CAPS Fundraiser – CAPS will have their annual fundraiser this Sunday, September 17. Hours for takeout are 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. There are a couple tickets available if needed. Please see the Rector.

Vestry Meeting – This month’s Vestry meeting will be held Thursday, September 21, from 1:00 – 3:00 in the Parlor.

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 17, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)
First Lesson:  Exodus 14:19-31
Response:  Psalm 114
Second Lesson:  Romans 14:1-12
Gospel:  Matthew 18:21-35

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

Video of worship from Sep. 3:
Sermon from Sep. 3: Pentecost 14 Sermon
Senior Expo
– The Suffolk Sherriff’s Office Expo will be Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. See the bulletin in the Narthex for more information.

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 weekHope:  To be patient means to tolerate or endure discomfort and suffering without denying them. Feel the pain, express it, groan, and then look beyond. Trust that God is both real and active. Hope acknowledges the present suffering while also believing in what lies beyond it.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
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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)
Tue. Sep. 19th          * HOA Meeting – 6:30 – 7:30 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.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Spencer
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 the anniversary of my parents, Arthur & Marie by Joe & Ann.

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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