Worship Service Live Stream and Video – Our Worship on Sunday will be held in the Parish Hall and live streamed at this link. 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 Study – There will be a Lenten Soup Luncheon and Study beginning Mar. 1. Lunch will begin at 11:30 am and the study will be from 12:00-1:00 pm.

CAPS Night Stay Assistance – There has been a call to support Night Stay while they are at the Salvation Army building. They need volunteers to assist overnight and serving meals. If you have questions, please contact Jan Pruden at the CAPS Office. If you can assist you can sign up at: signup link.

Revival in the Diocese – There is a Diocese-wide Revival scheduled for Apr. 22 at 2:30 pm at Hampton University. The Presiding Bishop will lead the Revival and all are invited to join others from around the Diocese in Revival. There are events and activities both before and after the Revival. For more information, check the Diocesan webpage at http://www.diosova.org/article479253.htm.
March 5, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Second Sunday in Lent
First Lesson:  Genesis 12:1-4a
Response:  Psalm 121
Second Lesson: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Gospel:  John 3:1-17

Lay Participants
Chalicist/Prayers of the People:  Anne
Lector:  Anne
Usher:  Bert

Video of worship from Feb. 26: https://youtu.be/qi8J0DR3I1Q
Sermon from Feb. 26: Lent 1 Sermon
Ladies Luncheon Outing
– The ladies of the Parish luncheons will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month. We will try different restaurants. Please watch for announcements.

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.
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.

Reflection questions – We invite you to reflect on these questions as part of your Lenten journey. What do you love? What have you lost? Where does it hurt? In what do you find hope?

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.

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 weekVulnerability: In our lifetime, we do not lose our spiritual vulnerability. We would not want to lose it. How we come to know God, how God breaks through to us, is oftentimes through something broken in our lives. That break becomes God’s breakthrough, again and again.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
Online calendar: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/parish-calendar/
Online events listing: http://stjohnsepiscopal-suffolk.org/events/
Sat. Mar. 4th             * Cursillo Secretariat meeting – Parish Hall (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Wed. Mar. 8th          * Lenten Study and Soup Lunch – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thu. Mar. 9th            * Women’s Group Luncheon
Sat. Mar. 11th          * James River Rug Hookers – Parish Hall (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Wed. Mar. 15th       * Lenten Study and Soup Lunch – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thu. Mar. 16th         * Vestry meeting – Parlor (1:00 – 3:00 pm)
Mon. Mar. 20th       * CAPS Board meeting – Parish Hall (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Wed. Mar. 22nd       * Lenten Study and Soup Lunch – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wed. Mar. 29th       * Lenten Study and Soup Lunch – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Jimmye; Carroll; Richard and family; Linda; Cathy; Dotty; George; Spencer and Veronique; Margaret; Charles; Tia; the family of Vicky-Ann; Carol; Terry; Toni; Rachel; and Berry.

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

Deceased: David – Bert’s brother

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bernice
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Chip & Carissa Russell.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church of the Province of Southeast Asia.

Birthdays in March
Brooks 07                 Clyde 11
Pretlow 15               John 18
Elizabeth 19             Hansa 20
Cooper 28

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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