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. The review is a periodic event which was last held in 2012. 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.

CAPS Fundraiser BBQ – CAPS is holding their annual fundraiser on next week 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 the office to purchase tickets. We may be able to have a mass pick-up of meals if there is enough interest.

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:
September 12, 2021, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)

First Lesson:  Proverbs 1:20-38
Psalm 19
Second Lesson:  James 3:1-12
Gospel:  Mark 8:27-38

Lay Participants
Chalicist/Prayers of the People:  Suze
Lector:  Steven
Ushers:  Steven

Video from Sep. 5:
Sermon from Sep. 5:
School Supplies – Oakland Elementary School began on September 7. We provided some items and will stand ready to assist if needed during the school year.

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 – There has been a slight delay in completing the reshingling of the Parish House. More details are forthcoming but it may be more than 6 weeks until the work is completed.

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 weekKnowledge: In the end, knowledge is not enough. Knowledge – like technology – is like a very good, very capable servant. Love is its true master. Without love, our knowledge is lifeless. In the service of love, knowledge finds its place and purpose.

– Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
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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. 23rd          * 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)
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; Roosevelt and family; Gib; and the family of Leone.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bruce
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Dorothy Spangenberg.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania.

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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