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February 10, 2016, 4:54 PM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, February 14, 2016

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, February 14, at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.  We are currently studying the gospel of Matthew using N.T. Wright’s book.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: February 14, Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Senter Crook as our supply priest.
 
It has been requested that the acolytes ring the chimes five minutes before the start of the Sunday service to initiate a period of silence for prayer.  Please respect others’ need for silence at this time.  THANK YOU.
 
 READINGS for this Sunday are:   Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13
 
ASH WEDNESDAY Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
HOLY EUCHARIST WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL AT 12:00 NOON ON FEBRUARY 18th.  ARNOLD HEARN WILL BE OUR CELEBRANT.  A light lunch will be provided by the ECW immediately afterwards.
 
ALTER GUILD NEWS:
 
All Alter Guild members are needed at 9:30 on February 13th for clean-up and set-up to get our church ready for our return on Sunday the 14th.
 
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Maureen Jones.  This is a new ministry.  The duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  Each week the pastoral visitor or visitors will visit the members of St. John’s that are either sick or shut-in.
 
St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW):  Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.  These and other members of the church have graciously offered their time to assist anyone needing help.  If you would like to volunteer services, please let Maureen or Jeannie know.
 
Please keep the following in your prayers:  Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe, Gere Carnathan, Nina Zachary and Walt Morris.
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Needed are toys including balls, trucks and cars (not military), dolls, puzzles that are age appropriate.
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toiletries for the women’s shelter. Please place you items in the plastic tub at the stair landing just outside the chapel coming up from the undercroft. Our boxes are now bare.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is toiletries. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  It is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of cat litter, laundry detergent and large bath towels.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties February 14, 2016:
 
            Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
            Altar Guild – Carly Myers
            Altar Flowers – Jack & Carla Myers
            Pastoral Visitor – Maureen Jones from February 14 through February 20.
 
 Thursday, February 18, 2016:
            Altar Guild – Angie Fielder
 
VESTRY MEETING ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, AT 5:30.
 
HOLY EUCHARIST will be held on Thursday each week at 12:00 NOON, beginning February 18th and continuing through March 24th.  Immediately after a light lunch will be provided by the ECW.  Our celebrant will be Arnold Hearn.
 
 
The United Methodist Women of the Helena United Methodist Church cordially invite everyone to attend Lenten Listening services beginning Ash Wednesday, February 10th, at 12:00 Noon. These services will continue each week on Wednesday through March 23rd.  Bring your own sandwich and they will furnish the beverage and dessert. A nursery will be provided.  The speaker for February 17th is Jay Hollowell and special music will be Steve Williams.
 
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



February 4, 2016, 8:06 AM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, February 7, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, February 7th, at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.  We are currently studying the gospel of Matthew using N. T. Wright’s book.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: February 7th, Morning Prayer, Rite I, with Jack Myers reading.
 
 READINGS for this Sunday are:   Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; II Corinthians 3:12-4:2;
 Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a].
 
SHROVE TUESDAY supper at 5:30 on February 9th.
 
ASH WEDNESDAY HOLY EUCHARIST WITH THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES AT 5:30 IN THE CHAPEL ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th.
 
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Allison Biederman.  This is a new ministry.  The duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  Each week the pastoral visitor or visitors will visit the members of St. John’s that are either sick or shut-in.
 
St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW):  Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.  These and other members of the church have graciously offered their time to assist anyone needing help.  If you would like to volunteer services, please let Maureen or Jeannie know.
 
Please keep the following in your prayers:  Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe and Gere Carnathan.
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is bath soap and wash cloths for the women’s shelter. Please place you items in the plastic tub at the stair landing just outside the chapel coming up from the undercroft. Our boxes are now bare.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is bath soap and wash cloths. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties February 7, 2016:
 
            Acolyte – Ned Pillow
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder
            Altar Guild – Allison Biederman
            Altar Flowers – Ed Pat and Betsy Wright
            Pastoral Visitor – Allison Biederman from February 7 through February 13.
 
Shrove Tuesday supper, February 9, at 5:30.
 
Ash Wednesday, February 10, at 5:30.
             Alter Guild – Alison Biederman
 
ECW will meet on Monday, February 8th, at Grace Henderson’s.  All who would like will meet at the parking lot of the old Kroger at 5:00 to caravan to Marvell.  We need to leave by 5:10, the meeting begins at 5:30.
 
Vestry meeting on Monday, February 15th, at 5:30.
 
The United Methodist Women of the Helena United Methodist Church cordially invite everyone to attend Lenten Listening services beginning Ash Wednesday, February 10th, at 12:00 Noon each week.  These services will continue each week on Wednesday through March 23rd.  Bring your own sandwich and they will furnish the beverage and dessert. A nursery will be provided.  The speaker for February 10th is Paula Oliver and special music will be Elizabeth & Caroline Stephens.
 
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Mardi Gras Seafood Dinner will be Friday, February 5th beginning at 5:00 until 8:00 pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Seafood Dinner Tickets are $15.00.  This includes Shrimp Etoufee, Jambayla, French Bread, Coleslaw, Cake and Beverage. Carry outs will be available.  Also available at an additional cost will be Oysters on the Half-Shells and Pickled Shrimp.
 
 
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



January 28, 2016, 3:06 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 31, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 31, at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 31, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Arnold Hearn from Marianna, as our supply priest.
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT THE ACOLYTES RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
 
 
 READINGS for this Sunday are:   Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30.
 
ALTER GUILD NEWS:
 
Team 1 will meet Friday, January 29th at 10:00 am to polish.  If you are unable to attend, let Susan Carter (870-816-5655) know and she will give you a task to complete.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Melody RogersThis is a new ministry.  The duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  Each week the pastoral visitor or visitors will visit the members of St. John’s that are either sick or shut-in.
 
St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW):  Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.  These and other members of the church have graciously offered their time to assist anyone needing help.  If you would like to volunteer services, please let Maureen or Jeannie know.
 
Please keep the following in your prayers:  Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe, and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toilet tissue for the women’s shelter. Please place you items in the plastic tub at the stair landing just outside the chapel coming up from the undercroft. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is toilet tissue. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
 
Sunday duties January 31, 2016:
 
Acolyte – Mike Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves
Altar Flowers – Frances Keesee
Pastoral Visitor – Melody Rogers from January 31 through February 6.
 
 
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



January 22, 2016, 12:02 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 24, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 24th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 24th, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Louis Hayden, from Germantown, TN, as our celebrant.
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT I RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
 
 READINGS for this Sunday are:   Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10;  Psalm 19;  1 Corinthians 12:12-31a;  Luke 4:14-21
 
ALTER GUILD NEWS:
 
Team 1 will meet Friday, January 29th at 10:00 am to polish.  If you are unable to attend, let Susan Carter (870-816-5655) know and she will give you a task to complete at your convenience.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Maureen Jones.  This is a new ministry.  The duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  Each week the pastoral visitor or visitors will visit the members of St. John’s that are either sick or shut-in.
 
St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW):  Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.  These and other members of the church have graciously offered their time to assist anyone needing help.  If you would like to volunteer services, please let Maureen or Jeannie know.
 
Please keep the following in your prayers:  Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Maureen Jones, Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach for the women’s shelter. Please place you items in the plastic tub at the stair landing just outside the chapel coming up from the undercroft. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is cleaning supplies. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
 
Sunday duties January 24, 2016:
Acolyte – Kathrine Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild – Julie Pittman
Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert
Pastoral Visitor – Maureen Jones from Jan. 24th through Jan. 30th.
 
There is an opening for altar flowers on February 7 If you would like to donate the altar flowers, please contact Ann Lee (870-816-0940).
 
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.  



January 14, 2016, 10:39 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 17, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 17th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 17th, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Jason Alexander as our visiting priest.
 
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT I RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
 
  
READINGS for this Sunday are: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11;
 John 2:1-11
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Nancy Hornor.  This is a new ministry.  The duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  Each week the pastoral visitor or visitors will visit the members of St. John’s that are either sick or shut-in.
 
St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW):  Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.  These and other members of the church have graciously offered their time to assist anyone needing help.  If you would like to volunteer services, please let Maureen or Jeannie know.
 
Please keep the following in your prayers:  Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Maureen Jones, Tricia Hearn, Otis Howe and Ruth Howe.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is paper towels for the women’s shelter. Please place you items in the plastic tub at the stair landing just outside the chapel coming up from the undercroft. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is cleaning supplies. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  Please call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
 
POT LUCK LUNCH AND ANNUAL PARISH MEETING THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY
 
17TH. MARK YOUR CALENDARS.  Help is needed for this event.  Workers can contact Julie
 
Pittman at 870-714-0358.
 
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Drew Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild – Jeannie Turley
Altar Flowers – Alter Guild
Pastoral Visitor – Nancy Hornor from Jan. 17th through Jan. 23rd.
 
There is an opening for altar flowers on February 7.
 
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.

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