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.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

St. John's e-News for August 18, 2013

Catch the Spirit T-shirts – The t-shirts should be ready by Friday, August 23rd. Please plan to pick yours up at church on Sunday, August 25th to have for the Crab Feast. Make checks out to St. John’s for payment. Call Alice if you cannot pick up on Sunday. Order forms are in this bulletin and on the usher’s table in the Narthex.
Special Meeting for the Sanctuary Roof – The Vestry will host a Special Parish Meeting today to make a presentation regarding the restoration of the Sanctuary and the road ahead.
New Service Music Offering – We continue singing the Sursum Corda, Response, and the Proper Preface using the form in the Hymnal, S120. Last week went well and we’re on the way to look for feedback on how the service music suits you.
August 18, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with a Litany of Healing
Lessons for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15)
First Lesson:  Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm:  Psalm 50:1-2, 8-18
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Gospel:  Luke 12:49-56
Lay Participants for August 18, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Jim
Lector:  Ben
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, Aug. 11: http://chirb.it/P2tGOB
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 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 13 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.
Bishop's Days for Everyone – Bishop's Days 2014 will be held October 12 at Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach. Our Bishop's Days are a whole new experience - new ways to teach, learn, and share. There are "Ideas Worth Spreading" in Southern Virginia, so we're having our own TED-style conference. The talks are short, but long on inspiration. The day should give you new perspectives, ideas and ways of thinking. If you let it, it could change YOUR world.
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 or on her cell.
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 80:1-2, 8-18 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 609, “Where cross the crowded ways of life” (Gardiner) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Isaiah 5:1-7, “The Song of the Unfruitful Vineyard” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 1:4-10, “Jeremiah’s Call and Commission.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Thought for the week – Trust: Authentic faith has more to do with the heart than with the head. Genuine faith involves trust. Christian faith, Christian belief, has to do with a radical trust in God. It does not mean trusting in the truth of a set of statements about God; it means trusting in God.
- Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
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)
Sat. Oct. 12th        * Bishop’s Day for Everyone East – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
                             (Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach)
Sat. Oct. 26th        * Chuckatuck Founder’s Day – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
                             * Fall Parish Work Day (tentative)
Sat. Nov. 2nd         * Diocesan service of Repentance, Reconciliation, and Healing
                             11:00 am (Christ & St. Luke’s Norfolk)
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, Rick, Kathy, Ronald, Dorothy, Leone, Dwight, Tony, Gilbert, Carolyn, the Terry family, the Arnold family, Bob, Lillian, Kaille, 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: Shannon & Dotty
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Filadelfo Oliviera Neto – The Bishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in Memory of My Mother Paul Kirk 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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