Weekly Announcements, May 10, 2020

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May 9, 2020

Sunday Service at 10:30 am: Our service will once again be on facebook live.  The link is: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnshampton/. There are directions on how to use facebook live at the bottom of the announcements.

Adult forum on Saturdays at 10am: We will be doing a study of the Gospel of Matthew on zoom Saturday mornings. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86340638720 If you do not have a computer, you can call this#: +1 312 626 6799. The meeting ID is 863 4063 8720. We will be using The Good Book Club. There are assigned readings for each day. We are behind as this was intended to start after Easter. If you look at the readings below, we will be reading April 12th-19th or the first 6 chapters of Matthew. We have also provided a link for an introduction to the Gospel of Matthew.https://www.goodbookclub.org/readings/https://www.goodbookclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Matthew-101.pdf

Bible study: Re-Zoooooms: Our Wednesday Bible study has restarted and we will meet via Zoom on Wednesday at 3PM. We arecontinuing our study on The Revelation to John. Contact Mark if you would like to join in on the discussion. gro.notpmahsnhojts@kraM

Contest: Lil’ Free Pantry utensil* contest. Help us, help others. We are trying to include pre-packaged utensils with each item in our pantry. Here is how you can help: Collect all  your pre-packaged extra carry-out utensils you have collected over the past weeks and win an award! the top TWO donations will win a special prize. Contact Mark to arrange drop off or pick-up (*note: they must be pre-wrapped)! You can help others and clear out space in the drawer.

Staff Available to Help: If you have questions for the church staff, someone from the church staff will be in the office from 12-1 Monday through Friday. You can also leave a message at another time and we will return your call.to answer any questions you might have about facebook live. The number is 722-2567.

New Website:  We have a new website! Please check it out: https://stjohnshampton.org/

Samantha’s Sabbatical Postponed: As some of you know, I had a three month sabbatical planned to begin on May 24th.  Given that our nation and world is in the middle of a pandemic, I feel that I need to be present (or as present as possible) with you.  I will not be taking a three month sabbatical this summer. -Samantha  Pledging: We understand that this is a difficult time for many. However, if you are still able, please send your pledge or donation to St. John’s (100 W. Queens Way   Hampton, Va 23669). Your pledge envelopes can be used as mailing envelopes. We are checking our mail and making deposits. While some of our expenses are slightly down, the majority remain the same. 

Zoom Coffee Hour: We will be having our zoom coffee hour again.The theme will be announced at the beginning of the coffee hour. You can even participate if you don’t have computer. If you don’t have a computer, you can call in using the number below. Please know that you can mute your computer, which means there will be less feedback when you are not talking. If you do not have a camera on your computer, you can still participate, we just won’t be able to see your face. Below is a link. All you need to do is follow the link. You can practice ahead of time if you have never done it before. We will begin after the 10:30 facebook live service which will be about 11:15am. https://zoom.us/j/605575060 Meeting ID: 605 575 060. If you can’t use a computer, call: 646- 876-9923

Financial Support: Please remember that St. John’s has funds to help support people (especially members of the parish) who might be struggling right now. Contact the clergy if you are in need of assistance. Our Charitable Trust has already donated $20,000 to local non-profits.

THRIVE Peninsula Give Local 757 Fundraiser: As one of THRIVE Peninsula’s member Churches, we are asking those that can help donate this coming Tuesday, May 12. If you are not familiar with THRIVE, their mission is to assist the “working” lower income community in providing assistance through their food pantry, rent and utility assistance, and financial counseling, etc. Their goal is to assist those in need to rise above and ultimately become self-sufficient. Dan Clark has been working with them to provide financial counseling to those in our community in need, and this year the need is greater than normal. The “GIVE LOCAL 757” is a one day on-line day of giving. This is THRIVE’S major fundraiser for the year and we are asking for your help so THRIVE can help those in our community in greatest need. To give please go to www.givelocal757.org/organizations/thrive-peninsula

FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT: Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnshampton/. If you do not have a Facebook account, the link will still take you to the St. John’s Facebook page. A box will pop up asking you to log on. There should be an option that says, “not now.” You can click on that option and you will see our Facebook page. If you are trying to watch at the time of the service (9pm or 10:30am), the video will be the first thing you see. If you do not see it, you will see on the left hand side. It will look like this:  

Click on the “videos” link. All of the videos will come up. The most recent should come up first.You can watch the video at anytime. We are encouraging people to watch at the time of the service (9pm or 10:30am) so we can worship together.

FOR THOSE WHO DO HAVE AN ACCOUNT: Click on this link:  https://www.facebook.com/stjohnshampton/If you are logged into Facebook and have an account, it will automatically go there.If you are trying to watch at the time of the service (9pm or 10:30am), the video will be the first thing you see. If you do not see it, you will see on the left hand side. It will look like this: 

There will only be one service this week at 9:15am in the sanctuary. Use this link to register. The service will be live streamed on the church Facebook here and YouTube page here.