Sunday Worship – We will conduct a hybrid worship this Sunday in the Parish Hall for worship “for now” and have taken steps to provide social distancing and safe worship. We have also set up to live-stream worship on our YouTube channel at:

Zoom Coffee Hour – We will have a Zoom coffee hour this Sunday at 12:15 pm. The joining information will be provided separately, please join us Sunday.

Caution on Church Grounds – A couple branches on the cedar tree over the Arthur Kirk family graves have cracked and need to be trimmed back. Until they are trimmed, please refrain from loitering around that grave site.

In-person Gathering Plan – We have started regathering for worship for those who feel safe to do so. Those who decide to attend worship will have to observe these requirements:
* Wear masks in worship             * Maintain social distance
* 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 have been provided separately.
July 26, 2020, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)

First Lesson:  Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Second Lesson:  Romans 8:26-39
Gospel:  Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Lay Participants
To be determined

Video from July 19:
Sermon from July 19:
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 weekHope: Our confidence and trust is in God – not in ourselves, or in our government, or in our leaders, or in our investments, or in our accomplishments, or in science or technology, or human ingenuity. Our hope is in GOD, and it is this that gives us strength to carry on, to live and try new things, even in conditions that seem as hopeless as ours do, here and now.

– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
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Mon. Aug. 17th        * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
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, David, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Beth and Adele and family, Katherine, John, Kevin, Vicky-Ann, Casey, Tim, Marvin, Jim, Jim, Laura and family, the Raup family, Ben.

Deceased: Larry

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Juanita
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The team responsible for preparing the Lambeth Conference, which was due to be taking place now – please pray for them as they consider the implications of its postponement in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Birthdays in July
Cross 08                    Elsie 12
Diane 24                    Ann 29

Birthdays in August
Anne 06                     Ben 26
Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
John & Ann 10

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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