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:

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.
March 7, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Third Sunday in Lent

First Lesson:  Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Gospel:  John 2:13-22

Lay Participants

Video from February 28:
Sermon from February 28:
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 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:

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 weekMorning: When you wake in the morning, don’t open your internet, or read the papers, until you have first said good morning to God. Have a prayer, or a psalm that you say first thing, to greet God, to reaffirm who you are, and why you are. Rediscover joy first thing in the morning: think on what is true, and lovely, and honorable and pure, before you face the world – and Facebook.

– Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar:
Online events listing:
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
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; Richard and family; and Dotty and family.

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

Deceased: Shannon

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Juanita
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Dennet & Mary Slemp
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Province of the Anglican Church of the Congo.

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

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