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 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.

Healthy Suffolk: A Walk in the Park – Healthy Suffolk and Suffolk Clergy will lead an initiative this summer entitled: A Walk in the Park. Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 am from June 12 through August 4 there will be a walk at Lake Meade Park. As part of this discipline there will be spiritual writings offered to engage participants’ minds during the walk. Participants are eligible to win t-shirts and gift cards. See the flyer in the Narthex for more information.

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.


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

Lessons for Third Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson:  1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15

Psalm 138

Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Gospel: Mark 3:20-35

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

Acolyte:  Suze

Lector:  Steven

Prayers:  Suze

Ushers:  Gary & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from June 3:


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.

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.

Formation Classes – We will begin our discussion of “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 11, Haggai 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 138 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 609, “Where cross the crowded ways of life,” (Gardiner) 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 Jeremiah: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Jeremiah is found in the Major Prophets division of the Old Testament; it has 52 chapters.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of Job: 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 – Eagle Scout Court of Honor (3:00-4:30 pm); June 16 – 3rd Annual Peanut Chase.

Thought for the week – Pay Attention: Pay attention to your life and presume that your life is to be lived sacramentally: recurring outward signs of inward grace. Even the simplest elements of life are laced with meaning on more than one level

– Br. Curtis Almquist, 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)

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

Sun. Jun. 10th           * Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony – 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: Jim & Margaret

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Glebe Church, Suffolk; St. John’s Church, Suffolk; The Rev. Dr. Harold & Sheilah Cobb, Jr.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Mexico. The Most Rev. Francisco Moreno – The Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in memory of our father Blair Withrow, by Linda and her siblings.

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


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