Sunday Worship – We will conduct a remote worship this Sunday in the Parish Hall for worship in response to the uptick in COVID cases and provide safe worship. We have also set up to live-stream worship on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcv8UDJ5nNY.
            This will be the new worship plan for at least 2-3 weeks depending on the state of coronavirus spread. Each Sunday, the Rector and Minister of Music plus one volunteer will broadcast worship. Plans are being made to pre-consecrate elements for at-home Communion.

Vestry Election – David Gardner rotates off the Vestry at the end of December and we will need someone to replace him on the Vestry. Please pray about serving on the Vestry beginning in January 2021.

Communion for at-home worship – There will be consecrated elements for parishioners to have at home while participating in remote Communion services. Please contact the Rector to coordinate delivery of elements.
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December 20, 2020, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

First Lesson:  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Second Lesson:  Romans 16:25-27
Gospel:  Luke 1:26-38

Lay Participants
Suze

Video from December 13: https://youtu.be/fpkk0WeaNMc
Sermon from December 13: https://chirb.it/tBp8Jk
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I Christmas worship – Bishop Susan Haynes and her staff will provide a worship service for the entire Diocese on the first Sunday of Christmas, December 27. The service will be Lessons and Carols with Communion. More information will be published in coming weeks.

Kroger Rewards – Six St. John’s families have linked their Kroger rewards card to St. John’s. Every quarter, Kroger donates to the church depending on what you spent there. For the last quarter, St. John’s received $43.29 due to 6 households shopping there. Thank you.

2021 Pledge Cards – Please drop by the office to pick up your pledge card for 2021. It is an important part of the St. John’s budget process. Please submit your completed pledge card as soon as possible.

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2QWNHHKVPYpp8mKcveYd5A

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: www.soles4souls.org.

Thought for the weekPray: “Do not quench the Spirit!” Paul says. The Spirit, ever present, ever mischievous, is constantly trying to catch our attention. She uses all those human moments – joy, nostalgia, boredom, exhaustion, wonder – to tap us on the shoulder and say, “pay attention to me!” Our response, whether it’s with excitement or annoyance, is called Prayer. Don’t quench the Spirit – dance with her!

– The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers
Officer for Church Planting Infrastructure
The Episcopal Church
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Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Mon. Dec. 21st        * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Thu. Dec. 24th          * Christmas Eve Service – 5:00 pm
Sun. Dec. 27th          * 1 Christmas service – Diocesan Staff
Fri. Jan. 1st                * New Year’s Day – office closed
Mon. Jan. 4th            * Light Pole installation
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PASTORAL CARE
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 Terry and family, David, David, Carolyn, Ann, Leone, Carroll, Bryan & Abby and their children, Cynthia, and Debbie.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Toni
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Robert & Chris Randall, Jr.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The mission agencies and their ministry throughout the Anglican Communion, including the Mothers’ Union around the world.

Birthdays in December
Marcella 02                           Fr. Les 08
Burr 18                                   Jim 19
Will 28                                    Susan 30

Anniversaries in December
George & Patricia 17           Don & Marcella 17
Shannon & Dotty 20            John & Elizabeth 28
Steven and Susan 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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