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 6, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday February 10, 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.
Brunswick Stew Delivery from Oakland Christian UCC –Brunswick Stew, for those who placed orders last week, will be delivered from Oakland Christian UCC at the end of Worship this Sunday.
February 10, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson:  Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm:  Psalm 99
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Gospel:  Luke 9:28-34a
Lay Participants for February 10, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  Lynn
Refreshments:  Marcella
Sermon for Sunday, Feb. 3: http://chirb.it/IEhm6A
February 13, 2013, 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for Ash Wednesday
First Lesson:  Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm:  Psalm 103
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Gospel:  Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Lay Participants for February 13, 2013 – 7:00 pm service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  To be determined
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper This year’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is THIS TUESDAY – 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.
          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.
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, February 13. The group is studying “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancy and will begin the chapter on “The Prophets.” If you are interested please contact Margaret.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Exodus 34:29-35, “The Shining Face of Moses” from 9:15-10:15 am. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Deuteronomy 26:1-11, “First Fruits and Tithes” 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 99 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 419, “Lord of all being” (Mendon) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Thought for the week – Freedom: One of the ways we can be held captive and in prison is by memories: things which are in the past which can keep us tied to the past, like prisoners. Jesus comes to us to save us from the past, give us freedom in the present, and hope for the future.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.     * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
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        * 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)
Sun. Mar. 10th        * Daylight Saving Time starts – SPRING AHEAD
                             * Meatfare Sunday Potluck – following worship
Sat. Mar. 16th        * Spring Clean-up (Primary date)
Sun. Mar. 30th        * Easter Sunrise Service – 7:00 am
                             * Festive Easter Eucharist – 10:30 am
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, Clare, Steve, and Michelle.
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: Shirley
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach; The Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander & The Rev. Conor Alexander.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Asirwadham Christopher Asir of Madurai-Ramnad, South India.
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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