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.

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

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.

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.

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 21, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:  Acts 1:6-14
Response:  Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:5-11
Gospel:  John 17:1-11

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

Video of worship from May 14: https://youtu.be/myMOrmjBnlY
Sermon from May 14: Easter 6 Sermon
Communion reminder
– Gluten free wafers are available during Eucharist. If you prefer a gluten free wafer, please inform the Rector or an usher.

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.

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. 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 18th         * Vestry Meeting – Canceled
Thu. May 25th          * Blood Drive – 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. May 28th          * Pentecost Sunday – WEAR RED
Mon. May 29th        * Memorial Day – Office closed
Sun. Jun. 4th             * Parish Potluck and meeting – following worship
Fri. Jun. 9th               * Vigil Memorial Service – 12:00 pm
Sat. Jun. 10th            * Seaman Interment – 11:00 am (Arlington National Cemetery)
                                    * James River Rug Hookers – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
For Michael, our presiding bishop; Susan our bishop; and for Les, our priest.

Meriwether; Allen; Lon; Carroll; Richard and family; Linda; Cathy; Dotty; Cindy; Spencer and Veronique; Carol; Terry; Toni; Charles; and Brenda.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Dotty
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies.

Flowers on the Altar the flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of our parents, Frank & Zelda, and Howard & Luck Mae, by Marcella and Don.

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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