Lenten Program – This year we will participate in The Good Book Club hosted by Forward Movement press as our Lenten Program. Stand by for a separate announcement about the program.

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday – Our Shrove Tuesday pancake supper celebration will be held this coming Tuesday February 13 from 5:00 – 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.

Inclement Weather Policy – Safety 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.
February 11, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson:  2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9

Lay Participants for February 11, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Leone
Lector:  Suze
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  David and Lynn

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from Feb 4: https://chirb.it/gKhJJ5
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 50:1-6 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 126, “The people who in darkness walked,” (Dundee) from the Hymnal. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

Formation Classes – This week will continue our discussion of “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 3, Joel. Next week’s class we will continue our discussions from “My Servants the Prophets.” Check you Wednesday Christian Education e-mail for the chapter as some chapters will take more than one Sunday to get through. 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 books of 1 & 2 Corinthians: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The books of 1 & 2 Corinthians are found in the Pauline Epistles division of the New Testament; 1 Corinthians has 16 chapters and 2 Corinthians has 13 chapters.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of Daniel: 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 Rose.

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. Feb. 13 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper; Feb. 14 – Ash Wednesday.

Thought for the week – Providence: In God’s providence, there is a reason why today is not tomorrow. We need the provision of today to prepare us to receive the promises of tomorrow.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Tuesdays                   * Boy Scouts meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Feb. 11th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
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)
Mon. Feb. 19th        * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
Wed. Feb. 21st         * Lenten Program and Soup Luncheon – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wed. Feb. 28th        * Lenten Program and Soup Luncheon – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wed. Mar. 7th          * Lenten Program and Soup Luncheon – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wed. Mar. 14th       * Lenten Program and Soup Luncheon – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wed. Mar. 21st        * Lenten Program and Soup Luncheon – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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, Elvira, Lucy Mae, and the family of Clare, the family of Marvin, the family of Marilyn, and Debbie.

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

Deceased: Marilyn, Friend of Marcella.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Hansa, Natasha & Phil
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Malcolm & Nell Turnbull
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Canada; The Most Rev. Frederick Hiltz – The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

The Flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for Charles’ successful surgery by Fr Les & Kathy.

Anniversaries in February
Gary & Toni 14

Birthdays in February
Natasha 02                Roosevelt 12
Jimmye 20                 Alice 22 

If you are in need of Pastoral Care
Please call Father Ferguson
Home:  757-484-8409 

Minister of Music: Roger Peyton

Website: http://StJohnsEpiscopal-Suffolk.org

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