Career Fair – Lake Prince Woods will hold a career fair Saturday, Jul 20th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. They are looking for a variety of skills for their staff. Check the bulletin board for more information.

Vestry Report – There is a synopsis of the agenda of the July Vestry meeting and copy of the May meeting on the bulletin board.

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.
July 21, 2019, 10:30 am
Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing
Lessons for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11)

First Lesson:  Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Second Lesson:  Colossians 1:15-28
Gospel:  Luke 10:38-42

Lay Participants for July 21, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Leone
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  Gary & Lynn

Refreshments:  Volunteer required

Sermon from July 14:
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 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:

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 52 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 nine small cross-crosslets that make up the St. Andrew’s cross on the Episcopal shield? Answer: They represent the nine original American dioceses which met in Philadelphia in 1789 to adopt the constitution of the Episcopal Church.
            This week’s question: What do the following terms mean:  alb, cassock, surplice, cotta? Look for the answer next week.

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 18 – Knitting Group; July 30 – Card Crafters.

Thought for the weekJourney: Jesus reminds us that the gate is indeed narrow and the road is indeed hard, but he has given us friends and food and rest to encourage us, to feed us, and to renew us for the journey ahead. And that is what makes this journey of faith that we are on possible: friends, food and rest.

– Br. James Koester, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues. until Jun. * Boy Scouts meet
Thu. Jul. 18th  * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Jul. 30th   * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Aug. 5th   * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Aug. 10th   * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Aug. 15th  * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Aug. 19th * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
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, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, David, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Beth and Adele and family, Katherine, Toni, Trisha, Joey, the family of William, the family of Wendell, Fin, and the family of Virginia.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: David
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Gwynneth Mudd
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda. The Most Rev. Laurent Mbanda – Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda and Bishop of Shyira.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Pearl D. Lewis, by Bette and family.

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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