CAPS Fundraiser and Parish luncheon – Again this year the CAPS fundraiser will be a Fried Chicken & BBQ from Captain Bob’s. The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 and the cost is $12/plate. The Vestry has proposed we, as a Parish, purchase tickets and have lunch on that Sunday in lieu of refreshments. There will be a signup in the Narthex if you would like to participate.
            We have also been given 50 tickets to sell as part of the fundraiser. If you would like to sell some tickets please contact the Rector for more information. CAPS will receive $7.50 for every ticket sold so please help fund CAPS for the coming year by buying or selling tickets.

Blessing of the Animals – The Feast of St. Francis is celebrated on October 4 and this coming Sunday we will celebrate our pets and animals in service and we will provide a blessing for those animals who join us for worship. Proper restraint of your pets is appreciated.
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October 7, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Blessing of the Animals
Lessons for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:  Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Psalm 26
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Gospel:  Mark 10:2-16

Lay Participants for October 7, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Suze
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  David and Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from September 30: https://chirb.it/zDFafI
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Fall Work Day – We have scheduled our fall work day for Saturday October 20th from 8:00 – 11:00 am. There are tasks that would be helpful for the Parish that do not entail working in the yard, including a variety of tasks in the Kitchen and other rooms in the Parish House. If you are unable to work on the 20th or would like to help us get a jump start on cleaning up please stop by the Office or contact the Rector.

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. We’ve had one volunteer to help; are there any other takers? If you are unaware of the requirements to serve on the Vestry please contact the Rector.

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 Nahum: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Nahum is found in the Lesser Prophets division of the Old Testament; it has 3 chapters.
            This week’s question: Concerning the book of Nehemiah: 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); Oct. 8 – Federal Holiday; office closed; Oct. 9 – Vestry meeting – Board Room; Oct. 10 – Garden Club meeting – Parish Hall; Oct. 13 – James River Rug Hookers – Parish House; Oct. 14 – CAPS Fundraiser/Luncheon.

Thought for the weekHealing: When Jesus commanded us to “love our enemies,” he was pointing to a fundamental truth behind those words. When we open our hearts enough to truly love, our enemies turn into the possibility for healing.

– Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
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Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Tues. until Jun.        * Boy Scouts meet
Mon. Oct. 8th           * Federal Holiday – Office closed
Tue. Oct. 9th             * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Board Room)
Wed. Oct. 10th         * Village Garden Club – 4:00 – 10:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Oct. 13th            * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish
                                    House)
Sun. Oct. 14th          * CAPS fundraiser – 12:00 – 3:00 pm (pickup times)
Mon. Oct. 15th         * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    (Parish House)
Sat. Oct. 20th            * Parish Work Day – 8:00 – 11:00 am
Tue. Oct. 30th           * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                                    * Fall Clergy Conference through Oct 31st (Chanco)
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PASTORAL CARE
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, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, Alice, David, Lynn, Bob, and Carroll.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bert & Anne
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church. The Most Rev. Michael Curry – The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in honor of our anniversary by Fr. Les & Kathy.

Birthdays in October
Charles 10                 Marvin 20
Tina 27

Anniversaries in October
Fr Les & Kathy 01                Pretlow & Mary Kemple 04
Burr & Jenifer 08

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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