Awareness on the Church grounds – Please be aware of your surroundings on the property. There have been a variety of wildlife, mammal and insects, and plants are blooming. There are some clumps of poison ivy around the border of the back yard, among the milkweed and flowers. Please be careful.

Red Cross Blood Drive – Our next Blood Drive is Thursday May 19 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Spread the word and help give the gift of life.

May Book Study – In preparation for a Diocese-wide presentation in June by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers from the Presiding Bishop’s Staff regarding Evangelism and Church health, the Rector would like to host a study of The Church Cracked Open during May. If you would like to participate, contact the Rector.

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 at this link.
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May 8, 2022, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

First Lesson:  Acts 9:36-43
Response:  Psalm 23
Second Lesson:  Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel:  John 10:22-30

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

Video of worship from May 1: https://youtu.be/59WGFiH_b1I
Sermon from May 1: https://chirb.it/hKpsPt
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Parish Trustees – We are looking for a volunteer to serve as a Parish Trustee. If you are willing to serve or need more information about the requirements for serving, please contact the Rector.

Ukrainian Relief – The Episcopal Relief and Development is gathering and sending relief assistance to the Ukraine. Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund will help the organization and its partners continue to provide assistance to people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. Please consider assisting with this call to minister.

Sponsoring Altar Flower – There is a signup sheet to sponsor flowers during 2022 in the Sanctuary. Please signup to help enhance the appearance of the Sanctuary during worship. Contact Lynn if you have any questions.

How do we become members of St. John’s? – A person becomes a member of St. John’s in one of four ways: (1) by Baptism, (2) by Confirmation or Reception, (3) by official transfer, or (4) by request. Membership is demonstrated by regular attendance at worship and being “known to the Treasurer” (as one is able).

Thought for the weekProvision: What feels lacking and scarce? Jesus is with us here, in the change, disruption, and confusion, offering himself. Jesus says: I am your provision. Notice how you are being fed. Amid loss and scarcity, trust divine provision.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, 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. May 8th            * Mother’s Day
Tue. May 10th          * HOA Meeting – 6:30 – 7:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. May 14th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Tue. May 17th          * Bridger Family memorial service – 3:00 pm (St. Luke’s)
Thu. May 19th          * Vestry Meeting – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parlor)
                                    * Red Cross Blood Drive – 2:00 – 7:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. May 30th        * Memorial Day – Office closed
Tue. May 31st          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 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; Jimmye; Diane; Ann; Kim and family; Carroll; Cynthia; Richard and family; Richard; Linda; Vicky-Ann; Cathy; Dotty; George; David; Brendan; and the Whitley family.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Clyde
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Anglican Church of Rwanda

Flowers on the altar
are given to the glory of God and in honor of Carolyn by Fr. Les and Kathy.

Birthdays in May
Claudia 10              Margaret 10
Bert 24

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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