Poinsettia Orders – There will be an order form in the order of worship this Sunday for Christmas Poinsettias. Each plant will cost $10. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Advent Soup Lunch & Study – On the first three Wednesdays of December we will be having our soup lunch and study program. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please volunteer to be a host. The host prepares soup, bread, and cookies; sets up the parish hall; and everyone pitches in to clean up.

Vestry Elections – We will hold our Vestry Election to appoint a successor for Toni on December 15th.  If you would like to serve, please contact the Rector.
November 24, 2019, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Last Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King

First Lesson:  Jeremiah 23:1-6
Canticle 16
Second Lesson:  Colossians 1:11-20
Gospel:  Luke 23:33-43

Lay Participants for November 24, 2019 – 10:30 am service
Acolyte:  Leone
Lector:  Bernice
Prayers:  Leone
Ushers:  Anne and Bert

Refreshments:  Volunteer needed

Sermon from November 17:  https://chirb.it/gANCcC
City-wide Thanksgiving Service – Thank you to all who participated in the service. There was a fabulous 27-voice choir, great singing and prayer, and an inspirational message from Bishop Clarence Russell. The gathering raised about $1,600 for CAPS and the Night Stay Program.

Pledge Cards – Our pledge cards for 2020 have been distributed, either by mail or in person. Please return your pledge card with by December 1. Your prompt return will allow your vestry to formulate a budget for next year.

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: www.soles4souls.org.

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 Canticle 16 (the Song of Zechariah) together.

Questions about Our Protestant Heritage – Over the coming weeks we will have a question about our Protestant heritage and faith 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 are the three predominate branches of the Lutheran Church in the United States? Answer. The three branches are: Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS), Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
            This week’s question: When was the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) founded? 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); Nov. 21 – Knitting Group; Nov. 30 – Salvation Army luncheon; Dec. 4 – Advent Program; Dec. 5 – Knitting Group.

Thought for the weekHumility: Making a right estimate of ourselves involves appreciating the natural gifts that have been given to us by God, but also realizing that we are beneficiaries of God’s undeserved, redeeming love. The humble person knows he cannot exalt himself, because all that he has and all that he is proceeds solely from God’s generous love.

– Br. David Vryhof, 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/
Tues.                  * Boy Scouts meet
Thu. Nov. 21st  * Knitting group – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Nov. 28th * Thanksgiving Day – Office closed
Sat. Nov. 30th   * Salvation Army 5th Saturday luncheon
Wed. Dec. 4th   * Advent Soup Luncheon and Study – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
                             (Parish Hall)
Thu. Dec. 5th    * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Dec. 11th * Advent Soup Luncheon and Study – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
                              (Parish Hall)
Sat. Dec. 14th   * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Dec. 15th   * Vestry Election – following worship
Mon. Dec. 16th * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Wed. Dec. 18th * Advent Soup Luncheon and Study – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
                              (Parish Hall)
Thu. Dec. 19th  * Knitting Group – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Dec. 22nd * Greening of the Church – following worship
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Jay our bishop pro tempore; Susan our bishop-elect; 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, and Katherine.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bette
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. C. Berkley & Marian Ford
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury). The Rt. Rev. Timothy Thornton – Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands.

Flower Dedication: Flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of my mother Schuler Crane by Claiborne.

Birthdays in November
Steven 16                  Kathy 28
Dotty 29                     Betty 30

Birthdays in December
Marcella 02               Gary 08
Fr. Les 08                  Burr 18
Jim 19                        Will 28
Susan 30

Anniversaries in December
George & Tricia 17              Don & Marcella 17
Shannon & Dotty 20            John & Beth 28
Steven & Susan 30

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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