Annual Meeting and Potluck – We will have our 5th Sunday worship in the Parish Hall on Jan. 29. Immediately following, we will have our Annual meeting and Potluck. Please plan on attending and finding out what is on the horizon for us.

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.

Lenten Devotions – This Lenten Season, Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join us as we meditate on the commandment to love our neighbor and consider the meaning of this fundamental instruction in our daily lives.
The Rev. Robin Denney, a parish priest and former missionary focused on agricultural development in Liberia and South Sudan, wrote this year’s meditations. Robin’s reflections are poignant and personal and challenge the reader to consider the question, “Who is my neighbor?”
Join us on your Lenten journey. You can sign up to receive a meditation in your inbox each day or download all the meditations to read and share. May God richly bless you this Lenten season.

Sanctuary Heat – The heat has been restored on both sides of the sanctuary. Thank you for your patience.
January 22, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Third Sunday after Epiphany
First Lesson:  Isaiah 9:1-4
Response:  Psalm 27:1, 5-13
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Gospel:  Matthew 4:12-23

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

Video of worship from Jan. 15:
Sermon from Jan. 15: 2_Epiphany_Sermon
Good Book Club
– For Epiphany 2023, we invite you to join us in the Good Book Club study of Ruth & Esther. A simple lunch will be provided weekly, please volunteer to provide lunch. For more information check the Good Book Club website. If you would like to participate, contact the Rector.

Sponsoring Altar Flowers – There is a signup sheet to sponsor flowers during 2023 in the Sanctuary. Please signup to help enhance the appearance of the Sanctuary during worship. Contact Lynn if you have any questions.

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.

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 weekFound: Jesus will seek us out and find us when we are like a lost sheep. You can get lost in childhood and adolescence. You can get lost in a midlife crisis. You can get lost in old age. Lost sheep do not find themselves; they are found. Jesus will know where to look because he’s been there.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Online events listing:
Thu. Jan. 19th           * Vestry Meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Sat. Jan. 21st            * Cursillo Meeting – 9:00 – 11:00 (Parish Hall)
Wed. Jan. 25th         * Ruth & Esther Study – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sun. Jan. 29th           * Worship in the Parish Hall
                                    * Annual meeting and potluck – following worship
Tue. Jan. 31st           * Card Crafters – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Feb. 1st           * Ruth & Esther Study – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 8th           * Ruth & Esther Study – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sat. Feb. 11th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. Feb. 15th        * Ruth & Esther Study – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thu. Feb. 16th          * 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; Carroll; Cynthia; Richard and family; Linda; Cathy; Dotty; George; David; Spencer and Veronique; Margaret; Charles; Tia; the family of Vicky-Ann; Carol; and Terry.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Steven & Susan
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Luke’s, Kenbridge; St. Paul and St. Andrew’s, Kenbridge; Dr. Jo Anna Price; The Rev Seldon & April Walker.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church of North India (United).

Flowers on the Altar are given to the glory of God and in Thanksgiving for my birthday on Jan. 15 by Lynn.

Birthdays in January
Josh 08                      Lynn 15
Anne 20                    Linda 21

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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