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 30, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday February 3, 2013

Preparation for Lent – As we begin looking forward to Lent you will notice the doors into the Sanctuary from the Narthex will be closed before service starts. We will use the doors as a reminder of our going to a place set aside for worship and intentional communication with God. At the end of Lent, we will invite your reflections on the new position of the doors.
Brunswick Stew Sale for Oakland Christian UCC – Randy Rowell, of Oakland Church, will pick up the forms and checks this coming Sunday after church. He will deliver the stew to St. John’s on Sunday, February 10th, between 11:30 and 11:45 so that it will be there for you to take home.
February 3, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm:  Psalm 71:1-6
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Gospel:  Luke 4:21-30
Lay Participants for February 3, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Mary-Margaret
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Gary and David
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Leone
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, Jan. 27: http://chirb.it/3BPnAD
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper This year’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is just around the corner – 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.
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.
121st Annual Council of the Diocese – The Resolutions being submitted for vote at this year’s Council on February 15 and 16 can be found at http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/2279/2013ALLResolutions.pdf. These resolutions are summarized as:
          Constitutional Resolution Con-1: Amending Constitution Article V, § 2; Status of Missions and Parishes determining a quorum (second reading)
          Canonical Resolution C-1: Amending Canon XII, Of the Commission on Ministry
          Canonical Resolution C-2: Amending Canon XXII, Section 2(b); Disciplinary Structure
          Canonical Resolution C-3: Amending Canon XXII, Section 2, (Of Ecclesiastical Discipline); Residency standard
          Resolution R-1: “Repairers of the Breach Commission”; Establish a Diocesan Policy aimed at Repentance and Reconciliation regarding slavery
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 continue the chapter on Ecclesiastes. If you are interested please contact Margaret.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 1:4-10, “Jeremiah’s Call and Commission” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Exodus 34:29-35, “The Shining Face of Moses” 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 71:1-6 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 126, “The people who in darkness walked” (Dundee) 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)
Thu. Feb. 7th             * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Sat. Feb. 9th         * St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Hampton Vestry Retreat – 8:00
                             am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                             * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Classroom)
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)
Thu. Feb. 14th        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
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)
Thu. Feb. 21st        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
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, Heather, Pat, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, Steve, Morse, Charles, Kathy, Joyce, Robert, Frances, Yvette and family, Andy, Beth, and Cynthia.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Flower Dedication:  To the Glory of God and in memory of our parents by Anne & Bert.
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bob and Bette
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach; Campus Ministry Centers.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Stephen Dokolo Ismail of Lui, Sudan.
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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