Sunday Worship – The Rector will celebrate Spiritual Communion on premiered on YouTube this Sunday at 10:30 am. A link will be forthcoming for worship. Please join us on Sunday.

Zoom Coffee Hour – Thank you to all who participated in this past week’s Zoom Coffee hour. Until we are able to gather more completely, we will schedule a virtual coffee hour every other week.

In-person Gathering Plan – We have received permission from the Bishop to regather for worship. We are working through the specifics for regathering tentatively on July 12 according to our plan. Basically, we will:
* Wear masks in worship             * Maintain social distance (at least 6’ separation)
* Communion in one kind           * Initially in the Parish Hall
* No singing but with music        * Simulcast for those at home
* Local account of attendance
            More details will be provided separately.
July 5, 2020, 10:30 am Spiritual Communion using Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9)

First Lesson:  Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Psalm 45: 11-18
Second Lesson:  Romans 7:15-25a
Gospel:  Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Lay Participants
First Reading:  Kirkpatrick
Second Reading:  Lynn
Prayers of the People:  Jim

Video of June 28 service:
Sermon from June 28:
Treasurer Resignation – Susan has served as Treasurer for number of years. She has tendered her resignation effective January 2021 (although she will assist with the audit). To prepare for the transition, she will train an assistant for the remainder of 2020 in the procedures for the position. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Rector.

St. John’s YouTube Channel – As part of our practice during the COVID-19 Social Distancing time we created a YouTube Channel. For the moment, we share worship videos (both live stream and pre-recorded), but in the future we will connect classes and other offerings on the Channel. Our channel URL is:

Formation Classes – Are suspended until further notice.

Altar flower Sign-up – There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for sponsoring flowers for the coming year which will not become necessary until we reconvene for worship. As the day approaches, please help beautify the altar during your choice of two-weeks this coming year. Please remember, flowers cost $100 for 2 weeks.

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:

Upcoming Parish Events – Suspended until further notice.

Thought for the weekSurrender: What unites Peter and Paul is their weakness, what Paul calls “strength being made perfect in weakness.” In the end, both Peter and Paul were driven to practice what they preached. They could not save themselves. They needed, daily, to surrender to the intervention of Christ’s grace.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Sat. Jul. 4th                * Independence Day
Sun. Jul. 12th            * In-person worship (tentative) – 10:30 am
                                    * Zoom Coffee Hour
Fri. Jul. 17th              * Documentary filming (primary)
Mon. Jul. 20th          * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Fri. Jul. 24th              * Documentary filming (alternate)
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; Jay our assisting bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Richard, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Ann, Patti, Larry, David, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Beth and Adele and family, Katherine, John, Kevin, Vicky-Ann, Casey, Tim, Marvin, Jim, Jim, and Laura and family.

Thanksgivings: Casey, John

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Anne & Bert
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The United Church of Pakistan. The Most Rev. Humphrey Peters – Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan.

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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