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.

Graveyard Fence – A section of the graveyard fence in front of the sanctuary has fallen. The Vestry wants to address the fence and our next steps. If you have input, please contact a member of the Vestry.

Church Grounds – If you are able, I invite you to come by the church grounds to see the changes that happened last week. Three trees were removed by James River Tree Service, the front yard was mowed by Waverly Lawn Service, and the back yard was mowed by Charles.

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 30, 2020, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17)

First Lesson:  Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
Second Lesson:  Romans 12:9-21
Gospel:  Matthew 16:21-28

Lay Participants
To be determined

Video from August 23:
Sermon from August 23:
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:

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 weekCriticism: What labels have I used to describe myself? What names do I secretly call myself? In what ways do I criticize or belittle myself? I am challenged to take a fresh look. Can I see myself as Jesus sees me? If we can get past our labels, we might be able to see the beauty in others and in ourselves.

– Br. David Vryhof, 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, Vicky-Ann, Casey, Tim, Marvin, Ben, Cross, the Fellin family, the Hessler family, the Thomas family, the Frohman family, the Brady family, and David.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Ben & Diane
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Margery Howell; The Rev. Mario & Catherine Melendez.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The United Church of South India. The Most Rev. Dharmaraj Rasalam – the Moderator of CSI & Bishop of South Kerala.

Flower Dedication:  To the Glory of God and in honor and memory of our brothers and sisters by Marcella & Don

Birthdays in August
Anne 06                     Ben 26
Regina 29

Anniversaries in August
John & Ann 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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