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.

Vestry member – There has been a resignation from the Vestry, and we need a volunteer to agree to serve. If you are willing to serve, please contact the Rector or any Vestry member.

Parish potluck and meeting – We will hold a parish potluck and meeting on June 4 following church.

Diocesan Food Drive – On May 20th every one of our churches and organizations has the opportunity to partner with local food banks to help feed those who are experiencing food insecurity. Our partner, outside Chuckatuck, is the Southeastern Virginia Foodbank and their wish list is available at this link.

Blood Drive – St. John’s will host our blood Drive on May 25 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Please sign up at this link or contact the church office.
May 14, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:  Acts 17:22-31
Response:  Psalm 66:7-18
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3:13-22
Gospel:  John 14:15-21

Lay Participants
Worship leader: Kathy
Lector:  Lynn
Usher:  Lynn

Video of worship from Apr. 23: https://youtu.be/w2LpbzMZhsM
Sermon from Apr. 23: Easter 3 Sermon
Delegate and Alternate
– We need to elect a Delegate and Alternate for Diocesan events in the coming fiscal year. If you are willing to serve, please contact the Rector.

Hope for Suffolk CSA – There are half- and full-shares in the Hope for Suffolk CSA available for purchase. The CSA shares are available May – Sept. and more information can be found on their website.

Ladies Luncheon Outing – The ladies of the Parish luncheons will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month. May’s luncheon will be on May 11 at Wharf Hill in Smithfield We will try different restaurants. Please watch for announcements.

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 weekComfort: Here is a word of comfort and of hope that we can carry with us: God is love. Nothing can separate us from God’s love. God’s love will always be there for you.

– Br. David Vryhof, 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. May 11th          * Ladies Luncheon Outing
Sat. May 13th           * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. May 18th          * Vestry Meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Mon. May 22nd       * CAPS Board Meeting – 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. May 25th          * Blood Drive – 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Mon. May 29th        * Memorial Day – Office closed
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Carroll; Richard and family; Linda; Cathy; Dotty; Cindy; Spencer and Veronique; Tia; the family of Vicky-Ann; Carol; Terry; Toni; Charles; and Brenda.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Claudia
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Mary & Gene Hansley; The Rev. Noah & Melinda Van Niel.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church of the Province of West Africa.

Flowers on the Altar the flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of Carolyn’s 85th birthday by Fr. Les and Kathy.

Birthdays in May
Claudia 10                Bert 24

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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