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September 30, 2015, 3:12 PM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, October 4, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Oct. 4th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Oct. 4th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: October 4th, Morning Prayer Rite I, Susan Carter as worship leader.
 
READINGS for October 4th are: Genesis 2:18-24,Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:2-12, Mark 10:2-16.
 
Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, October 7th with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating. Depending on roofing project.
 
ECW NEWS:
The ECW will meet on Monday, October 12th at 5:00 pm at the home of Martha Lambert.
 
ALTAR GUILD TEAM 1 (Susan’s team) NEWS:  Polish day on October 3rd cancelled.  Both altar guild teams will meet to polish and clean when the roofing project is completed.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:   Mark your calendars!  Blessing of the Animals celebrating St. Francis this Sunday, October 4, at 4:00 pm in the Methodists’ garden.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor:   Bennette Morris.  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., Jackie Lowey, Elena Hinderer, Gere Carnathan and the family of Wes Freemyer.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in October is:
 
Clothes and toys for boys and girls:  ages 10-14 years.
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Angels of GraceThe 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. 
 
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.  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.
 
UNITED THANK OFFERING INGATHERIN WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 11th & 18th during the offering.  Remember this program is for both men and women!
 
SEWING CLASS FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE CHRISTMAS BOX PROGRAM will be held on Sunday October the 11th immediately following church at Maureen’s store, Haute pare.  The sewing project will be boys’ shorts.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Katherine Wright
Worship Leader– Susan Carter
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Oct. 7th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Betsy Wright
Altar Flowers –Henry & Munnie Jordan
Pastoral Visitor – Bennette Morris
 
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.
 



September 25, 2015, 9:36 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 27, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Sept.27th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Sept.27th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: September 27th Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 with the Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna officiating.
 
READINGS for Sept. 27 are: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50.
 
Midweek Eucharist with prayers for healing and Unction on Wednesday, September 30th 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.
 
ALTAR GUILD TEAM 1 (Susan’s team) NEWS:Polish day for team 1 will be on Saturday, Oct 3rd at 10:00 am.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:   Mark your calendars!  Blessing of the Animals celebrating St. Francis on Sunday, October 4, at 4:00 pm in the Methodists’ garden.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor:   Melody Rogers.  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., Jackie Lowey, Elena Hinderer, Gere Carnathan and the family of Wes Freemyer.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
UNITED THANK OFFERING INGATHERING will take place on October 11th & 18th.  Please remember UTO is for both men and women.
 
SEWING CLASS FOR SAMAITAN’S PURSE CHRISTMAS BOX PROGRAM will be held on Sunday October the 11th immediately following church at Maureen’s store, Haute pare.  The sewing project will be boys’ shorts.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Oct. 7th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Susan Carter
Altar Flowers –Knox Shelton
Pastoral Visitor – Melody Rogers
 
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 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.

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