Well done! 375th Anniversary Celebration – Last Sunday’s Anniversary worship and Homecoming luncheon was an unqualified success. It was a blessing to hear Bishop Wright preach and to share food and fellowship with friends, old and new. Thank you to all who attended and made the day special.

Parish House Construction – Atlantic Shores heating and air conditioning has almost finished installing our new air Conditioning system and should be completed by this Friday. The system is nice and works well.

Cars, Cycles, Song & Coffee – This Saturday, JUNE 10 from 9:00-11:00 am, Weather Permitting, Glebe Church in Driver will have an open house time of fellowship centered on “Cars, Cycles, and Song.” They will provide coffee in the Parish Hall and sausage biscuits and regionally famous donuts will be available for purchase. The Southern Gospel group, Singing 4 God’s Sake, will perform from 10:00 – 11:00 am. For additional information go to www.glebechurch.org or call Philip Ford, 617-9275 or Tom Dawson, 434-1587.

June 11, 2017, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for Trinity Sunday
First Lesson:  Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Gospel:  Matthew 28:16-20

Lay Participants for June 11, 2017 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Jim
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Anne and Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed
Anniversary preparations – Thank you to all who have helped over the past few weeks making final preparations for our Anniversary celebration. For all you did, many heartfelt thanks.

Vacation Time – The Rector will be away for a spiritual retreat from June 19 – July 2. In his absence, the Rev. Peg Buelow will assist on June 25 and the Rev. Tom Martin will serve on July 2. A clergy person will be identified for Pastoral care concerns.
The Minister of Music will be on vacation on July 9 and 16. We will have a substitute organist in his absence.

Save the Date – We will hold our Community 375th Anniversary Celebration and Open House on Sunday September 17. There will be a few things needed to make the event a big success. Stand by for more information.

Flowers – There is a new flower sign-up sheet for 2017 with instructions is posted in the Narthex. This covers the entire year. Please sign-up for your special two weeks. If you have more questions, please contact Lynn.

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: What other sacramental rites evolved in the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit? Answer: Other sacramental rites which evolved in the Church include confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent, and unction. (BCP 860)
This week’s question: What is Confirmation? Look for the answer next week.

Formation Classes – This week we will discuss our Old Testament reading Genesis 1:1-2:4a “Creation and the Sabbath.” Next week’s class will discuss our Old Testament reading Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7, “’A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah’ and ‘The Birth of Isaac’.” 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 Psalm 8.

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 – Jun 13 – Vestry meeting; Jun 19 – Junto Pizza night; Jun 27 – Card Crafters.

Thought for the week – More: We, as Christians, believe that the Spirit of God continues to show forth God’s revelation and “to lead us into all truth.” We do not worship a God who is “packagable,” but rather a God who is always More.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist


Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Sat. Jun. 10th            * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Jun. 13th           * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
* Boy Scout meeting – Parish Hall
Mon. Jun. 19th         * G. F. W. C. Pizza Night (Parish Hall)
* Rector on retreat (through July 2)
Tue. Jun. 20th           * Boy Scout meeting – Parish Hall
Sun. Jun. 25th           * The Rev. Peg Buelow Supply Priest
Tue. Jun. 27th           * Card Crafters Meeting – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
* Boy Scout meeting – Parish Hall
Sun. Jul. 2nd              * The Rev. Tom Martin Supply Priest
Tue. Jul. 4th               * Independence Day Holiday – Office closed
Sun. Jul. 9th               * Minister of Music on vacation (through July 16)


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

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Steve, Marvin, Leone, Virginia, Gary, Jimmye, Kevin, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Karen and family, Opal, Aleck, Carolyn, Kay, Al, Barbara, Carroll, Michael, Diane, Tanya, Terry Ryan and family, and Jessie Boles and family.

The Rev. Greg Ryan
Colleen Boles – Friend of Leone
Parris LaCaria – Friend of Jim

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Charles & Lynn
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. John Buchanan, Former Interim Bishop
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner – The Bishop of Northern California.

The Flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in honor of the 375th Anniversary of St. John’s Parish.

Anniversaries in June
Bert & Anne 21                     Jim & Margaret 26
Marvin & Alice 30

Birthdays in June
Sarah 01                    Leone 09
Jacob 19                    Toni 29 

If you are in need of Pastoral Care
Please call Father Ferguson.
Home:  757-484-8409 

Minister of Music: Roger Peyton

Website: http://StJohnsEpiscopal-Suffolk.org

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