Wesley Chapel Pork Tenderloin Sale – We are having our annual Pork Tenderloin & Bake Sale, April 21, 2018. There are a limited number of tickets so get your prepaid ticket today before we sell out. The cost is $10 per tenderloin. The proceeds this year go to support CAPS (Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk) & Wesley Chapel’s small community group which provides goods for the blessing box and community garden. Contact Arthur Bradshaw at 757-636-7521 to pick up your ticket.

Guest Celebrant – This Sunday we will welcome the Rev. John Baldwin as our guest minister for worship. Please join us for worship.

Pentecost Sunday and Potluck – As is our norm, we will plan to worship at the Pond Altar on Sunday May 20. Following worship we will have a picnic luncheon (outside – weather permitting). Please (1) bring a friend to worship; (2) wear red; and (3) enjoy fellowship at the potluck luncheon.


April 22, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

First Lesson:  Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
Second Lesson:  1 John 3:16-24
Gospel: John 10:11-18

Lay Participants for April 22, 2018 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Leone

Lector:  Jim

Prayers:  Leone

Ushers:  Anne & Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from Apr. 15: https://chirb.it/hxG5Me


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.

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.

Formation Classes – We will take a break this week from our study but will begin our discussion of “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 7, Micah next week. 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 Genesis: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Genesis is found in the Pentateuch division of the Old Testament; it has 50 chapters.

This week’s question: Concerning the book of Habakkuk: 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. Apr. 22 – Fr. John Baldwin supply priest; May 1 – Card Crafters; May 8 – Vestry meeting.

Thought for the week – Companion: Resurrection comes amid the deep loss that plunges us into darkness, when life hurts and makes no sense. When we are bent under the weight of heavy hearts, when lips tremble and tears flow. When we call a friend and say: Let’s go to Emmaus. I need to get away. Walk with me.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, 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)

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

Sat. Apr. 21st            * Pork tenderloin & bake sale – Wesley Chapel

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

Tue. May 1st             * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)

Tue. May 8th            * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)

Sat. May 12th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)

Sun. May 20th          * Pentecost and Parish Potluck Luncheon



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, Bernice, and Steven and Susan.

Deceased: Elvira – Susan’s mother

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bette

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Parish Book Store, Virginia Beach; St. Paul’s Church, Peytonsburg; St. Stephen’s Church, Petersburg.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan); The Most Rev. Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu – The Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido.

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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