Building & Grounds Survey – Following worship on Oct. 21 we will gather to assess the repair needs around the Parish House.  All are invited to assist.

Community Thanksgiving Service – The Community Thanksgiving service will be hosted by Perfecting Saints Church of God in Christ on Wren Road. The service will be Nov. 18 beginning at either 3:30 or 4:00 pm. Pastor Mary Anne Biggs will be the preacher.
October 14, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson:  Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm 22:1-15
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 4:12-16
Gospel:  Mark 10:17-31

Lay Participants for October 14, 2018 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Leone
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  Gary and Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from October 7:
Fall Work Day – We have scheduled our fall work day for Saturday October 20th from 8:00 – 11:00 am. There are tasks that would be helpful for the Parish that do not entail working in the yard, including a variety of tasks in the Kitchen and other rooms in the Parish House. If you are unable to work on the 20th or would like to help us get a jump start on cleaning up please stop by the Office or contact the Rector.

Vestry Election – It’s not too soon to prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve on the Vestry. At the end of the year we will have 2 people rotate off the Vestry, Anne and Leone. We’ve had one volunteer to help; are there any other takers? If you are unaware of the requirements to serve on the Vestry please contact the Rector.

Formation Classes – This Sunday we will continue our discussion of “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 6:1-19). All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.

Sunday’s Psalm – We will recite the psalm on Sunday.

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 Nehemiah: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The book of Nehemiah is found in the Historical Books division of the Old Testament; it has 13 chapters.
            This week’s question: Concerning the book of Numbers: 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 – Tuesdays through June: Boy Scouts (7:00 – 8:30 pm); Oct. 10 – Garden Club meeting – Parish Hall; Oct. 13 – James River Rug Hookers – Parish House; Oct. 14 – CAPS Fundraiser/Luncheon; Oct. 15 – GFWC Junto Women’s Club.

Thought for the weekEquality: We are all so much the same, and in need of the same Savior: not some of us dirty and some of us pure; not some of us better, and some of us worse; not some of us more important and some of us less important; not some of us lost and some of us found. We’re all found, and what Jesus finds in us all, he loves.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues. until Jun.        * Boy Scouts meet
Wed. Oct. 10th         * Village Garden Club – 4:00 – 10:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Oct. 13th            * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish
Sun. Oct. 14th          * CAPS fundraiser – 12:00 – 3:00 pm (pickup times)
                                    * Pastor Mary Anne Biggs installation – 4:00 pm (Oakland
                                    Christian UCC)
Mon. Oct. 15th         * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                    (Parish House)
Sat. Oct. 20th            * Parish Work Day – 8:00 – 11:00 am
Sun. Oct. 21st           * Buildings & Grounds survey – following worship
Tue. Oct. 30th           * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
                                    * Fall Clergy Conference through Oct 31st (Chanco)
Sun. Nov. 4th            * All Saints’ Sunday Potluck
                                    * Daylight Savings Time ends
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, Margaret, Richard, Mike and Gail, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Tanya, Charles, Ann, Lee, Virginia, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, Alice, David, Lynn, Bob, and Carroll.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Burr & Jennifer
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Richard & Margaret Ullman.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church in Wales. The Most Rev. John Davies – The Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea & Brecon.

Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Ellen, Herbert and Herbert, Jr. by Marvin and Alice.

Birthdays in October
Charles 10                 Marvin 20
Tina 27

Anniversaries in October
Fr Les & Kathy 01                Pretlow & Mary Kemple 04
Burr & Jenifer 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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