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July 20, 2015, 3:59 PM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday July 19, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June and July.
 
WORSHIP: July 19th Holy Eucharist Rite II with Rev Bill Burks from Humboldt TN as officiant.
 
READINGS for July 19th: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.
 
 Midweek service on July 22th.  We will have midweek Holy Eucharist this Wednesday at 5:30 in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
VESTRY NEWS: There will be a vestry meeting this Monday, July 20th at 6:30 pm at the church.
 
NEW:  COFFEE TIME FROM 9:30 - 10:15 EVERY SUNDAY IN THE UNDERCROFT WHILE THERE IS NO SUNDAY SCHOOL OR ADULT EDUCATION.
 
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Mark your calendars!
 
Immediately following church this Sunday, there will be Food, Fun and Fellowship in the chapel to meet and greet our supply priest, Bill Burks and the All Church Council of Together for Hope from North Carolina.  I hope you will take this time to meet our visitors and share in the food and fun.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors of the week:  Susan Carter& Martha Lambert.  This is a new ministry.  The pastoral visitor/visitors for the week will make visits on behalf of St. John’s to shut-in’s or to the sick of the parish.
 
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, Carvill Fitzhugh, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Jay Hollowell, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Richard Fraiser, Doris Smith and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in July is:
 
Girls Toys for ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.Dolls (baby, rag, teen and paper), jump ropes, Yo- Yo’s, Toy dishes, pots and pans, crayons, harmonica, horn, whistle (noise makers).  Flashlights with batteries, coloring books and colored markers.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX!
Angels of GraceThe item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Rowland Brothers
Lay Minister–Mike Fielder
Midweek Holy Eucharist with Rev Arnold Hearn at 5:30 pm
Altar Guild –Maureen Jones & Jeannie Turley
Altar Flowers –Sara Lee Mixon McPhillips
Pastoral Visitors – Susan Carter& Martha Lambert
 
On Sunday, July 19th, Rev Bill Burks will be with us to celebrate the Holy Eucharist.
 
On Sunday, July 26th the Rev. Ken Parks from Bella Vista will be with us to celebrate Holy Eucharist.
 
We have supply priests for every Sunday in August.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



July 20, 2015, 3:53 PM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday July 12, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday).
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June and July.
 
WORSHIP: July 12th Holy Eucharist Rite II with Rev James Newson, Chaplain at St. George’s Independent School, Germantown TN as officiant.
 
READINGS for July 12th are: Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29.
 
 Midweek service on July 15th.  We will have midweek Holy Eucharist this Wednesday at 5:30 in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Mark your Calendars!  Join us for Food, Fun and Fellowship next week on July 19th in the chapel immediately following church to welcome our visiting guests, “Together for Hope” from North Carolina.
 
 
ECW NEWS:   The ECW will meet Monday, July 13, 2015, at 5:00 PM at the home of Carla Myers.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
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, Carvill Fitzhugh, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Jay Hollowell, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, PAT Billingsley, Larry Delk, Richard Fraiser and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in July is:
 
Girls Toys for ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.Dolls (baby, rag, teen and paper), jump ropes, Yo- Yo’s, Toy dishes, pots and pans, crayons, harmonica, horn, whistle (noise makers).  Flashlights with batteries, coloring books and colored markers.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX!
Angels of GraceThe 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder
Worship Leader–Gina Pillow
Midweek Holy Eucharist with Rev Arnold Hearn at 5:30 pm
Altar Guild –Julie Pittman & Sylvia Darnell
Altar Flowers –Susan Carter
 
Altar flower donations are needy for July 19th and 26th.  Please contact Ann Lee if you would like to donate the altar flowers on one of these Sundays.
 
We will be hosting “Together for Hope” in our undercroft from July12th to July 24th.
The first group of about 22 from Calvary Baptist Church arrive late on Sunday the 12th and leave on the17th so unfortunately they won’t be able to attend church with us.  The next group of about 12 from Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC comes in on Saturday the 18th and will be with us until the 24th.  We will have a time of food, fun and fellowship on July 19th immediately after church in the chapel so we can meet and greet our guests from North Carolina and our supply priest, Rev. Bill Burks. 
 
On Sunday, July 12th, we will have Holy Eucharist with Rev. James Newsom from Germantown officiating.
 
On Sunday, July 19th, we will have Holy Eucharist with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN officiating.
 
On Sunday, July 26th, Rev Ken Parks will be back with us to celebrate the Holy Eucharist.
 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



July 5, 2015, 5:41 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday July 5, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday)
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June and July.
 
WORSHIP: July 5th Morning Prayer Rite I with Susan Carter as our Worship Leader.
 
READINGS for July 5th are: Ezekiel 2:1-5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13.
 
 Midweek service on July 8th.  We will resume midweek Holy Eucharist this Wednesday at 5:30 in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Mark your calendars! Join us for Food, Fun and Fellowship July 19th in the chapel immediately following church to welcome our visiting guests, “Together for Hope” from North Carolina.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
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, Carvill Fitzhugh, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Jay Hollowell, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, PAT Billingsley, Larry Delk and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in July is:
 
Girls Toys for ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.Dolls (baby, rag, teen and paper), jump ropes, Yo- Yo’s, Toy dishes, pots and pans, crayons, harmonica, horn, whistle (noise makers).  Flashlights with batteries, coloring books and colored markers.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX!
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toiletries for women and children 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
78TH GENERAL CONVENTION NEWS: On Saturday, June 27th the Episcopal Church elected a new Presiding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, of North Carolina. He will be installed in early November.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ned Pillow
Worship Leader–Susan Carter
Midweek Holy Eucharist with Rev Arnold Hearn at 5:30 pm
Altar Guild –Susan Carter
Altar Flowers –Sara Lee Mixon McPhillips
 
Altar flowers are needed for July 19th and 26th.  If you would like to donate the altar flowers on one of these Sundays, please contact Ann Lee.
 
Holy Eucharist on July 12th with Rev. James Newsom from St. George’s Independent School, Germantown.
 
We will also be hosting “Together for Hope” in our undercroft from July12th to July 24th.
The first group arrives late on Sunday the 12th.  They are a group of about 22 from Calvary Baptist Church.  They arrive late on Sunday and leave on the17th so unfortunately they won’t be able to attend church with us.  The next group from Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC comes in on Saturday the 18th and will be with us until the 24th.  We will have a time of food, fun and fellowship on July 19th immediately after church in the chapel so we can meet and greet our guests from North Carolina and our supply priest, Rev. Bill Burks. 
 
On Sunday, July 19th, will have Holy Eucharist with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN.
 
On Sunday, July 26th, Rev Ken Parks will be back with us to celebrate the Holy Eucharist.
 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



June 26, 2015, 10:12 AM

Newsletter

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday June 28 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday) and continue with its study of Matthew chapter 15.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June and July.
 
WORSHIP: June 28th Morning Prayer Rite I with Jack Myers as our Worship Leader.
 
READINGS for June 28th are: Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43.
 
No Midweek service on July 1st.  We will resume midweek Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays at 5:30 in the chapel on July 8th with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
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, Carvill Fitzhugh, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Jay Hollowell, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Henry Jordan, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
OUTREACH NEWS:
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in July is:
 
Girls Toys for ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.Dolls (baby, rag, teen and paper), jump ropes, Yo- Yo’s, Toy dishes, pots and pans, crayons, harmonica, horn, whistle (noise makers).  Flashlights with batteries, coloring books and colored markers.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX!
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toiletries for women and children 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder
Worship Leader–Jack Myers
Midweek no service
Altar Guild –Angie Fielder and Jayne Morris
Altar Flowers –Mrs. Frank Jeffet
 
POLISH DAY: Team 3 (Angie’s team) on Saturday, June 27th at 10:00 am. 
A LITURGICAL TIDBIT:
 
We have entered what is called “Ordinary Time” on our church calendar.  It is the time between Trinity Sunday and the First Sunday in Advent.  It is called this because we focus on the ordinary daily life of Christ and his teachings in the readings.  We have gone through his birth, temptation, entry into Jerusalem, Crucifixion and Resurrection.  The readings will reflect his teachings and parables.  It is when we use the word “PROPER” often. 
     What is a “Proper”?  Generally the Propers is the collection of scripture lessons, the collect and preface on Sunday morning.  The lectionary guides us to the scripture lessons of the day.  The collects (or prayer of the day) can be found in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) on pages 245 to 261 and it is based upon the season and the Sunday readings.  The Proper Preface, is found in the BCP on pages 377-381 and it is part of the Eucharistic Prayer and it is guided by the liturgical season or occasion of the Holy Eucharist.  Together the lessons, collects and preface are termed as a group as the “Propers” of the day.
            Some seasons of the church year it is easy to identify the Proper.  Advent for example has four Sundays, so each Proper for Sunday has the same number in its name as the Sunday, i.e., Advent 1, Advent 2, etc.
            Pentecost however offers us a challenge because it can be as short as 25 Sundays, or as long as 29 Sundays.  This happens because Easter can be as early as mid-March or late in May.  Since Pentecost follows 50 days after Easter it can stretch either longer or shorter on our calendar depending on Easter’s date.  Thus the Sundays after Pentecost are counted as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Sunday after Pentecost while the Proper might start the season skipping the first several Sundays because of a late Pentecost.  June 7th 2015, for example is the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 5, skipping Propers 1-4 so we can end Pentecost in time for Advent, the four Sundays before Christmas.  This sequence of counting will continue in 2015 ending on November 22, on the 26th Sunday of Pentecost Proper 29.  All of this is very confusing, but I wanted to try and explain why the number for the Sunday after Pentecost and the number for the Proper do not match.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



June 18, 2015, 2:45 PM

Newsletter

Sunday June 21, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday) and continue with its study of Matthew chapter 14.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June and July.
 
WORSHIP: June 21st Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with the Rev. Ken Parks from Bella Vista as our priest.  Please welcome his wife Brenda and two grandsons.
 
READINGS for June 21st are Job 381-11; Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41.
MIDWEEK EVENING PRAYER June 24th at 5:30 in the chapel led by Mike Fielder.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
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, Carvill Fitzhugh, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Jay Hollowell, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Henry Jordan, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Gere Carnathan, and the family of Jaxson Robertson.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in JUNE is:
 
Boy Toys(nothing suggesting combat, war or danger) for ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.Tools, hammers, small tool sets, puzzles, flashlights with batteries, farm machinery, wagons, cars & trucks.  Balls of all kinds, games, coloring books & crayons, harmonica, horn, whistle (noise makers).  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX!
 
A basket for the collection of these items will be in the narthex every Sunday.
 
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. 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Katherine Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister –Jack Myers
Midweek lay minister – Mike Fielder
Altar Guild –Betsy Wright
Altar Flowers –Ann Lee
 
NOTE FROM YOUR SR. WARDEN:
 
First, St. John’s has been given funds ($10,000.00) by Pamela Gist Nace for us to use towards Christ’s ministry.  These funds are to be dedicated to help the poor and those in need (both spiritually and physically) in our community and at St. John’s.  The funds will only be used with the approval of the vestry for these purposes.  A committee has been established to develop a plan to insure that the funds are used for the purpose for which they were given with vision for the future. People’s generosity towards St. John’s and God’s work is amazing!  Thank you Pam.
 
Second, I wanted to tell my church family how much I appreciate all the time, talent, dedication and hard work you have given to St John’s over the past 5 months.  You have made church life continue to flow with tremendous joy, grace and love.  We have accomplished a lot.  We’ve completed a large restoration project, hired and trained a new secretary all in just a few months.  Our committees for Fellowship, Evangelism, Outreach and Pastoral Care are up and going. Our lay ministers, choir, acolytes, and altar guild continue to provide us with smoothly run worship services, and the kitchen ladies steadily provide us with great meals. I could not do my work without all of you and your dedication to the Lord.  I especially appreciate the congregation’s faithful attendance while we are without a rector. I know it is hard having a different visiting supply priest every Sunday or so, but your dedication to the worship of our loving Lord and your faithfulness in receiving the sacraments is inspiring and uplifting. I am sure God is watching over us. Please continue to keep the Search process and St. John’s in your prayers as we journey through this time of transition. Again, thank you.  You are an amazing parish.
 God’s peace.  Allison
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.

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