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, March 6, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday March 10, 2013; Meatfare Sunday

St. John’s Meatfare Sunday Potluck – What better day to have a potluck than on Meatfare Sunday on March 10 after the worship service. In the Orthodox Christian Church, this is the last day to eat meat and poultry before Easter. More information about Meatfare Sunday can be found at either of these links: http://www.antiochian.org/great-lent-excerpts/last_judgement and http://orthodoxwiki.org/Sunday_of_the_Last_Judgment
Easter Lily OrdersUse the form in this bulletin to order your Easter lilies that will be used to decorate the church for Easter Sunday. The dedications will appear in the Easter Sunday bulletin for the second service.
March 10, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday in Lent
First Lesson:  Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm:  Psalm 32
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Gospel:  Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Lay Participants for March 10, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  Kevin
Prayers:  Terry
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  To be identified
Refreshments:  Meatfare Potluck
Sermon for Sunday, Mar. 3: http://chirb.it/JzMzEG
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. The Eucharistic Minister will lead one side and the Rector the other. We will observe a slight “monastic pause” at the asterisk.
Holy Week Services – Please plan to attend any or all the community worship services planned for Holy Week. We should celebrate as we have in years past: Maundy Thursday at Oakland UCC, Good Friday at Wesley Chapel UMC, and Easter Sunrise at St. John’s.
Wednesday Night Lenten Series – Our Lenten series will continue on March 6, 13, and 20. 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.
          Tonight’s session will begin our investigation of our worship, liturgical, and denominational heritage. We will endeavor to survey the growth of the Anglican Church, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, and the Book of Common Prayer. We will close the investigation with an examination of some of the vast resources available for personal and corporate worship in the Episcopal Church. Please come join us.
“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.
Wednesday Morning Book Study – The Wednesday morning book study will hopefully begin its study of the book “Conversations with Scripture and with Each Other: Spiritual Formation for Lay Leaders” by M. Thomas Shaw on Wednesday, March 13. If you are interested please contact Margaret or the Rector.
Spring Parish Clean-up – The primary and alternate dates for our spring Parish Clean-up are March 16 (primary) and March 23 (alternate). Please mark your calendars to save the date so we can make the grounds pretty for our Easter Celebration.
Community Outreach – There will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd, in the Parish Hall from 7:00-8:30 pm.  All are invited.
Spring Craft and Vendor Fair – The fair will be held on Saturday, April 13th, in the Parish Hall from 10:00-3:00 pm. We need volunteers to assist with set up, making baked goods, and clean up. There is a sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex.
Our Thanksgivings – We are collecting tangible statements regarding our blessings and thanksgivings in the jar in the Narthex.
Formation ClassesThis coming Sunday we will discuss our Old Testament reading Joshua 5:9-12, “The New Generation Circumcised” from 9:15-10:15 am come see what the buzz is about. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Isaiah 43:16-21, “Restoration and Protection Promised” 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 – Listen: If God seems distant or uncommunicative these days, maybe you’re simply not listening. God doesn’t shout: God’s first language is silence. Maybe in your prayers you are doing too much talking and not enough listening.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Wed. Mar. 6th        * Lenten Soup Supper and Study – 6:30-8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Mar. 7th         * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
Sat. Mar. 9th         * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
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)
Mon. Mar. 18th        * Junto G.F.C.W meeting – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
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
Mon. Apr. 1st          * Easter Monday – Parish Office closed
Wed. Apr. 3rd        * Outreach Committee Meeting – 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
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, Lon, Pat, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, Steve, Morse, Frances, Andy, Beth, Marvin, Clare, Steve, Adelle, Rick, Kathy, and Jeanie.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Alice & Marvin
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Susan Grimm
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Thalari Samuel Kanaka Prasad Medak of South India.
Birthdays in March
David 02                     Shannon 06
Brooks 07                    Wade 08
Mary-Margaret 08       Caroline West 09
Fred 12                        Tim 13
Pretlow 15                   Elizabeth 19
Hansa 20                     Milliard 21
John 27                        Cooper 28
If you are in need of Pastoral Care
Please call Father Ferguson.
Cell:  757-418-0063
Contact Minister of Music Roger Peyton
Website: http://StJohnsSuffolk.blogspot.com
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