Bishop Diocesan Search – The deadline for applications for the Search and Transition Committees as we begin our search for a new Bishop to lead our Diocese closes on Friday, June 15. Please see the Diocesan Website ( for the application. Please submit your application electronically to Please prayerfully consider your application, and together we will seek God’s will for our next Bishop of Southern Virginia.
The Search and Nomination Committee interviews and selects candidates to present to Standing Committee for nomination as the next Bishop of Southern Virginia. The Transition Committee’s key responsibilities include walkabouts, assist in the election process, ordination & consecration in conjunction with the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, and pastoral care of those in the process.

Enriching Our Worship 1 In the month of June, we will recite the confession of sin found in Enriching Our Worship 1 during our weekly worship.


June 17, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of Healing

Lessons for Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson:  1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm 20
Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 5:6-17
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34

Lay Participants for June 17, 2018 – 10:30 am service

Acolyte:  Leone
Lector:  Jim
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  David & Lynn

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from June 10:


Vestry Meeting report – Your Vestry met on Tuesday June 12. We received a report from the treasurer that highlighted a shortfall of almost $8,600 for the year, but we are closing the shortfall. We discussed the removal of trees from the churchyard, scheduling our Parish Audit, contracting for HVAC preventive maintenance, and the 3rd Annual Peanut Chase.

G. F. W. C. Junto Woman’s Club Flea Market – On Saturday, June 23, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, the Junto Woman’s Club will have their annual flea market at Oakland Christian UCC. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Alice Seaman for more information.

Formation Classes – We will begin our discussion of “My Servants the Prophets,” chapter 12, Zechariah this week. Check you Wednesday Christian Education e-mail for the chapter as some chapters will take more than one Sunday to get through. All are invited to join the conversation in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

Sunday’s Psalm – This Sunday we sing the portion of the Psalter together using a metrical version of the Psalter from A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher Webber as we sing Psalm 20 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 675, “Take up your cross, the Savior said,” (Bourbon) from the Hymnal. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.

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 Concerning the book of Job: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Joel is found in the Wisdom division of the Old Testament; it has 42 chapters.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of Job: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Look for the answer next week.

2018 Flower Chart – The schedule for 2018 is posted in the Narthex. Please sign-up for your special days. If you have any questions, contact Lynn.

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 – Ongoing: Tuesdays – Boy Scouts meeting. June 16 – 3rd Annual Peanut Chase; June 23 – G. F. W. C. Flea Market at Oakland Christian UCC; June 30 – 5th Saturday Luncheon at Salvation Army.

Thought for the week – Love: “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


Upcoming Events:

Online calendar:

Online events listing:

Tuesdays                   * Boy Scouts meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish Hall)

Sat. Jun. 16th            * 3rd Annual Amazing Peanut Race

Sat. Jun. 23rd            * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group Flea Market – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Oakland Christian UCC)

Sat. Jun. 30th            * Fifth Saturday Luncheon – Salvation Army



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

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Steve, Marvin, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Kevin, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Tanya, Charles, Ann, Lee, Bernice, the family of Elvira, and Virginia.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Leone
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Mark’s Church, Suffolk; St. Paul’s Church, Suffolk; The Rt. Rev. Donald Hart – Retired Assistant Bishop.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma). The Most Rev. Francisco Moreno – The Presiding Bishop of Stephen Than Myint Oo – The Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in memory of our father Blair Withrow, by Linda and her siblings.

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


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