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A big-hearted small church nestled in the mountains of Ivy, Virginia

A message from St. John the Baptist.
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Upcoming Services


      Kevin Hensley has done a wonderful job as Lay Leader the last two Sundays!  He will lead again in December.  For the rest of November we have priests who will be leading Holy Eucharist Rite II.
      November 11: the Rev. Tony Andres will be with us.  He retired from Holy Cross, Batesville.
     November 18:  the Rev. Dr. Mary Thorpe will be with us.  She is in charge of Clergy Transitions for the Diocese of Virginia.
     November 25:  the Rev. Tige Newell will be with us.  More information to follow.


Convention Update        

         More than 330 lay and clerical delegates from across the Diocese gathered at the Richmond Marriott November 1-3 for the 224th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia.  It was the final Convention to be led by the Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston, Bishop of Virginia, who announced his retirement August 3. At the conclusion of Friday's proceedings, he passed presiding duties to the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan.        
     In her address on the final day of Convention, Bishop Goff said, "As I begin this period as ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese of Virginia, I commit myself again to life in community with you...We are a community for one another and for the love for the world."....  "As we go now into the world, we will grow in community.... As we go now into the world, we will build on all that has come before."
     Bishop Goff announced that she will host a series of Listening Sessions around the Diocese before Christmas to "hear your concerns, your frustrations, your joys and your hopes about our life as a diocese."  
     The Standing Committee will continue the search for the Bishop Provisional.
For more complete information on the convention, go to:


Important Dates

November 25   Last Sunday of Pentecost

December 2     Advent Begins
                        Annual Church Meeting
The Annual Church Meeting is important.  The Budget for 2019 will be discussed, as well as plans for the next year.  Your input is needed.  Please try to attend.

Bishops' visitation schedule for 2019

The Diocese of Virginia has posted the Bishops' visitation schedule for 2019.  St. John the Baptist will receive a visit on February 17, 2019.  The mystery visiting Bishop will be announced early next year.

Prayers of the Parish

In our worship, we pray each other's prayers together, and in our daily lives may we also pray the prayers of the parish community.

We pray for members and friends of our church community, including Margaret Anderson, Rod Devlin, Betty Dickerson Holt, Mark Klendworth, Gary Miller, Ruth Shaver, Nancy Sprouse, Gary Stevens, Carter and Eddie Strange, and Edwina Tanzi.

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P.O. Box 351
Ivy, VA 22945

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