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 – Will be held Sunday, September 25, at 5:00 pm.
August 25, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 12:18-29
Gospel:  Luke 13:10-17

Lay Participants for August 25, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Suze Kirkpatrick
Lector:  Steven Kirkpatrick
Prayers:  Suze Kirkpatrick
Ushers:  David Gardner & Lynn Rose

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from August 18:
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 71:1-6 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: antependium, dossal, frontal, paraments? Answer. Antependium: Parament for pulpit and lectern. Dossal: Fabric hanging behind and above traditional east-west altar. Frontal: Parament that covers the entire front of the altar. Paraments: Cloth hangings of various seasonal liturgical colors used to adorn the altar and pulpit/lectern.
            This week’s question: What do the following terms mean: piscina, prie-dieu, thurible? 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. 25 – Crab & Brat Feast; Sep. 2 – Holiday (Office closed); Sep. 5 – Knitting Group; Sep. 6 & 7 – Bishop Search Walkabouts.

Thought for the weekTend: Jesus has asked us to grow wheat for the Kingdom, trusting in his Word to nourish the soil of our heart. The Father has sown the seeds of new life, but we have to let the crop grow.

– Br. Sean Glenn, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
Tues.                 * Boy Scouts meet
Sat. Aug. 31st   * Fifth Saturday Luncheon at Salvation Army – 10:00 am
Mon. Sep. 2nd  * Labor Day holiday – Office closed
Thu. Sep. 5th    * Knitting group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
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
Sat. Sep. 14th    * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Sep. 16th * G. F. W. C. Junto Women’s Group meeting –
                            10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish House)
                            * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Thu. Sep. 19th   * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 2:00 (Parish Hall)
Sat. Sep. 21st     * Special Council – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
                            (Dinwiddie High School)
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: Burr & Jennifer
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Ben & Suzanne Duffey.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Southern America. The Most Rev. Gregory James Venables – The Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America & Bishop of Argentina.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of our parents Leo & Syl and Peggy & Gibson by Leone & Gib.

Birthdays in August
Meriwether 01           Anne 06
Ben 26                       Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
John & Ann Pinner 10

Birthdays in September

Bette 03                     Carroll 11
George 12                 Roger 14

Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn 01

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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