Sunday Worship – We will conduct a remote worship as part of our response to the uptick in COVID cases and provide safe worship. For those desiring, please contact the Rector to pick up pre-consecrate elements for at-home Communion. We have also set up to live-stream worship on our YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/1R4s4CXoYBc.

Facts & Faith Fridays – The Governor’s Office of Diversity is hosting a virtual discussion about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci this Friday from 2:45 – 4:30 pm. Along with the Governor’s office, the event is co-sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Department of Health. Registration for the event is open to all Virginians and is available at: https://redcap.vdh.virginia.gov/redcap/surveys/?s=AEAYDRRCFA.

Vestry Election – Leone has been affirmed to serve on the Vestry from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023.
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January 10, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the First Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:  Genesis 1:1-5
Psalm 29
Second Lesson:  Acts 19:1-7
Gospel:  Mark 1:4-11

Lay Participants
Lynn

Video from January 3: https://youtu.be/xcvjuf8SueM
Sermon from January 3: https://chirb.it/Lr5aHq
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2021 Vision – As we turn the calendar to 2021, I invite you to join me and the Vestry as we reflect on our vision for 2021 and beyond. Where do you see our Parish in one, three, five, and ten years? What can you do to help make that vision a reality?

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.

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 weekSalvation: Amid the darkness of our unknowing, God prepares our salvation. That salvation is here, now, no matter how dim and hopeless it may seem, as God’s enfleshed and glorified Word seeks to be born anew in each of us. God will provide. Behold the Lamb of God, and see how the darkness has begun its promised retreat.

– Br. Sean Glenn, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
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Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Fri. Jan. 8th                * Facts & Faith Fridays webinar – 2:45 – 4:30 pm
Thu. Jan. 14th           * Diocesan Virtual Town Hall meeting – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Mon. Jan. 18th         * Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – office closed
TBD                            * Vestry meeting
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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, Marvin, David, David, Ann, Leone, Carroll, Bryan & Abby and their children, Cynthia, Debbie, and family of Tim.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Carroll
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. MaryBelle Henry; The Rev. Daniel Karanja.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.

Birthdays in January

Josh 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

YouTube Channel: St. John’s Chuckatuck
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