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 17, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday July 21

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 or on her cell.
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 in August we will experiment with singing the Sursum Corda, Response, and the Proper Preface using the form in the Hymnal, S120. We will practice them a few times before the start date.
Welcome to the newest Vestry Member – This past Sunday we announced Kevin’s election and acceptance to fill the vacancy on the Vestry left following Joe’s departure. Kevin will serve the remainder of Joe’s term, until the end of 2014. The Vestry will elect a Junior Warden at its August meeting. Please welcome Kevin and take the opportunity to talk to any of the Vestry members about your ideas, thoughts, or concerns about St. John’s.
July 21, 2013, 10:30 am Litany of Healing and Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11)
First Lesson:  Amos 8:1-12
Psalm:  Psalm 52
Second Lesson:  Colossians 1:15-28
Gospel:  Luke 10:38-42
Lay Participants for July 21, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Kathy
Lector:  Ben
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Refreshments:  Leone
Sermon for Sunday, July 14: http://chirb.it/breCCp
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.
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.
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 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 52 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 304, “I come with joy to meet my Lord” (Land of Rest) 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 Lynn.
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 8:1-12, “The Basket of Fruit” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Hosea 1:2-10, “’The Family of Hosea’ and ‘The Restoration of Israel’.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Thought for the week – Humanity: From the destitute and homeless we hear the message that what is to be, is not yet. Our humanity is not complete. Our humanity is incomplete, unfulfilled, until none are left out in the cold. None of us is all we are meant to be until none are left out in the cold.
- Br. Mark Brown, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Fri. Jul. 26th          * Newsletter inputs due to Terry
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)
Sun. Aug. 18th        * Growth Team meeting – following Worship (Parish Hall)
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, Marvin, Clare, Steve, Rick, Kathy, Ronald, Dorothy, Leone, Dwight, Tony, Gilbert, Carolyn, the Terry family, the Arnold family, 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: Phillipe & Natasha
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Gwynneth Mudd.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Charles Bennison – The Bishop of Pennsylvania.
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.
Home:  757-484-8409
Contact Minister of Music Roger Peyton
Website: http://StJohnsSuffolk.blogspot.com
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