Save the Date: Organ Dedication – We will dedicate the Dr. Arthur Abbitt Kirk memorial organ during our October Twilight at St. John’s with… event on October 30 beginning at 4:00 pm. We will have instrumental and choral music, readings, prayers, and a blessing during that time. Please invite your friends and community to come and hear the wonderful sound our “new” organ makes.

Vestry Election – Toni will rotate off the Vestry in January and we need another person to serve upon her departure.  If you are interested or want more information, contact the Wardens or the Rector.

A Season of Prayer: For an Election – This election season has been among the most contentious in recent memory. But whatever our politics, as Christians we always have something we can do. We can pray. For the 30 days leading up to the election, Forward Movement is inviting Episcopalians and all others to join us in a time of prayer. The season begins on October 9. For more information, see this webpage.

90th Birthday greetings – If you have a chance, please drop Marvin a greeting on his milestone birthday coming next Thursday, October 20. He will be 90 years young. Happy birthday to you.

October 16, 2016, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing

Lessons for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24)
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104
Second Lesson:  2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Gospel:  Luke 18:1-8

Lay Participants for October 16, 2016 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Suze
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Suze
Ushers:  Lynn and Marcella 

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

No Sermon for October 9:

Pledge Ingathering – The Vestry began discussion on the 2017 budget at Vestry this past Tuesday. More details are forthcoming. We expect a slight increase in projected expenses for 2017. Please pray about your pledge.

Website Changes – Have you visited our website recently? You might want to stop by to see some of the changes.

Church Quiz – Over the coming weeks we will have a “Church Quiz” as part of our announcements and e-News. All are invited to think about and answer the week’s question. Answers will be provided the following week.
Last week’s question and answer: Question: Who are the ministers of the Church? Answer: The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons. (BCP p. 855)
This week’s question: What is the ministry of the laity? Look for the answer next week.

Formation Classes – This week we will discuss our Old Testament reading, Jeremiah 31:27-34, “’Individual Retribution’ and ‘A New Covenant’.” Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Joel 2:23-32, “’God’s Response and Promise’ and ‘God’s Spirit Poured Out’.” All are invited to join the conversation in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

Sunday’s Psalm – This Sunday we will read the psalm in unison.

Hospitality hour Sign-up – The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board; please sign-up for an upcoming Sunday. If you would like to help but cannot provide all the items for coffee hour/lemonade on the lawn any assistance, even a single item, will be graciously accepted.

Upcoming Parish Events – Oct. 15: Village Garden Club; Parish Hall; Oct 16: Lake Prince Woods Vespers Service (Rector preaching); Oct 17: G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Club Meeting; Parish.

Thought for the week – Let Go: Letting go is about trust, radical trust – trusting that whatever Jesus calls us to is far better than anything we are being asked to leave behind. We are never asked to let go of anything we wouldn’t be infinitely better off without.

– Br. John Braught, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:

Daily Mon.-Thu.      * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:30 am (Parish House)
Sat. Oct. 15th         * Village Garden Club meeting – 2:00 – 5:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Oct. 16th        * Lake Prince Woods Vespers Service (Rector preaching) – 4:00 pm (Lake Prince Woods)
Mon. Oct. 17th        * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Club Meeting – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
Sat. Oct. 29th        * Fifth Saturday Luncheon – 10:00 am (Salvation Army)
Sun. Oct. 30th        * Organ Dedication and Twilight at St. John’s with… – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
(Sanctuary and Parish Hall)


For Michael, our presiding bishop; Holly, our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Shirley, Lon, Barbara, Steve, Marvin, Leone, Virginia, Justin, Kevin, Millard, Gary, Elinore, Jimmye, Katie, Margaret, Claiborne, Diana, Richard, Toni, Ann, Greg, Beth, the Dennis Family, Mike and Gail, Jean, Jim, and Karen and family.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Barbara

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Claire Hunkins. Emmanuel Church in Chatham; St. John’s Church in Chase City.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Ceylon. The Most Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey – The Bishop of Columbo, Ceylon.

Flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in memory of my mother, Ellen B. Taylor and my Brother, Herbert S. Taylor, Jr. by Marvin & Alice.

Birthdays in October
Charles 09       Sharon 20
Marvin 20       Tina 27
Terry 30

Anniversaries in October
Fr. Les & Kathy 01                 Pretlow & Mary Kemple 04
Burr & Jen 08 

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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