Parish Potluck – We will host a potluck on Sunday, August 27 beginning at 5:00 pm. The Parish will provide pulled pork and pulled chicken and members are asked to bring something to share.

Fabric Sale – There will be a quilt fabric, yardage and precuts, sale in the Parish Hall Friday and Saturday this weekend. The sale dates and times are, Aug. 25 and 26. The sale will run from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. Spread the word and tell your friends.

Delegate & Alternate – The Vestry elected Marcella Wittenauer as Delegate and Linda Harms as Alternate for the year ending June 30, 2024.

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.
August 27, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)
First Lesson:  Exodus 1:8-2:10
Response:  Psalm 124
Second Lesson:  Romans 12:1-8
Gospel:  Matthew 16:13-20

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

Video of worship from Aug. 20:
Sermon from Aug. 20: Pentecost 12 Sermon
Rector’s Absence
– The Rector will be away on Sunday September 10. We will have Morning Prayer in his absence.

CAPS Fundraiser – CAPS will have their annual fundraiser on Sunday, September 17. They are selling take-out BBQ from Captain Bob’s for $13/plate. Meals will include BBQ, fried chicken, slaw, hush puppies, and green beans. We have 50 tickets to sell so invite your friends and neighbors to buy a ticket to support CAPS. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.

Our Chanco Staff member – We have been blessed to offer prayers and, if we feel moved, to send cards and care packages to Summer Staff member, Krystal Barnes. The biggest gift we can offer is our prayers during the camping season. If you would like to send her a note, send it c/o Chanco on the James, 394 Floods Dr., Spring Grove VA 23881-7927.

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.

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.

Thought for the weekComfort:  If you are suffering today, come to the One who knows you better than you know yourself, and who cares for you in ways you can scarcely imagine. Let God take your hand today. Let God console and comfort you in your distress.

– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Online events listing:
Fri. Aug. 25th            * Fabric Sale – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sat. Aug. 26th           * Fabric Sale – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Sun. Aug. 27th          * Parish Potluck
Mon. Sep. 4th           * Labor Day – office closed
Sun. Sep. 10th          * Morning Prayer Sunday
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; Terry; Toni; Charles; Brenda; Roger; Lynn; Clyde; and the family of Jimmye.

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

Chanco Staff: Krystal Barnes

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Burr & Jennifer
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Rodney & Janyce Caulkins
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

Flowers on the Altar the flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of our 61st Anniversary by Charles & Lynn.

Anniversaries in August
John & Ann 10

Birthdays in September
Carroll 11      Roger 14

Anniversaries in September
Charles & Lynn 1

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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