Camp Chanco – The Camp Chanco Staff is soliciting assistance over the summer. They are looking for a Registered Nurse who can serve as Camp Nurse. They are also looking for Camp Counselors to assist. See the Camp Chanco website for more details.

Pentecost Sunday – June 5th is Pentecost. Weather permitting, we will have the worship service at the pond altar. Following the service will be a potluck lunch. Look for more information in a future email.

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. If anyone would like to volunteer for registration, please contact the Rector.

Bishop’s Convocation IV Open Office hours – On Wednesday, June 29, Bishop Haynes will be visiting Convocation IV to meet with clergy and parish members. She will meet with people from 9:30-11:30 am and 2:00-4:00 pm. She and her staff will be at Glebe Church.

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.
May 15, 2022, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:  Acts 11:1-11
Response:  Psalm 148
Second Lesson:  Revelation 21:1-6
Gospel:  John 13:31-35

Lay Participants
Chalicist/Prayers of the People:  Kathy
Lector:  Marcella
Usher:  Marcella

Video of worship from May 8:
Sermon from May 8:
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.

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.

Thought for the weekEncounter: Thomas’ doubt is not an unwillingness or resistance to believing. It is rather a reminder that our faith does not arise from dogmatic affirmations or creedal confessions, but from the ongoing life of the faithful as they move, again and again, from sites of darkness and unknowing to spaces of encounter – encounter with the Risen Lord.

– Br. Sean Glenn, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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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)
Tue. May 24th          * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. May 30th        * Memorial Day – Office closed
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: Bruce
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Scottish Episcopal Church

Flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in memory of Elvira by Suze.

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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