Substitute Organist – Please welcome Mrs. Jean Marshall back as our substitute organist. She will be with us this Sunday and August 12.

School Supplies – School will be starting soon. We will support Oakland Elementary School again. Their most pressing needs are: (1) disinfectant wipes; (2) bottles of hand sanitizer; (3) boys backpacks; and (4) boxes of tissue. Please purchase the supplies and bring to the Parish Hall. If you wish, you may donate money and it will be used to purchase the supplies.

August 5, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm 51:1-13
Second Lesson:  Ephesians 4:1-16
Gospel:  John 6:24-35

Lay Participants for August 5, 2018 – 10:30 am service

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

Refreshments:  Marcella

Sermon from July 29:


Who we are -or- Who are we? – The Rector has a handout which poses questions for reflection on and consideration of 10 questions about the Parish Church, an Episcopal Diocese, and the Episcopal Church in general. Please look at the handout and consider the questions. We will look at the reflections as our Bishop Search begins in earnest.

Crab & Brats Fellowship gathering – Sunday August 26, we will hold our annual Crab & Brats fellowship event for the Parish and their guests. The cost is $12/person. To sign up or if you need a sign-up sheet please contact the office.

Formation Classes – This Sunday we will continue our discussion of “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5:1-20). All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am

Sunday’s Psalm – In August, we will recite the psalm on Sunday.

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 Judges: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Judges is found in the Historical Books division of the Old Testament; it has 21 chapters.
This week’s question: Concerning the books of 1 & 2 Kings: 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 – Aug. 7 – National Night Out; Aug. 11 – James River Rug Hookers; Aug. 14 – Vestry Meeting.

Thought for the weekShare: When you gather around the altar and pray the ‘Great Thanksgiving,’ bring something from your journey to share with Jesus – whether it be a joy, a desire, a need, or something that is burdening you that you need to leave behind.

– Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
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, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Tanya, Charles, Ann, Lee, Bernice, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, and Alice.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Claudia
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. James’, Warfield; St. Simon’s by the Sea, Virginia Beach. The Rev. Canon James & Geraldine Smith; The Rev. Robert H. Armstrong.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Scottish Episcopal Church. The Most. Rev. Mark Strange – The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and honor of our 64th anniversary by Clyde & Virginia.

Birthdays in August
Meriwether 01           Nick 01
Anne 06                     Mary Kemple 13
Ben 26                       Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
Clyde & Virginia 07              John & Ann 10
Randy & Landy 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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