School Supplies – Oakland Elementary School begins on September 7. They are in need of assistance with school supplies. Please contact the office to get a list of the needed items. Please return the items to the office as soon as you are able.

CAPS Fundraiser BBQ – CAPS is holding their annual fundraiser on Sunday September 19, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. There will be plates available with fried chicken, BBQ, cole slaw, hush puppies, and Mac & cheese. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased before the day of the fundraiser. Contact he office to purchase tickets.

Worship Service video – Because there is no internet in the sanctuary, we will have a video of worship available on our YouTube channel on Sunday afternoon. A link to the video will be provided separately. Our channel URL is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2QWNHHKVPYpp8mKcveYd5A
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September 5, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18)

First Lesson:  Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125
Second Lesson:  James 2:1-17
Gospel:  Mark 7:24-37

Lay Participants
Chalicist/Prayers of the People:  Anne
Lector:  Marcella
Ushers:  Bert

Video from Aug. 29: https://youtu.be/bvalJI33RUE
Sermon from Aug. 29: https://chirb.it/8hJf3H
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Mutual Ministry Review – There will be a Mutual Ministry Review for the Rector and Parish leaders on September 30. The review will be led by the Rev. Canon James Harlan, the Diocesan Canon Evangelist. There will be more information as the day approaches, but the review is a time where we as a body look at how we minister together in our community. It will, hopefully, serve as a starting point for continued mutual ministry in Chuckatuck.

COVID-19 Policy update – Based on the resurgence of COVID-19, the Vestry has adopted these measures for activities at St. John’s: (1) Masking, even for fully vaccinated people, should be worn. (2) Social distancing should be observed. (3) Singing should be with masks. (4) Coffee hour should be with individually pre-packaged food and drinks.

Parish House reshingling – The roofing company is busy reshingling the Parish House. With the rain and hot & humid conditions the completion date is hard to predict. But they are working slowly but surely.

Questions to consider – (1) What gifts have we, as individuals or as a church, been given to share with our community? (2) Who do we have contact with that we can share our church with?

Thought for the week – In an age, and a world, and a nation marked by bitterness, division, suspicion, and even hatred, we are all desperate for that gift which changes lives. The promise of Jesus, known to Paul, and discovered by countless since, is the promise of hope. Today, the world needs hope. Clinging closely to Jesus, you and I can be people of hope, and when we are, we can change the world.

– Br. James Koester, 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. Sep. 6th           * Labor Day Holiday – office closed
Wed. Sep. 8th           * McPherson Design visit – 10:30 am
Sat. Sep. 11th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. Sep. 14th          * Ciara Estates HOA meeting – 6:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Sep. 16th          * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Tue. Sep. 28th          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thu. Sep. 30th          * Mutual Ministry Review – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
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PASTORAL CARE
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Virginia; Jimmye; Diane; Ann; Patti; Kim and family; David; Carroll; Cynthia; Lynn; Richard and family; Richard; Linda; Vicky-Ann; Cathy; Marvin; the family of Claiborne; the family of Lawrence; Jan; Roosevelt and family; Gib; and the family of Leone.

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

Deceased: Leone

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Clyde
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Susan Armstrong; The Rev. Canon James & Geraldine Smith; The Rev. Thomas Lewis; The Rev. Tom Bauer.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan.

Flower dedication
: To the glory of God and in memory of Schuler Crane by Claiborne.

Birthdays in September
Bette 03                  Carroll 11
Roger 14                Allen 17

Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn 01

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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