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, September 11, 2013

St. John's e-News for September 15, 2013

Driveway markers – Please thank Steven for the back breaking work he did last Sunday afternoon. There are two new 4x4 posts at the entrance by the Parish House to help people to find the entrance in low-light conditions.
Parish History: The Glebe Farm – Under 1802 law “Overseers of the Poor” in counties could seize and sell glebes and distribute the proceeds to the poor in their counties. The act “exempted from seizure and sale any personal donations of property to churches that had occurred before 1 January 1777.”
          In 1803 the Court of Appeals was deadlocked 2-2 ruling on Manchester Vestry’s petition to declare the law unconstitutional thereby it could not overturn the lower court ruling thus allowing glebes to be sold.
          The only Parish in Virginia retained its glebe, Suffolk Parish. They were able to keep their glebe because the glebe had been received as a gift and no public levies were involved. Their claim went unchallenged and Suffolk Parish retains over 300 acres of glebe land today.
Willard J. Webb and Anne C. Webb, The Glebe Houses of Colonial Virginia (Chapter 3)
September 15, 2013, 10:30 am Litany of Healing and Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm:  Psalm 14
Second Lesson:  1 Timothy 1:12-17
Gospel:  Luke 15:1-10
Lay Participants for September 15, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  Ben
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  Anne and Bert
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, Sep. 8: http://chirb.it/dMm96b
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.
Parish Fall Work Day - We will come together on Saturday, October 26th to do some much needed yard work. All are invited to help and then attend the Chuckatuck Founders Day festivities at the Fire Department.
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 14 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 663, “The Lord my God my shepherd is” (Crimond) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Jeremiah ’Invasion and Desolation of Judah Threatened’ and ‘Sorrow for a Doomed Nation’” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, “The Prophet Mourns for the People.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Thought for the week – Abundance: The embrace of God is wider than we like to imagine, the love of God is deeper than ours will ever be, the welcome of God far surpasses our own capacity to welcome, the generosity of God outstrips our own.
- Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Thu. Sep. 12th        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00-8:30 pm (Choir Room)
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)
Thu. Sep. 19th        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00-8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Tue. Sep. 23rd        * CAPS Board Meeting – 3:00 – 4:30 pm (WRPC)
Thu. Sep. 26th        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00-8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Sat. Sep. 28th        * Fish Fry – 4:00 – 7:00 pm (Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire
Sun. Oct. 6th          * Blessing of the Animals – 2:00 pm (St. Luke’s Church,
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)
Sat. Nov. 9th          * Church and Parish House reserved – Viola Wedding
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, Debbie, Donna, and Charles.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: David
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Betty & John Hudson
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Augustine Omole – The Bishop of Sokoto, Nigeria.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in honor of our wonderful Organist Roger Peyton by Anne & Bert.
Birthdays in September
Bette 03                       Lizzie 10
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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