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, May 15, 2013

St. John's e-News for May 19 - Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Worship and Potluck – Pentecost is this Sunday. The weather is supposed to be overcast Sunday morning with an overnight low of 61 degrees from Saturday into Sunday. Wear Red in honor of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Chicken will be provided by the Hospitality Committee.
Poison Ivy! – There appears to be a super-abundance of poison ivy on the church property this year. We have found poison ivy vines along the banks of the pond, inside some of the fenced in sections of the graveyard, on the trunks of the trees, and in the back field. Please be careful if you head “overland” and off the beaten path until we can take steps to remove the vines. If you are in doubt about the plant being poison ivy, or not, please ask for assistance.
May 19, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:  Acts 2:1-21
Psalm:  Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Second Lesson:  Romans 8:14-17
Gospel:  John 14:8-17, 25-27
Lay Participants for May 19, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  Ben
Prayers:  Bernice
Ushers:  Gary and David
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  To be identified
Refreshments:  Picnic
Sermon for Sunday, May 12: http://chirb.it/MkwN9D
Vestry Special Election – Due to Joe’s resignation from the Vestry, we will hold a special election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of his term (through 2014). Please prayerfully consider if you are called to serve in this leadership position. For more information contact any Vestry Member, the Rector, or Don.
Church Flowers – The Altar Guild has posted the flower sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please read the sign-up instructions also posted in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn.
Sanctuary Roof Update – The Vestry is in the process of gathering more recommendations and bids for the Sanctuary Roof. They are inviting a few contractors to ascertain the state of the roof and make a recommendation about retaining the present roof, repairing what is present, or replacing the roof system. We are looking for estimates using a variety of materials to ensure thoroughness while maintaining the integrity of the sanctuary – wood shingles, engineered wood-like shingles, and architectural shingles. Once all recommendations and bids are received the vestry will present the findings to the Parish for information, discussion, and decision making.
Today’s Psalm – We will say the Psalm this Sunday in unison because we will be worshiping at the pond altar.
Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry – The spring Fish Fry fundraiser for the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday June 8 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Please come out and support our local all volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Be on the lookout for more information about the ticket cost and locations to purchase tickets.
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 2:1-21, “’The Coming of the Holy Spirit’ and ‘Peter Addresses the Crowd’” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss the Old Testament lesson Proverbs 8:1-36, “’The Gifts of Wisdom’ and ‘Wisdom’s Part in Creation’” 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: If Jesus, knowing you even better than you know yourself, were to say to you, “You are innocent,” could you take it in? This is not the adjudication of our innocence but rather the restoration of our innocence. Our being made innocent again by Christ.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Sat. May 18th         * One Harvest Pickup
Sun. May 19th         * Pentecost – Worship at Pond Altar
                              * Parish Potluck
Tue. May 21st         * CAPS Board of Director Meeting – 3:00 – 4:30 (WRPC)
Sun. May 26th        * Growth Team Meeting – following worship (Parish Hall)
Mon. May 27th        * Memorial Day – Office closed
Fri. May 31st          * Deadline for Newsletter submissions to Terry Jones-Brady
Sat. Jun. 8th          * Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry
Tue. Aug. 6th          * National Night Out Celebration – Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire
                             Department – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
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, Lon, Pat, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, Steve, Morse, Andy, Beth, Marvin, Clare, Steve, Adelle, Rick, Kathy, Jeanie, Ronald, Dorothy, the Donahue Family, Bruce, Bob, and Natalie.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Nick & Tina
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Eileen Walsh.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Michael Smith of North Dakota; The Rt. Rev. John Tarrant of South Dakota.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Ben and Minnie, Marlene’s Parents, by Fred & Marlene.
Birthdays in May
Claudia 10                   Margaret 10
Steve 14                      Sterling 15
Christine 17                 Mary 22
Bert 24
Anniversaries in May
Jim & Susan 14           Joe & Mary-Margaret 24
Alan & Sarah 25         Dennis & Rusty 31
If you are in need of Pastoral Care
Please call Father Ferguson.
Cell:  757-418-0063
Home:  757-484-8409
Contact Minister of Music Roger Peyton
e-mail: rogerpeyton1945@gmail.com
Website: http://StJohnsSuffolk.blogspot.com
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