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June 10, 2015, 11:54 AM

Newsletter

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday June 14, 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 14th, Morning Prayer Rite I at 10:30 am with Ann Lee as our worship leader.
 
READINGS for June 14th are Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 92:1-4, 11-14, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, [11-13], 14-17, Mark 4:26-34.
 
MIDWEEK EVENING PRAYER June 17th at 5:30 in the chapel led by Susan Carter.
 
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, Kelly Faye Parker and the family of Jaxson Robertson.
 
For those who might like to send The Robertson family a card, their address is: 
Jayson& Sonya Robertson
P O Box 3364
West Helena, AR  72390
 
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 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. 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
VESTRY meeting on Monday 15th at 6:30.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ann Lee
Lay Eucharistic Minister –Ann Lee
Midweek lay minister – Susan Carter
Altar Guild – Carla Myers
Altar Flowers –Walter and Bennette Morris
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



June 4, 2015, 10:36 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday June 7, 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 13:24-58.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June and July.
 
WORSHIP: June 7th, Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with the Right Reverend Larry Maze from Little Rock. POT LUCK LUNCH IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SERVICE.
 
READINGS for June 7th are Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35.
 
MIDWEEK EVENING PRAYER at 5:30 in the chapel led by Ann Lee.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Next Sunday, June 7th we are very fortunate to have Bishop Larry Maze here with us as our supply priest.  We will have a POT LUCK LUNCH immediately following the service down in the undercroft.  Contact Julie Pittman if you wish to volunteer to help in the kitchen.
 
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, Ruth Howe, Buddy Wheeler, Otis Howe, 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.
 
For those who might like to send The Robertson family a card or gift, their address is: 
Jayson& Sonya Robertson
P O Box 3364
West Helena, AR  72390
 
Congratulations to Dorothy Clark, daughter of Andrea and Cliff Clark, who recently graduated from the University of Central Arkansas.
 
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 items from their wish list this week are bath soap and deodorant 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 ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
ECW’S next meeting is on June 8th at the Hunt Education Center on Cherry Street (next to Rio Lindo’s restaurant) hosted by Maureen Jones.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Rowland Brothers
Lay Eucharistic Minister –Gina Pillow
Midweek lay minister – Ann Lee
Altar Guild – Angie Fielder
Altar Flowers – Mrs. Wilson Howe
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



May 28, 2015, 7:46 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, May 31, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday) and continue with its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at the First United Methodist church at 9:00 am under the direction of Jill Pillow until June and then break for summer.
 
WORSHIP: May 31st, Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with Rev. David Langdon from
Sumner, MS just right across the River from us.
 
READINGS for May 31st, Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
 
MIDWEEK EVENING PRAYER at 5:30 in the chapel led by Jack Myers.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Next Sunday, June 7th we are very fortunate to have Bishop Larry Maze here with us as our supply priest.  We will have a POT LUCK LUNCH immediately following the service down in the undercroft.  Contact Julie Pittman if you wish to volunteer to help in the kitchen.
 
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: Carvill Fitzhugh, Ruth Howe, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Jay Hollowell, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Tom Choate, Henry Jordan, Freeman Staley and Gere Carnathan.
 
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.
Suggestions:
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 cleaning supplies 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 ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
ECW’S next meeting is on June 8th at the Hunt Education Center, The HEC, on Cherry Street (next to Rio Lindo’s restaurant) hosted by Maureen Jones.
 
VESTRY’S next meeting is on Monday, June 15th at 6:30 in the undercroft.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ned Pillow
Lay Eucharistic Minister –Jack Myers
Midweek (June 3) lay minister – Jack Myers
Altar Guild – Julie Pittman
Altar Flowers – Given by Bob and Vivian Wright
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



May 20, 2015, 9:31 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, May 24, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday) and continue with its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at the First United Methodist church at 9:00 am under the direction of Jill Pillow until June and then break for summer.
 
WORSHIP: May 24th, Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with Rev. Jay Biedenharn from St. John’s, Memphis.
 
READINGS for May 24th, Whitsunday, the Day of Pentecost: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 104:25-35, 37,  Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.
 
MIDWEEK HOLY EUCHARIST will be in the chapel at 5:30 on Wednesday, May 27th with Unction and prayers for healing.  This will be our LAST midweek Eucharist for a while because Rev. Arnold Hearn will be on vacation the month of June.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: May 24th is Whitsunday or the Day of Pentecost when we celebrate the Holy Spirit descending on Christ’s disciples.  In order to celebrate this wonderful gift from our Lord, everyone is encouraged to wear RED and come casual.  Immediately following the service we will celebrate with hot dogs and homemade ice cream.  The Rev. Jay Biedenharn from St. John’s Memphis will be with us this day along with his wife, Louise and 18 month year old daughter, Dorothy.  It is Memorial Day weekend also.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS and COME CELEBRATE!
 
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: Carvill Fitzhugh, Ruth Howe, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary (who is now home from Jonesboro), Jay Hollowell, Jim Howe, Jr., Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Henry Jordan, Misti and Freeman Staley and Gere Carnathan   Please keep the family of Wanda Byrd, who passed away, in your prayers.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in MAY is:
BOYS 2-4 yrs.; Onesies, shoes & socks, pants and tops.
BOYS 5-9 yrs.; T shirts, jeans, shoes & socks, shorts and shirts.
BOYS 10-14 yrs.; T shirts, jeans, shorts, shirts and flip flops.
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 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. 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
HURRAY! HURRAY! CONSTRUCTION IS OVER!  The church looks great after weeks of construction, and Hurd Construction did an amazing job.  A big thank you to Ed Pat Wright who has worked so hard to help make our church reflect God’s glory.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister –Mike Fielder
Altar Guild – Maureen Jones
 
FYI: Whitsunday is so named because the candidates for Baptism wore white on the Vigil of Pentecost.  Pentecost is celebrated on a Jewish festival called feast of weeks and takes place 50 days after Easter, hence the name Pentecost.  This is when the Holy Spirit of our Lord and Savior descended upon the Apostles.
 
ALTAR GUILD TEAM ONE (Susan’s team) will meet at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 30th to polish.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Wear RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



May 14, 2015, 9:58 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, May 17 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday) and continue with its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at the First United Methodist church at 9:00 am under the direction of Jill Pillow.
 
WORSHIP: May 17th, Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna.
READINGS for the Seventh Sunday after Easter, May 17th: Acts1:15-17, 21-26, Psalm 1, I John 5:9-13, John 17: 6-19
 
MIDWEEK HOLY EUCHARIST will be in the chapel at 5:30 on Wednesday, May 20th.
Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our celebrant.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: May 24th is Whitsunday or the Day of Pentecost when we celebrate the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles.  In order to celebrate this wonderful gift from our Lord, everyone is encouraged to wear RED and come casual.  Immediately following the service we will celebrate with hot dogs and homemade ice cream.  The Rev. Jay Biedenharn from St. John’s Memphis will be with us that day along with his wife, Louise and 18 month year old daughter, Dorothy.  It is Memorial Day weekend also.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS and COME CELEBRATE!
 
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: Carvill Fitzhugh, Ruth Howe, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary (who is now home from Jonesboro), Jay Hollowell, Jim Howe, Jr., Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Henry Jordan, Misti and Freeman Staley, Gere Carnathan and the family of Kate Miller.  Please keep the family of Wanda Byrd, who passed away, in your prayers.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in MAY is:
BOYS 2-4 yrs.; Onesies, shoes & socks, pants and tops.
BOYS 5-9 yrs.; T shirts, jeans, shoes & socks, shorts and shirts.
BOYS 10-14 yrs.; T shirts, jeans, shorts, shirts and flip flops.
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 toiletries for women & 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. 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
VESTRY MEETING: Monday, May 18th at 6:30.  Please let Allison know if you are unable to attend.
 
Secretary news: some good, some bad: The bad news is that Jody Bridges will be leaving us.  She has done a wonderful job and has been a blessing to all who have worked with her.  We will miss her, but she realized that she really did prefer retirement over work.  The good news is she introduced us to Marjie Hamilton who has been in training and will be keeping the same office hours, Monday – Thursday 9:00-12:00 noon, when Jody leaves.  Please stop by to greet and meet Marjie. A big thank you to Jody and a warm welcome to Marjie.
 
 
EXCUSE OUR MESS! Hurd Construction and painting has begun the tuck point project on our bricks which will preserve our building for future generations.  There will also be some painting done.  Have patience with us while we undergo this facelift.  We are almost finished!  (One more week at the most.) 
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ann Lee
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee
Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves
 
FYI: Whitsunday is so named because the candidates for Baptism wore white on the Vigil of Pentecost.  Pentecost is from a Jewish festival called feast of weeks and takes place 50 days after Easter, hence the name Pentecost.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.

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