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.

Friday, November 23, 2012

St. John's e-News for Sunday November 25, 2012

Vestry Election and Fall Potluck – The election will take place following worship on Dec 2 in the sanctuary. Make sure you vote for your new vestry members.
          The fall luncheon will take place following the vestry election on Dec 2 in the parish hall. There is a sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex. Please sign-up to bring something.
Community Thanksgiving Service – Thanks to everyone who participated in this annual community event.
2013 Pledge Drive – St. John’s 2013 pledge drive is on, pledge cards and a written narrative should have been received. We would like to have all pledge cards in hand no later than Sunday, December 9, to allow the Vestry to make final decisions about the coming fiscal year. In essence, we anticipate expenses to be approximately equal to this year, approximately $105,000. More details will be available Sunday.
November 25, 2012, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 29)
First Lesson:  2 Samuel 23:1-7
Psalm:  Psalm 132
Second Lesson:  Revelation 1:4b-8
Gospel:  18:33-37
Lay Participants for November 25, 2012 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Mary-Margaret Fisher
Lector:  Suze Kirkpatrick
Prayers:  Marlene Stanton
Ushers:  Steven Kirkpatrick and Marcella Wittenauer
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian Lohli
Nursery Assistant:  Alice Seaman
Refreshments:  Steven and Suze Kirkpatrick
Sermon for Sunday, Nov. 18: http://chirb.it/N88pnk
Sermon for Community Thanksgiving Service: http://chirb.it/zLgMAs
Stewardship – A Prayer for Guidance (BCP p. 832)
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light rises up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in your light we may see light, and in your straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.
Community Outreach Meeting The committee will be having a meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in the Parish Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. We will be completing 2012 and planning for 2013.
Wednesday Morning Book Study – The Wednesday morning book study continues its study of “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancy on November 28. 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 Tankovich.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading 2 Samuel 23:1-7, “The Last Words of David” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 33:14-16, “The Righteous Branch and the Covenant with 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 132 together. The Canticle will be set to Hymn 510, “Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove (St. Agnes) 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 – Obedience: What God wants from us is the same as what God wants for us. So when God commands, we should listen, because God is not only asking something from us but is also offering to do something for us.
-Br. David Vryhof
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Wed. Nov. 28th       * Community Outreach Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 (Parish Hall)
Sun. Dec. 2nd          * Annual Vestry Election and Winter Potluck Luncheon –
                              following worship (Parish House)
Tue. Dec. 4th          * CAPS Executive Board meeting - 2:00 pm (Parlor)
Fri. Dec. 7th           * Parish Hall in use through Sat. Dec. 8th
Sun. Dec. 9th          * Pledge ingathering
Mon. Dec. 10th        * Janitorial service shift
                              * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Parlor)
Mon. Dec. 17th        * G.F.C.W Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Parish
Sat. Dec. 15th        * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Parish
Sun. Dec. 23rd        * Greening of the Church and Parish Soup luncheon
Mon. Dec. 24th       * Christmas Eve “Midnight” Festive Eucharist – 9:00 carol sing,
                             9:30 worship.
Sat. Dec. 29th        * 5th Saturday Luncheon at Salvation Army
Sun. Dec. 30th        * Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols
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.
Marianne LaFontaine, Meriwether Ball, Allen Conlon, David, Shirley Rhees, Suzanne Voorhies, Janis Gordon, Dominique, Virginia Chambers, Lon Bickham, Faye and family,  Sally, Bill, Heather Burns, Pat Pretlow, Charles Smith, Barbara Griggs, Tina MacManus, Kathleen and Fergal, the Chapman family, Steve Hawkins, Morse Olin, Carolyn Uanis, Jonathan Dephouse, Charles Wynn, and Kathy Ferguson.
Deceased: Gerard Chataigneau
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan Rogers, Elizabeth Tankovich, Dane Fisher, Leon Barrow, and Patrick Madden
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Margaret Lynch
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Dr. Peter & Toni Hogg, Jr.; The Rev. Gregory Hodgson & Sherrill McKay; The Rev. Michael & Sally Murphy. The Church of the Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Falkland Islands.
Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Kevin's mother, Renee Brady, by Kevin & Terry Brady.
Birthdays in November
Bev Parker 03                         Diane West 04
Doug Gregory 11                    Eddie Cotten 13
Steven Kirkpatrick 16             Kathy Ferguson 28
Laura Smith 28                       Dotty Cox 29
If you are in need of Pastoral Care,
Please call Father Ferguson.
Cell:  757-418-0063
Home:  757-484-8409
Contact Music Minister Roger Peyton
e-mail: rogerpeyton1945@gmail.com
Website: http://StJohnsSuffolk.blogspot.com
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