Cars, Cycles, Song & Coffee – Glebe Church, 4400 Nansemond Parkway, will host their 6th annual Cars, Cycles, Song & Coffee August 17 from 9:00 – 11:00 am. This weekend is Dairy Queen Cruise-in Tee Shirt day where any person wearing a Dairy Queen Cruise-in Tee Shirt at our August event will receive $1.00 off the purchase of a sausage biscuit.

Bishop Walkabout Sessions – The two primary walkabout sessions for members are: September 7 at Chanco on the James at 1:00 pm or live-streamed (or in person) at Galilee Church, Virginia Beach on September 6 at 7:00 pm.

Crab and Brat Feast – Mark your calendars for Aug 25th. Cost is $12/person and there is more information on the flyer at Church. Contact Don or Marcella for more information.
August 18, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II and Litany of healing
Lessons for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15)

First Lesson:  Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Gospel:  Luke 12:49-56

Lay Participants for August 18, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Kathy
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Kathy
Ushers:  Gary & Marcella

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from August 11:
Diocesan Bishop Election – 1) The election is scheduled for Sep. 21 at Dinwiddie High School. 2) Candidates and their information are available on the Diocesan website 3) There will be a walkabout and Question & Answer session for our Convocation on Sep. 7 at Chanco.

Diocesan Bishop Search Prayer – Almighty and most gracious God, source of all wisdom and guidance, send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we seek and discern a shepherd for the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Inspire us with hope, hearts to love you and a desire to serve one another. Grant us grace to entrust you with the future of your Church and all things. We ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Formation Classes – All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am. We are continuing our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Please contact the church office for a copy of the text.

Soles-for-Souls – Edward Jones is sponsoring a shoe collection drive.  The program sends gently used shoes to people in need overseas. Please bring your used shoes to church to help this worthy cause. For more information see their website:

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 80:1-2, 8-18 together.

Questions about the Episcopal Church and its Leadership – Over the coming weeks we will have a question about our Church and Leadership 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 do the following terms mean: chasuble, cope, crosier, dalmatic, miter? Answer. Chasuble: The principle vestment for the Eucharistic liturgy; worn like a poncho by the priest or bishop over the alb and stole. Cope: Long cape worn by worship leader, lay or ordained, for certain processions and ceremonial occasions. Crosier: Crook shaped staff often carried by a bishop in their own diocese as a sign of shepherding authority. Dalmatic: A vestment, rectangular in shape, with loose short sleeves, worn by a deacon at the Eucharist. Miter: From the Greek for “turban.” A liturgical hat worn by a bishop.
            This week’s question: What do the following terms mean: antependium, dossal, frontal, paraments? 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: Boy Scouts (7:00 – 8:30 pm); Aug. 14 – Summer Creek Estates meeting; Aug. 15 – Knitting Group; Aug. 19 – Vestry meeting; Aug. 20 – Card Crafters; Aug. 25 – Crab & Brat Feast.

Thought for the weekLaughter: Who do you laugh with? That’s the person in whom you will begin to see the face of Jesus, who calls you his friend. It is in the face of the One who calls you friend that you will discover the truth of what this means: no one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. And it all begins, I think, with laughter.

– Br. James Koester, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Tues.                          * Boy Scouts meet
Wed. Aug. 14th        * Summer Creek Estates meeting – 6:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Aug. 15th          * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Aug. 19th        * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Tue. Aug. 20th          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Aug. 31st           * Fifth Saturday Luncheon at Salvation Army – 10:00 am
Mon. Sep. 2nd          * Labor Day holiday – Office closed
Fri. Sep. 6th               * Bishop Election Q & A session and live stream –
                                    7:00 – 9:00 pm (Galilee Church)
Sat. Sep. 7th              * Bishop Election Q & A session – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Chanco)
Sun. Sep. 8th             * Supply Clergy
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Jay our bishop pro tempore; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Marvin & Alice, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Richard, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Ann, Patti, John David, Bette, Larry, David, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Beth and Adele and family, Katherine, Joey, the family of Wendell, and the family of Virginia.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Anne & Bert
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba – Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Virginia and in honor of Clyde by the people of St. John’s.

Birthdays in August
Meriwether 01           Anne 06
Ben 26                       Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
John & Ann Pinner 10

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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