Zoom Coffee Hour – We will hold a Zoom Coffee hour following worship on Sunday. The gathering will be from 12:00 – 12:30 pm. Please contact the Rector for joining information.

Sunday Worship – We will conduct a remote worship as part of our COVID response and to provide safe worship. For those desiring, please contact the Rector to pick up pre-consecrate elements for at-home Communion. We have also set up to live-stream worship on our YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/idSMHXwhabo.

Lenten Devotions – These are available from the Episcopal Relief and Development online at http://www.episcopalrelief.org/lent. If you need assistance downloading or getting a copy, please contact the office.

Ash Wednesday – Ash Wednesday is February 17. We will distribute Ashes and Eucharistic elements along with a handout about Ash Wednesday. There will be a streaming Ash Wednesday service during which people can partake in the imposition of ashes and Eucharist. Contact the office for more information.

Bishop’s Visitation – Bp. Susan Haynes will celebrate and preach during her visitation scheduled for March 7. After service there will be a question-and-answer period via Zoom.
February 7, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:  Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm 147:1-11, 21c
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Gospel:  Mark 1:29-39

Lay Participants

Video from January 31: https://youtu.be/vAMSAAKJ9hU
Sermon from January 31: https://chirb.it/HM5qg5
Flowers on the Altar – While we may not be worshipping in person, there are flowers on the altar during the worship service.  Please volunteer to sponsor flowers by contacting the office.

Lenten Study – Ash Wednesday is on February 17. We will have a Lenten study and we will use a form of video sharing to hold the class. Please contact the Rector for more information and assistance once the class is announced.

Communion for at-home worship – There will be consecrated elements for parishioners to have at home while participating in remote Communion services. Please contact the Rector to coordinate delivery of elements.

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2QWNHHKVPYpp8mKcveYd5A

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: www.soles4souls.org.

Thought for the weekLove: God is no ordinary gardener. God is reckless with generosity, sowing love everywhere, including in the face of rejection. If you seem stuck and hard set in self-promotion, scorched by criticism, or choked by hurt, hear the good news. God loves you with persistent, reckless generosity.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Sun. Feb. 7th             * Zoom Coffee Hour – 12:00 – 12:30 pm
                                    * Convocation IV pre-council Zoom – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Mon. Feb. 15th        * Presidents Day Holiday – office closed
Tue. Feb. 16th          * Shrove Tuesday
Wed. Feb. 17th        * Ash Wednesday – 10:30 am
Thu. Feb. 18th          * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; Jay our assisting bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Virginia; Jimmye; Richard; Carolyn; Diane; Ann; Patti; Bob; Lawrence; Kim and family; Catherine; John; Vicky-Ann; Marvin; David; David; Ann; Leone; Carroll, Danny, and Karen; Bryan & Abby and children; Cynthia.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Jimmye
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Harry & Loma Nevels, Jr.; The Rev. Polly Hilsabeck.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Anglican Church of Burundi.

Flower dedication
: The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in memory of Bob by Bette & daughters.

Birthdays in February
Natasha 02             Roosevelt 12
Alice 22

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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