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/VM5PBfIqAPU.

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.

Zoom Coffee Hour – We will hold a Zoom Coffee hour this Sunday beginning at 12:30 pm. Contact the office for joining information.
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February 14, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the First Sunday in Lent

First Lesson:  Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-9
Second Lesson:  1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel:  Mark 1:9-15

Lay Participants
Volunteer needed

Video from February 14: https://youtu.be/25OzuijJJX0
Sermon from February 14: https://chirb.it/qwEN21
Video from Ash Wednesday: https://youtu.be/ecuYO3Wh-uU
Sermon from Ash Wednesday: https://chirb.it/1KC9AL
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Lenten Study – We will have a Lenten Study on Wednesday midday during Lent. We will use Zoom to hold the class and joining details and course information will be provided separately.

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. The first three available dates are: Apr 18-25, May 2-9, and May 16-23.

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.

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 weekFasting: Fasting is a way of fastening on to what is most important, that first love, that ultimate desire, our beginning and our end: to know God and love God and serve God. Fasting in some form during Lent may open space within you to receive what Jesus called “the food that will last forever” and give you both the freedom and the focus to share that food – literally and symbolically – with a world that is starving for what Jesus promised.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
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Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Thu. Feb. 18th          * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sun. Feb. 21st           * Zoom Coffee Hour – 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Mon. Feb. 22nd        * Diocesan Annual Council (through Saturday Feb. 27th)
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PASTORAL CARE
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; Jay our assisting bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Virginia; Jimmye; Richard; Diane; Ann; Patti; Bob; Lawrence; Kim and family; Catherine; John; Vicky-Ann; Marvin; David; David; Ann; Leone; Carroll; Cynthia; Lynn; Shannon; and Carolyn.

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

Deceased: Joyce Gill – Lynn’s aunt

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Burr & Jennifer
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Joan Brown; The Rev. Howard & Anne Hanchey.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Diocese of Antananarivo – The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.

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

YouTube Channel: St. John’s Chuckatuck
Website:
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