James River Tree Service – James River Tree Service will likely be here first thing Monday to remove some trees from the property. They are planning on removing the hickory in the parking area, a red maple near the back yard, and the Cyprus trees on the pond bank.

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


July 15, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing

Lessons for Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:  2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12-19b
Psalm 24
Second Lesson:  Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel: Mark 6:14-29

Lay Participants for July 15, 2018 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Suze
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Gary & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from July 8: https://chirb.it/rAv2eO


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.

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 “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5:1-20). We expect this study will take a couple weeks to complete. 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 24 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 544, “Jesus shall reign where’er the sun” (Duke Street), 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 Jonah: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Jonah is found in the Lesser Prophets division of the Old Testament; it has 4 chapters.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of Joshua: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Look for the answer next week.

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 14 – James River Rug Hookers; July 16 – Tree Service (morning) and Junto Pizza Night (evening).

Thought for the weekWord: If you can recall words that hurt you, you can probably also recall words that sustained you, encouraged you, lifted you up. Words have power, power to create and power to destroy, power to bless and power to curse, power to heal and power to hurt.

– Br. David Vryhof, 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/

Wed. Jul. 4th             * Office Closed – Independence Day

Sat. Jul. 14th             * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)

Mon. Jul. 16th          * James River Tree Service on site – All Day

* G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group Pizza Night

Sun. Aug. 5th             * Substitute Organist

Tue. Aug. 7th            * National Night Out – 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department)

Sat. Aug. 11th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)

Sun. Aug. 12th          * Substitute Organist

Tue. Aug. 14th          * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)

Fri. Aug. 17th            * Rector Vacation through August 24

Sun. Aug. 26th          * Parish Crab and Brats fellowship dinner – 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)



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: Elsie
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Good Samaritan Church, Virginia Beach; Grace Church, Virginia Beach; The Rev. John Stanton.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea. The Most Rev. Allan Migi – The Archbishop of Papua New Guinea.

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 

Website: http://StJohnsEpiscopal-Suffolk.org

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