Weekly Announcements, January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Annual Meeting: Our Annual Meeting will be held in real time on January 24 at 10:30am over Zoom. Here is the link to access the meeting. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and would like to participate, click here for a step-by-step guide. You should have received the reports (including the budget) and Vestry nominee bios on Thursday. If you need assistance with Zoom, you can call the church office from 10:15-11am on Sunday morning. We want as many people as possible to participate!

Moving to Prerecorded Service: Over the past ten months, we have presented the Sunday morning service in a variety of ways. It has been dependent on a number of factors. We have decided to pre-record the services–as we did over the summer–in order to limit the exposure of our staff and clergy. This allows us to record parts of the service separately and at a higher quality than the live stream. The service will be posted on YouTube on Sunday and a link will be posted on Facebook live. We will continue to hold drive up communion from 10:00-10:30. This Sunday, January 24, we will have the drive up communion from 9:45-10:15 so we have time to get to the Annual Meeting.

Limited Access to Office: In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines and an uptick in numbers, the church office will be open by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment, please call the office at 757-722-2567 or e-mail us at gro.notpmahsnhojts@eciffo.

Bible Study “Re-ZOOMs” in January with Isaiah: Our Wednesday Bible Study will begin a study of Isaiah in January. We will begin the study meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20 at 3pm. We are just beginning so this is a perfect time to join us. Contact Mark if you would like to be a part of the discussion, or if you would like to establish an additional meeting time or study: gro.notpmahsnhojts@kram / 757-722-2567

H.E.L.P. Pantry Most-Requested List: Due to the added financial burdens as a result of the pandemic, more families are seeking food assistance and pantries nationwide are struggling to keep up with the increased need. Locally, H.E.L.P. compiled a list of most needed items: Canned Fruit, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Pasta Meals, Apple Sauce, Crackers, 1lb. bags of Rice, Juice, Dry Milk, Dry Beans, Pork & Beans, and Cereal. St. John’s serves as a donation/delivery point for H.E.L.P if you would like to add your support to their pantry needs. Questions? Contact: gro.notpmahsnhojts@kram.

COVID Vaccine: You can visit the state health department website to find out when you will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Answer a few questions about where you live and work, and you can find out which phase of the vaccination campaign you fall into. You can also sign up to be notified by text or email when your phase is being vaccinated. Go online for more information on the different phases.

Pledge Envelopes: If you would like to come pick up your pledge envelopes, please call the church office to arrange a time for pick up. If you cannot get to the church and live in Hampton, we will deliver it.

Confederate Memorial Update: This week the committee heard from John Quarstein who is a local historian and was recommended to us by David Bishop. We have been grateful for the variety of opinions!