Blood Drive Sponsored by Edward Jones – Edward Jones is trying to schedule a late-spring blood drive. The Red Cross requires 30 volunteers before assigning a collection date. The target is late-May or early-June. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Steven Kirkpatrick at (757) 485-3309.

Suffolk Night Stay Program – Oakland Christian UCC is scheduled to host Night Stay from March 13-20 and they will need volunteers to assist. Please save the date; more information is forthcoming.
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February 3, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:  Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Gospel:  Luke 4:21-30

Lay Participants for February 3, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Leone
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  Anne & Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from January 27: https://chirb.it/v1fkGM
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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.

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.

Guest Organist – Jean Marshall will join us on February 10 as our substitute organist. Please join us and welcome her back.

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 71:1-6 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 Zechariah: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Zechariah is found in the Lesser Prophets division of the Old Testament; and it has 14 chapters.
            This week’s question: Concerning the book of Zephaniah: 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); Feb. 8-9 – Annual Council (Williamsburg); Feb 9 – James River Rug Hookers; Feb. 18 – G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group.

Thought for the week Touch: In Jesus we have come to know and see and taste and touch God with our hearts and minds and eyes and mouths and hands.

– Br. James Koester, 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
Fri. Feb. 8th      * Diocesan Annual Council (through Feb. 9) – The Lodge,
                           Williamsburg
Sat. Feb. 9th     * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish
                                    House)
Sun. Feb. 10th  * Guest Organist
Sat. Feb. 16th   * Heart Health Fair & Walk – 10:00 am (Suffolk Family YMCA)
Mon. Feb. 18th * Presidents’ Day Holiday – office closed
                            * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group meeting –
                            10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
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PASTORAL CARE
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: Charles & Lynn
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Campus Ministry Centers.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Burundi. The Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho – The Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba.

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

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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