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, February 13, 2013

St. John 's e-News for Sunday February 17, 2013

Our Lenten Worship – Our norm for Sunday worship during Lent will be Holy Eucharist Rite I. During Lent we will sing the Trisagion (Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us) and the Agnus Dei (O Lamb of God…) for the Fraction Anthem. We will also recite the Psalm responsively alternating sides in the “monastic” style – with a slight pause at the asterisks. As a reminder, we will refrain from using Alleluia at the dismissal during Lent.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Thank you to all who made this year’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper an unqualified success. We served pancakes and provided fellowship to 84 people last night and received rave reviews about the pancakes. I offer a special thank you to Jim for heading up the efforts and to all who served and ministered during the supper.
February 17, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I and Litany of Healing
Lessons for the First Sunday in Lent
First Lesson:  Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm:  Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Second Lesson:  Romans 10:8b-13
Gospel:  Luke 4:1-13
Lay Participants for February 17, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Jim
Lector:  Kevin
Prayers:  Terry
Ushers:  Lynn and Marcella
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Alice
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, Feb. 10: http://chirb.it/HJJdqb
Sermon for Ash Wednesday 12:00 pm service: http://chirb.it/DO5Ixw
Psalms during Lent – We will try something new while reciting the Psalm in worship during Lent. We will recite the Psalm antiphonally by whole verse by side of the sanctuary. Roger will lead one side and the Rector the other. We will observe a slight “monastic pause” at the asterisk.
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.
          Our first session will be the process of Asset Mapping for St. John’s. Our investigation will be led by the book The Power of Asset Mapping by Luther K. Snow. I invite you to come and look at the Parish and what God has given us as a means to chart our future.
“Penny Power” for Boys’ Home, Inc. – During the season of Lent we will be collecting any loose change in the jar in the Narthex and in the Parlor. Our change will be given in order to help us change the story of a boys’ life. Please see the flyer in the Narthex or Parish House or visit www.boyshomeinc.org for more information.
One Harvest Orders – The next distribution is this 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, February 20. The group is studying “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancy and will continue the chapter on “The Prophets.” If you are interested please contact Margaret.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Deuteronomy 26:1-11, “First Fruits and Tithes” from 9:15-10:15 am come see what the buzz is about. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Genesis 15:1-18, “God’s Covenant with Abram” 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.
Thought for the week – Minister: We are loaned back into life for a little while with Jesus’ promise that he’s going to use us; he’s going to use you. You represent Christ to this world – your sheer presence, your words, your touch, your actions, beyond which you could ask or imagine, and in ways that Christ will set up.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Wed. Feb. 13th       * Ash Wednesday: Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes -
                             7:00 pm (Sanctuary)
                             * Garden Club meeting – 12:00-9:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Fri. Feb. 15th         * Annual Council Williamsburg Lodge through Feb. 16th
Sat. Feb. 16th        * One Harvest 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)
Wed. Feb. 27th      * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Lenten Soup Supper and Study – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Feb. 28th        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Wed. Mar. 6th        * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Lenten Soup Supper and Study – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Mar. 7th         * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Sun. Mar. 10th        * Daylight Saving Time starts – SPRING AHEAD
                             * Meatfare Sunday Potluck – following worship
Wed. Mar. 13th       * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Lenten Soup Supper and Study – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Mar. 14th        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Sat. Mar. 16th        * Spring Clean-up (Primary date)
Wed. Mar. 20th      * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Lenten Soup Supper and Study – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Mar. 21st        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Wed. Mar. 27th      * Wednesday Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
                             * Lenten Soup Supper and Study – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Mar. 28th       * Community Maundy Thursday Service
Fri. Mar. 29th        * Community Good Friday Service
Sat. Mar. 30th        * 5th Saturday Luncheon – Suffolk Salvation Army
Sun. Mar. 31st        * Easter Sunrise Service – 7:00 am
                             * Festive Easter Eucharist – 10:30 am
Sat. Apr. 13th        * Vendor and Craft Faire – 10:00 am – 3:00 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, Pat, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, Steve, Morse, Joyce, Robert, Frances, Yvette and family, Andy, Beth, Marvin, Clare, and Steve.
Deceased: Michelle
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bernice
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Joan Brown; The Rev. Howard & Anne Hanchey.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Hilary Garang Deng of Malakal, 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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