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June 26, 2015, 10:12 AM

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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

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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.



June 10, 2015, 11:54 AM

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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

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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.
 

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