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November 1, 2016, 4:22 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church         Sunday, November 6, 2016

 

Giving and Celebrating!

This coming Sunday, November 6, is our opportunity to GIVE THANKS, GIVE BACK and CELEBRATE TOGETHER!  During our worship we will give thanks by remembering our loved ones who have gone on before us.  Please call the office if you would like to add someone to our list of Beloved Departed.  These names will be read aloud during worship. We will give back by placing our 2017 Estimate of Giving Cards in the offering plate.  If you are unable to be present this Sunday, cards can be mailed to the church office, dropped off at the office or placed in the offering plate on a different Sunday. Extra Estimate of Giving cards will be available on the table at the back of the church. We will celebrate together by sharing lunch together in the undercroft following worship.  This is NOT a potluck, so you do not need to bring a dish to share. Just come and enjoy lunch! I hope you can be there.  It just wouldn’t be the same without you!  Blessings---Fr. Ray +

Daylight savings time ends Nov. 6, don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night.

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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:  November 6th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 27):

Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38

 

The names of the beloved departed souls of St. John’s will be read during the service.  Please call or email or text (662.910.0790) the office by Wednesday, if you want a name placed in the Bulletin.


 

Pastoral News:

A note received from the Bishop Larry Benfield:

To my friends at St. John’s,

I send you my sincere congratulations upon your 100th year celebration this upcoming weekend.

If I were not at the opposite end of the state in Siloam Springs, I would drop by to congratulate you in person.

Keep up the good work of sharing good news in Helena!

Faithfully yours,

                        ________________________________________

Please keep the following in your prayers: 

Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law), Debra Richardson (BZW’s co-worker), Bob White, and Carol Jennings.


 

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries:

The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies.  Plastic tubs for each are on the stair landing just outside the chapel.

 

Humane Society of the Delta: 

Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

 

Grace Food Pantry

plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Wednesday, November 2nd, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Holy Unction & Prayers For Healing in the chapel

Thursday, November 3rd, 12:00, Noonday Holy Unction & Prayers For Healing in the chapel

Sunday duties November 6, 2016:

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves

Altar Flowers – St. John’s Alter Guild

 

Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday.  Don’t forget to change your clocks and “fall back”.

 

Sunday November 6, Immediately after worship, lunch will be served in the undercroft.

Sunday November 6, 2:30 pm, Warfield Concerts will present The Siberian Virtuosi at Lily Peter Auditorium, PCCUA.

Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, November 10th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

 

ST. JOHN’S T-SHIRTS ARE BACK!!!  The St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through 3XL.  The price is $15.


 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org             

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




October 27, 2016, 8:46 AM

Newsletter

St. John’s Episcopal Church            Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

The simple words “Thank You” seem inadequate for the prayer, preparation and hard work done by our Hundredth Birthday Committee and their many helpers! Last Saturday’s Eucharist and Dinner will be long remembered as a time of inspiring worship and fellowship with members, friends and former members.  I enjoyed meeting so many folks who used to call St. John’s “home.”  It was evident their love remains with us even though they have moved to other parts of the state and country.

We will gather as a church again on Sunday, November 6, for a potluck lunch following worship.  Please plan to join us as, once again, we celebrate the joy of serving Christ together.

 

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 30th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26):

Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-8; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10

 

 

 

Pastoral News:

Stewardship Commitment Cards To Be Received on November 6

All members and friends are encouraged to turn in their 2017 Estimate of Giving Cards on Sunday, November 6.  You may place your card in the offering plate during worship, mail it to the church office or place it in the offering plate on a different Sunday if you cannot be present on the 6th.  We recently celebrated the 100th Birthday of our lovely church building.  The generosity of previous generations built and maintained our present building.  Their offerings supported missions at home and abroad.  Our stewardship enables the continuation of Christ’s mission in the world today.

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Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law), Debra Frazier Richardson, Carol Jennings, the family of Sam Gaustad, and the family of Charles Shirley.

 

 

 

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent and bleach.  Plastic tubs for each are on the stair landing just outside the chapel.

 

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

 

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


Church Office News and Announcements:

Wednesday, October 26th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, October 27th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

Sunday duties October 30th, 2016

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharistic Minister - Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Tait Owens

Wednesday, November 2nd, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, November 3rd, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

 

ST. JOHN’S T-SHIRTS ARE BACK!!!  The St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through 3XL.  The price is $15.

 


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org             

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

 




October 19, 2016, 6:03 AM

Newsletter:

 

   

St. John’s Episcopal Church           Sunday, October 23, 2016

 

After months of planning, preparation and prayer our 100th Birthday Celebration is this coming Saturday!  I hope you will join the many St. John’s members, friends and former members who are coming together for this joyous event.  The Eucharist will be celebrated at 4 p.m. with myself and Fr. John Leach of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Memphis.  Fr. Leach’s father was the rector at St. John’s in the 1960’s.  Following the service, we will gather for a catered dinner in the undercroft.  The gallery of pictures in the undercroft provides a marvelous look at the St. John’s family over the years.  If you have not yet called the church office with your RSVP, please do so today.                       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 23rd, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.          

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 25): Sirach 35:12-17; Psalm 84:1-6; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

 

The Holy Baptism of Mica Aiden Hyslip, son of Katie Mouritsen and Morgan Hyslip, will be on October 23rd.

 

 

Pastoral News:

What Do You Love About St. John’s?

The month of October will be Stewardship Month at St. John’s.  Each year members and friends of the congregation are invited to share ways in which St. John’s is a blessing to them or reasons they give financially to support the mission and ministry of the church.  You are invited to submit your blessings and reasons for being supportive to the church office.  With your permission we will print them in our October newsletters.  These submissions can be mailed to the church office, email to office@saintjohnshelena.org, dropped off at the church office, or placed in an envelope in the offering plate on Sunday morning.                                                                                                  

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law), and Carol Jennings.

 

 

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies.  Plastic tubs for each are on the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

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

 

 

Church Office News and Announcements:

     Wednesday, October 19th, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, D Bonhoeffer class “Come & Die”

     Wednesday, October 19th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

     Thursday, October 20th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

     Saturday, October 22- One Hundredth Birthday Celebration

          2:30 Organ Concert – Linda Kelly

          4:00 Eucharist followed by Dinner

                 Acolyte – Chris Rogers & Mike Fielder

                 Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee & Mike Fielder

                 Altar Guild – Susan Carter & Bennett Sellers

                 Altar Flowers – Neville & Maureen Jones and John Clopton Wolfe                            

     Sunday duties October 23rd, 2016:

            Acolyte – Drew Fielder

            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

            Reader:  Nolan Dean

            Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Bennett Sellers

            Altar Flowers – Tom Miller

     Wednesday, October 26th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

     Thursday, October 27th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

 

ST. JOHN’S T-SHIRTS ARE BACK!!!  The St. John’s T-shirts will be available this week with sizes from S through 3XL.  The price is $15.

 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

 

     Cell: 501-291-6262

     Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

     Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

     Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org             

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

 




October 11, 2016, 4:56 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church           Sunday, October 16, 2016

 

Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 16

As we have done the last few years, St. John’s will join with First United Methodist Church for the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.  One BIG change this year is that the event will take place at the Helena West-Helena Humane Society facility at 9518 Phillips 300 Road. (Old Little Rock Road.) All animals and their humans are invited!

The Blessing of the Animals Event is usually held on or near the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, which falls on October 6.  The event is being held a little later this year due to the Blues Festival.  In the spirit of St. Francis, it is hoped that holding this year’s event at the Humane Society will serve to remind all of us of the many homeless animals in our community as well as provide opportunity for those who may be considering adopting a new pet.  Fr. Ray

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We are only ONE WEEK away from our Hundredth Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 22!  The committee working on this event has done a splendid job planning and organizing for this milestone in the life of St. John’s.  I hope you are planning to be present for this joyous occasion.  While we are thankful for the lovely building in which we worship, we are even more grateful for the hundreds of people who have worshipped in it over the course of the last century.  They came week after week to hear God’s word proclaimed, partake of the Blessed Sacrament, experience Christian fellowship and be sent forth to live out the Gospel in word and deed.  Some of their pictures are on display in the undercroft.  Though gone from our physical presence they still join us in the great song of the saints before the throne of God.  “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might! Heaven and earth are full of your glory!”  Indeed it is! --- Fr. Ray

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RSVP REQUESTED

All church members and friends are asked to RSVP for the Hundredth Birthday Celebration and Dinner on Saturday, October 22.  Your RSVP will help the committee in ordering meals for the delicious catered dinner that will be served following the worship service.  You can RSVP by calling Marjie at the church office at 338-8115 or emailing her at office@stjohnshelena.org

Invitation attached below

 


 

 

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 16th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 24): Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5; Luke 18:1-8


 

Pastoral News:


What Do You Love About St. John’s?

The month of October will be Stewardship Month at St. John’s.  Each year members and friends of the congregation are invited to share ways in which St. John’s is a blessing to them or reasons they give financially to support the mission and ministry of the church.  You are invited to submit your blessings and reasons for being supportive to the church office.  With your permission we will print them in our October newsletters.  These submissions can be mailed to the church office, email to office@saintjohnshelena.org, dropped off at the church office, or placed in an envelope in the offering plate on Sunday morning.                                                                                                  ________________________________________

Fr. Ray is leading a four-week study on major themes from the works and life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer each week ending Wednesday, October 19. Remaining class sessions include:

October 12:         Religionless Christianity

October 19:         Come and Die

Classes will be meet at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the undercroft. 

                        _________________________________________

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law), Ruth Howe, and Carol Jennings.

 


 

Outreach News

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.  Plastic tubs for each are on the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

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

 


Church Office News and Announcements:

Wednesday, October 12th, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, D Bonhoeffer class

Wednesday, October 12th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, October 13th, NO NOONDAY SERVICE THIS WEEK

Saturday, October 15th, 10:00 am, All Altar Guild members will meet to polish.

Sunday duties October 16th, 2016:

Acolyte – Ned Pillow

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Jayne Morris

Altar Flowers – Bill & Carol Simmons

Sunday, October 16th, from 3 to 5 pm, Blessing of the Animals at H-WH Humane Society on Old Little Rock Road.

Monday, October 17, 5:30 pm, Vestry monthly meeting at the church

Wednesday, October 19th, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, D Bonhoeffer class

Wednesday, October 19th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, October 20th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

Saturday, October 22nd:

            2:30 pm, Organ Concert

            4:00 pm, Holy Eucharist followed by Fellowship and Dinner



 

One Hundredth Birthday CelebrationOctober 22-23

Chairperson of Birthday Committee:  Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses:  Angie Fielder

Food:  Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia:  Grace Henderson

Decorations:  Carla Myers

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NEW TOYS NEEDED FOR NURSERY

In preparation for our Hundredth Birthday Celebration we want to spruce up our nursery for the little ones who will be attending with their parents.  The Birthday Committee would like to place some new toys in the nursery.  Suggested items include dolls, toy cars and trucks, toy shopping cart, push and pull toys and large-piece puzzles.  Other items are welcome, too. The committee is requesting new, not used toys.


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org             

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

 




October 4, 2016, 4:48 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church              Sunday, October 9, 2016

 

Fr. Ray will be leading a four-week study on major themes from the works and life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer each week ending Wednesday, October 19. Class sessions include:

 

October 5:           Living In Christian Community

October 12:         Religionless Christianity

October 19:         Come and Die

 

Classes will be meet at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the undercroft. 

 


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 9th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost):  2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19.


 

Pastoral News:

 

What Do You Love About St. John’s?

The month of October will be Stewardship Month at St. John’s.  Each year members and friends of the congregation are invited to share ways in which St. John’s is a blessing to them or reasons they give financially to support the mission and ministry of the church.  You are invited to submit your blessings and reasons for being supportive to the church office.  With your permission we will print them in our October newsletters.  These submissions can be mailed to the church office, email to office@saintjohnshelena.org, dropped off at the church office, or placed in an envelope in the offering plate on Sunday morning.                                                                                                  ________________________________________

Blessing of the Animals on October 16

As we have done the last few years, St. John’s will join with First United Methodist Church for the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.  One BIG change this year is that the event will take place at the Helena West-Helena Humane Society facility at 9518 Phillips 300 Road. (Old Little Rock Road.) All animals and their humans are invited!

The Blessing of the Animals Event is usually held on or near the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, which falls on October 6.  The event is being held a little later this year due to the Blues Festival.  In the spirit of St. Francis, it is hoped that holding this year’s event at the Humane Society will serve to remind all of us of the many homeless animals in our community as well as provide opportunity for those who may be considering adopting a new pet.  Fr. Ray

                        _________________________________________

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Pat Wheeler, Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law), Jimmy Webster, and Carol Jennings.

 


Outreach News:

 

FAMILY BURNED OUT OF HOME:  The family who was burned out of their home has expressed their sincere appreciation for the all the assistance received from St. John’s.  Things are coming together for them and they are starting to get back on their feet.  One thing they could really use is a small chest of drawers for their two sons to share.  If you have one you could donate, or would be willing to purchase one at a local thrift shop, please let me know.  Again, Thanks for Caring! ---Fr. Ray

The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  This month will be clothes and toys for boys and girls 10-14.   

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.  Plastic tubs for each are on the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

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

 


Church Office News and Announcements:

 

Wednesday, October 5th, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, D Bonhoeffer class

Wednesday, October 5th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, October 6th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

Sunday duties October 9th, 2016:

      Acolyte – Katherine Wright

      Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

      Altar Guild – Allison Biederman

      Altar Flowers – Charlie & Brooke Tappan

Monday, October 10th, 5:00 pm, ECW will meet at the church to pack boxes. (See letter below)

Wednesday, October 12th, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, D Bonhoeffer class

Wednesday, October 12th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, October 13th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

Saturday, October 15th, 10:00 am, All Altar Guild members will meet to polish.

 
 

One Hundredth Birthday CelebrationOctober 22-23

     Chairperson of Birthday Committee:  Maureen Jones

     Invitations and Addresses:  Angie Fielder

     Food:  Julie Pittman

     Displays and Memorabilia:  Grace Henderson

     Decorations:  Carla Myers

 

Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know.

                        ________________________________________

NEW TOYS NEEDED FOR NURSERY

In preparation for our Hundredth Birthday Celebration we want to spruce up our nursery for the little ones who will be attending with their parents.  The Birthday Committee would like to place some new toys in the nursery.  Suggested items include dolls, toy cars and trucks, toy shopping cart, push and pull toys and large-piece puzzles.  Other items are welcome, too. The committee is requesting new, not used toys.

                        ________________________________________

RSVP REQUESTED

All church members and friends are asked to RSVP for the Hundredth Birthday Celebration and Dinner on Saturday, October 22.  Your RSVP will help the committee in ordering meals for the delicious catered dinner that will be served following the worship service.  You can RSVP by calling Marjie at the church office at 338-8115 or emailing her at office@stjohnshelena.org

Invitation is below.


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org             

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


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