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, January 23, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday 27, 2013

Flower Donation Sign-up Sheet – The Altar Guild has posted the flower sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please read the sign-up instructions also posted in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Rose.
After Service Refreshments – There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex to sign up to provide light refreshments following service. Please take the opportunity to sign up for this ministry – extensive cooking skills are not required, simply an ability to provide a snack during post-service discussions.
January 27, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson:  Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm:  Psalm 19
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel:  Luke 4:14-21
Lay Participants for January 27, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  Kevin
Prayers:  Terry
Ushers:  Gary and ?
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Anne
Refreshments:  Leone
Sermon for Sunday, Jan. 13: http://chirb.it/K82Opp
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper This year’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is just under 1 month away – February 12. St. John’s will have its annual Community Pancake Supper on February 12th, from 5-7 pm. Ticket prices will be $5/person or $15/family. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Narthex for volunteers to work during this event. If you have any questions, please contact Jim.
Wednesday Night Lenten Series – Feb 20th will be the first of five sessions. We will start with supper at 6:30 followed by the study session. We will end at 8:00. There is a sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex for volunteers to supply the meal for each session. If there is any input into what we study let the Rector know.
Community Outreach Meeting – The next meeting of the Community Outreach Committee will be Wednesday February 6, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to attend
OneHarvest Orders – The next distribution is on Saturday, February 16. Check at www.ebumc.net for the order dates. The order dates are on the Ebenezer UMC order form.
Vestry Announcements – The following assignments on the vestry have been made for the coming year. The Senior Warden will continue to be Leone and the Junior Warden will continue to be Joe. The Vestry also affirmed the following Parish officers: Marlene continues as Register, Gary continues as Treasurer, and Don Wittenauer continues as Administrator.
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 will continue this coming Wednesday, January 30. The group is studying “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancy and will begin the chapter on Ecclesiastes. If you are interested please contact Margaret.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Nehemiah 8:1-12, “Ezra Summons the People to Obey the Law” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 1:4-10, “Jeremiah’s Call and Commission” from 9:15-10:15 am. All are invited to join us for class next 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 19 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 658, “As longs the deer for cooling streams” (Martyrdom) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Thought for the week – Listen: Remember prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. Speak what is on your heart and listen to God’s response.
-Br. Eldridge Pendleton
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.    * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Thu. Jan. 24th      * Choir rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Wed. Jan. 30th     * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Thu. Jan. 31st       * Choir rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Wed. Feb. 6th       * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Sat. Feb. 9th         * St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Hampton Vestry Retreat – 8:00
                             am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Feb. 11th        * Vestry Meeting – 7:00-9:00 pm (Parlor)
Tue. Feb. 12th        * Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – 5:00-7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Feb. 13th       * Ash Wednesday: Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
                             12:00 noon and 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)
                             * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Garden Club meeting – 12:00-9:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Fri. Feb. 15th         * Annual Council Williamsburg Lodge through Feb. 16th
Sat. Feb. 16th        * OneHarvest pick-up (Ebenezer UMC)
Wed. Feb. 20th      * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Lenten Soup Supper and Study – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
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, Meriwether, Allen, David, Shirley, Suzanne, Janis, Dominique, Virginia, Lon, Faye and family, Sally, Bill, Heather, Pat, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, the Chapman family, Steve, Morse, Charles, Kathy, Tanya, Joyce, Robert, and Mary Virginia.
Deceased:  Lewis
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Flower Dedication:  To the Glory of God and for Mrs. Paul Kirk Ball given by her son, Claiborne Ball.
Parish Cycle of Prayer: John & Ann
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach; Mrs. Robin Jordan
The Rev. David L. & Leslie Booher.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Rev. Emmanuel Sokowamju Egbunu of Lokoja, Nigeria.
Birthdays in February
Natasha 02                  Karen 08
Mac 08                        Perk 16
Joe 19                          Jimmye 20
Alice 22
Anniversaries in February
Gary & Toni 14
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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