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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday April 14, 2013

Sanctuary Roof Update – The Vestry has begun receiving bids to most likely replace the roof on the Sanctuary. The present roof was installed in the 1990s and is showing signs of deterioration and it has been recommended to replace the roof. To date we have received bids that run the entire gamut of prices from ~$15,000 to nearly $66,000. Many more details need to be worked out with respect to the roof but the Vestry will likely approach the Parish for desires for materials when ultimately replacing the roof.
Spring Craft and Vendor Fair – The fair will be held this 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.
April 14, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Third Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:  Acts 9:1-20
Psalm:  Psalm 30
Second Lesson:  Revelation 5:11-14
Gospel:  John 21:1-19
Lay Participants for April 14, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Nick and Tina
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  To be identified
Refreshments:  No one has signed up
Sermon for Sunday, Apr. 7: http://chirb.it/PPFzgf
Easter Lilies – Thank you to all who provided Easter lilies to brighten our Church. If you would like to take a lily you purchased home, please feel free following the service.
Chalicers/Eucharistic Ministers – I would like to enlist some more volunteers to serve at the Altar as Chalicist/Eucharistic Minister/Acolyte. I feel that the Parish wants to have that ministry function on a regular basis but I also feel we may be burning out the licensed Eucharistic Ministers. The licensing requirement is simple – some training by me (nothing difficult), and an application for licensing to the Diocesan Office (which is never turned down). Please pray about this ministry and contact the Rector if you feel called to serve.
Today’s Psalm – We will sing the portion of the Psalter in together using a metrical version of the Psalter from A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher Webber as we sing Psalm 30 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 551, “Rise up, ye saints of God!” (Festal Song) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Volunteer opportunity – King’s Fork High School is looking for assistance to help them reach full accreditation. They have requested our prayers and for people to volunteer helping the students. More information can be found on the Suffolk Public School’s website at: http://www.spsk12.net/parents/volunteer/. Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity to volunteer to help in our community.
“Penny Power” for Boys’ Home, Inc. – The REVISED total collection for Boys’ Home was $78.60, an increase of $21.05 from last week’s report. Thank you to all who have helped this worthy cause.
Wednesday Morning Book Study – The Wednesday morning book study will not meet on April 3 but will resume the following week on April 10. We will continue our study of the book “Conversations with Scripture and with Each Other: Spiritual Formation for Lay Leaders” by M. Thomas Shaw on April 3. On April 10 we will study and discuss Chapter 4, “The Resurrection” and how that event shapes Scripture, our profession of faith, and our community life. If you are interested please contact Margaret or the Rector.
Our Thanksgivings – We are collecting tangible statements regarding our blessings and thanksgivings in the jar in the Narthex.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Acts 9:1-20, “The Conversion of Saul” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss the first New Testament (substitute for the Old Testament in Easter Season) lesson Acts 9:36-43, “Peter in Lydda and Joppa” 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 – Savior: Unfailingly, Jesus directs our attention to those parts of our lives that remain desert just because living water has never gotten there. He asks us to go where we have no desire to go, because going there shatters the illusions we hold about ourselves and reveals our need for a Savior.
-Br. David Vryhof
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Tue. Apr. 9th         * Chuckatuck Founders’ Day meeting (Wesley Chapel)
Wed. Apr. 10th       * Chuckatuck Ruritan Oyster Roast – 4:00 – 6:00 pm (Kirk Farm)
Thu. Apr. 11th         * Set up for G. F. C. W. Junto Woman’s Club event
                             * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Fri. Apr. 12th         * G. F. C. W. Junto Woman’s Club event – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                             (Parish Hall)
                             * Set up Parish Hall for Vendor and Craft Faire – 3:00 pm
Sat. Apr. 13th        * Vendor and Craft Faire – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Apr. 15th       * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Club – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish
Sat. May 4th          *Diocese-wide Community Service Day
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, Andy, Beth, Marvin, Clare, Steve, Adelle, Rick, Kathy, Jeanie, June, Ronald, Dorothy, the Donahue Family, Rev. Mike, and Bruce.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Leone
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Josiah Were of Kenya.
Birthdays in April
John 06                        Barbara 10
Matthew 14                 Bryan 16
Paul 24                        BC 27
Bernice 30
Anniversaries in April
Tim & Bev 03             Doug & Mac 30
If you are in need of Pastoral Care
Please call Father Ferguson.
Home:  757-484-8409
Contact Minister of Music Roger Peyton
Website: http://StJohnsSuffolk.blogspot.com
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