Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Our annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper will be held March 5th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Please plan on assisting and publicizing the event. Cost will be $5/person and $15/immediate family of more than 3 people.

Lenten Program – Please keep in mind that there are five Wednesdays of Soup and Study. The sign-up sheet to host one of the five days is posted in the Narthex. Please let Fr Les know of your intentions to attend and to host.

Suffolk Night Stay Program – Oakland Christian UCC is scheduled to host Night Stay from March 13-20, a sign-up sheet is posted in the Narthex, please assist as you are able.
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February 24, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:  Genesis 45:3-11, 15
Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Gospel:  Luke 6:27-38

Lay Participants for February 24, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  Gary & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from February 17:  https://chirb.it/t9vGJh
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Soles-for-Souls – Edward Jones is sponsoring a shoe collection drive.  The program sends gently used shoes to people in need overseas. Please bring your used shoes to church to help this worthy cause. For more information see their website: www.soles4souls.org.

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.

Upcoming Blood Drives – St. John’s will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on May 16 and Edward Jones will follow with a blood drive in July. Please plan to donate or to help solicit volunteers for both drives.

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 37:1-12, 41-42 together.

Questions about the Episcopal Church and its Leadership – Over the coming weeks we will have a question about our Church and Leadership 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 Where did the Episcopal Church originate? Answer: Early English settlers established the Church of England in the original colonies of the United States, and in 1789, after the American Revolution, an assembly met in Philadelphia to unify all Anglicans in the United States into a single national church. A constitution was adopted along with a set of canonical laws, and the English Book of Common Prayer of 1662 was revised, principally by removing the prayer for the English monarch. Samuel Seabury was ordained in Scotland as the first American bishop.
            This week’s question: Why was the name “Episcopal Church” chosen? 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. 21 – Knitting Group; Feb. 26 – Card Crafters; Mar. 5 – Shrove Tuesday; Mar. 6 – Ash Wednesday.

Thought for the week God: God is not a being external to us, not an object out there, but the subject of all that is. God is Being itself – if you be, if you are, if you have been brought into existence, you are participating in God.

– Br. David Vryhof, 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
Thu. Feb. 21st    * Knitting group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Feb. 26th    * Card Crafters meeting – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Mar. 5th    * Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wed. Mar. 6th   * Ash Wednesday
                           * Imposition of Ashes at Wesley Chapel UMC – 7:00 am
                           * Imposition of Ashes at St. John’s – 12:00 pm
                           * Imposition of Ashes at Oakland Christian UCC – 7:00 pm
Sat. Mar. 9th    * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
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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, Toni, Trisha, and Carolyn.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Ben & Diane
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Edwin & Joan Bishop.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of the Region of Central America. The Rt. Rev. Julio Murray Thompson – The Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Panama.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in memory of Marcella’s parents, Howard & Lucy Mae Shippy, by Marcella & Don.

Birthdays in February
Natasha 02                Roosevelt 12
Jimmye 20                 Alice 22

Anniversaries in February
Gary & Toni 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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