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 24, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday July 28

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.
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.
July 28, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)
First Lesson:  Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm:  Psalm 85
Second Lesson:  Colossians 2:6-19
Gospel:  Luke 11:1-13
Lay Participants for July 28, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Suze
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Nick and Tina
Refreshments:  Tina
Sermon for Sunday, July 21: http://chirb.it/3Dgk92
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.
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 by phone 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.
Our Thanksgivings – We are collecting tangible statements regarding our blessings and thanksgivings in the jar in the Narthex.
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.
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 85 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 43, “All praise to thee, my God this night” (The Eighth Tune) 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 1:2-10, “’The Family of Hosea’ and ‘The Restoration of Israel’” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Hosea 11:1-11, “God’s Compassion Despite Israel’s Ingratitude.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Thought for the week – Faith: Faith transforms us, empowers us, lifts us. It teaches us that love is stronger than hate, that good is stronger than evil, that hope is stronger than despair. It entrusts all to God, and with it we can live in hope and freedom, joy and peace
- Br. David Vryhof, 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 Jones-Brady
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)
Tue. Aug. 20th        * Suffolk Night Stay Program planning meeting – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
                             (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, 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: Eddie
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Lauren McDonald; The Rev. Roy & Robyn Hoffman.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Bijay Nayak – Bishop of North India.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in Memory of Jane-Ring Crane by Claiborne.
Birthdays in July
Thomas 08                   Elsie 12
Will 24                        Diane 24
Anthony 25                 Ann 29
Anniversaries in July
Fred & Marlene 18      Kevin & Terry 27
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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