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October 18, 2017, 8:49 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 22

 


From Fr. Ray +

 

The preface to an article about the Book of Common Prayer in the April 7, 2014 edition of the magazine Christianity Today says, “The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) has had an illustrious and checkered career since Archbishop Thomas Cranmer first introduced it to the Church of England back in 1549, almost five hundred years ago. If you've ever pledged to be faithful to someone "till death do us part," mourned to the words "earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust," or hoped for "peace in our time," you've been shaped by Cranmer's cadences, perhaps without knowing it.”

I will be leading a discussion about The Book of Common Prayer in Sunday School this week. We will look at how it is used in our worship, as well as at ways it can be a valuable resource for enriching your spiritual life seven days a week. The Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:15 a.m. in the undercroft. All are welcome! 

Classes are scheduled for our Episcopal history, beliefs and practices.

Weekly topics are as follows:

October 15 and 18:  Theology and Spirituality in The Episcopal Tradition

October 22 and 25: The Book of Common Prayer

October 29 and November 1:  Worship and Liturgy Part I

November 5 and 8:  Worship and Liturgy Part II

November 12 and 15:  The Diocese of Arkansas and St. John’s Helena-West Helena

 

I am willing to offer this course at other times, too, if Sunday or Wednesday do not work for you.  Just let me know.  

 

St John’s and Helena First United Methodist Church will be conducting The Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 29, from 2 – 4 p.m. in their garden.

Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am. 

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  October 22, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-13; Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Worrell, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Carol Jennings, Darryl Byrd, Ruth Howe,  and Carla Myers.


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food. 

                Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

Operation Christmas Child list is below.  Remember items must fit in a shoebox.

        Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Oct 18, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Jayne Morris & Angie Fielder

Oct 22, SUN                

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Angie Fielder

Altar Flowers – Tom & Allison Miller

Oct 22, SUN - Greenfield Quarles/Sigma Nu Dedication at Maple Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. with reception following at St. John’s in the undercroft.

Oct 25, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Angie Fielder

Oct 29, SUN - The Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday afternoon, Oct 29, from 2 – 4 p.m. with Helena First United Methodist Church in their garden this year.


Operation Christmas Child

We will allot 4 weeks to each age group.  You are asked to bring gifts chosen from the list below, and we will have a little red wagon at the back of the church to place all gifts in.  Items must fit in a shoebox.

October 15 – November 5                                            

Girls & Boys 2-4

October 22              October 29              November 5


SUGGESTED WOW ITEMS

Doll                                 Soccer ball with pump

Stuffed animal                  Outfit/clothing item

Cars/Trucks                      Small musical instruments

 

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

Comb/brush                      Toothbrush (NO TOOTHPASTE)

Washcloth                         Bar soap in a container

Band-Aids – colorful (NO ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT)

Blanket

 

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Shirts/pants                         Underwear

Hats, scarfs, mittens             Sunglasses

Tote bag/purse                    Barrettes/bows

 

CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES

Pencils, pencil case, pens       Small manual pencil sharpener

Crayons, colored pencils         Coloring/picture/sticker books

Notebooks/paper                   Glue sticks or tape

Paint (Acrylic & Watercolor)

               

TOYS

Foam ball                              Tennis balls

Finger puppets                       Playing cards

Slinky                                    Etch-a-sketch

 

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN SHOEBOXES

Candy, chocolate, fruit, fruit rolls, snacks

No food

Toothpaste

War-related items (toy guns, knives, etc.)

Drink mixes

Lotions or liquids

Medications or vitamins

No breakable items


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                                 

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342

 


 




October 11, 2017, 7:53 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 15

 


From Fr. Ray +

 

For the next six weeks I will be leading a course about our Episcopal history, beliefs and practices. We will start during Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. each week. The Sunday class will be repeated each Wednesday at 6:15 after the Midweek Service.

Weekly topics are as follows:

October 8 and 11: Organization of The Episcopal Church (Polity)

October 15 and 18:  Theology and Spirituality in The Episcopal Tradition

October 22 and 25: The Book of Common Prayer

October 29 and November 1:  Worship and Liturgy Part I

November 5 and 8:  Worship and Liturgy Part II

November 12 and 15:  The Diocese of Arkansas and St. John’s Helena-West Helena

 

I am willing to offer this course at other times, too, if Sunday or Wednesday do not work for you.  Just let me know.  

 

St John’s and First United Methodist of Helena will be conducting a Blessing of the Animals event toward the end of October.  The exact date and time will be announced soon.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am. 

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  October 15, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Carol Jennings, Darryl Byrd, Ruth Howe, Carla Myers, the family of Frances Carvill Cox and the family of Walter Morris, Sr.


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food. 

                      Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

Operation Christmas Child list is below.  Remember items must fit in a shoebox.

              Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Oct 11, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Oct 15, SUN                

Acolyte – Drew Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Jayne Morris & Angie Fielder

Altar Flowers – Bill & Carol Simmons

Oct 16, Mon - Vestry meeting will be at 5:30 in the undercroft

Oct 18, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Jayne Morris & Angie Fielder


Operation Christmas Child

We will allot 4 weeks to each age group.  You are asked to bring gifts chosen from the list below, and we will have a little red wagon at the back of the church to place all gifts in.  Items must fit in a shoebox.

October 15 – November 5                                            

Girls & Boys 2-4

October 15              October 22

October 29              November 5


SUGGESTED WOW ITEMS

Doll                                 Soccer ball with pump

Stuffed animal                  Outfit/clothing item

Cars/Trucks                      Small musical instruments

 

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

Comb/brush                      Toothbrush (NO TOOTHPASTE)

Washcloth                         Bar soap in a container

Band-Aids – colorful (NO ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT)

Blanket

 

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Shirts/pants                        Underwear

Hats, scarfs, mittens            Sunglasses

Tote bag/purse                    Barrettes/bows

 

CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES

Pencils, pencil case, pens       Small manual pencil sharpener

Crayons, colored pencils         Coloring/picture/sticker books

Notebooks/paper                   Glue sticks or tape

Paint (Acrylic & Watercolor)

               

TOYS

Foam ball                               Tennis balls

Finger puppets                        Playing cards

Slinky                                     Etch-a-sketch

 

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN SHOEBOXES

Candy, chocolate, fruit, fruit rolls, snacks

No food

Toothpaste

War-related items (toy guns, knives, etc.)

Drink mixes

Lotions or liquids

Medications or vitamins

No breakable items


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                                 

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342




October 4, 2017, 7:14 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 8

 


From Fr. Ray +

 

Since this Wednesday, October 4, is the first Wednesday of the month, our mid-week Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. will be a healing service with unction (anointing with oil). Our mid-week Eucharist does not include music and usually lasts around 25-30 minutes. All are welcome!

Following the service, for the next six weeks I will be leading a course about our Episcopal history, beliefs and practices. The course will start at 6:15 and lasts approximately 45 minutes to one hour. This week I will be covering the beginnings of Anglicanism with a brief review of the English Reformation, Henry VIII and the Tudors. I am also leading this same course during Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. The class on Sunday, October 8 is about Episcopal Polity, which is our structure and organization. That class will be repeated on Wednesday, October 11.

Weekly topics are as follows:

October 1 and 4:  A Brief History of Anglicanism

October 8 and 11: Organization of The Episcopal Church (Polity)

October 15 and 18:  Theology and Spirituality in The Episcopal Tradition

October 22 and 25: The Book of Common Prayer

October 29 and November 1:  Worship and Liturgy Part I

November 5 and 8:  Worship and Liturgy Part II

November 12 and 15:  The Diocese of Arkansas and St. John’s Helena-West Helena

 

I am willing to offer this course at other times, too, if Sunday or Wednesday do not work for you.  Just let me know.  

 

St John’s and First United Methodist of Helena will be conducting a Blessing of the Animals event toward the end of October.  The exact date and time will be announced soon.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am. 

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  October 8, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-14; Philippians 3:4-14; Matthew 21:33-46


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Carol Jennings, Darryl Byrd, Walter Morris, Sr, Ruth Howe, Carla Myers, and the family of John Vaughan (Maureen’s brother-in-law).


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food. 

              Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

Operation Christmas Child list is below.  Remember items must fit in a shoebox.

       Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Oct 4, Wed - Midweek Unction & Healing Service (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Oct 8, SUN                  

Acolytes – Ned Pillow, Mary Pillow, Eli Pillow, & Jack Pillow

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Charlie Tappan Family

Oct 11, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Betsy Wright

Oct 15, SUN - Lite lunch in the undercroft

 

A letter from the Bishop is attached below.


Operation Christmas Child

We will allot 4 weeks to each age group.  You are asked to bring gifts chosen from the list below, and we will have a little red wagon at the back of the church to place all gifts in.  Items must fit in a shoebox.

September 17 – October 8

Girls & Boys 5-9

October 8


SUGGESTED WOW ITEMS

Doll                                Soccer ball with pump

Stuffed animal                 Outfit/clothing item

Cars/Trucks                     Small musical instruments

 

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

Comb/brush                    Toothbrush (NO TOOTHPASTE)

Washcloth                       Bar soap in a container

Band-Aids – colorful (NO ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT)

Blanket

 

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Shirts/pants                       Underwear

Hats, scarfs, mittens           Sunglasses

Tote bag/purse                   Barrettes/bows

 

CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES

Pencils, pencil case, pens      Small manual pencil sharpener

Crayons, colored pencils        Coloring/picture/sticker books

Notebooks/paper                  Glue sticks or tape

Paint (Acrylic & Watercolor)

               

TOYS

Foam ball                              Tennis balls

Finger puppets                       Playing cards

Slinky                                    Etch-a-sketch

 

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN SHOEBOXES

Candy, chocolate, fruit, fruit rolls, snacks

No food

Toothpaste

War-related items (toy guns, knives, etc.)

Drink mixes

Lotions or liquids

Medications or vitamins

No breakable items


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                                 

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342

 

 

 




September 26, 2017, 5:10 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 1

 


From Fr. Ray +

 

Would you like to know more about Anglicanism and The Episcopal Church?  If so, I encourage you to be part of a seven-week course I will be leading during the Adult Sunday School hour at 9:15 in the undercroft.  I will teach the same course at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, immediately following our mid-week Eucharist, starting October 4.  While this course is a good way for all of us to review and refresh our understanding of our church, it is especially helpful for those who would like to be baptized, confirmed or received into membership in The Episcopal Church when our bishop visits in early February. Weekly topics are as follows:

October 1 and 4:  A Brief History of Anglicanism

October 8 and 11: Organization of The Episcopal Church (Polity)

October 15 and 18:  Theology and Spirituality in The Episcopal Tradition

October 22 and 25: The Book of Common Prayer

October 29 and November 1:  Worship and Liturgy Part I

November 5 and 8:  Worship and Liturgy Part II

November 12 and 15:  The Diocese of Arkansas and St. John’s Helena-West Helena

 

I am willing to offer this course at other times, too, if Sunday or Wednesday do not work for you.  Just let me know.  

 

St John’s and First United Methodist of Helena will be conducting a Blessing of the Animals event toward the end of October.  The exact date and time will be announced soon.

Please put these dates on your calendar.

  • October 15:  Lite lunch in the undercroft
  • November 22: Thanksgiving Service followed by snacks in the Chapel
  • December 3: Kick off Advent with a Soup Sampler Supper.  Details and time to be announced.

Fellowship is an important aspect of our life together.  I’ve noticed on Sunday mornings that sometimes the Passing of the Peace gets a bit long due to everyone wanting to visit with each other.  These fellowship events provide a wonderful opportunity to visit and catch up with one another.  I encourage you to make plans to attend each of these events. 

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am. 

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  October 1, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost): Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Psalm 25:1-8; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Madge Saba, Carol Jennings, Darryl Byrd, Walter Morris, Sr, Karen Davidson, Brooke Tappan, Ernestine Norton, Ruth Howe, Carla Myers, and the family of John Vaughan (Maureen’s brother-in-law).


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is toilet paper.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food. 

                Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

Operation Christmas Child list is below.  Remember items must fit in a shoebox.

            Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Sep 27, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Susan Carter & Lindalu Hargraves

Oct 1, SUN                  

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Henry & Munnie Jordan

Oct 4, Wed  - Midweek Unction & Prayers for Healing (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

 


Operation Christmas Child

We will allot 4 weeks to each age group.  You are asked to bring gifts chosen from the list below, and we will have a little red wagon at the back of the church to place all gifts in.  Items must fit in a shoebox.

September 17 – October 8

Girls & Boys 5-9

October 1                            October 8


SUGGESTED WOW ITEMS

Doll                                     Soccer ball with pump

Stuffed animal                      Outfit/clothing item

Cars/Trucks                          Small musical instruments

 

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

Comb/brush                         Toothbrush (NO TOOTHPASTE)

Washcloth                            Bar soap in a container

Band-Aids – colorful (NO ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT)

Blanket

 

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Shirts/pants                           Underwear

Hats, scarfs, mittens               Sunglasses

Tote bag/purse                      Barrettes/bows

 

CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES

Pencils, pencil case, pens         Small manual pencil sharpener

Crayons, colored pencils           Coloring/picture/sticker books

Notebooks/paper                     Glue sticks or tape

Paint (Acrylic & Watercolor)

               

TOYS

Foam ball                                 Tennis balls

Finger puppets                          Playing cards

Slinky                                       Etch-a-sketch

 

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN SHOEBOXES

Candy, chocolate, fruit, fruit rolls, snacks

No food

Toothpaste

War-related items (toy guns, knives, etc)

Drink mixes

Lotions or liquids

Medications or vitamins

No breakable items


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                                 

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342




September 19, 2017, 5:22 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, September 24

 

One Call Now:  If you have not sent a message to One Call Now giving your permission to receive texts, please do so now to help us complete this portion of our call system. All you need to do is send a text message to 22300, type the message Alert, and send.  You will immediately receive a response from OCN “Thanks! Alerts will be sent from One Call Now when available.”    Thank you for your help.


From Fr. Ray +

 

St John’s and First United Methodist of Helena will be conducting a Blessing of the Animals event toward the end of October.  The exact date and time will be announced soon.

The St. John’s Fellowship Committee met last week and made plans for our Fall and early Winter Fellowship events.  Please put these things on your calendar.

  • September 24:  Lite lunch following worship.  We will meet in either the Chapel or our Garden depending on the weather.
  • October 15:  Lite lunch in the undercroft
  • November 22: Thanksgiving Service followed by snacks in the Chapel
  • December 3: Kick off Advent with a Soup Sampler Supper.  Details and time to be announced.

Fellowship is an important aspect of our life together.  I’ve noticed on Sunday mornings that sometimes the Passing of the Peace gets a bit long due to everyone wanting to visit with each other.  These fellowship events provide a wonderful opportunity to visit and catch up with one another.  I encourage you to make plans to attend each of these events. 

Upcoming Special Music in Worship

On September 24, our guest soloist will be Ms. Vivian Hoskins.  This will be Vivian’s first time with us. Please plan on being present and extending her a warm St. John’s welcome!  Don’t forget to stay after worship for the Lite Luncheon sponsored by our Fellowship Committee.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am.  We will be continuing our study of The Apostles’ Creed.  

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  September 24, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 20):  Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Madge Saba, Carol Jennings, Darryl Byrd, Walter Morris, Sr, Karen Davidson, Brooke Tappan, Ernestine Norton, Ruth Howe, and Carla Myers.


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is dish soap.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food. 

             Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

Operation Christmas Child list is below.  Remember items must fit in a shoebox.

       Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Sep 20, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Sep 24, SUN                

Acolyte – Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Susan Carter & Lindalu Hargraves

Altar Flowers – Knox Shelton

Special Music – Vivian Hoskins

    There will be a lite lunch following worship.

Sep 27, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Susan Carter & Lindalu Hargraves

 


Operation Christmas Child

We will allot 4 weeks to each age group.  You are asked to bring gifts chosen from the list below, and we will have a little red wagon at the back of the church to place all gifts in.  Items must fit in a shoebox.

September 17 – October 8

Girls & Boys 5-9

September 17                   September 24

October 1                         October 8


SUGGESTED WOW ITEMS

Doll                                 Soccer ball with pump

Stuffed animal                  Outfit/clothing item

Cars/Trucks                      Small musical instruments

 

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

Comb/brush                      Toothbrush (NO TOOTHPASTE)

Washcloth                         Bar soap in a container

Band-Aids – colorful (NO ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT)

Blanket

 

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Shirts/pants                                   Underwear

Hats, scarfs, mittens                       Sunglasses

Tote bag/purse                               Barrettes/bows

 

CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES

Pencils, pencil case, pens             Small manual pencil sharpener

Crayons, colored pencils              Coloring/picture/sticker books

Notebooks/paper                        Glue sticks or tape

Paint (Acrylic & Watercolor)

               

TOYS

Foam ball                                        Tennis balls

Finger puppets                                 Playing cards

Slinky                                              Etch-a-sketch

 

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN SHOEBOXES

Candy, chocolate, fruit, fruit rolls, snacks

No food

Toothpaste

War-related items (toy guns, knives, etc)

Drink mixes

Lotions or liquids

Medications or vitamins

No breakable items


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                                 

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342


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