Virginia Kelly – Thank you to all who attended services for Virginia and who helped prepare for her funeral. The services were appreciated by family and friends alike.

Clothing Ministry – The Clothing Ministry of Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main St, Suffolk, will be having a Free Clothing distribution on Monday August 5th and Tuesday August 6th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. No proof of need is required. We just ask that you take only what you need. Donations of clean, gently used clothes are welcome. For any questions, please call Deb Munn at 757-377-0706.
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July 7, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9)

First Lesson:  2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Second Lesson:  Galatians 6:1-16
Gospel:  Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Lay Participants for July 7, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Margaret
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Bert & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer required

Sermon from June 30:  https://chirb.it/7bprwN
Sermon from Virginia Kelly Memorial Service:  https://chirb.it/Ny951a
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Diocesan Bishop Election – 1) The election is scheduled for Sep. 21 at Dinwiddie High School. 2) Candidates and their information are available on the Diocesan website http://svabishopsearch.org/bishop-candidates/ 3) There will be a walkabout and Question & Answer session for our Convocation on Sep. 7 at Chanco.

Local Pastor milestone anniversary – The Rev Dr. Calvin A. Lillard will be celebrating his 25th anniversary of service to Diamond Grove in November. St. John’s parishioners have been invited to join the celebration. If you are interested, please contact Fr Les. There is a cost associated with this event and reservations must be made.

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

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.

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 30 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 significance of the X-shaped cross on the Episcopal shield? Answer: It is the cross of St. Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, and recalls the Episcopal Church’s indebtedness to the Scottish Episcopal Church for the consecration of its first bishop, Samuel Seabury, as Bishop of Connecticut in 1784.
            This week’s question: What is the significance of the blue field in the upper left corner of the Episcopal shield? On which Book of Common Prayer was it modeled? 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); July 4 – holiday (office closed); July 13 – James River Rug Hookers; July 15 – Junto Pizza party and Vestry meeting.

Thought for the weekRefuge: God is frequently described as our refuge, and the rest and safety of God is a magnificent gift. But when our resting places have become places of fear, complacency, or stagnation, God comes to our inner hiding places and asks, “What are you doing here?” He calls us from these caves.

– Br. Lucas Hall, 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. Jul. 4th     * Holiday (office closed)
Sat. Jul. 13th     * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Jul. 15th  * Junto Pizza Party – 5:00 – 9:00 pm
                          * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
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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, 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, the family of William, the family of Wendell, the family of Judy, Fin, and the family of Virginia.

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

Deceased: Wendell Barrow – Former husband of Leone
Virginia Kelly – Wife of Clyde and Vestry member at St. John’s

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Fr. Les & Kathy
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Paul Phillips
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea. The Most Rev. Allan Migi – The Archbishop of Papua New Guinea.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in and in memory of Don’s parents, Frank & Zelda Wittenauer by Don & Marcella.

Birthdays in July
Cross 08                    Elsie 12
Diane 24                    Ann 29

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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