Fifth Saturday at Salvation Army – June 29 is the 5th Saturday in June and is the day we assist other Episcopal Churches and the Salvation Army serve lunch. The work isn’t difficult. The work is rewarding. Our participation is a part of our Community Outreach efforts. We need someone to step up this month to assist for a couple hours (max) serving the underserved. Please contact Anne on her cell for more information or to volunteer to work.

Kroger Community Rewards – This past quarter there were 6 families who participated in the Kroger Rewards program. We will receive a check for $44.34 for the purchases made at the Kroger family of stores. Our code is FA738 and you can sign up online to join the Kroger Rewards program and earn money for the church.
June 16, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for The Feast of the Trinity

First Lesson:  Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8
Second Lesson:  Romans 5:1-5
Gospel:  John 16:12-15

Lay Participants for June 16, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Susan
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Susan
Ushers:  Lynn and Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer required

Sermon from June 9:
Formation Classes – All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am. We are starting a study of the Acts of the Apostles. Please contact the church office for a copy of the text.

Construction Work on Parish House – Bayview Exteriors intends to begin work on the Parish House trim and gutters in the near future. 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.

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:

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 8 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: Who was consecrated the first American Bishop and when was he consecrated? Answer: Samuel Seabury, November 14, 1784.
            This week’s question: Where was Samuel Seabury consecrated a Bishop? Why was he consecrated in that 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 16 – Father’s Day; June 17 – Vestry meeting (CANCELED); June 20 – Knitting group.

Thought for the weekPower: It is an extraordinary thought that God’s Spirit has come mightily upon us – and not just once, at our baptisms, but as with David, “from that day forward!” We each have that Spirit now –a great power which we can all upon every day. Call out that power! Come, Holy Spirit! And that Spirit, like the sun and the rain, will help the seeds which God has planted deep within us to grow and flourish.

– Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues. until Jun.        * Boy Scouts meet
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, 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: Claudia
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Carol Gallaher – Former Suffragan Bishop.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh – The Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in and in memory of my parents, Arthur & Marie, and in honor of our June 17th anniversary by Ann & Joe.

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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