St. John's e-News for April 27, 2014
Supply Clergy – Please welcome the Rev. Tom Martin who will be our Supply Clergy this weekend while Fr. Les is away leading a retreat. Fr. Martin is from Williamsburg and this will be his first visit to St. John’s.
Holy Week Services – Thank Read more ...
you to all who participated in our Community and Parish Holy Week activities. The Sunrise Service was wonderful and our main service was resplendent with lovely flowers and Parishioners.
April 27, 2014, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Lessons for the Second Sunday of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 2a, 22-32
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Gospel: John 20:19-31
Lay Participants for April 27, 2014 - 10:30 am service
Eucharistic Minister: Leone
Ushers: Anne and Bert
Refreshments: No volunteer
Sermon for Sunday, Apr. 20: http://chirb.it/AHmE42
Upcoming Book Study – We will be starting a study of “The Revelation to John (Apocalypse)” from the Bible using the book, The Victorious Christ: A Study of the Book of Revelation by C. Freeman Sleeper. We will begin the study on May 6 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Please contact the Rector if you are interested in participating in the study.
Prayers of the People – All are invited to make a copy or take a copy of the Parish Prayer list and pray with intention for those who have requested prayers from our Parish family. During the Sunday prayers we will try something new for a while and simply pause at the appropriate times in the Prayers of the People to remember, with intention, all those on the list. As always, others can be added aloud during the pause if desired.
Altar Flower Chart – Although we will not have flowers on the Altar during Lent please take a look at the flower sign-up sheet the Altar Guild has posted in the Narthex for 2014. There are plenty of openings available. Please read the sign-up instructions also posted in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn.
Coffee Hour Sign-up – The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board; please sign-up for an upcoming Sunday.
This Sunday’s Psalm – We will sing the portion of the Psalter together using a metrical version of the Psalter from A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher Webber as we sing Psalm 16 together. The Psalm will be set to Hymn 660, O Master, let me walk with thee, (Maryton) from the Hymnal. The words and music will be found on a bulletin insert.
Formation Classes – We will have a break from classes this Sunday, April 27th. Next week’s class will discuss our New Testament reading Acts 2:14a, 36-41, “’Peter Addresses the Crowd’ and ‘The First Converts’.” All are invited to come together in the Parish Hall from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Surgery updates – Please keep Jim in your prayers during his surgery and recovery on this Friday, April 25. Please keep Bette in your prayers next Monday, April 28, and during her recovery.
Thought for the week – New Life: Something that pertains to the whole cosmos is happening in the death and resurrection of Christ: animal, vegetable and mineral; earth, air, fire and water. From the depths of inner worlds to the furthest reaches of outer space. “Behold, I am making all things new” - not just all people, but all things, he says. Whether we quite comprehend this or not the scope is breathtaking.
- Br. Mark Brown, SSJE
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Daily Mon.-Thu. * Daily Morning Prayer – 9:00 am (Parish House)
Thu. Apr. 24th * Rector out through Mon. Apr. 28th
Tue. Apr. 29th * Parish Hall reserved – 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thu. May 1st * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Tue. May 6th * Book Study – 7:00-8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Thu. May 8th * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Sun. May 11th * “Mothers’” Day
Mon. May 12th * Vestry Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Parlor)
Tue. May 13th * Book Study – 7:00-8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. May 14th * Bible Study at Lake Prince Woods – 2:00-3:30 (Rector)
Thu. May 15th * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Sat. May 17th * Armed Forces Day
Sun May 18th * Armed Forces Sunday
Tue. May 20th * Book Study – 7:00-8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. May 21st * Bible Study at Lake Prince Woods – 2:00-3:30 (Rector)
Thu. May 22nd * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Mon. May 26th * Memorial Day Holiday – Office Closed
Tue. May 27th * Book Study – 7:00-8:30 pm (Parish Hall)
Wed. May 28th * Bible Study at Lake Prince Woods – 2:00-3:30 (Rector)
Thu. May 29th * Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Choir Room)
Pray for Katherine, our presiding bishop; Holly, our bishop; and Les our priest.
Marianne LaFontaine, Meriwether Ball, Allen Conlon, Shirley Rhees, Suzanne Voorhies, Janis Marianne, Meriwether, Allen, Shirley, Suzanne, Janis, Lon, Barbara, Kathleen and Fergal, Steve, Rick, Tony, the Terry family, the Arnold family, Bob, Marvin, Kaille, Lillian, Elvira, Eddie, Pam, Dorothy, David, Howard, the Broom family, Leone, Jim, Terry, Lynn, Martha, Keith, and Virginia, Bette, Jim, and Donna.
Serving in the Armed Forces and Overseas: Bryan, Elizabeth, Dane, Leon, and Patrick.
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Bette
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Dr. Robert and Jean Hayden
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & the Middle East. The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis – President Bishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Bishop in Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa.
Birthdays in April
John 06 Barbara 10
Matthew 14 Bryan 16
Paul 24 BC 27
Anniversaries in April
Doug & Mac 30
If you are in need of Pastoral Care
Please call Father Ferguson.
Contact Minister of Music Roger Peyton
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