Convocation IV Pre-Council Meeting – The Pre-Council meeting for our Convocation will be held Sunday afternoon, January 26, at St. Paul’s Suffolk. The meeting will begin at 4:00 pm. All are invited to attend.

Bishop Diocesan Consecration – The location for the Consecration of Bishop-elect Haynes has changed. The service will be held, Feb. 1 beginning at 11:00 am at Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Formation Classes – On Sunday mornings, we will study the book of Proverbs beginning in the coming weeks. If you are interested please contact the rector.
January 26, 2020, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:  Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1, 5-13
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Gospel:  Matthew 4:12-23

Lay Participants for January 26, 2020 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Lynn
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  Anne & Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from January 19:
Vestry Care Circles – In the coming weeks, the Vestry will create care circles where each Vestry member will be afforded the responsibility to keep in touch with members of the Parish who may be absent from worship for a period of time. More details are forthcoming.

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. Please remember, flowers cost $100 for 2 weeks.

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 – There is a collection box to help this worthy cause in the parish hall. Consider giving gently used or new shoes for those in need. 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 27:1, 5-13 together.

Questions about Our Protestant Heritage – Over the coming weeks we will have a question about our Protestant heritage and faith 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 are the modern communities associated with the Hutterites? Answer. The Bruderhof Communities and the Schmiedbeut Hutterites.
            This week’s question: When did the Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren migrate from Europe to North America and from where did the depart? 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); Jan. 28 – Card Crafters; Feb. 1 – Bishop Consecration; Feb. 6 – Knitting Group; Feb. 8 – Rug Hookers.

Thought for the weekRemember: Of all the ways that Jesus Christ reveals himself in the world, the revelation of who we truly are in relation to ourselves, to God, and to all creation is perhaps the most profoundly transforming. This is an ongoing revelation, less like learning something new, and more like remembering something we’ve forgotten.

– Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues.                          * Boy Scouts meet
Tue. Jan. 28th           * Card Crafters meeting – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sat. Feb. 1st             * 11th Diocesan Bishop in Southern Virginia Consecration
Thu. Feb. 6th           * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Feb. 8th            * Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
Mon. Feb. 17th       * President’s Day Holiday – Office closed
                                 * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                  (Parish House)
Tue. Feb. 18th        * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Thu. Feb. 20th        * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Feb 25th         * Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wed. Feb 26th        * Ash Wednesday services
Fri. Feb. 28th        * Diocese of Southern Virginia Annual Council – The Lodge
                                    Williamsburg VA (through Feb. 29th)
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Jay our bishop pro tempore; Susan our bishop-elect; and for Les, our priest.

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

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Elsie
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Mary Smith; The Rev. Earl R. & Claire Christian.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil. The Most Rev. Naudal Alves Gomes – Primate of Brazil & Bishop of Curitiba.

Flower Dedication: The flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in memory of David James by Carroll & family.

Birthdays in January
Joshua 08                 Lynn 15
Anne 20                     Linda 21

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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