Enriching Our Worship – This week concludes our trial of Enriching Our Worship 1 in worship. Please give any feedback about the Confession of Sin (June) or Nicene Creed (July) to the Rector.

The Way of Love – This icon will be included in the order of worship. This was introduced by the Presiding Bishop at the General Convention as an invitation for spiritual enrichment in the Episcopal Church. We will take a deeper look at the icon in the coming months.
July 29, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Lessons for Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:  2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Second Lesson:  Ephesians 3:14-21
Gospel:  John 6:1-21

Lay Participants for July 29, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Jim
Lector:  Margaret
Prayers:  Jim
Ushers:  Anne & Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from July 22: https://chirb.it/3tf0Md

Who we are -or- Who are we? – There is a handout in the order of worship which asks for reflection on and consideration of 10 questions about the Parish Church, an Episcopal Diocese, and the Episcopal Church in general. Please look at the handout and consider the questions. We will look at the reflections as our Bishop Search begins in earnest.

Minister of Music Vacation – We will welcome Mrs. Jean Marshall as our substitute organist on August 5 and August 12 while Roger is away on vacation/retreat. She has served with us previously, please welcome her back when she’s here.

Formation Classes – We will continue our discussion of “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7). We expect this study will take a couple weeks to complete. 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 14 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 615, “Thy kingdom come! on bended knee” (St Flavian), 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 books of Jude: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Jude is found in the General Epistles division of the New Testament; it has 1 chapter.
This week’s question: Concerning the book of Judges: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Look for the answer next week.

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 – Jul. 31 – Card Crafters; Aug. 7 – National Night Out; Aug. 14 – Vestry Meeting.

Thought for the weekLife: Sometimes life lies hidden and buried under banks of snow, or in seemingly dead and lifeless beehives, or mysteriously within an egg. But under and in and within, life is literally waiting to erupt at just the right time, at just the right moment, because that is God’s desire for creation.

– Br. James Koester, 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/

Tue. Jul. 31st            * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)

Sun. Aug. 5th             * Substitute Organist

Tue. Aug. 7th            * National Night Out – 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department)

Sat. Aug. 11th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)

Sun. Aug. 12th          * Substitute Organist

Tue. Aug. 14th          * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)

Fri. Aug. 17th            * Rector Vacation through August 24

Sun. Aug. 26th          * Parish Crab and Brats fellowship dinner – 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)



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, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, and Alice.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Meriwether
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Aidan’s Church, Virginia Beach; St. Francis’ Church; Virginia Beach; The Rev. Mary Turner.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Province of the Anglican Church in Rwanda. The Rt. Rev. Onesphore Rwaje – The Bishop of Gasabo, Rwanda.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and memory of Jane-Ring Crane by Bette Claiborne.

Birthdays in July
Cross 08                    Elsie 12
Diane 24                    Ann 29 

Birthdays in August
Meriwether 01           Nick 01
Anne 06                     Mary Kemple 13
Ben 26                       Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
Clyde & Virginia 07              John & Ann 10
Randy & Landy 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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