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.

Diocesan Tidings – Your Diocesan staff publishes a weekly newsletter, the Tidings, which lists the happenings in the Diocese and shares stories from around Southern Virginia. If you haven’t subscribed already, you can sign up for this informative newsletter at this link.

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.
September 3, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17)
First Lesson:  Exodus 3:1-15
Response:  Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
Second Lesson:  Romans 12:9-21
Gospel:  Matthew 16:21-28

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

Video of worship from Aug. 27:
Sermon from Aug. 27: Pentecost 13 Sermon
Rector’s Absence
– The Rector will be away on Sunday September 10. We will have Morning Prayer in his absence.

Our Chanco Staff member – Thank you to all who prayed for Krystal Barnes during her time as a counselor at Camp Chanco.

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

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 weekTrigger:  When we become triggered at another’s actions, the invitation is to notice and process what bubbles up inside of us, and then ask God to heal the wound that keeps us from accepting our neighbor with compassion and humility. Often, we will find that the very thing that irritates us in another is something we cannot accept in ourselves.

– Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Mon. Sep. 4th           * Labor Day – office closed
Sun. Sep. 10th          * Morning Prayer Sunday
Thu. Sep. 14th          * Ladies’ Luncheon – 11:30 am
Sun. Sep. 17th          * CAPS BBQ Fundraiser – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mon. Sep. 18th        * CAPS Board Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. Sep. 21st          * Vestry Meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
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; and Clyde.

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

Chanco Staff: Krystal Barnes

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Pretlow & Mary-Kemple
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.

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

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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