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 22, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday May 26 - Trinity Sunday

Driveway Issues – The ongoing rains have eroded a portion of the entrance in front of the Parish House. Please be careful as you enter the driveway until repairs can be made. On an associated note, there is a lot of soft ground and standing water behind the Parish House so please be careful if you drive behind the building.
Episcopal Relief for Oklahoma Tornado Victims – There is a handout in the Order of Service for the week identifying a way to provide assistance to those affected by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. This in-gathering is being conducted by Episcopal Relief and Development.
Welcome to Our Guest Organist– Our Minister of Music is away this Sunday. Please extend a hearty welcome to our guest organist, Mr. Thom Robertson. He has a history with St. John’s dating back to Bishop Wright’s tenure with the Church. Most recently he was the Minister of Music at Grace Church in Alexandria Virginia. He will also be with us in two week’s time on June 9.
May 26, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
First Lesson:  Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm:  Psalm 8
Second Lesson:  Romans 5:1-5
Gospel:  John 16:12-15
Lay Participants for May 26, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Suze
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Nursery Attendant:  Lillian
Nursery Assistant:  To be identified
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, May 19: http://chirb.it/C9EaGq
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 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 8 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 493, “O for a thousand tongues to sing” (Azmon) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
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 – 7:00 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 8:1-36, “’The Gifts of Wisdom’ and ‘Wisdom’s Part in Creation’” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss the Old Testament lesson 1 Kings 18:20-40, “Elijah’s Triumph over the Priests of Baal” 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 – Community: For all our differences, we are knit together in one body. In the power of the Spirit, we are made one people. A unity of diversity; diversity within a unity.
-Br. Mark Brown
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.    * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
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
Wed. Jun. 5th        * Outreach Committee meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Jun. 8th         * Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry
Mon. Jun. 10th       * Rector Continuing Education through Jun. 14th
                             * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Sun. Jun. 16th        * Father’s Day
Mon. Jun. 24th       * Rector Vacation through July 7th
Thu. Jul. 4th          * Independence Day Holiday – Office Closed
Tue. Jul. 16th        * CAPS Board of Directors meeting – 3:00 – 4:30 pm (WRPC)
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.
Those affected by tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Nick & Tina
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. David Mulready of North West Australia.
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.
Home:  757-484-8409
Contact Minister of Music Roger Peyton
Website: http://StJohnsSuffolk.blogspot.com
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