Sanctuary Rehabilitation – Dominion Traditional Building Group will begin work Tuesday, August 2 on the Sanctuary. If the weather holds out for them, they should be done by early-October. There will be opportunities to help monitor progress during their work.

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 31, 2022, 10:30 am Holy eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13)

First Lesson:  Hosea 11:1-11
Response:  Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Second Lesson:  Colossians 3:1-11
Gospel:  Luke 12:13-21

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

Video of worship from July 24:
Sermon from July 24:
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.

Parish Trustees – Congratulations to Toni and Marcella for their appointment as Trustees. They will serve alongside Bert Henderson as Trustees.

Parish Delegate and Alternate – Thank you to Spencer and Marcella, our Parish Delegate and alternate for the program year ending June 30, 2023.

Parish Hall roof repairs – The contractors have been delayed in returning to complete the work on the Parish Hall roof shingles pending the shipment of the remaining shingles for the job. 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 Creativity: Be creative in everyday ordinary life, with what’s familiar and enlivening and with what’s different and uncomfortable. Creativity reflects and relates us to the Divine Artist. Creativity is vulnerable, which Jesus fully experienced. Watch for what is revealed as you risk creating.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Online events listing:
Mon. Aug. 8th          * Rector Vacation through Aug. 21st
Sat. Aug. 13th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun, Aug. 28th          * Brat and “Pulled protein” sandwich Potluck – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
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; Spencer and Veronique; and Margaret.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Alice
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Mimi & Tom Lacy
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church the Province of West Africa

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

Anniversaries in August
John & Ann 18

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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