September 11 Worship – Bishop Susan will celebrate and preach at a combined worship service for Suffolk churches. The service will be at St. Paul’s on Main Street. More information to follow.

CAPS annual fundraiser – CAPS will hold their annual fundraiser on September 18. They are selling tickets for Captain Bob’s BBQ for $13/ticket. Meals include barbecue, fried chicken, cole slaw, hushpuppies, and mac ‘n cheese. Tickets are available in the Parish office, by contacting the CAPS office, or through the CAPS website at Please help this worthy cause.

Rector Vacation – The Rector will be on vacation from August 8 – 21. On the two Sundays he is away, we will have Morning Prayer.

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.
July 24, 2022, 10:30 am Holy eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)

First Lesson:  Hosea 1:2-10
Response:  Psalm 85
Second Lesson:  Colossians 2:6-19
Gospel:  Luke 11:1-13

Lay Participants
Chalicist/Prayers of the People:  Jim
Lector:  Margaret
Usher:  Margaret

Video of worship from July 17:
Sermon from July 17:
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.

Parish Delegate and Alternate – We need to elect a delegate and alternate for Diocesan representation. The term of service is from July 1 – June 30. The responsibility of the delegate is to represent the Parish at annual Council and any other official gathering that may be called. Please contact the Rector to volunteer.

Sanctuary Rehabilitation – Dominion Traditional Building Group has delayed deployment to complete work on the sanctuary. There has been a delay in receiving mortar for the exterior work.

Parish Hall roof repairs – The contractors have been delayed in returning to complete the work on the Parish Hall roof shingles when their schedule is known it will be shared with everyone.

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 week Struggle: Jacob comes out of his encounter with God with a limp. Those of us who have struggled with God may well have our own limp. Our limp is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of what we have overcome and what God has done for us, what has made us stronger and wiser.

– Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Thu. Jul. 21st            * Vestry Meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Mon. Aug. 8th          * Rector Vacation through Aug. 21st
Sat. Aug. 13th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Aug. 18th          * Vestry Meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
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; Linda; Vicky-Ann; Cathy; Dotty; George; David; Brendan; Spencer and Veronique; and Margaret.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Charles & Lynn
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Mrs. Susan Cowardin
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church in Wales

Flowers on the altar
are given to the glory of God and in honor of all who have helped maintain St. John’s for centuries by the Altar Guild.

Birthdays in July
Cross 08                 Elsie 12
Ann 29

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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