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 18, 2013

St. John's e-News for September 22, 2013

Don’s Absence – Don will be gone until October 16th. In his absence, Terry has volunteered to work in the office. If anyone would like to assist Terry, please contact her. Thank you Terry for you assistance.
Employment Opportunity – Lake Prince Woods is looking to fill a Floor Care Technician position at their facility. If you know of anyone who might be in need of a job or part-time job see the Rector.
Virginia Church History: Laws of Virginia, March, 1642-3 − 18th Charles 1stACT LI. (Popish recusants disabled from holding any offices.)  WHEREAS it is enacted at an Assembly in January 1641, that according to a statute made in the third year of the reigne of our soverign Lord King James of blessed memory, and that no popish recusants should at any time hereafter exercize the place or places of secret councellors, register or commiss: surveyors or sheriffe, or any other publique place, but be vtterly disabled for the same,…
September 22, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20)
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm:  Psalm 79:1-9
Second Lesson:  1 Timothy 2:1-7
Gospel:  Luke 16:1-13
Lay Participants for September 22, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Leone
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Nick and Tina
Refreshments:  Marcella
Sermon for Sunday, Sep. 15: http://chirb.it/bnykpL
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.
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 to 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.
Unveiling a Headstone – Save the date! On November 3 immediately following our All Saints’ Day Worship service we will dedicate Mr. William A. Potter’s headstone. We hope to have his father-in-law, Mr. Eddie Cotten with us as we remember Bill’s life and honor his presence in our churchyard.
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 79:1-9 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 471, “We sing the praise of him who died” (Breslau) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, “The Prophet Mourns for the People” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, “Jeremiah Buys a Field During the Siege.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
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.
Thought for the week – Growth: We have deep roots in the past. But the function of roots is to provide nourishment for this season’s new growth, this season’s fruit. We sink roots in the past precisely to nourish the growing edge.
- Br. Mark Brown, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Wed. Sep. 18th       * Outreach Meeting – 7:00-8:30 pm (Parish House)
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, Charles, and Opal.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Doug & Mac Gregory
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Kathleen & Rosser Bobbitt
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Brighton Vitta Malasa – The Bishop of Upper Shire, Central Africa.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in memory of Paul & Lib Brady, by Barbara Griggs & David Gardner.
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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