mr. Joe and his son Joe in worship October 14. We also welcome Lillian from Seeking Sitters as our new Nursery attendant. She is the franchise owner’s mother and will sit for us except when Taylor is home from school on break. Stop by and say hello.
Stewardship – A Prayer for the Provision of Time and Talent
Father, you breathed life into humanity and gave us various gifts and talents by which to live and move and have our being. Forgive us when we fall into the temptation of thinking that time and talent are made by us. Help us to see that our salaries and our hard work come only because of your provision of life and health and creativity. Help us as we struggle against a culture in which “time is money.” Help us to give ourselves as you did, even unto the cross. May your self-offering be our model and may your love be our encouragement
October 21, 2012, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing
Lessons for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24)
First Lesson:  Job 38:1-7, 34-41
Psalm:  104:1-9, 25, 37b
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 5:1-10
Gospel:  Mark 10:35-45
Lay Participants for October 21, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Terry
Lector:  Kevin
Prayers:  Bernice
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Jen/Burr
Refreshments:  No one has volunteered
Sermon for Sunday, Oct 14: http://chirb.it/4GH317
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."
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.
Wednesday Morning Book Study – The Wednesday morning book study reconvened September 25th with its study of “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancy. We will continue the study every Wednesday until the end of December at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall. If you are interested please contact Margaret.
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 Church in 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.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Job 38:1-41 “The Lord Answers Job” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Job 42:1-17 “Job Is Humbled and Satisfied.” 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 104:1-9, 25, 37b together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 658, “As long the deer for cooling streams” (Martyrdom) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Fall Working Party – There will be a fall working party to help sort and identify items for disposal that have been found in various locations in the Parish House. 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.
Thought for the week – Word: If you can recall words that hurt you, you can probably also recall words that sustained you, encouraged you, or lifted you up. Words have power, power to create and power to destroy, power to bless and power to curse, power to heal and power to hurt.
-Br. David Vryhof
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Wed. Oct. 17th       * Outreach Committee Meeting – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Oct. 18th        * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Choir Room)
Wed. Oct. 24th      * Wednesday Morning Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Thu. Oct. 25th        * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Choir Room)
Sat. Oct. 27th        *Greater Chuckatuck Historic Foundation Founder’s Day
                             * Bishop’s Day for Parish Leaders (East) – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
                             Emmanuel Virginia Beach
Thu. Nov. 1st          * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)
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        * 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, Carter and family, Marvin, Sally, Bill, Heather, Pat, Charles, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, the Chapman family, Steve, Morse, and Carolyn.
Deceased Scot
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Paul & Sharon
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Work of the Diocese.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Ceylon.
Flowers are given to the Glory of God in Memory of Pearl D. Lewis, our mother, by Bette & Bob.
Birthdays in October
Charles 09                   Lindsay 10
Sharon 20                    Marvin 20
Rusty 27                      Tina 27
Terry 30
Anniversaries in October
Les & Kathy 01          Pretlow & Mary Kemple 04
Burr & Jen 08
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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