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/efzmpG6iV50.

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.

Lenten Study – We will continue our study of The Way of Love: Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent Wednesday midday during Lent. We will use Zoom to hold the class and joining details and course information will be provided separately.

Zoom Coffee Hour – We will hold a Zoom Coffee hour next Sunday immediately following the Bishop’s Visitation service. Contact the office for joining information.
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February 28, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Second Sunday in Lent

First Lesson:  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:22-30
Second Lesson:  Romans 4:13-25
Gospel:  Mark 8:31-38

Lay Participants
Jim

Video from February 21: https://youtu.be/VM5PBfIqAPU
Sermon from February 21: https://chirb.it/75PdJ7
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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 weekFlesh: Let the Word become flesh through your flesh. God’s solidarity with the material universe in Christ embraces all matter, but especially the human person, who is a microcosm of that universe. You are essential, and your love is essential. Nothing less will do.

– Br. Keith Nelson, 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/
Mon. Feb. 22nd        * Diocesan Annual Council (through Saturday Feb. 27th)
Wed. Mar. 3rd          * Lenten Study – 12:00 – 1:00 pm (via Zoom)
Sun. Mar. 7th            * Bishop’s Visitation
                                    * Zoom Coffee Hour with Bishop Haynes
Wed. Mar. 10th       * Lenten Study – 12:00 – 1:00 pm (via Zoom)
Wed. Mar. 17th       * Lenten Study – 12:00 – 1:00 pm (via Zoom)
Thu. Mar. 18th         * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sun. Mar. 21st          * Zoom Coffee Hour – 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Wed. Mar. 24th       * Lenten Study – 12:00 – 1:00 pm (via Zoom)
Sat. Mar. 27th          * Parish Workday
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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 Richard and family.

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

Deceased: Carolyn Bailey – Bernice’s friend

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Pretlow & Mary-Kemple
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Anne & David Zobel – Ordination Process
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of the Central Region of America.

Birthdays in February
Natasha 02             Roosevelt 12
Alice 22

Birthdays in March
David 02                 Shannon 06
Brooks 07               Clyde 11
Pretlow 15              John 18
Elizabeth 19            Hansa 20
Cooper 28

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
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