Enriching Our Worship 1 In the month of June, we will recite the confession of sin found in Enriching Our Worship 1 during our weekly worship.

Bishop Diocesan Search – The Diocesan Standing Committee is taking applications for the Search and Transition Committees as we call a new Bishop to lead our Diocese. Please see the link below for the application. Working on these committees will involve email, so it’s very important for you to submit your application electronically to susan@susangrimm.com. Please prayerfully consider your application, and together we will seek God’s will for our next Bishop of Southern Virginia.

The Search and Nomination Committee interviews and selects candidates to present to Standing Committee for nomination as the next Bishop of Southern Virginia. The Transition Committee’s key responsibilities include walkabouts, assist in the election process, ordination & consecration in conjunction with the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, and pastoral care of those in the process.


June 3, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for Trinity Sunday – the First Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson:  1 Samuel 3:1-20

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Gospel: Mark 2:23-3:6

Lay Participants for June 3, 2018 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Jim

Lector:  Margaret

Prayers:  Jim

Ushers:  Anne & Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from May 27: https://chirb.it/1zEh3m


Poison Ivy – In our travels around the churchyard, we have located poison ivy in a number of places in the open. Don sprayed some of the poison ivy, but we found more this morning. It isn’t an issue and there is none in the front area of the property, but there is some at the tree line to the back yard.

Pentecost Sunday and Potluck – Thank you to all who participated in our Pentecost worship last Sunday and for a fun and festive time of fellowship.

G. F. W. C. Junto Woman’s Club Flea Market – On Saturday, June 23, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, the Junto Woman’s Club will have their annual flea market at Oakland Christian UCC. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Alice for more information.

Formation Classes – We will begin our discussion of “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 10, Habakkuk this 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 – 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 139:1-5, 12-17 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 680, “O God, our help in ages past,” (St. Anne) from the Hymnal. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

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 James: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of James is found in the General Epistles division of the New Testament; it has 5 chapters.

This week’s question: Concerning the book of Jeremiah: 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. June 9 – James River Rug Hookers; June 10 – Boy Scouts banquet 3:00-4:30 pm; June 16 – 3rd Annual Peanut Chase.

Thought for the week – Go: One little word, “go”, sums up who we are. We are a ‘sent’ people. We are an apostolic people. We are an apostolic church, because we are sent out with a mission: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!

– Br. James Koester, 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)

Mon. Jun. 4th           * Suffolk Clergy United Meeting – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Suffolk)

Sat. Jun. 9th              * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)

Sun. Jun. 10th           * Boy Scout end of year banquet – 3:00 – 4:30 pm (Parish Hall)

Tue. Jun. 12th           * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)

Sat. Jun. 16th            * 3rd Annual Amazing Peanut Race

Sat. Jun. 23rd            * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group Flea Market – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Oakland Christian UCC)

Sat. Jun. 30th            * Fifth Saturday Luncheon – Salvation Army



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.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Nansi

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: All Saints’ Church, South Hill; Trinity Church, South Boston; Trinity Church, South Hill. The Rev. Cleon & Pauline Ross; The Rev. Dr. J. Segar Gravatt.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Melanesia. The Most Rev. George Takeli – The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Howard Shippy and Frank Wittenauer by Marcella & Don.

Anniversaries in June

Bert & Anne 21                     Jim & Margaret 26
Marvin & Alice 30

Birthdays in June

Sarah 01                                Leone 09
Jacob 19                                Toni 29

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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