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April 1, 2015, 6:44 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, April 5, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet from 9:00 until 9:30 to review what they have studied in Mathew and then leave to go the Flowering of the Cross at 9:45 in the church.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: No class due to Flowering of the Cross at 9:45 am.
 
WORSHIP: EASTER April 5, Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with Rev. Stuart Hoke as our celebrant.  Please give him a warm Delta welcome.
Immediately following the service we will have “Mimosas on the Lawn” and an Easter egg hunt for the children. (In case of bad weather, all this will be held in the undercroft.)
 
Readings Easter Sunday, April 5: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm118:1-2, 14-24; I Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark16:1-8.
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HOLY WEEK
 
HOLY TUESDAY, March 31: Evening prayer at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
HOLY WEDNESDAY, April 1: Holy Eucharist with Unction and prayers for healing at 5:30 in the chapel led by Arnold Hearn.
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2nd   Holy Eucharist at 5:30 with the stripping of the altar with Rev. Stuart Hoke presiding.
 
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd noon day service lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke.
 
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd Stations of the Cross lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke.
 
EASTER DAY, April 5th at 9:45 the Flowering of the Cross and Holy Eucharist at 10:30.
 
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Immediately following the Easter Day service there will be “Mimosas on the Lawn” and an Easter egg hunt. (If bad weather, all this will take place in the undercroft.)
 
 
ECW NEWS: April meeting at 5:00p.m. on April 13th at Lu griffin’s home.
 
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 ECW 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: Mike Hayes, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Alice Cunningham, Linda Mink, Jay Hollowell, Jim Howe, Jr. and Annie Lindsey.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donation for APRIL is:
GIRLS 2-4 yrs; Onesies, shoes, dresses and tops.
GIRLS 5-9 yrs; T shirts, pants, dresses, panties and sox.
GIRLS 10-14 yrs; T shirts, jeans, shorts, 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 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.  It is now beautifully labelled thanks to Rachel Wright.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd at 5:30 pm.  All altar guild members will strip the altar at the Maundy Thursday service. Be sure and get your part from Allison before the service.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at 10:00 am.  All altar guild members will meet to prepare the church for Easter.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
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.
 
Nina Zachery’s address: She would love to hear from you.
                                           Nina Zachary
                                           Saint Elizabeth’s Place
                                           Room 505

 

                                           3010 Middlefield Drive
                                           Jonesboro AR  72401                                   
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Many thanks to all our parishioners who have worked so tirelessly and faithfully to make this Lenten journey to the cross and finally to the victorious empty tomb of our Risen Lord so beautiful and meaningful. 



March 25, 2015, 8:36 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, March 29, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet from 9:00 until 9:30 to review what they have studied in Mathew and then leave to go the Blessing of the Palms at the Methodist garden.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: No class due to Blessing of the Palms at the Methodist garden at 9:45 am.
 
WORSHIP: March 29, Holy Eucharist Rite I at 10:30 am with the Canon Jason Alexander as our celebrant.
 
Readings Sunday, Mar 29: Isaiah 50:-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47.
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
 
HOLY MONDAY & HOLY TUESDAY: Evening prayer at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
HOLY WEDNESDAY, April 1: Holy Eucharist with Unction and prayers for healing at 5:30 in the chapel led by Arnold Hearn.
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2nd   Holy Eucharist at 5:30 with the stripping of the altar with Rev. Stuart Hoke presiding.
 
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd noon day service lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke.
 
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd Stations of the Cross lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke.
 
EASTER DAY, April 5th at 9:45 the flowering of the cross and Holy Eucharist at 10:30.
 
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Immediately following the Easter Day service there will be “Mimosas on the Lawn” and an Easter egg hunt.
 
 
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 ECW 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: Mike Hayes, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Alice Cunningham, Linda Mink, Jay Hollowell, Jim Howe, Jr. and Annie Lindsey.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donation for MARCH is: Accessories for girls age 5-14 (bracelets, hair bands, hair clips, necklaces, rings and earrings). Accessories for boys age 5-1 (sunglasses, visors, caps, hats, flip flops, boxers, & T-shirts with no logos). 
A basket for the collection of these items will be in the narthex every Sunday.
 
Angels of GraceThe items from their wish list this week are laundry detergent and 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.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 28th at 10:00 am.  All altar guild members will meet to make palm crosses and polish silver.  Everyone is welcomed.

 

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd at 5:30 pm.  All altar guild members will strip the altar at the Maundy Thursday service.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at 10:00 am.  All altar guild members will meet to prepare the church for Easter.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
The Helena United Methodist Church women cordially invite everyone to attend “Lenten Listening” services at 12:00 noon each week.  These services will continue on Wednesday through April 1st.  Bring a sandwich and they will furnish beverage and dessert.  A nursery will be provided.  This week’s speaker will be Celeste Zeptoni with music by Celeste Zeptoni.
 
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.
 
Nina Zachery’s address:Saint Elizabeth’s Place
                                           Room 505
Zachery address continued:  3010 Middlefield Drive
                                              Jonesboro AR  72401                                   
 
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



March 17, 2015, 11:21 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, March 22, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday at 9:00 am continues its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (for age kindergarten through the 4th grade): Sunday at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.  They are studying the life and teachings of Jesus leading up to Easter.  
 
WORSHIP: March 22nd, Holy Eucharist Rite I at 10:30 am with the Rev. Arnold Hearn as our celebrant. (Easter Lily Donation forms are now in your church bulletin & church office.)
 
Readings Sunday, Mar 22nd: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13 or Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33.
 
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER: All Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during Lent at 5:30 in the chapel.  This week’s worship leader is Ann Lee.
 
WEDNESDAY, March 25th, we will have Holy Eucharist at 5:30 in the chapel led by Arnold Hearn followed by a light meal hosted by Grace and David Henderson.
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Palm Sunday, March 29th at 9:45 in the Methodist garden for the Blessing of the Palms; followed by Holy Eucharist at 10:30 with Rev. Jason Alexander, Canon to the Ordinary.
 
Wednesday, April 1st   at 5:30 in the chapel, Holy Eucharist and Unction with Rev. Arnold Heard.
 
Maundy Thursday, April 2nd   Holy Eucharist at 5:30 with the stripping of the cross with Rev. Stuart Hoke presiding.
 
Good Friday, April 3rd noon day service lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke
Good Friday, April 3rd Stations of the Cross lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke
 
Easter Day, April 5th at 9:45 the flowering of the cross and Holy Eucharist at 10:30.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:
 
WEDNESDAY, March 25th, following the 5:30 Eucharist we will have our LENTEN MEAL hosted by Grace & David Henderson.
 
 
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 ECW 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: Mike Hayes, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Debra Frazier Richardson, Alice Cunningham, Linda Mink, Jim Howe, Jr. and Annie Lindsey.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donation for MARCH is: Accessories for girls age 5-14 (bracelets, hair bands, hair clips, necklaces, rings and earrings). Accessories for boys age 5-1 (sunglasses, visors, caps, hats, flip flops, boxers, & T-shirts with no logos). 
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. Their office is on 406 Pecan Street.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 28th at 10:00 am All altar guild members will meet to make palm crosses and polish silver.  Everyone is welcomed.
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd at 5:30 pm All altar guild members will strip the altar at the Maundy Thursday service.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at 10:00 am All altar guild members will meet to prepare the church for Easter.
 
Easter Lily forms will be in your bulletin.  The price of the lilies is $16.00.  Please make checks payable to St. John’s Altar Guild.  The last day to turn in your Easter lily donation form and have it printed in the program is Monday, March 23. You may pick up these forms in the church office also.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
Vestry Meeting on March 23rd at 6:15 p.m...
 
The Helena United Methodist Church women cordially invite everyone to attend “Lenten Listening” services beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon each week.  These services will continue on Wednesday through April 1st.  Bring a sandwich and they will furnish beverage and dessert.  A nursery will be provided.  This week’s speaker will be Rev. Gary Maskell with music by Naya Washington.
 
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



March 11, 2015, 1:50 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, March 15, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday at 9:00 am continues its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (for age kindergarten through the 4th grade): Sunday at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.  They are studying the life and teachings of Jesus leading up to Easter.
 
WORSHIP: March 15th, Morning Prayer at 10:30 am with Jack Myers as worship leader.
(Easter Lily Donation forms are now in your church bulletin & church office.)
 
Readings Sunday, Mar 15th: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians2:1-10; John 3:14-21.
 
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER: All Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during Lent at 5:30 in the chapel.  This week’s worship leader is Gina Pillow.
 
WEDNESDAY, March 18, we will have Holy Eucharist at 5:30 in the chapel led by Arnold Hearn followed by a light meal hosted by your Altar Guild.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:
 
WEDNESDAY, March 18th, following the 5:30 Eucharist we will have our LENTEN MEAL hosted by your Altar Guild. 
 
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 ECW 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: Mike Hayes, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Debra Frazier Richardson, Alice Cunningham, Linda Mink and Annie Lindsey.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donation for MARCH is: Accessories for girls age 5-14 (bracelets, hair bands, hair clips, necklaces, rings and earrings). Accessories for boys age 5-1. (sunglasses, visors, caps, hats, flip flops, boxers, & T-shirts with no logos. 
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 tall kitchen trash bags for the women’s shelter. Their office is on 406 Pecan Street.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS
 
Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 am All altar guild members will meet to make palm crosses and polish silver.
 
Thursday, March 26th at 5:30 pm All altar guild members will strip the altar at the Maundy Thursday service.
 
Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am All altar guild members will meet to prepare church for Easter.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS: Easter Lily forms will be in your bulletin.  The price of the lilies is $16.00.  Please make checks payable to St. John’s Altar Guild.  The last day to turn in your Easter lily donation form and have it printed in the program is Tuesday, March 24. You may pick up these forms in the church office also.
 
Vestry Meeting on March 23rd at 6:15 p.m.
 
ECW: Women’s Institute applications are on the table at the back of the church.
 
The Helena United Methodist Church women cordially invite everyone to attend “Lenten Listening” services beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon each week.  These services will continue on Wednesday through April 1st.  Bring a sandwich and they will furnish beverage and dessert.  A nursery will be provided.  This week’s speaker will be Katherine Wright with music by Katherine and Rachel Wright.
 
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.                                                                            
 
PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 29 at 9:45 in the Methodist’s Garden
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2 at 5:30 pm
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3 at noon and Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm
EASTER, APRIL 5, at 9:30 flowering of the cross & 10:30 Holy Eucharist.



March 4, 2015, 1:11 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, March 8, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday at 9:00 am continues its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (for age kindergarten through the 4th grade): Sunday at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church continues its study on Jonathan.  
 
WORSHIP: March 8, Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am with the Rev. Jos Tharakan from All Saints Russellville as our celebrant.
 
Daylight Savings time Begins: spring forward
 
Readings Sunday, Mar 8: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; I Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22.
 
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER: All Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during Lent at 5:30 in the chapel.  This week’s worship leader is Susan Carter.
 
WEDNESDAY, March 11, we will have Holy Eucharist at 5:30 in the chapel led by Arnold Hearn followed by a light meal hosted by your Choir.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:
 
WEDNESDAY, March 11, following the 5:30 Eucharist we will have our LENTEN MEAL hosted by your Choir. 
 
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 ECW 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: Mike Hayes, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Tom Choate, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Debra Frazier Richardson, Annie Lindsey.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donation for MARCH is: Accessories for girls age 5-14 (bracelets, hair bands, hair clips, necklaces, rings and earrings). Accessories for boys age 5-1. (Sunglasses, visors, caps, hats, flip flops, boxers, & T-shirts with no logos. 
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. Their office is on 406 Pecan Street.
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
The ECW will meet at the home of Mrs. Virginia Topp on Monday, March 9th at 5:00 p.m.  Their guest speaker will be Doris Smith from Grace Food Pantry.
 
ECW: Women’s Institute applications are on the table at the back of the church.
 
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.                                                                            
 
Easter Lily forms will be in your bulletin.  The price of the lilies is $16.00.  Please make checks payable to St. John’s Altar Guild.  The last day to turn in your Easter lily donation form and have it printed in the program is Monday, March 23.
 
The women of the Helena United Methodist Church cordially invite everyone to attend “Lenten Listening” services beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon each week.  These services will continue on Wednesday through April 1st.  Bring a sandwich and they will furnish beverage and dessert.  A nursery will be provided.  This week’s speaker will be Eddie Schieffler with music by Don Eastman.

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