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. We will deliver the supplies to Oakland Elementary School on August 27.

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


August 12, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Gospel: John 6:35, 41-51

Lay Participants for August 12, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte: Leone
Lector: Bernice
Prayers: Leone
Ushers: Gary and Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from August 5:


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 signup 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 1 & 2 Kings: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The books of 1 & 2 Kings are found in the Historical Books division of the Old Testament; 1 Kings has 22 chapters and 2 Kings has 25 chapters.
      This week’s question: Concerning the book of Lamentations: 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. 11 – James River Rug Hookers; Aug. 14 – Vestry Meeting; Aug. 17-24 – Rector Vacation.

Thought for the week – Sabbath: It is very graceful and important to figure sabbath-keeping into the normal cadence of your life: this holy pausing for a day every week and for some moments every day. Simply be. Reverence this first-created sanctuary: the holiness of time. Practice sabbath-keeping by pausing, and simply being. 

– Br. Curtis Almquist
Society of Saint John the Evangelist


Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
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 – 5:00–7:00pm
      (Parish Hall)
Mon. Aug. 27th        * Deliver school supplies to Oakland Elementary School
Sat. Sep. 8th              * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
      (Parish House)
* Parish Hall Rental 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Tue. Sep. 11th          * Boy Scouts meet (Tuesdays through June 2019)



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: Shannon and Dotty

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Bruton Parish, Williamsburg; Christ Church, Waverly.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of South East Asia. The Most. Rev. Ng Moon Hing – The Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia.

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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