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, July 31, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday August 4, 2013

National Night Out – Greater Chuckatuck will hold activities on Thursday, Aug. 6th, from 6 – 9 pm at the Volunteer Fire Department. Come out and see what is being offered and wear you St. John’s t-shirt.
Sanctuary Roof Update – The Vestry has completed approximately 6 months’ research into the state of the Sanctuary Roof. In that period a number of contractors have been by to survey the roof; to recommend remediation measures; and provide proposals for remediation. On August 14 and 15 there will be a question and answer session regarding the roof followed by a Special Parish Meeting on August 18.
          A story board that presents one of the possible options is available in the Parish House, come by and take a look. Likewise there are photographs available that provide details about the state of the Sanctuary Roof in the Church Office.
New Service Music Offering – What are the Sursum Corda and the Proper Preface? Those are parts of the Eucharistic Prayer which can be chanted. Beginning next week we will sing the Sursum Corda, Response, and the Proper Preface using the form in the Hymnal, S120. We will practice them again today.
August 4, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13)
First Lesson:  Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm:  Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Second Lesson:  Colossians 3:1-11
Gospel:  Luke 12:13-21
Lay Participants for August 4, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Kathy
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  David and Marcella
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, July 28: http://chirb.it/0eE6gF
Leaving a Lasting Impression – Would you like to leave your mark on the earth? Maybe your name or the name of loved ones. If you are interested in having an engraved brick in the St. John’s walkway Contact Bernice at 538-1237 or talk to her at church on Sunday and let her know you are interested in taking part in the project. The fee is $100.00 per brick and for that you get up to 3 lines with a maximum of 15 characters each line of dedication. If you haven’t noticed them before, they are located within the Trinity Garden area near the Parish House. Take a walk and check them out.
Catch the Spirit! – The “new: St. John’s t-shirt will be shown today following the worship service. Ordering information will be available. These shirts will look like the most recent one and are a fantastic way to get people talking about St. John’s. Short sleeve shirts are available for $12 ($14 for XXL and larger) and long sleeve shirts are available for $14 ($16 for XXL and larger). To see a shirt, talk with either Suze or Alice.
The Annual Crab Feast – On Sunday August 25 beginning at 5:00 pm, we will have our quarterly Fellowship Meal, the annual Blue Crab Feast. Old and new members are invited to catch up with old friends and meet our new parishioners over a fine feast of Crab and Brats (for those who do not or cannot eat crab). Bring your picking utensils if you have them, there are some available and if you’ve never picked a Blue Crab there will be expert pickers on hand to help navigate the crustacean cleaning. Beverages will be provided and the cost is still only $10. Contact Marcella at home evenings before 8:00 pm for more information. Sign up forms are available at Church.
Helping the Viola’s – Tony and Marvetta appreciate our prayers and good wishes. They would appreciate and gladly compensate anyone who might have some extra produce from the garden to share with them. Anything you have over and above what you would use would be appreciated. If you have something to share please contact Marvetta at home 255-2151 or on her cell 241-0888.
Our Thanksgivings – We are collecting tangible statements regarding our blessings and thanksgivings in the jar in the Narthex.
St. John’s Nursery – The Vestry has elected to take a break from staffing the nursery for the remainder of the summer. As such, the Seeking Sitter nursery attendant coverage will be away for the remainder of the summer. All children who attend worship are welcome in the service.
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 107:1-9, 43 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 663, “The Lord my God my shepherd is” (Crimond) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
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.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Hosea “God’s Compassion Despite Israel’s Ingratitude” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, “The Wickedness of Israel.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Thought for the week – God: If God is love and God’s love is perfected in us, God’s own being and ours are somehow integral to each other. To put it more provocatively, God’s own being is in some way incomplete without your life, your love; my life, my love.
- Br. Mark Brown, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Tue. Aug. 6th          * National Night Out Celebration – Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire
                             Department – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wed. Aug. 7th        * Outreach Committee Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Aug. 10th        * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Aug. 12th        * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Wed. Aug. 14th       * Sanctuary Roof Presentation – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Aug. 15th        * Sanctuary Roof Presentation – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Aug. 18th        * Special Parish Meeting – following Worship (Sanctuary)
                             * Growth Team meeting – following Worship (Parish Hall)
Tue. Aug. 20th        * Suffolk Night Stay Program planning meeting – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
                             (Parish Hall)
Sun. Aug. 25th        * Annual Parish Crab Fest – 5:00 – 8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Sep. 14th        * Diocesan Priest Ordination – 11:00 am (Christ & St. Luke’s)
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, Barbara, Tina, Kathleen and Fergal, Steve, Morse, Clare, Steve, Rick, Kathy, Ronald, Dorothy, Leone, Dwight, Tony, Gilbert, Carolyn, the Terry family, the Arnold family, Bob, and the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Claudia
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. James R. McDowell.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Johannes Seoka – Bishop of Pretoria, Southern Africa.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in Memory of Schulyer Crane by Claiborne.
Birthdays in August
Nick 01                       Meriwether 01
Anne 06                      Shirley 07
Mary Kemple 13         Ben 26
Regina 29
Anniversaries in August
Bryan & Dianne 05                 Anne & John 10
Landy & Randy 29
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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