CAPS Presentation and Dessert – On Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm, CAPS is having a special event at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr. Antipas Harris will speak on the role of churches in addressing poverty. There will be dessert and coffee. RSVP by May 7th to 757-202-6084 (call or text) or


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 29, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:  Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22-:24-30
Second Lesson:  1 John 4:7-21
Gospel: John 15:1-8

Lay Participants for April 29, 2018 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  Anne & Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from Apr. 15:

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.

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 Habakkuk: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Habakkuk is found in the Lesser Prophets division of the Old Testament; it has 3 chapters.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of Haggai: 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. May 1 – Card Crafters; May 8 – Vestry meeting; May 15 – CAPS presentation and dessert.

Thought for the week – Yes: We were made for “Yes.” Jesus said that he came so that we might have life—and have it abundantly. We were made for senseless acts of beauty—and fun! Senseless acts of beauty—and fun—are not necessary for our physical survival. But they are essential to our humanity.

– Br. Mark Brown, 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)
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 13th          * Mother’s Day
Tue. May 15th          * CAPS presentation and dessert – 6:30 pm (Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church)
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, the family of Elvira, and Virginia.

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: Bernice
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Emmanuel Church, Portsmouth; St. Christopher’s Church Portsmouth; The Rev. Katherine Gray.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East; The Most Rev. Suheil Dawani – The Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Archbishop in Jerusalem.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for Bernice and her speedy recovery by her friends at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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


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