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 24, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday October 28, 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 Tony and his son Tony in worship along with Marvetta October 21. Make sure you greet them when you see them.
Stewardship – A Prayer of Self-dedication (BCP p. 832)
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
October 28, 2012, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 25)
First Lesson:  Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm:  34:1-8, 19-22
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 7:23-28
Gospel:  Mark 10:46-52
Lay Participants for October 28, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Jim
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Lynn and Leone
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Laura
Refreshments:  No one has volunteered
Sermon for Sunday, Oct 21: http://chirb.it/5L15kz
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.
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.
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.
Genieve Shelter – The next ingathering for the Genieve Shelter will occur Sunday November 4. For more information about items needed contact Leone Vigil.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Job 42:1-17 “Job Is Humbled and Satisfied” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Ruth 1:1-18 “Elimelech’s Family Goes to Moab.” 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 34:1-8, 19-22 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.
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 – Stewardship: You might want to take a tour through your home and intentionally acknowledge your stewardship of the material things to which you’ve been entrusted. That you belong to God, and these things belong to God, and that when God is ready to redistribute these things, you stand ready, not reluctant, but ready, by God’s grace, to give it up.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Thu. Oct. 25th        * St. John Singers rehearsal – 7:00 pm (Choir Room)
Sat. Oct. 27th        * Bishop’s Day for Parish Leaders (East) – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
                             Emmanuel Virginia Beach
                             *Greater Chuckatuck Historic Foundation Founder’s Day
                             Celebration – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
                             * Graveside Service for Mr. William Potter Jr. – 2:00 pm
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, Carter and family, Marvin, Sally, Bill, Heather, Pat, Charles, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, the Chapman family, Steve, Morse, Carolyn, Jonathan, the family of April, and Charles.
Deceased William Potter, Jr.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Landy & Randy
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Very Rev. Shirley & Rev Earnest Smith Graham.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Cuba.
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                      Worth 27
Terry 30
Birthdays in November
Bev 03                         Diane 04
Doug 11                      Eddie 13
Steven 16                    Kathy 28
Laura 28                      Dotty 29
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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