Parish Connection – Sept 15, 2015

Episcopal Church

Christian Education Program

Sunday School will reopen on Sunday, September 20th. We are asking that

parents/guardians do see to it that the children are present. Also, Adult Classes will

be held in the parish hall that same day. Fr. Denis, Mother JoAnn, and Fr. Hugh

will take turns in leading the classes. Come and be informed about your church and

what it teaches. Gathering time is 9:00 a.m.

ECW up Coming Events – September

 September 2015

The ECW is sponsoring a “Blanket Drive” for our homeless brothers and sisters again this

year! Please bring your donations of new twin size blankets to church beginning September

20th. The donations will be delivered to City Rescue Mission October 19th. Thank you for

helping to support this ministry.

We have several ministries that we hope to implement before 2016. In order to do so, we

need financial support. If you have not paid your dues for 2015 please do so as soon as you

are able. Thank you Gloria Belton, ECW Treasurer.

 Quarterly Parish Family Visits

On September 27th, our women will be going out to visit our sisters and brothers who we do

not see very often. If you would like to participate, please contact our Coordinator Pam

Pierce at 904-768-7124.

Prayer Group Gathering

We wish to remind parishioners that our Prayer Group continues to meet every

Monday evening in the DOK Chapel from 6:15 P.M. Come join those who gather

every week, as they intercede for our Church, our Nation and the World.

Activities Upcoming

Game Night is scheduled for this Saturday, September 19, 2015 in the parish

auditorium beginning at 5:00 p.m. It will be a potluck affair – don’t miss it. The

Youth Presence Ministry’s outreach to Church Without Walls takes place next

Sunday September 20, 2015, following the celebration of the Eucharist. For further

information, kindly contact Katrina Crews, the Youth Coordinator.

Bible Study Program

The Bible Study Group meets every Tuesday in the parish hall from 5:30 p.m. for an

hour. Our study text for the Fall, is the Acts of the Apostles. Do join us.

Music Ministry

Dorothy Holder and Curtis Crews, III will supply the music for our worship service

this Sunday, September 20th, 2015.

Crazy Christians- A Call to Follow Jesus.

Those who ordered copies of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s book – Crazy

Christians- can collect and pay for their copies now. We are still taking orders. So let

the Parish Secretary know.

Steel Pan Music

A special treat awaits us on Sunday September 27th, when two students from the

Episcopal School of Jacksonville will visit that day and showcase their talents on

the pans. Our hope is to have eventually our own pan ministry.

ICARE Listening Sessions

We begin our “house meetings” this Saturday in the parish auditorium. These

sessions allow us to review the issues we worked on before – Homelessness,

Education, Mental Health, and Youth Crime, and perhaps add other vexing

matters to the agenda. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for an hour.

Oliver Recovering

Oliver Robinson did undergo successful heart surgery in Virginia last week.

The word from the family is that he is recovering well. Do keep him in

prayer. Those wishing to send get well cards, can address them to:

Oliver Robinson

317 Ford Dr.

Suffolk, VA 23435-3577

Keep in Prayer this week

Jacquelyn Wright, Meisha Sudiene, Horace Quinney, Anthony Nembhard,

Eleanor Hughes, Javon Roberts, Marsha Roberts, Alma Flowers, Jasmine Exson,

and Darcel Wilson, and Oliver Robinson.


John Melville Dr. Philip Thompson

Ronald McGrier Shirley Austin

Kaleb Way Doris Widemon

Cynthia Baker Edward Witsell

Marchette Thomas DeRonda Paula-Williams

Canon Nelson Pinder Barbara Lee

Genevieve Chapman Gabriel Garland

Fr. Sebastian Campbell Lois Iszard

Kaleb Wright Rhona Warren

Jerry Iszard Mr. Alfred Nobles, Jr.

Juanita Bivins Miss Cherise West

Mrs. Virgie Harris Mrs. Wilma Hall

Mrs. Althea Jackson Mr. Arnold Collins

Mrs. Ethel Moore Mr. Walter Davis Sr. (Houston, TX)

Jerome Flowers Willie Christian

Richmond Peacock Reginald Gant

Ruby Herndon Jacquan Patterson

Darcel Dean Nadine Mobley

Frederick Reeves Jr. Loizelle Castillo

Theresa Palmer Henry Mack

Linda Witsell

Our Condolences:

We are learning that Gregory Owens lost an aunt recently.

Do keep him and his family in prayer as they continue to mourn their loss.