All Saints’ Sunday – Please submit names of those saints who have departed since the last All Saints’ Day for inclusion in the Prayers of the People on All Saints’ Sunday.

All Saints’ Potluck – We will celebrate All Saints’ Sunday with a potluck following church on November 5th. Please join us for worship and fellowship.

Clyde Kelly Funeral – Clyde Kelly passed away Tuesday morning. His funeral will be a graveside service at Cedar Hill Cemetery Saturday morning at 11:00 am.

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.
October 22, 2023, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24)
First Lesson:  Exodus 33:12-23
Response:  Psalm 99
Second Lesson:  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Gospel:  Matthew 22:15-22

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

Video of worship from Oct. 15:
Sermon from Oct. 15: Pentecost 20 Sermon
Prayer for Peace in the Middle East
– In response to the outbreak of violence in Israel and Palestine you are invited to lift the region in prayer for the cessation of hostilities. A Litany for the Restoration of Peace in the Holy Land to lead your prayers can be found at this link.

Future Visioning – Because Fr. Ferguson is departing effective November 6, all members of the Parish will be asked to assist in determining the future of St. John’s. Along with assistance from the Diocesan Staff we will determine what our future ministry in Chuckatuck will be. Please watch for further announcements.

Ladies Luncheon Outing – The ladies of the Parish luncheons will be the second Thursday of the month. Lunch begins at 11:30 am. More information will follow as the date gets closer.

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.

Thought for the weekHealing:  You can be very well physically, but in absolute agony because of a broken heart or an imprisoned soul. Jesus promises us he will bind up our broken hearts, set us free, and heal us from the inside out.

– Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Upcoming Events:
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Thu. Oct. 19th          * Vestry meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Parlor)
Sat. Oct. 21st            * Clyde Kelly graveside service – 11:00 am (Cedar Hill)
Mon. Oct. 23rd         * Fall Clergy Conference – through Wed. Oct. 25th
Thu. Oct. 26th          * Boiler Inspection
Sun. Nov. 5th            * All Saints’ Sunday
                                    * Parish Potluck
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; the family of Clyde; and Linda.

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

Deceased: Clyde

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Sarah
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Anglican Church of Korea.

Flowers on the Altar the flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Marvin on the 2nd Anniversary of his death by Alice.

Birthdays in October
Charles 9

Anniversaries in October
Fr. Les & Kathy 1    Pretlow & Mary Kemple 4
Burr & Jennifer 8

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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