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, April 3, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday April 7, 2013

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.
April 7, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Second Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:  Acts 5:27-32
Psalm:  Psalm 150
Second Lesson:  Revelation 1:4-8
Gospel:  John 20:19-31
Lay Participants for April 7, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Jim
Lector:  Suze
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Bert and Marcella
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  To be identified
Refreshments:  Marlene
Sermon for Sunday, Mar. 31: http://chirb.it/2EL7zs
Easter Thank You –A special thank you to all who have made Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Day a special day. Many thanks for those who cleaned, sang, ate, worshiped, and all other ministries offered this year. The Rector.
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 150 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 680, “O God, our help in ages past” (St. Anne) 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. – During the season of Lent we collected $57.55 for Boys’ Home. Thank you to all who have helped this worthy cause.
Wednesday Morning Book Study – The Wednesday morning book study will take a break during Holy Week but will continue its 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 3 we will study and discuss Chapter 3, “The Cross and Suffering of Jesus” 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 5:27-32, “The Apostles Are Persecuted” 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 9:1-20, “The Conversion of Saul” 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 – Innocence: Christ sets us free from the weight of our sins and failures so that we can join the procession into God’s future—with a certain lightness of being.
-Br. Mark Brown
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.     * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Wed. Apr. 3rd        * Outreach Committee Meeting – 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Apr. 4th         * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Mon. Apr. 8th         * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
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. W. C. Junto Woman’s Club event
                             * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Fri. Apr. 12th         * G. F. W. C. 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
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, and the Donahue Family.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Shawn and Lizzie
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Epiphany Episcopal School of Danville.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Beneah Salalah 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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