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, October 2, 2013

St. John's e-News for October 6, 2013

Oakland Christian UCC calls their new Pastor - Please welcome the new Pastor at Oakland Christian UCC, the Rev. Greg Ryan and his wife, Terry. They live in the Oakland parsonage and are excited to be in Chuckatuck.
Blessing of the Animals – Blessing of the Animals will be held on today at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, Smithfield. Fr. Ferguson will preside.
Fall Fish FryThank you to all who attended the Fish Fry last weekend. It was reported there were almost 2,000 served (still waiting on the official numbers). The turnout was better than in past years.
October 6, 2013, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22)
First Lesson:  Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm:  Psalm 137
Second Lesson:  2 Timothy 1:1-14
Gospel:  Luke 17:5-10
Lay Participants for October 6, 2013 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister:  Kathy
Lector:  Fred
Prayers:  Marlene
Ushers:  Lynn and David
Refreshments:  No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, Sep. 29: https://chirb.it/ts12LJ
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 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 9 is Chapter 2 “Prayer as Conversation”. If you would like to participate please contact Fr. Ferguson or Margaret.
Leaving a Lasting Impression – Thank you to all who purchased a memorial brick for the churchyard, this will help make a lasting impression on the church and those who will follow us at St. John’s.
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 137 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 510, “Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove” (St. Agnes) from the Hymnal 1982. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Formation ClassesThis week we will discuss Lamentations 1:1-6, “The Deserted City” from 9:15-10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, “Jeremiah’s Letter to the Exiles in Babylon.” 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 – Challenge: We have to be willing to turn around, to walk against the flow of the culture, to push back against the assumptions and values of a nation and culture that refuses to see that its actions are having and will continue to have severe consequences for the entire world.
- Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.     * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
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,
Wed. Oct. 9th        * Book Study – 10:00-11:30 am (Parish Hall)
Thu. Oct. 10th        * Historic Landmark Commission meeting – 9:00 am (City Office
                             * 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)
                             * Outreach Meeting – 7:00-8:30 pm
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)
Fri. Nov. 8th           * Sanctuary reserved for Bradshaw/Hudson wedding
Sat. Nov. 9th          * Church and Parish House reserved – Bradshaw/Hudson
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: Regina Haggerty
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. De Witt & D. Elaine; The Rev. GY & Emma-Jean Ballentine; The Rev. J. Scott & Sheryl Baker
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Festus Yeboah-Asuamah – Bishop of Sunyani, Ghana.
Flower Dedication: To the Glory of God and in honor of our 30th Wedding Anniversary, by Les and Kathy.
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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