Healthy Suffolk – Healthy Suffolk is coordinating a healthy eating, active living, and chronic disease management initiative.  They will use gardening, movement, and improved health literacy to assist a minimum of 100 individuals over a 3-year period.  If you would like to participate or find out more about the initiative, contact the Rector.

Enriching Our Worship 1 – We have introduced the Nicene Creed from Enriching Our Worship 1 in July during our weekly worship.

July 8, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:  2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 48
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Gospel: Mark 6:1-13

Lay Participants for July 8, 2018 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Suze
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  David & Lynn

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from July 1:

Minister of Music Vacation – We will welcome Mrs. Jean Marshall as our substitute organist on August 5 and August 12 while Roger is away on vacation/retreat. She has served with us previously, please welcome her back when she’s here.

Formation Classes – We will begin our discussion of “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 13, Malachi 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 48 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 551, “Rise up, ye saints of God!”, (Festal Song) 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 books of 1, 2, and 3 John: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The books of 1, 2, 3 John are found in the General Epistles division of the New Testament; 1 John has 5 chapters, 2 John has 1 chapter, and 3 John has 1 chapter.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of Jonah: 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 filled. Thank you for your support of flowers on the altar.

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 – July 4 – Independence Day holiday; July 10 – Vestry meeting; July 14 – James River Rug Hookers; July 16 – Junto Pizza Night.

Thought for the weekCompassion: Compassion is at the heart of God’s very being, and Jesus’ consistent preference for choosing compassion over the law signified the new life he was bringing into the world. Those who follow Jesus must be channels of his compassionate presence in the world.

– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Wed. Jul. 4th             * Office Closed – Independence Day
Tue. Jul. 10th            * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Sat. Jul. 14th             * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
Mon. Jul. 16th          * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group Pizza Night



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, Virginia, Patti, John David, and Clemmie.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Nick & Tina
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Emmanuel Church, Virginia Beach; Galilee Church, Virginia Beach.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Pakistan (United). The Most Rev. Humphrey Peters – The Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and memory of my mother, Pearl Lewis by Bette & family.

Birthdays in July
Cross 08                    Elsie 12
Diane 24                    Ann 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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