Inclement Weather PolicySafety is first and foremost at St. John’s. We will follow the Suffolk School District with respect to closures. If we have an event planned expect it to continue as scheduled BUT if you do NOT feel safe getting to the Church, please stay home. Your safety is more important to us than your presence is.

Vestry Wardens – Your Parish Vestry has elected Anne as Senior Warden. As is typical, they agreed to have Leone continue as Junior Warden. The Vestry officers remain the same, Susan is the treasurer and Kathy is the Register.

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday – Our Shrove Tuesday pancake supper celebration will be held Tuesday February 13 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The cost for pancakes remains the same as previous years: $5/person or $15/family of 3 or more. Jim will lead our efforts again this year.
Ash Wednesday Imposition of Ashes and Eucharist will be held February 14 beginning at 12:00 pm. Please come and kick off your Lenten journey.
January 21, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing

Lessons for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:6-14
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Gospel: Mark 1:14-20

Lay Participants for January 21, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Gary and Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from Jan. 14:
Convocation IV Executive Board, Lay Representative – On January 28, at our Convocation Pre-Council meeting, Convocation IV will elect its lay representative to the Diocesan Executive Board. Information about the Executive Board can be found on the Diocesan Website at this link. If you would like to run please let the Rector know.

Sunday’s Psalm – This Sunday we sing the portion of the Psalter together using a metrical version of the Psalter from A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher Webber as we sing Psalm 62:6-14 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 544, “Jesus shall reign,” (Duke Street) from the Hymnal. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

Formation Classes – This week will discuss “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 2, Obadiah. Next Sunday we will discuss “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 3, Joel. All are invited to join the conversation in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

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 Concerning the book of Amos: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Amos is found in the Old Testament; in the division: The Lesser Prophets; it has 9 chapters.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of 1 & 2 Chronicles: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Look for the answer next week.

2018 Flower Chart – The schedule for 2018 is posted in the Narthex. Please sign-up for your special days. If you have any questions, contact Lynn.

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.

Upcoming Parish Events – Ongoing: Tuesdays – Boy Scouts meeting. Jan. 30 – Card Crafters; Feb. 13 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper; Feb. 14 – Ash Wednesday.

Thought for the weekStruggle: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that the struggle was not the black man against the white man. He knew that we were all victims of a greater evil and to meet violence with violence was to fall into the sin of Cain against Abel… brother against brother; both victims of the great deceiver.

– Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tuesdays                   * Boy Scouts meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Jan. 28th           * Convocation Pre-Council meeting – 4:00 pm (St. Paul’s Suffolk)
Tue. Jan. 30th           * Card Crafters meeting – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Feb. 13th          * Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – 4:00 – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Feb. 14th        * Ash Wednesday Imposition of Ashes
10:00 am – Lake Prince Woods
12:00 pm – St. John’s (including Eucharist)
Fri. Feb. 16th            * Annual Council – Williamsburg Lodge (through Saturday)

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

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Steve, Marvin, Leone, Virginia, Gary, Jimmye, Kevin, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Tanya, Charles, Ann, Lee, Walter, and Elvira.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Ben & Diane
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Gareth Kalfas – The Director of Chanco; Mrs. Bernice Powell; The Rev. Pam Webb.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Bangladesh; The Most Rev. Paul Shishir Sarker – The Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Dhaka

The Flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in memory of David J. Frohman by Carroll.

Birthdays in January
Lynn 15                      Anne 20
Linda 21 

If you are in need of Pastoral Care

Please call Father Ferguson
Home:  757-484-8409

Minister of Music: Roger Peyton 


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