Junto Women’s Group Game Day – There will be a served luncheon in the Parish Hall on Friday the 13th at 12 noon. The Junto Woman’s Club has prepared a delicious luncheon of chicken salad, congealed salad, marinated vegetables, hot rolls, dessert, coffee and tea for $12. Where can you get a home-made lunch (no tip) for $12. We invite all the women and men of the church to come by. We also have door prizes and raffle items. It is a fun occasion for one and all. All are invited to attend. For more information contact Alice.

Suffolk Senior Citizens Academy – The Suffolk Sheriff’s Department will hold a Senior Citizens’ Academy on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm from June 6 – August 15, except on July 4. This academy is free and the applications are available in the Narthex and are due no later than Friday, April 20.


April 15, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing

Lessons for the Third Sunday of Easter

First Lesson:  Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
Second Lesson:  1 John 3:1-7
Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48

Lay Participants for April 15, 2018 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Suze
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Gary & Lynn

Refreshments:  Marcella

Sermon from Apr. 8: https://chirb.it/rppcEs
Oakland Christian UCC Pastor Search – On Sunday, April 22, Oakland Christian UCC will host a candidate for pastor of their church. She plans on preaching and having a question and answer period with their congregation. Please pray for them as their search winds down.

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.

Formation Classes – We will take a break this week from our study but will begin our discussion of “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 6, Hosea. 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.

Sunday’s Psalm – Our Psalm will be spoken this week.

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 Galatians: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Galatians is found in the Pauline Epistles division of the New Testament; it has 6 chapters.

This week’s question: Concerning the book of Genesis: 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. Apr. 13 – Junto Women’s Group Game day; Apr. 14 – Rug Hookers; Apr. 17 – Parish Hall Rental; Apr. 22 – Fr. John Baldwin supply priest.

Thought for the week – Mystery: For ages upon ages, theologians have struggled to explain how necessary it was that God’s gift of love included the Cross, the Resurrection, and the Ascension. The important thing for us is our acceptance of that Mystery. With faith and hope, God’s love for us can be seen. It is there, waiting for us; waiting for our minds and hearts to be open to it.

– Br. David Allen, 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)

Wed. Apr. 11th        * Chuckatuck Ruritans Oyster Roast – 4:00 – 9:00 pm (Rector out)

Thu. Apr. 12th          * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group Game Day setup – 12:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)

Fri. Apr. 13th             * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group Game Day – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)

Sat. Apr. 14th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)

Mon. Apr. 16th        * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)

Tue. Apr. 17th          * Parish Hall rented – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Thu. Apr. 19th          * Rector at a retreat (through Mon. Apr. 23rd) – Out of office

Sun. Apr. 22nd          * Rev. John Baldwin Supply Clergy

Tue. Apr. 24th          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)



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

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

Deceased: Gary Sticha – Steven’s friend

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: John & Ann
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. John’s Church, Petersburg; St. Paul’s Church, Petersburg. The Rev. Dr. Joseph & Evelyn Green, Jr.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Ireland; The Most Rev. Richard Lionel Clarke – The Archbishop or Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in memory of Bob Raup by Bette & family

Anniversaries in April
Kevin & Pamela 19

Birthdays in April
John 06                      Bernice 30

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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