Bishop Visitation – The Rt. Rev. Holly Hollerith will be with us for his periodic visitation this Sunday October 2. He will be celebrant and preacher during the service. There will be a Pot Luck luncheon and question & answer period following the service

Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry – Thank you to all who helped support the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department last Saturday, September 24.

New in the “Back 3-acres” – The next time you see Charles, thank him for coming by and cutting the back field. It is nice to be able to walk all the way to the back fence without worrying about snakes and things.

October 2, 2016, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21)
First Lesson:  Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137
Second Lesson:  2 Timothy 1:1-14
Gospel:  Luke 17:5-10

Lay Participants for October 2, 2016 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Suze
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Gary and David 

Refreshments:  Potluck Luncheon

Sermon for September 25:
Save the Date: Organ Dedication – We will dedicate the Dr. Arthur Abbitt Kirk memorial organ during our October Twilight at St. John’s with… event on October 30 beginning at 4:00 pm. We will have instrumental and choral music, readings, prayers, and a blessing during that time. Please invite your friends and community to come and hear the wonderful sound our “new” organ makes.

Parish Calendar Online – Ever wonder what the Parish Calendar looks like? You can always find major or recurring events on our web page’s calendar at:



Website Changes – Have you visited our website recently? You might want to stop by to see some of the changes.

CAPS Fund Raiser – Thank you to all who helped support the Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk with their annual fund raiser last Saturday.

Church Quiz – Over the coming weeks we will have a “Church Quiz” as part of our announcements and e-News. All are invited to think about and answer the week’s question. Answers will be provided the following week.
Last week’s question and answer: Question: How does the Church pursue its mission? Answer: The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love. (BCP p. 855)
This week’s question: Through whom does the Church carry out its mission? Look for the answer next week.

Formation Classes – This week we will discuss our Old Testament reading, Lamentations 1:1-6, “The Deserted City.” 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 join the conversation in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

Sunday’s Psalm – This Sunday we will read the psalm in unison.

Hospitality hour Sign-up – The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board; please sign-up for an upcoming Sunday. If you would like to help but cannot provide all the items for coffee hour/lemonade on the lawn any assistance, even a single item, will be graciously accepted.

Sanctuary Accessibility – While the Rector is in the office the Sanctuary will be unlocked and available for sanctuary, reflection, and meditation. If you know of anyone who might benefit from a little quiet time and space, they are welcome to stop by the Church.

Upcoming Parish Events – Oct. 2 – Bishop’s Visitation; Oct 9: Outreach committee meeting; Oct 10: Columbus Day; Office closed; Oct 11: Vestry meeting; Parish Hall; Oct 15: Village Garden Club; Parish Hall; Oct 16: Lake Prince Woods Vespers Service (Rector preaching); Oct 17: G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Club Meeting; Parish.

Thought for the week – Respond: Both prayer and action require us to be present to the suffering world and to respond to it.

– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist


Upcoming Events:
Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:30 am (Parish House)
Sun. Oct. 2nd          * The Rt. Rev. Holly Hollerith visitation and luncheon
Mon. Oct. 3rd         * Suffolk Clergy United Meeting – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Suffolk Christian Church)
Tue. Oct. 4th          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Oct. 8th          * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Oct. 9th          * Outreach Committee Meeting – following worship (Parish Hall)
Mon. Oct. 10th        * Columbus Day Holiday (Office closed)
Tue. Oct. 11th         * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Sat. Oct. 15th         * Village Garden Club meeting – 2:00 – 5:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Oct. 16th        * Lake Prince Woods Vespers Service (Rector preaching) – 4:00 pm (Lake Prince Woods)
Mon. Oct. 17th        * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Club Meeting – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
Sat. Oct. 29th        * Fifth Saturday Luncheon – 10:00 am (Salvation Army)
Sun. Oct. 30th        * Organ Dedication and Twilight at St. John’s with… – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
(Sanctuary and Parish Hall)

For Michael, our presiding bishop; Holly, our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Shirley, Lon, Barbara, Steve, Marvin, Leone, Keith, Virginia, Justin, Kevin, Millard, Sharon, Gary, Elinore, Jimmye, Katie, Margaret, Claiborne, Diana, Richard, Toni, Ann, Greg, Beth, the Dennis Family, Mike and Gail, the Gregory family, Jean, Jim, and Karen and family.

Deceased: Joann Cunningham – friend/kin of Kathy

Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Sheldon, Elizabeth, Leon, Alan, and Thomas.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Carroll
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Brandon Church in Burrowsville; Emmanuel Church in Callaville.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of West Africa. The Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Sarfo – The Primate & Metropolitan, CPWA, and Archbishop of the Internal province of Ghana and Bishop of Kumasi.

Flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in honor of our wedding anniversary by Fr. Les & Kathy.

Birthdays in October
Charles 09       Sharon 20
Marvin 20       Tina 27
Terry 30

Anniversaries in October

Fr. Les & Kathy 01                 Pretlow & Mary Kemple 04
Burr & Jen 08

If you are in need of Pastoral Care

Please call Father Ferguson.
Home:  757-484-8409

Minister of Music and Organist: Mr. Roger Peyton


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