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, August 28, 2013

St. John's e-News for September 1, 2013

5th Saturday at the Salvation Army – August 31st is the 5th Saturday and is our turn to assist serving lunch at the Salvation Army.  Contact Terry Jones-Brady for more information.
Second Sundays at St. John’sBeginning next week we will host our first (at least during Fr. Ferguson’s tenure) Second Sundays at St. John’s. This program is an invitation to the Diocese and our surrounding community to join us on the second Sunday of the month to experience worship and the history of St. John’s. We will invite people to worship alongside us at 10:30 and/or join us following service and coffee hour to tour the grounds and look at the historic books and literature at St. John’s. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to join us for any or all the day’s events. For more information contact the Rector.
Annual Crab Feast – Last Sunday’s Crab Feast was a fabulous event. We were graced by Dr. Kirk and Tony and Marvetta’s presence as well Marvin and many visitors for the evening. Everyone had a lot of fun and there were lots of great pictures taken. Make sure to put the last Sunday of August 2014 on your calendar for the next Crab feast.
September 1, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17)
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm:  Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Gospel:  Luke 14:7-14
Lay Participants for September 1, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Kathy
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  David and Marcella
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, Aug. 25: http://chirb.it/kKCqLI
Fall Fish FryThe Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Saturday, September 28th. Come out and support our fire department. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Bennett's Creek Pharmacy, Saunders Supply, Kelly's Nursery, Kitty's Beauty Salon, Farmers Feed & Seed, Chuckatuck Collectibles, Tidewater Motorcycles, or Trophy World in Newport News.
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 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. If you would like to purchase a brick please do so by September 20.
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.
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 81:1, 10-16 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 644, “How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds” (St. Peter) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Jeremiah 2:4-13, “God Pleads with Israel to Repent” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 18:1-11, “The Potter and the Clay.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Thought for the week – Belief: Our ‘beliefs’ about God will change over time. The God we know when we are forty may bear little resemblance to the God we knew when we were five. The changes and chances of this life continually challenge and stretch our understanding.
- Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Sun. Sep. 1st           * 1st Sunday – Discretionary Fund Sunday
Mon. Sep. 2nd         * Labor Day Holiday – Office closed
Sun. Sep. 8th          * Second Sundays at St. John’s – 12:30-3:30 pm
Mon. Sep. 9th         * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Sat. Sep. 14th        * Diocesan Priest Ordination – 11:00 am (Christ & St. Luke’s)
                             * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Sep. 16th        * GFWC Junto Women’s Club meeting – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                             (Parish Hall)
Tue. Sep. 17th        * CAPS Board Meeting – 3:00 – 4:30 pm (WRPC)
Sat. Sep. 28th        * Fish Fry – 4:00 – 7:00 pm (Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department)
Sun. Oct. 6th         * Blessing of the Animals – 2:00 pm (St. Luke’s Church, Smithfield)
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, Marvin, Kaille, Lillian, and Debbie.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Rev. Les & Kathy Ferguson
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Raphael Hess – Bishop of Saldanha Bay, Southern Africa.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in honor of 51st Wedding Anniversary, given by Charles & Lynn.
Birthdays in September
Bette 03                      Carroll 11
Roger 14                     Bob 15
Elizabeth 16                Allen 17
Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn 01      Perk & G. Lee 11
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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