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 25, 2013

St. John's e-News for Sunday Sep. 29, 2013

Fall Wednesday Book Study – This morning, we kicked off the Wednesday morning book study looking at the topic of Prayer. In the coming weeks we will study the book The Practice of Prayer by Margaret Guenther, the assignment for October 2 is Chapter 1 “An Introduction to Spirituality”. If you would like to participate please contact Fr. Ferguson or Margaret.
Blessing of the Animals – Blessing of the Animals will be held on Oct. 6 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, Smithfield. Fr. Ferguson will preside.
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.
September 29, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21)
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm:  Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
Second Lesson:  1 Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel:  Luke 16:19-31
Lay Participants for September 29, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Kathy
Lector:  Kevin
Prayers:  Bernice
Ushers:  Gary and Lynn
Refreshments:  Tina
Sermon for Sunday, Sep. 22: http://chirb.it/IhsxJx
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.
Southeast Correctional Golf Tournament – The tournament will be held Oct. 4 at Nansemond River Golf Club. See the flyer in the Narthex.
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 Rogers 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.
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 91:1-6, 14-16 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 489, “The great Creator of the worlds” (Tallis’ Ordinal) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, “Jeremiah Buys a Field During the Siege” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Lamentations 1:1-6, “The Deserted City.” 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 – Interdependence: Self-sufficiency is a delusion, a dangerous delusion. We are all, to a degree, interdependent. It’s a fact of life. It’s true. And truth sets us free. Truth opens the door to grace. Truth opens the door to blessing. Even if we cringe to hear it.
- Br. Mark Brown, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
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
Wed. Oct. 2nd        * Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Thu. Oct. 3rd         * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00-8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Sun. Oct. 6th         * Blessing of the Animals – 2:00 pm (St. Luke’s Church, Smithfield)
Wed. Oct. 9th        * Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Thu. Oct. 10th        * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00-8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Sat. Oct. 12th        * Bishop’s Day for Everyone East – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
                             (Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach)
Mon. Oct. 14th       * Office closed for Columbus Day
Wed. Oct. 16th      * Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Thu. Oct. 17th       * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00-8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Mon. Oct. 21st       * Vestry Meeting – 7:00-9:00 pm (Parlor)
Wed. Oct. 23rd      * Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Thu. Oct. 24th       * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00-8:30 pm (Choir Room)
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 – Bradshaw/Hudson 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, Donna, Opal, and Elvira.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Barbara
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Tige E. & Courtney Newell
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Mark Allen Bourlakas – The Bishop of Southwestern Virginia.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in memory of Paul & Lib, by Barbara & David.
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
Birthdays in October
Charles 09                   Sharon 20
Marvin 20                    Basil 25
Rusty 27                      Tina 27
Terry 30
Anniversaries in October
Les & Kathy 01          Pretlow & Mary-Kemple 04
Burr & Jennifer 08
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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