Sunday Worship – We have reconvened for in-person worship in the Parish Hall as of March 21. We will simulcast Holy Communion at 10:30 for those who will continue to participate remotely. Please contact the Rector to pick up pre-consecrate elements for at-home Communion if you would like. The link to worship on our YouTube channel at:

Zoom Coffee Hour – Our next Zoom coffee hour will be on Easter Sunday. Joining information will be forwarded separately.

Kroger Community Matters Program – Every quarter we receive a donation from Kroger. This is based on the amount spent by people who have linked their rewards cards to St. John’s. From Dec 1st to Feb 28th, 6 families with linked cards have generated $40.53 to St. John’s.

Parish Workday – We will have our Parish workday/cleanup this Saturday, March 27 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. There is a variety of work to be done that does not require physical prowess, simply attention to detail. Please come join us as we spruce up for Easter.

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 28, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

First Lesson:  Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Second Lesson:  Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel:  Mark 14:1-15:47

Lay Participants

Video from March 21:
Sermon from March 21:
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 two available dates are: Apr 18-25 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 weekLament: About half of the psalms are laments. Lament is a cry of pain, a cry for help, and a cry of trust. As humans, we lament; lament is our prayer. Be stark and boldly real, naming your pain, fear, protests, and questions. Write them out, speak, draw, or act them out. Let yourself weep and groan. At the same time, remember and trust that you are being heard. As from the beginning, God hears every cry, even from the grave. As on the cross, Jesus, too, laments. Our God and helper grieves with us.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Sat. Mar. 27th          * Parish Workday
Sun. Mar. 28th         * Palm Sunday
Mon. Mar 29th         * Parish House repair walkthrough with Contractor – 9:30 am
Tue. Mar. 30th         * Chrism Mass – 12:00 pm (Christ Church Smithfield)
Wed. Apr. 31st         * Lenten Study – Session Six – 12:00 – 1:00 pm (via Zoom)
Sun. Apr. 4th             * Easter Sunday
                                    * Zoom Coffee Hour – 12:30 – 1:00 pm
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: Clyde
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: James Solomon Russell (Saint of Local Remembrance)
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Hong Kong Anglican Church.

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

Birthdays in April
John 06                  Bernice 30

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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