Pentecost Sunday – Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Wear red! Weather permitting, we plan on holding worship at the pond altar and having a picnic luncheon immediately following service. Come join us for worship and fellowship.

Construction Work on Parish House – Bay View Exteriors intends to begin work on the Parish House trim and gutters next week. The work should take 1-2 weeks. There may be a need for someone to help keep track of the work if the Rector is away from the office.

Community Leadership Forum – On Saturday, June 8, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm there will be a Chuckatuck and Oakland Town Hall meeting with Delegate S. Chris Jones. Delegate Jones represents the 76th Virginia House District for parts of Chesapeake and Suffolk. He will provide comments and take questions from our community. Please attend to learn more about our state government.
June 2, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for Seventh Sunday in Easter

First Lesson:  Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97
Second Lesson:  Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Gospel:  John 17:20-26

Lay Participants for June 2, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Margaret
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Marcella & Gary*

Refreshments:  Marcella

Sermon from May 26:
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.

2020 Holy Land Pilgrimage – Bishop Jay Magness will be hosting another pilgrimage to the Holy Land in February 2020. The trip will be from February 3-14, 2020 departing and returning to Norfolk. Registration closes June 7. The cost for the trip is $4,750 all-expenses paid except for personal items purchased and travel insurance. There are brochures available with more information.

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:

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 97 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: What is the Executive Council? Answer: The Executive Council meets several times each year to carry out the policies and programs adopted by General Convention between its triennial meetings. The General Convention elects twenty-two of the forty-two members of the Executive Council.
            This week’s question: When was the term “Protestant Episcopal Church” adopted for the Episcopal Church? 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); June 8 – James River Rug Hookers; June 9 – Pentecost Sunday and Luncheon; June 16 – Father’s Day; June 17 – Vestry meeting.

Thought for the weekGlory: Jesus, our savior and our model in all things, teaches us that anything glorious that is visible in us or any glorious work wrought by our mind or heart or hands is the manifestation of God’s glory. Since that glory is not ours, it is an unlimited supply that we can spend without counting the cost.

– Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues. until Jun. * Boy Scouts meet
Thu. Jun. 6th    * Knitting group – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Jun. 8th      * Community Leadership Forum – 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
                           (Little Bethel Baptist Church)
                           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Jun. 9th     * Pentecost Sunday – Worship at the Pond
                           * Potluck luncheon
Sun. Jun. 16th  * Father’s Day
Mon. Jun. 17th * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Thu. Jun. 20th  * Knitting group – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Jun. 25th  * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Jun. 29th   * 5th Saturday luncheon – Salvation Army
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Jay our bishop pro tempore; and for Les, our priest.

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

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Claiborne
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. C. Derek & Pam Pringle; The Rev. Genevieve & Wayne Nelson.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Mexico. For the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Francisco Moreno – Presiding Bishop of The Anglican Church of Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of my children & grandchildren; Angela, Adelle, & Leon, Miles, & Vivienne Broom by Leone Vigil.

Birthdays in June
Sarah 01                    Leone 09
Jacob 19                    Toni 29

Anniversaries in June
Bert & Anne 21                     Jim & Margaret 26
Marvin & Alice 30

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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