Building & Grounds and Fall Work Day – Thank you to all who participated in the work day and in the buildings and grounds survey. There was a lot of good input for the survey and the work done at the Parish was refreshing.

All Saints’ Sunday – We will host 3-4 people from Boys’ Home in Covington VA on November 4. They will join us for worship and I have invited them to join us for potluck afterwards. We, as a Parish, and some individuals, are supporters of Boys’ Home – it will be good to see the fruits of our labors. Please join us for the festivities.
October 28, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson:  Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22
Second Lesson: Hebrews 7:23-28
Gospel:  Mark 10:46-52

Lay Participants for October 28, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Steven (?)
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  David & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from October 21:
Community Thanksgiving Service – The Community Thanksgiving service will be hosted by Perfecting Saints Church of God in Christ on Wren Road. The service will be November 18 beginning at either 3:30 or 4:00 pm. Pastor Mary Anne Biggs will be the preacher.

Oakland Christian UCC Fall Fest – The 24th annual Fall Fest will be held November 3, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Of note,there will be a children’s booth for the kids to shop at! If you have any of the following gently used items – children’s books children’s DVDS,children’s puzzle’s, Beanie Babies, to share please donate them to Oakland Christian by November 2.

Vestry Election – It’snot 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.

Bishop Search Questionnaire – The Search Committee has published a questionnaire will be open until Friday November 2, at midnight. Our responses will launch the search for the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia. The questionnaire has open ended questions that we would like you to complete. This link will take you to the survey. You can also access the survey on the Diocesan website under Bishop Search. The initial section of the questionnaire collects demographic information and is required so that we can see if all segments of our Diocese are represented in the responses. Please do your part to help select our next Chief Pastor.

All Saints Day – Please submit the names of recently lost loved ones to the office by October 31.

Veterans’ Day – Veterans, please submit your name rank, branch of service, and dates of service before November 7.

Formation Classes – This Sunday we will continue our discussion of “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 7:1-29). All are invited to come together 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 34:1-8, 19-22 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 11, Awake, my soul, and with the sun, (Morning Hymn) from the Hymnal.

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 Obadiah: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Obadiah is found in the Lesser Prophets division of the Old Testament;it has 1 chapter.
            This week’s question: Concerning the books of 1 & 2 Peter: 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. 30-31 – Fall Clergy Conference (Rector out); Oct. 30 – Card Crafters; Nov. 4 – All Saints’ Sunday and Potluck; Nov. 6 – Election Day; Nov. 6 – Junto “Night on the Town”.

Thought for the weekSteward: Live as stewards of all that has been entrusted to you. Use what you have been given for God’s glory and for the coming of God’s kingdom on earth. Use it to bless the lives of others, to bring hope where there is despair, to create possibilities where all seems dead and lost.

– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues. until Jun.        * Boy Scouts meet
Tue. Oct. 30th           * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                                    * Fall Clergy Conference through Oct 31st (Chanco)
Sun. Nov. 4th            * All Saints’ Sunday Potluck
                                    *Daylight Savings Time ends
Tue. Nov. 6th            * Election Day – Vote!
                                    *Junto “Night on the Town” – 5:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish                                               House)
Tue. Nov. 13th          *Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish House)
Sun. Nov. 18th          *Community Thanksgiving Service – Perfecting Saints                                           Church of God in Christ.
Mon. Nov. 19th        * G. F.W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    (Parish House)
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, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, Alice, David, Bob, Carroll, Don, Lawrence, Fin, Katherine, Kim and family, Beth and Adele Brian and family, and Trish and family.

Deceased: Lee Hibler – Kathy’s brother-in-law.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Juanita
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Kellie Riley – Diocesan Staff.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church in the Province of the West Indies.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Schuler Crane by Claiborne.

Birthdays in October
Charles 10                 Marvin 20
Tina 27

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

Birthdays in November
Steven 16          Betty 22
Kathy 28              Dotty 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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