Oakland Christian UCC Events – (1) Oakland Christian UCC will be hosting their Trunk or Treat event this 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.

Clergy Conference – Fr. Les will be out of the office Tuesday and Wednesday next week, Oct. 29-30, for the fall clergy conference at Camp Chanco. He is available via cell phone in emergencies. He, and Don, will be in the office on Thursday.

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.
October 27, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 25)
First Lesson:  Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
Second Lesson:  2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Gospel:  Luke 18:9-14

Lay Participants for October 27, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Margaret
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Anne & Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from October 20:  https://chirb.it/36qB4n
City-wide Thanksgiving Service Choir – The massed-choir rehearsal for the city-wide service will be held Sat. Nov. 16 at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 806 Lincoln Ave., Suffolk, VA.

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 Psalm 65 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 From which stream did the Pentecostal tradition evolve? Answer. Anglican.
            This week’s question: When was the Lutheran church founded and by whom? 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. 28 – Vestry Meeting; Oct. 29 – Card Crafters; Oct. 29-30 – Fall Clergy Conference; Nov. 3 – All Saints’ Potluck.

Thought for the weekFruit: God’s dream for us is that we be producers of the sweet fruits of the kingdom, the fruits of good works, which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

– Br. James Koester, 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
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
Mon. Oct. 28th * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
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: Alan & Sarah
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury). The Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey – Bishop of Colombo and The Rt. Rev. Keerthisiri Fernando – Bishop of Kurunegala.

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

Birthdays in November
Steven 16                  Kathy 28
Dotty 29                     Betty 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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