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:
            Please consider assisting with in-person worship by reading a lesson or the Prayers of the People. Lessons will be read from the podium and the Prayers of the People may be read from your seat in church.

CAPS Fundraiser – Mark your calendar. September 20th, 11:00 am-2:00 pm. $12 per plate. Drive thru pick up. Fried chicken, BBQ, coleslaw, hush puppies, mac ‘n cheese. Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. St. John’s is a member church of CAPS. Let’s extend our support by getting a few plates of food.
            You can double your impact. How? By finding a group to purchase meals for, Fire Department, nurses, etc. Then deliver the meals to them and CAPS raises money too.

Clergy retreat – Fr. Les will be at a clergy retreat led by our Bishop on September 28-30. The retreat is entitled “Come away with me and rest.” In his absence you can contact the Senior Warden, Junior Warden, or any Vestry member if you need Pastoral Care.
September 13, 2020, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)

First Lesson:  Exodus 14:19-31
Psalm 114
Second Lesson:  Romans 14:1-12
Gospel:  Matthew 18:21-35

Lay Participants
To be determined

Video from September 6:
Sermon from September 6:
Parish Hall Usage – The Vestry affirmed that the Parish Hall is NOT available for outside group use. This is in line with the recommendation from the Diocesan Office as part of the regathering plan. The Vestry is reevaluating reopening the Parish Hall for outside groups as conditions change and warrant.

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:

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:

Thought for the weekCommandment: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” Jesus doesn’t suggest or invite. He commands. Love one another. Love though you don’t like. Love though it’s really hard work.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
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Mon. Sep. 7th           * Labor Day Holiday – office closed
Mon. Sep. 21st         * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Mon. Sep. 28th        * Clergy retreat – Camp Chanco (Rector out of office)
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; Jay our assisting bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Virginia, Jimmye, Richard, Carolyn, Diane, Ann, Patti, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Catherine, John, Vicky-Ann, Casey, Tim, Marvin, the Frohman family, the Brady family, David, and David.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: George & Trisha
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of South America. The Most Rev. Gregory James Venables – the Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America & Bishop of Argentina.

Flower Dedication:  To the Glory of God and in honor and memory of our brothers and sisters by Marcella & Don

Birthdays in September
Bette 03                     Carroll 11
George 12                 Roger 14

Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn 01

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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