Spring Workday – We will hold our spring workday to clean the church yard beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 1. Please come help make the yard beautiful for Easter Sunrise Service.

CAPS Board Meeting – The Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk (CAPS) board of directors will meet in the Parish Hall beginning at 7:00 pm. Please spread the word to our local churches to let them know. All churches can send someone to get information about CAPS.

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 not gather March 22 but will continue Wednesday March 29. Lunch will begin at 11:30 am and the study will be from 12:00-1:00 pm.
March 19, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourth Sunday in Lent
First Lesson:  1 Samuel 16:1-13
Response:  Psalm 23
Second Lesson: Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel:  John 9:1-41

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

Video of worship from Mar. 12: https://youtu.be/1XOchEwah_E
Sermon from Mar. 12: Lent 3 Sermon
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.

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 weekTrust: Our relationship with God calls forth from us an initiative and a willingness to expose our hearts. This is as true in our relationships with human companions as it is with God. Do we have the courage – the resilience – the trust – to name our needs aloud?

– Br. Keith Nelson, 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. 16th         * Vestry meeting – Parlor (1:00 – 3:00 pm)
Mon. Mar. 20th       * CAPS Board meeting – Parish Hall (7:00 – 9:00 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
Sat. Apr. 1st              * Spring workday – 10:00 am until completed
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: Alice
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Dr. David & Georgia Tetrault.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church of South Africa.

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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