Red Cross Blood Drive – St. John’s will be hosting a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross on May 21, 2020 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. Our goal is to schedule at least 29 appointments for donation. Our drive will be important for the Red Cross because a lot of their drive sites are closed due to the Coronavirus. The Red Cross has instituted plans and procedures to keep everyone safe during donation and collection. Please spread the word and if you would like to schedule your donation please follow this link

Virtual Coffee Hour – Please consider joining us for a Virtual Coffee Hour this Sunday beginning at 11:30 am (for about 30 minutes). If you would like the Meeting ID and Password, please contact the Rector.

Forward Day by Day – The Forward Day by Day have arrived. If you have access to the Parish House, please feel free to pick one up. I have received requests from a couple people for delivery of a copy. If you would like one delivered, please contact the Rector.
May 3, 2020, 10:30 am Morning Prayer Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Psalm 23
First Lesson:  Acts 2:42-47
Canticle 19 – The Song of the Redeemed
Second Lesson:  1 Peter 2:19-25
Canticle 20 – Glory to God
Gospel:  John 10:1-10

Video of April 26 service:
Sermon from April 26:
St. John’s YouTube Channel – As part of our practice during the COVID-19 Social Distancing time we created a YouTube Channel. For the moment, we share worship videos (both live stream and pre-recorded), but in the future we will connect classes and other offerings on the Channel. If we can get at least 100 subscribers on the channel we will get a unique URL to make our site easier to find. Please subscribe and have your friends subscribe at:

Prayer and Worship in Our Homes – ChurchNext (an online learning portal) is offering a free course entitled Prayer and Worship in Our Homes through their website This is a good course that will help everyone navigate their prayer and worship in this time of social distancing (and beyond). Please consider taking this course (along with me), it is enlightening for those who are looking for the next steps in their practice of faith.

Suspension of Church Activities – The suspension of activities has been extended until May at the earliest. Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings which are lived streamed on our YouTube channel (St John’s Chuckatuck) and available on our Facebook page too. We also offer Morning and Evening prayer most days during the week through YouTube. Also, if you are able, please continue to keep your pledge as current as possible – there are still expenses that need to be paid.

Formation Classes – Are suspended until further notice.

Altar flower Sign-up – There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for sponsoring flowers for the coming year. Please help beautify the altar during your choice of two-weeks this coming year. Please remember, flowers cost $100 for 2 weeks.

Soles-for-Souls – There is a collection box to help this worthy cause in the parish hall. Consider giving gently used or new shoes for those in need. For more information see their website:

Upcoming Parish Events – Suspended until further notice.

Thought for the weekA Word to the Church: In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are now at another one of those threshold moments when important and significant decisions must be made on all levels of our global community for the good and the well-being of the entire human family. In this moment, I would ask you to allow me to share with you a Word to the Church: What Would Love Do? (Watch at this link.)

– The Most Reverend Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
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Sun. May 3rd            * Virtual Coffee Hour – 11:30 am – 12:00 pm (Zoom)
Sun. May 10th          * Mother’s Day
Mon. May 18th        * Vestry Meeting – Google Meet
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; Jay our assisting bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Richard, Opal, Carolyn, Diane, Ann, Patti, Larry, David, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Beth and Adele and family, Katherine, John, Kevin, Vicky-Ann, and Casey.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Juanita
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Communion in Japan. The Most Rev. Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu – Primate of The Anglican Communion of Japan & Bishop of Hokkaido.

Birthdays in May
Claudia 10                 Margaret 10
Bert 24

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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