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September 16, 2015, 10:15 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 20, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Sept.20th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Sept.20th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: September 20th Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 with the Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN.
 
READINGS for Sept. 20 are: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 23rd with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
ECW NEWS:
The ECW will be hosting a luncheon at 12:00 noon on Sat. Sept 26th featuring Betsy Watson, author of “A Modern Woman’s Guide to an Old Fashioned Christmas”. Tickets are $10.00.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: 
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Maureen Jones. This is a new ministry.  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 your services, please let Maureen or Jeannie know. 
 
 
Please keep the following in your prayers: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
 
Clothes for boys: Underwear, t-shirts, socks, caps and hats.
 
Toys for boys ages 5-14:Games, flashlights, nerf balls, small cars & trucks & harmonicas. 
All donations must fit in a shoe box!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is tall kitchen trash bags 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 tall kitchen trash bags. 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
VESTRY NEWS; There will be a vestry meeting Monday, Sept. 21st at 6:30 pm in the undercroft.  Please let Allison know if you are unable to attend.
 
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS has begun!  All are invited to participate.  We will be studying the lectionary readings for each Sunday listed above under “READINGS”.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ned Pillow
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 23rd at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild – Julie Pittman & Jeannie Turley
Altar Flowers –Neville & Maureen Jones
Pastoral Visitor – Maureen Jones
 
Blues Festival request for volunteers for the food line in the VIP tent Thursday and Friday night. Contact Mike Wilkie (338-7418) if interested in volunteering.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



September 10, 2015, 8:24 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 13, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Begins this Sunday, Sept.13th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: To be announced
 
WORSHIP: September 13 Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 with the Rev. Tom Baker, Director of Spiritual Care, at Baxter Regional Hospital Mt. Home AR. Immediately following the service we will have a time of food, fun and fellowship in the chapel.
 
READINGS for Sept. 13 are: Isaiah 50; 4-9A; Psalm 116:1-8; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38.
 
There will be NO midweek service on Wednesday, September 16th.
 
ECW NEWS: The ECW will meet on THIS Monday, Sept. 14th at 5:00 pm at the home of Ruth Howe.
 
The ECW will be hosting a luncheon on Sat. Sept 26th featuring Betsy Watson, author of “A Modern Woman’s Guide to an Old Fashioned Christmas”.  Watch for times and more info.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  On Sunday 13th immediately following the service, we will have a time of food, fun, and fellowship in the chapel.  Maureen Jones will lead a sewing class for the Samaritan’s purse, Christmas box project at 403 Cherry St. the new location for her store, haute pare right after this fellowship time.  Bring a sack lunch and drink to the sewing class.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Frances Keesee.  This is a new ministry.  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, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
 
Clothes for boys ages 5-14 boys: Underwear, t-shirts, socks, caps and hats
Toys for boys ages 5-14:  Games, flashlights, frisbees, sand shovels, nerf balls
All donations need to fit into a shoe box.
 
Angels of Grace The items from their wish list this week are towels 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 tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation items are towels 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.  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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 13.  All are invited to participate.  We will be studying the lectionary readings for each Sunday listed above under “READINGS”.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ann Lee
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 16th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves& Maureen Jones
Altar Flowers –Ed Pat, Betsy, Katherine & Rachel Wright
Pastoral Visitor – Frances Keesee
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



September 4, 2015, 8:40 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 6, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.13th at 9:00 am
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: September 6 Morning Prayer Rite I with Susan Carter as lay minister.
 
READINGS for Sept. 6 are Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17; Mark 7:24-37.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 9th with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
ECW NEWS: The ECW will meet on Monday, Sept. 14th at 5:00 pm at the home of Ruth Howe.
 
The ECW will be hosting a luncheon on Sat. Sept 26th featuring Betsy Watson, author of “A Modern Woman’s Guide to an Old Fashioned Christmas”.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  On Sunday 13th immediately following the service, Maureen Jones will lead a sewing class for the Samaritan’s purse, Christmas box project at 403 Cheery St. the new location for her store, haute pare.  Bring a sack lunch.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Lorraine Ferryman.  This is a new ministry.  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, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
 
Clothes for boys and girls ages 5-14 boys and girls.
 
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 tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 13.  All are invited to participate.  We will be studying the lectionary readings for each Sunday.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Katherine Wright
Worship Leader–Susan Carter
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 9th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Susan Carter
Altar Flowers –Gip & Jeannie Turley
Pastoral Visitor – Lorraine Ferryman
 
Congratulations to Rachel Wright’s selection to the 2015 Desoto School’s Home Coming Court!
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



August 27, 2015, 9:44 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 30, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 30th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Rev. Arnold Hearn as celebrant. We will meet in the chapel for the last time this summer to celebrate its close and the beginning of a new school year.  Please dress casually!  Shorts are welcomed.
 
Harry Stephens will be with us on this Sunday to speak on the ministry of the Gideons.  Donations will be accepted.
 
READINGS for Aug.23rd are: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 2nd with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Lorraine Ferryman.  This is a new ministry.  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, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th   from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  There will be van transportation for those parishioners who cannot or do not wish to drive over to Moon Lake.  You need to call the church office (338-8115) and reserve your seat.  There is room for 11.  The van will leave on the 29th at 3:30 from the church and return to the church by 7:30 that evening.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
 
Clothes for boys and girls ages 5-14 boys and girls.
 
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: 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Altar guild, Team three (Angie’s team): Polish day on Saturday the 29th at 10:00 am.  If you cannot attend, please go before and leave a list in the sacristy of what you polished.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ann Lee
Lay Minister–Jack Myers
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 2nd at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Angie Fielder
Altar Flowers –Mark and Melody Rogers
Pastoral Visitor – Lorraine Ferryman
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



August 20, 2015, 8:13 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 23, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 23rd, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Canon Jason Alexander as the celebrant.
 
READINGS for Aug.23rd are: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians6:10-20; John 6:56-69.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, August 26th with prayers for healing and Unction.  The Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Allison Biederman.  This is a new ministry.  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, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr, and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th   from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  There will be van transportation for those parishioners who cannot or do not wish to drive over to Moon Lake.  You need to call the church office (338-8115) and reserve your seat.  There is room for 11.  The van will leave on the 29th at 3:30 from the church and return to the church by 7:30 that evening.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in August is:
 
School Supplies for ages 5-14 boys and girls:
 
Pens and Pencils, all kinds and sizes of paper, erasers, tablets, markers, glue, colored pencils, chalk and chalk boards.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX.
 
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: They will accept donations for personal hygiene, laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright & Katherine Wright
Lay Minister–Gina Pillow
Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, Aug. 26th with Unction and prayers for healing at 5:30 pm with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
Altar Guild –Carla Myers
Altar Flowers –Betty Bush
Pastoral Visitor – Allison Biederman
 
Sunday, August 23rd, Rev. Jason Alexander will be our priest.  He will meet with the Search committee immediately following the service.
 
Sunday, Aug. 30th, Harry Stephens will be a guest speaker on the ministry of the Gideons. He will be asking for donations to support this ministry.  Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our priest.  We will meet to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and the close of summer in the chapel and again please dress casual.  Shorts are encouraged.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 

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