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 will live-stream worship on our YouTube channel at:

Zoom Coffee Hour – We will have a Zoom coffee hour this coming Sunday. Joining information will be forwarded separately.

Reconvening for In-person Worship – As the percent positive and infection rate from COVID has decreased in our area, we will reconvene for in-person worship on March 21. We will continue to simulcast worship via YouTube and worship in the Parish Hall. Please come join us in worship.

The Passion Gospel on Palm Sunday – We need two volunteers next Sunday to read the Passion Gospel. Please contact the Rector to volunteer.

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.
March 21, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

First Lesson:  Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-13
Second Lesson:  Hebrews 5:5-10
Gospel:  John 3:14-21

Lay Participants
Volunteer needed

Video from March 14:
Sermon from March 14:
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 weekHonesty: Letting ourselves, our emotions, desires, pains, and inner lives be seen and recognized by another graces us to live more fully and honestly. Pray the psalms. Speak like the psalmist, expressing your emotions, including anger. Speak your pain rather than holding it in.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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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
Sun. Mar. 28th         * Palm Sunday
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our 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.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Alva
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Prayer for Repentance. The Church of England.

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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