Emergency Response – Thank you to all who helped respond to our emergency during worship. Everyone was helpful with their assistance.  Your prayers are appreciated for all involved.

The Boy Scouts return – On Tuesday, September 11, the Boy Scouts will resume weekly meetings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Parish Hall. They will be there Tuesdays until the end of the school year.

September 9, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:  Proverbs 22:12, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125
Second Lesson:  James 2:1-17
Gospel:  Mark 7:24-37

Lay Participants for September 9, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Leone
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  ? and ?

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from September 2: https://chirb.it/7KsDw7

Vestry Election – It’s not too soon to prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve on the Vestry. At the end of the year we will have 2 people rotate off the Vestry, Anne and Leone. If you are unaware of the requirements to serve on the Vestry please contact the Rector.

Yard Cleanup – Thank you to Charles for cutting the back part of the property and for doing some spraying between the church and the pond and road. It is nice to see the back yard and have a better view of the property.

Formation Classes – This Sunday we will continue our discussion of “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 6:1-19). All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

Sunday’s Psalm – 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 book of Malachi: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Malachi is found in the Lesser Prophets division of the Old Testament; it has 4 chapters.
            This week’s question: Concerning the book of Mark: 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 – Tuesdays through June: Boy Scouts (7:00 – 8:30 pm); Sep. 8 – James River Rug Hookers (10 am – 3 pm); Parish Hall Rental (3 – 7 pm); Sep. 11 – Vestry Meeting; Sep. 17 – GFWC Junto Women’s Group.

Thought for the week – Importance: Each moment, each breath, holds the possibility of the life we most desire. The conversation you are now having is the most important thing. The cup of tea you are now cuddling is the most important thing. The walk you are walking is the most important thing.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, 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/
Sat. Sep. 8th              * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    (Parish House)
                                    * Parish Hall Rental 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Tue. Sep. 11th          * Boy Scouts meet (Tuesdays through June 2019)
                                    * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 (Board Room)
Mon. Sep. 17th        * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    (Parish House)
Tue. Sep. 25th          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Sep. 29th           * 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, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Tanya, Charles, Ann, Lee, Bernice, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, Alice, David, and Lynn.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: David
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in honor of our mother Bette Raup by her children.

Birthdays in September
Bette 03                     Carrol 11
George 12                 Roger 14
Allen 17                     Virginia 26

Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn        01

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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