The End of Daylight Saving Time – Sunday morning at 2:00 am we will observe the end of Daylight Saving Time and set our clocks back one hour. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep.All Saints’ Sunday – We will host 3-4 people from Boys’ Home in Covington VA on November 4. They will join us for worship and I have invited them to join us for potluck afterwards. We, as a Parish, and some individuals, are supporters of Boys’ Home – it will be good to see the fruits of our labors. Please join us for the festivities.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 November 18 beginning at 3:30 pm. Pastor Mary Anne Biggs will be the preacher. ______________________________________________________________ November 4, 2018, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II Lessons for All Saints’ Sunday First Lesson:  Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 24 Second Lesson: Revelation 21:1-6a Gospel:  John 11:32-44Lay Participants for November 4, 2018 – 10:30 am service Acolyte:  Leone Lector:  Bernice Prayers:  Leone Ushers:  David & LynnRefreshments:  Pot Luck Luncheon Sermon from October 28: ______________________________________________________________ Supply Clergy – The Rev. John Baldwin will be joining us on November 18 to lead worship while Fr. Les is out of the office.Bishop Search Questionnaire – The Search Committee has published a questionnaire will be open until Friday November 2,at midnight. Our responses will launch the search for the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia. The questionnaire has open ended questions that we would like you to complete. This link will take you to the survey. You can also access the survey on the Diocesan website under Bishop Search. The initial section of the questionnaire collects demographic information and is required so that we can see if all segments of our Diocese are represented in the responses. Please do your part to help select our next Chief Pastor.Oakland Christian UCC Fall Fest – The 24th annual Fall Fest will be held November 3, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Of note,there will be a children’s booth for the kids to shop at! If you have any of the following gently used items – children’s books children’s DVDS,children’s puzzle’s, Beanie Babies, to share please donate them to Oakland Christian by November 2.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.Veterans’ Day – Veterans, please submit your name rank, branch of service, and dates of service before November 7.Formation Classes – This Sunday we will continue our discussion of “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 7:1-29).All are invited to come together 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 24 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 436, Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates, (Truro) from the Hymnal.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 1 & 2 Peter: which testament is it in? What division is it in? How many chapters does it have? Answer: The books of 1 & 2 Peter are found in the General Epistles division of the New Testament; 1 Peter has 5 chapters and 2 Peter has 3 chapters. This week’s question: Concerning the book of Philemon: 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); Nov. 4 – All Saints’ Sunday and Potluck; Nov. 6 –Election Day; Nov. 6 – Junto “Night on the Town”; Nov. 10 – James River Rug Hookers; Nov. 12 – Veterans’ Day (Office closed).Thought for the weekMission: Jesus has chosen us to be his friends, intimate companions on the way, but he has also chosen us with a purpose in mind: “I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last…” He has chosen us in order to send us out, to represent him and his cause, to be partners in his mission.– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE Society of Saint John the Evangelist _____________________________________________________________________________ Upcoming Events: Online calendar: Online events listing: Tues. until Jun.        * Boy Scouts meet Sun. Nov. 4th            * All Saints’ Sunday Potluck *Daylight Saving Time ends Tue. Nov. 6th            * Election Day – Vote! *Junto “Night on the Town” – 5:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish House) Sat. Nov. 10th           *James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House) Mon. Nov. 12th        *Veterans’ Day – Offices closed Tue. Nov. 13th          *Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish House) Sun. Nov. 18th          * Rev.John Baldwin Supply clergy * Community Thanksgiving Service – 3:30 pm Perfecting Saints Church of God in Christ. Mon. Nov. 19th        * G. F.W. C. Junto Women’s Group – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House) ____________________________________________________________ PASTORAL CARE 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, Bob, Carroll, Don, Lawrence, Fin, Katherine, Kim and family, Beth and Adele Brian and family, and Trish and family.Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Alexander, Leon, Alan, Sheldon, Elizabeth, Brandon, and Bryan.Parish Cycle of Prayer: Roosevelt & Katherine Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Robert & Margaret Huffman.Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Ceylon in Colombo, Ceylon. The Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey Kurunegala – The Bishop of Colombo; The Rt. Rev. Keerthisiri Fernando – The Bishop of Kurunegala.Flower dedication: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Schuler Crane by Claiborne.Birthdays in November Steven 16          Betty 22 Kathy 28              Dotty 29If you are in need of Pastoral Care Please call Father Ferguson Home:  757-484-8409Minister of Music: Roger PeytonWebsite: Follow us on Facebook: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Suffolk VA