Heart Health Fair & Walk – A Heart Health Fair & Walk, sponsored by Sentara Obici Hospital, will occur on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Suffolk Family YMCA on Godwin Blvd. There will be free health screenings. To register please call Pamela Smith (757) 934-4621. See flyer on bulletin board.

Bishop Hollerith’s “Purse” – It is traditional to give a gift to retiring Diocesan Bishops. The Diocese of Southern Virginia will Bishop Holly’s leadership and ministry on February 8 with a reception during Annual Council. The Transition Committee is soliciting donations for Holly’s purse and photos of Bishop Hollerith at our church. Please see the notice on the bulletin board for more details.
January 27, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:  Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel:  Luke 4:14-21

Lay Participants for January 27, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  Gary & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from January 20: https://chirb.it/IxpaCg
Diocesan Bishop Search Prayer – Almighty and most gracious God, source of all wisdom and guidance, send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we seek and discern a shepherd for the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Inspire us with hope, hearts to love you and a desire to serve one another. Grant us grace to entrust you with the future of your Church and all things. We ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Lenten Program – Please take a moment and consider what information would be most beneficial for us to study this coming Lent. As you consider what to study, also consider at what time would you participate in the study.

Formation Classes – All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am. We will begin a study reflecting on the weekly lessons from the Revised Common Lectionary.

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 19 together.

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 Titus: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Titus is found in the Pauline Epistles division of the New Testament; and it has 3 chapters.
            This week’s question: Concerning the book of Zechariah: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Look for the answer next week.

Altar flower Sign-up – There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for sponsoring flowers for the coming year. Please help beautify the altar during your choice of two-weeks this coming year.

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); Jan. 23 – Convocation IV Pre-Council meeting; Jan. 28 – G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group; Jan. 29 – Card Crafters.

Thought for the week – Baptism: Even from before we were born, we have known Love’s jealous demand for our whole selves. By the grace of Christ crucified and risen, we have been mysteriously and relentlessly drawn into Jesus’ community of faith, nurture and transformation. Holy Baptism, which we received for the forgiveness of sins, is itself a response to the message and call of Jesus.

– Br. Jonathan Murray, 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/
Tues. until Jun.       * Boy Scouts meet
Wed. Jan. 23rd * Convocation IV Pre-Council – 7:00 pm (St. Paul’s Suffolk)
Mon. Jan. 28th * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group meeting –
                                    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
Tue. Jan. 29th  * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Fri. Feb. 8th     * Diocesan Annual Council (through Feb. 9) – The Lodge,
Sat. Feb. 9th     * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish
Sat. Feb. 16th   * Heart Health Fair & Walk – 10:00 am (Suffolk Family YMCA)
Mon. Feb. 18th * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group meeting –
                           10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Jay our bishop pro tempore; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Marvin, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Richard, Mike and Gail, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Ann, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, Alice, David, Bob, Carroll, Lawrence, Fin, Kim and family, Beth and Adele and family, Katherine, Leroy, Chris and family, Toni, and Trisha.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bernice
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Robin Jordan; The Rev. David L. & Leslie Booher.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil. The Most Rev. Naudal Alves Gomes – Primate of Brazil & Bishop of Curitiba.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in honor of our holy sacrament of marriage by Steven & Susan.

Birthdays in January
Lynn 15                      Anne 20
Linda 21

Birthdays in February
Natasha 02                Roosevelt 12
Jimmye 20                 Alice 22

Anniversaries in February
Gary & Toni Davidson 14

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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