Lenten Program Our Lenten Study will continue in “The Way of Love” Chapter 2. Lunch will be from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Thank you to Anne Henderson for providing soup and bread this past session.

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.
March 17, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing
Lessons for the Second Sunday in Lent

First Lesson:  Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27
Second Lesson:  Philippians 3:17-4:1
Gospel:  Luke 13:31-35

Lay Participants for March 10, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  David & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from March 10: https://chirb.it/b2twnm
Kroger Community Rewards – Due to some of our members shopping at Kroger, St. John’s has earned $48.92 for the quarter Dec 2018 to Feb 2019. This was from six households participating in the program. To participate all you have to do is link your Kroger rewards card to St. John’s. Do this at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/.

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.

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.

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.

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 What is a Primate? Answer: A primate is the chief bishop or archbishop of one of the thirty-eight churches of the Anglican Communion.
            This week’s question: What is the Anglican Communion? 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); Mar. 18 – G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group meeting; Vestry Meeting; Mar. 20 – Lenten Series; Mar. 21 – Knitting group.

Thought for the week Delusion: The temptation that Satan gave our ancestors in the garden of Eden was the delusion that, by our own initiative and strength, we could have the gifts of God, all the gifts of God, now: that we do not have to wait, do not have to grow up. Satan’s temptation is for us to seize life as our immediate “right” instead of to receive it progressively as God’s gift.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, 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
Mon. Mar. 18th * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                             (Parish House)
                           * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Wed. Mar. 20th * Lenten Series – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tue. Mar. 26th  * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Mar. 27th * Lenten Series – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sat. Mar. 30th   * 5th Saturday luncheon – Salvation Army
Wed. Apr. 3rd   * Lenten Series – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Apr. 6th      * Parish workday (Primary)
Wed. Apr. 10th * Lenten Series – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Apr. 13th   * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                          * Parish workday (Secondary)
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, Carolyn, Joey, and Fr Tuck.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Roger
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Richard & Susan Watson.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of England. The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby – The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Birthdays in March
David 02                    Shannon 06
Brooks 07                  Clyde 11
Pretlow 15                 Patricia 17
John 18                      Elizabeth 19
Hansa 20                   John 27
Cooper 28

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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