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: https://youtu.be/dJPba_XN1RU.

Zoom Coffee Hour – Our next virtual coffee hour will be next Sunday. Have a happy and safe family Easter celebration.

Parish Workday – Thank you to Bert’s crew for their work in the church yard.

Virtual Stations of the Cross – The Diocesan Liturgists are producing a virtual Good Friday service, which will walk the Stations of the Cross. Like the Christmas video, it will feature different parishes from across our diverse diocese. The Bishop encourages churches to include this as part of their Holy Week services. The video will be available on the diocesan YouTube channel by 8 a.m. on Good Friday, April 2.
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April 4, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Sunday

First Lesson:  Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Second Lesson:  1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Gospel:  John 20:1-18

Lay Participants
Volunteer needed

Video from March 28: https://youtu.be/amM9Wv7JGPY
Sermon from March 28: https://chirb.it/NsHdzO
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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 available dates are: Apr 18-25.

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 weekGrief: At a certain point, it is impossible to maintain hope that is tangible, hope that is meaningful, hope that is Christian, if there is grieving that has not been brought into the light of God’s presence. Because we are called to a concrete and specific hope – the hope of the Resurrection – we must engage with concrete and specific grief, and help one another to get concrete and specific. Feelings of pain and loss clarified, named, spoken aloud and lamented over have never had more of a role to play in our life of faith, corporately and individually, than right now.

– 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/
Sun. Apr. 4th             * Easter Sunday
                                    * Zoom Coffee Hour – 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Mon. Apr. 5th           * Easter Monday – office closed
Mon. Apr. 12th        * Parish House repairs begin (tentative)
Thu. Apr. 15th          * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
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PASTORAL CARE
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: Jacob
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Rod & Jennifer Gordon
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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

YouTube Channel: St. John’s Chuckatuck
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