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 13, 2013

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

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.
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 17, 2013, 10:30 am Litany of Healing and Holy Eucharist Rite I
Lessons for the Fifth Sunday in Lent
First Lesson:  Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm:  Psalm 126
Second Lesson:  Philippians 3:4b-11
Gospel:  John 12:1-8
Lay Participants for March 17, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Jim
Lector:  Suze
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Gary and Marcella
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  To be identified
Refreshments:  Steven and Suze
Sermon for Sunday, Mar. 10: http://chirb.it/vL8HtF
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 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 continue 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 continue its study of the book “Conversations with Scripture and with Each Other: Spiritual Formation for Lay Leaders” by M. Thomas Shaw. We will take one day off on March 27. If you are interested please contact Margaret or the Rector.
St. John’s Meatfare Sunday Potluck – Thanks to all who participated.  Thanks to Marcella and Anne for setting up the Parish Hall for this event.
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 Isaiah 43:16-21, “Restoration and Protection Promised” from 9:15-10:15 am come see what the buzz is about. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Isaiah 50:4-9a, “The Servant’s Humiliation and Vindication” 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 – Distraction: Life is inevitably full of movement, and we know that Jesus was often on the go. He says more than once to his followers, “Come, follow me.” He sends his followers out: “Go into all the world.” He talks about laboring and sowing and harvesting. And yet Jesus also talks about being. Simply being is what can be so elusive and so lost. “Abide with me,” we hear Jesus saying.” “Stay with me,” he says.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Wed. Mar. 13th       * 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 - 8:00 – 11:00 am (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)
Tue. Mar. 26th       * Obici Healthcare Foundation Bravo Breakfast –
                             9:00 – 11:30 am (Smithfield Center)
Wed. Mar. 27th      * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 (Choir Room)
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, Jeanie, June, Ronald, and Dorothy.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Joel & Robin
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Richard & Susan Watson
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray of Province IV in Mississippi.
Birthdays in March
David 02                     Shannon 06
Brooks 07                    Wade 08
Mary-Margaret 08       Caroline 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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