Daylight Saving Time Ends – This Sunday morning we will set our clocks back one hour. Enjoy your “extra” hour of sleep then join us for All Saints’ Day festivities and Potluck.

Pledge Cards – Our pledge cards for 2020 will be distributed Sunday. Please join us for service and save us postage. Cards will be mailed out next week unless you contact the office to let us know not to mail them.

Oakland Christian UCC Event – This Saturday, Oakland Christian UCC will be having their 25th annual Fall Fest on November 2 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Come support our neighbors.

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.
November 3, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Feast of All Saints Sunday

First Lesson:  Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Second Lesson:  Ephesians 1:11-23
Gospel:  Luke 6:20-31

Lay Participants for November 3, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Lynn
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  David & Lynn

Refreshments:  All Saints’ Sunday Potluck

Sermon from October 27:
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.

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:

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 149 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: When was the Lutheran church founded and by whom? Answer. Sometime between 1517 (the 95-theses) and 1530 (the Augsburg Confession). Martin Luther has been identified as the one who started the church, along with Philipp Melanchthon.
            This week’s question: If the Lutheran church had a bumper sticker or motto, what do scholars say it would be? 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); Nov. 3 – All Saints’ Potluck; Nov. 7 – Knitting Group; Nov. 9 – James River Rug Hookers; Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Holiday; Nov. 13 – Village Garden Club.

Thought for the weekSainthood: It is our task as members of Christ’s Body to do the prayerful work of loving the aching, distressed creation he has come to save and transform—even when it lashes out at us. This is the exercise of sainthood.

– Br. Sean Glenn, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues.                  * Boy Scouts meet
Sat. Nov. 2nd     * Oakland Christian UCC Fall Fest
Sun. Nov. 3rd   * Daylight Savings Time ends
                            * All Saints’ Sunday
                            * Parish Potluck following worship
Thu. Nov. 7th    * Knitting group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Nov. 9th     * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Nov. 11th  * Veterans’ Day Holiday – Office Closed
Wed. Nov. 13th  * Village Garden Club meeting – 5:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Nov. 18th * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                             (Parish House)
                            * Summer Creek Estates Homeowners’ Association meeting –
                               6:30 – 8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                           * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Tue. Nov. 19th  * City-wide Thanksgiving service – 7:00 pm (East End Baptist
Thu. Nov. 21st  * Knitting group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
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: George & Trisha
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury). The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Dill – Bishop of Bermuda.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of my mother Emma Paul Kirk Ball by Claiborne.

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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