Sunday Worship – We will conduct a hybrid worship this Sunday in the Parish Hall for worship “for now” and have taken steps to provide social distancing and safe worship. We have also set up to live-stream worship on our YouTube channel at:
            Please consider assisting with in-person worship by reading a lesson or the Prayers of the People. Lessons will be read from the podium and the Prayers of the People may be read from your seat in church.

Zoom Coffee Hour – We will hold a Zoom coffee hour this Sunday at 12:30 pm. The joining information will be provided separately.

Parish Hall Usage – At the Vestry meeting on Monday, the Vestry affirmed that the Parish Hall is NOT available for outside group use. This is in line with the recommendation from the Diocesan Office as part of the regathering plan. The Vestry is reevaluating reopening the Parish Hall for outside groups as conditions change and warrant.

CAPS Fundraiser – Mark your calendar. September 20th, 11:00 am-2:00 pm.  $12 per plate. Drive thru pick up. Fried chicken, BBQ, coleslaw, hush puppies, mac ‘n cheese. Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. St. John’s is a member church of CAPS. Let’s extend our support by getting a few plates of food.
August 23, 2020, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)

First Lesson:  Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Second Lesson:  Romans 12:1-8
Gospel:  Matthew 16:13-20

Lay Participants
To be determined

Video from August 16:
Sermon from August 16:
Treasurer Resignation – Susan has served as Treasurer for number of years. She has tendered her resignation effective January 2021 (although she will assist with the audit). To prepare for the transition, she will train an assistant for the remainder of 2020 in the procedures for the position. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Rector.

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. Our channel URL is:

Altar flower Sign-up – There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for sponsoring flowers for the coming year which will not become necessary until we reconvene for worship. As the day approaches, 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:

Thought for the weekChange: There may be times when we face the sadness of leaving one part of life to enter a new and different experience. Nevertheless, these times are usually followed by compensations that are satisfying. The challenge of new responsibilities can be a time of refreshment. Faith plays an important role in this.

– Br. David Allen, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
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Mon. Sep. 7th           * Labor Day Holiday – office closed
Mon. Sep. 21st         * Vestry meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; Jay our assisting bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether, Allen, Lon, Leone, Virginia, Jimmye, Richard, Carolyn, Diane, Ann, Patti, David, Bob, Lawrence, Kim and family, Catherine, John, Kevin, Vicky-Ann, Casey, Tim, Marvin, Ben, Cross, the Fellin family, the Hessler family, the Thomas family, and the Frohman family.

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

Deceased: Jim, Carroll’s son

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Steven & Suze
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of South East Asia. The Most Rev. Melter Tais – the Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of Sabah.

Birthdays in August
Anne 06                     Ben 26
Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
John & Ann 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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