Fall Workday – Our annual fall workday is scheduled for Saturday, October 19. Please save the day and plan on helping spruce up the property for the coming seasons.

City-wide Thanksgiving Service – Save the date! There will be a city-wide Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm, at East End Baptist Church. Bishop Clarence Russell, pastor at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, will be the speaker for the evening. The service will have a massed choir to support the worship service. Details about rehearsals are forthcoming.

Oakland Christian UCC Events – (1) Oakland Christian UCC will be hosting their Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 26 beginning at 5:00 pm. This event is open to the public. (2) They will be having their 25th annual Fall Fest on November 2 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Come support our neighbors.
October 20, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing
Lessons for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24)

First Lesson:  Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104
Second Lesson:  2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Gospel:  Luke 18:1-8

Lay Participants for October 20, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Suze
Lector:  Steven
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  David & Lynn

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from October 13:  https://chirb.it/E7NvMI
Consecration Choir – All who are interested in singing in the choir at Bishop-elect Haynes’ consecration in February, please see the sign-up announcement at: http://www.diosova.org/bishopsearch/article465733.htm

All Saints Sunday and Veterans Day – Please turn in your slips as soon as possible. We must have them by Oct 27th. In addition, All Saints Day is our potluck day.

Boy Scout Troop 25 Eagle Court of Honor – Our Boy Scout Troop will have an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on October 26 in the Sanctuary and a reception in the Parish Hall following the ceremony.

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.

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 119:97-104 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: From which stream did the Wesleyan tradition evolve? Answer. Anglican.
            This week’s question: From which stream did the Pentecostal tradition evolve? 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: Boy Scouts (7:00 – 8:30 pm); Oct. 17 – Knitting Group; Oct. 19 – Parish workday; Oct. 21 – G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Club.

Thought for the weekScripture: Scripture is sharper than a sword. Like a scalpel, it cuts through what is diseased and damaged, cuts through lies and confusion, cuts through the stories we tell ourselves, to reveal the truth. The stories of scripture surprise, disturb, confound and, with good intention, cut. We need help and practice to listen, to receive powerful, sharp, healing words of life.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, 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.                * Boy Scouts meet
Thu. Oct. 17th * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 2:00 (Parish Hall)
Sat. Oct. 19th   * Parish Workday
Mon. Oct. 21st * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Club – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish
                          * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Sat. Oct. 26th   * Troop 25 Eagle Court of Honor– 2:00 – 5:00 pm (Sanctuary &
                          Parish Hall)
                          * Oakland Christian UCC Trunk or Treat – 5:00 pm
Tue. Oct. 29th  * Card Crafters meeting – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                         * Fall Clergy Day – Camp Chanco (Rector out) through Oct. 30th
Sat. Nov. 2nd  * Oakland Christian UCC Fall Fest
Sun. Nov. 3rd  * Daylight Savings Time ends
                          * All Saints’ Sunday
                          * Parish Potluck following worship
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Jay our bishop pro tempore; Susan our bishop-elect; and for Les, our priest.

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

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Ben & Diane
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Carleton B. & Elsa Bakkum
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church in the Province of the West Indies.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Elvira & Francis Flynn and Marian Kirkpatrick by Steven & Susan.

Birthdays in October
Charles 09                 Marvin 20

Anniversaries in October
Fr. Les & Kathy 01               Pretlow & Mary-Kemple 04
Burr & Jennifer 08

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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