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 Study – Our Lenten Soup Luncheon and Study will continue this coming Wednesday. Lunch will begin at 11:30 am and the study will be from 12:00-1:00 pm.

CAPS Blessing Banquet – To celebrate 10 years of service, CAPS will host a Blessing Banquet on Apr. 3 at The First Lady, 447 West Washington St. Cost is $20/person. For more information contact the CAPS office.

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 12, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Third Sunday in Lent
First Lesson:  Exodus 17:1-17
Response:  Psalm 95
Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-11
Gospel:  John 4:5-42

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

Video of worship from Mar. 5: https://youtube.com/live/UlcivkJOG48
Sermon from Mar. 5: Lent 2 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 weekMeaning: Life would be easier, convenient, and sometimes more fun if we didn’t have to contend with this God thing. But we would be vastly poorer for it. Life in union with God has the power to fill us with faith, love, and meaning. In a world where so much seems meaningless, life in union with God is good news indeed.

– Br. James Koester, 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/
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
Tue. Mar. 28th         * HOA Meeting – Parish Hall (6:30 – 7:30 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; Carroll; Richard and family; Linda; Cathy; Dotty; George; Spencer and Veronique; Charles; Tia; the family of Vicky-Ann; Carol; Terry; Toni; and Berry.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Charles & Lynn
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Kyle & Mary Rose Mackey.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church of South India (United).

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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