St. Luke’s Music Program – Smithfield High School’s Select Choraliers Ensemble will present a cappella carols for the Christmas Season at St. Luke’s December 2 and 3. More details are available on the flyer in the narthex.

Advent soup lunch and Study – We will have our Advent soup lunch and study for 4 Wednesdays beginning November 30. The sessions will run from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. More information is forthcoming.

Pledge Cards – Pledge Card ingathering is scheduled for the First Sunday of Advent, November 30. Please turn your cards in on or before the 30th so they can be offered during our Advent celebration.

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.
November 20, 2022, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 29)
First Lesson:  Jeremiah 23:1-6
Response:  Canticle 16
Second Lesson:  Colossians 1:11-20
Gospel:  Luke 23:33-43

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

Video of worship from Nov. 13:
Sermon from Nov. 13:
Vestry Member – Marcella will rotate off the Vestry at the end of December. We need a volunteer to serve as her successor.

CAPS Night Stay – The Night Stay program will begin in January for the 2023 season. The first month will be hosted at the Salvation Army building. Assistance will be needed for meals and overnight supervision. Coordinator training will be held Nov. 14. Please contact the Rector for more information.

Formation opportunity – The Rector is forming a group to go through the Sacred Ground curriculum from the Episcopal Church. The class is an 11-session conversation about Race and Faith. More information can be found at this link.

Parish Hall roof repairs – Will be completed once the shingles are received.

Ukrainian Relief – The Episcopal Relief and Development is gathering and sending relief assistance to the Ukraine. Donations to the Ukraine Crisis Response Fund will help the organization and its partners assist where needed.

Thought for the week – Fear: Fear is very illuminating. What is fear exposing? That deepest place of need within our heart, that place where we are too small, too powerless, too hungry to go on. In our fear there is an invitation from God, a reminding invitation that God wants to be God in our life. We cannot live our life and be our own God at the same time.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Thu. Nov. 17th         * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Sat. Nov. 19th           * Suffolk United Thanksgiving Basket distribution – 9:00 –
                                    11:00 am – Kroger, Main Street Suffolk
Thu. Nov. 24th         * Thanksgiving Day – office closed
Sun. Nov. 27th         * The First Sunday of Advent
                                    * Pledge ingathering
Wed. Nov. 30th        * Advent Study and soup luncheon 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wed. Dec. 7th          * Advent Study and soup luncheon 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sat. Dec. 10th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Dec. 14th        * Advent Study and soup luncheon 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Thu. Dec. 15th          * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Wed. Dec. 21st        * Advent Study and soup luncheon 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Jimmye; Ann; Carroll; Cynthia; Richard and family; Linda; Vicky-Ann; Cathy; Dotty; George; David; Spencer and Veronique; Margaret; and Charles.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Pretlow & Mary Kemple
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Christ Church, Danville; Epiphany, Danville; The Rev. Barbara & Ronald Williams.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.

Flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in honor of Happy Birthday to our Church family by Don & Marcella.

Birthdays in November
Steven 16                 Kathy 28
Dotty 29                    Betty 30

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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