Worship Service video – A post-production video of worship will be 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

In-person Worship update – Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Diocesan Health Advisory Committee has suspended most in-person worship. Exceptions can be granted, and we have granted one. Most of the requirements we provided to receive the exception are things we are already doing as part of our corporate life. We will observe masking for all who are at worship and practice social distancing. Please join us for worship or watch the post-production video at the link listed above. Hopefully, the greater vigilance will be relaxed soon.

Annual Meeting and Vestry Election – Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, we will have our Vestry election by email, and we will hold the Annual meeting by Zoom. There will be amplifying correspondence forthcoming
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January 9, 2022, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the First Sunday after The Epiphany

First Lesson:  Isaiah 43:1-7
Response:  Psalm 29
Second Lesson:  Acts 8:14-17
Gospel:  Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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

Video from Dec. 26: https://youtu.be/jG0n8qA7ndM
Sermon from Dec. 26: https://chirb.it/yt8OhJ
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Off-going Vestry – We thank Bert and Jim for their service on the Vestry for the past 3-years. They will continue to head up important projects around the parish, even after they depart the Vestry.

Pledge Cards – When will we stop accepting pledge card for 2022? Never. If you haven’t turned in a pledge, please consider doing so to St. John’s in the coming year. Pray for direction for our Parish as we move forward to our future and share our space with others so that we may be changed to a fuller image of God in Christ.

Questions to consider – As we consider where we are called to move after COVID, I offer these questions. (1) Who are we? (2) What do we mean to each other? (3) What does it mean to be together? (4) How are we loving each other? (5) What can we do to be together?

Parish House Roof – It appears the manufacturer is having difficulties producing shingles (worker issue not materials issue). The estimated delivery date is February 2022. The contractor will provide a more permanent (and visually appealing) fix in the meantime.

Thought for the weekIncarnation: The mystery of the incarnation is not an isolated event in history but is ongoing. We have found favor with God to reflect His life, light, and love to the world. We may experience fear at the prospect of such an awesome vocation, but Jesus will give us the provision to carry out that vocation.

– Br. Jim Woodrum, 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/
Sat. Jan. 8th              * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. Jan. 17th         * Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – office closed
Thu. Jan. 20th           * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Wed. Feb. 9th           * Mutual Ministry Review follow-up – 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Parish
                                    House)
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PASTORAL CARE
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Jimmye; Diane; Ann; Patti; Kim and family; David; Carroll; Cynthia; Lynn; Richard and family; Richard; Linda; Vicky-Ann; Cathy; Dotty; George; and Bruce.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Meriwether & Allen
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Ruth Hendricks; The Rev. Terry & John Edwards; The Very Rev. Andy & Dana Rae Buchanan.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Anglican Church of Chile

Birthdays in January
Joshua 08               Lynn 15
Anne 20                  Linda 21

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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