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 10, 2013

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

Tony’s Recovery – Tony was released from the Hospital on July 3 and is at home. He still has a long road of recovery and hopes to be able to come by church when he has more strength. Please continue to keep him and his family in your prayers as his recovery continues.
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.
July 14, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10)
First Lesson:  Amos 7:7-17
Psalm:  Psalm 82
Second Lesson:  Colossians 1:1-14
Gospel:  Luke 10:25-37
Lay Participants for July 14, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Suze
Lector:  Kevin
Prayers:  Terry
Ushers:  Steven and Lynn
Refreshments:  No one signed up
Sermon for Sunday, June 23: http://chirb.it/78ps03
Parish Property Projects – There are a number of small projects in the churchyard that could stand some attention. If you are willing and able to “tend the beds” before it gets too hot, please contact the Rector.
Vestry Election – Thank you to all who have agreed to serve on the Vestry to fill the vacant position following Joe’s departure. An announcement will be made on Sunday who has been appointed to join our Parish Leadership.
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. 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.
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. The Vestry will make a presentation of the findings and recommended solutions to the Parish shortly for information, discussion, and decision making. There are photographs available that provide details about the state of the Sanctuary Roof in the Church Office.
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 82 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 43, “All praise to the, my God, this night” (The Eighth Tune) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Church Flowers – No one has signed up to sponsor flowers for the next two months. Please consider volunteering to provide flowers to beautify our sanctuary during worship. 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.
Our Thanksgivings – We are collecting tangible statements regarding our blessings and thanksgivings in the jar in the Narthex.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Amos 7:7-17, “’Locust, Fire, and a Plumb Line’ and ‘Amaziah complains to the king’” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Amos 8:1-12, “The Basket of Fruit.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Thought for the week – Change: What’s most significant in what Jesus promises us is that we can change. We can change, and we need to change to become fully and wholly the person God has created us to be.
- Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Tue. Jul. 16th          * CAPS Board of Directors meeting – 3:00 – 4:30 pm (WRPC)
Sat. Aug. 3rd           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
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)
Mon. Aug. 12th        * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
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, Andy, Beth, Marvin, Clare, Steve, Adelle, Rick, Kathy, Ronald, Dorothy, the Donahue Family, Leone, Dwight, Tony, Gilbert, Carolyn, 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: Bryan & Karen
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Paul Phillips.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Humphery Olumakaiye of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and to Celebrate 60th Birthdays and Family by Marcella & Don.
Birthdays in July
Thomas 08                   Elsie 12
Will 24                        Diane 24
Anthony 25                 Ann 29
Anniversaries in July
Fred & Marlene 18      Kevin & Terry 27
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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