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 16, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday January 20, 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.
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.
Rector’s Absence – The Rector will be away for Continuing Education on retreat with the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Massachusetts. In case of emergency, contact the Senior Warden. The celebrant next Sunday will be The Rev. Julia Dorsey Loomis.
January 20, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson:  Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm:  Psalm 36:5-10
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Gospel:  John 2:1-11
Lay Participants for January 20, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Mary-Margaret
Lector:  Suze
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Steven and Marcella
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Laura
Refreshments:  No one has volunteered
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 – As has been our habit in the past two years we will have a Lenten Series and Soup Supper for the five weeks between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week. 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 Vigil and the Junior Warden will continue to be Joe Fisher. The Vestry also affirmed the following Parish officers: Marlene Stanton continues as Register, Gary Davidson 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 23 and will include a luncheon. When the group returns it will pick up the study of “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancy in the chapter on the Psalms. If you are interested please contact Margaret.
Formation ClassesThis Sunday we will take a break from Formation class due to the Rector’s absence. Next will discuss our Old Testament reading Nehemiah 8:1-10, “Ezra Summons the People to Obey the Law” 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 36:5-10 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 531, “O Spirit of the Living God” (Melcombe) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Thought for the week – Love: God is love; and when we love, we embody, we incarnate God’s very essence. Though we love so imperfectly, when we do, God’s very essence has become manifest in this world.
-Br. Mark Brown
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Thu. Jan. 17th         * Choir rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Sun. Jan. 20th        * Rector Continuing Education – Supply Clergy
Mon. Jan. 21st        * Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (office closed)
                             * G.F.W.C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish
Wed. Jan. 23rd       * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
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 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: Roger
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach; Mrs. Gay Pinder.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart of Liberia.
Birthdays in January
Landy 14                     Arthur 15
Lynn 15                       Marlene 17
Anne 20                      Linda 21
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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