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March 31, 2016, 9:07 AM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, April 3, 2016

 
COME ONE! COME ALL!  THE TIME IS HERE.  We want to give a big welcome for our new priest, the Rev. Ray Brown and his wife Royce, to St. John’s and Helena.  Hope to see you all in church Sunday and at the pot luck lunch.
 
 
WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will resume Sunday, April 3, at its regular time (9:00 am).  We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 22 (N.T. Wright’s book).
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Class will resume meeting at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP:  April 3rd, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.  Immediately following the service there will be a pot luck lunch in the undercroft.
 
READINGS for this Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter) are:  Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31.
 
MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be in the chapel THURSDAY, April 7th, at 12:00 noon. “Picnic in the Pews” will follow the service (Light Lunch).
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors:  Angie Fielder & Meghan FielderEach 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. 
 
Please keep the following in your prayers:  Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Blanche Choate, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Nina Zachary, Janet Juengel, William Millard, Walt Morris, Susan Gibbs Worrell, and Otis Howe.
 
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Donations for April is:  Clothes for boys age 5-9.
 
Angels of GraceThe item from their wish list this week is paper towels for the women’s shelter. A plastic tub is located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is paper towels.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are cat litter, laundry detergent and large bath towels.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others.
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties April 3, 2016:
 
            Acolyte –Ed Pat Wright
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter
            Altar Guild – Allison Biederman
            Altar Flowers – Tait Owens
            Pastoral Visitor – Angie Fielder & Meghan Fielder from April 3 through April 9.
 
Thursday, April 7th, at Noon, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel and a lite lunch will follow.
 
This is a special day for our church to welcome our new priest.  We pray that everyone will attend.
 
 
 
 
Church Address:  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 24, 2016, 4:49 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, March 27 2016

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION/SUNDAY SCHOOL:   
 
No classes Sunday March 27.  We will resume on April 3.
 
Sunday, March 27th, at 9:45 the flowering of the cross in the sanctuary.
 
WORSHIP:   Easter Day, March 27th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Louis Hayden from Germantown, TN, as our visiting priest.  Holy Baptism for Waylon Woods Pittman will be today.
 
READINGS for this Sunday of the Resurrection are:  Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24;
1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12.
 
Be sure to fill your Mite Boxes. These will be collected on Easter and the children of the parish will bring them forward during offertory.
 
Egg hunt and reception will immediately follow the service on the front lawn.
 
Evening Prayer is at 5:30 in the chapel for Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday.
 
Maundy Thursday, March 24th, service will be at 5:30 in the sanctuary with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN officiating.
 
READINGS for Maundy Thursday areExodus 12:1-1 [5-10], 11-14; Psalm 116:1, 10-17;
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35.
 
Good Friday Liturgy, March 25th at 12 noon with Bill Burks officiating.   At 5:30, we walk the Stations of the Cross.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS:
 
All Altar Guild members are needed for Maundy Thursday.
Altar Guild will meet Saturday, March 26th to prepare the sanctuary for Holy Easter.
 
 PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors:  Angie Fielder & Meghan FielderEach 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, Blanche Choate, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Gere Carnathan, Nina Zachary, Janet Juengel, Walt Morris, Emily Browning, Susan Gibbs Worrell, and Otis Howe.
 
 OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Needed for March are Clothes for girls 10 - 14, age appropriate and nothing to revealing.  Dresses, tops, pants (short or long), bras, panties, pajamas, slippers and shoes
 
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.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is paper towels.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are cat litter, laundry detergent and large bath towels.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Easter Sunday duties March 27, 2016:
            Acolyte – Katherine Wright, Rowland Brothers, Christopher Rogers & Ed Pat Wright
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
            Altar Guild – All Members
            Altar Flowers – Easter
            Pastoral Visitor – Angie Fielder & Meghan Fielder from March 27 through April 3.
 
Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016:
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
Good Friday, March 25, 2016:
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.  
 
 
                                                        HOLY WEEK 2016
 
 
Wednesday, March 23rd Evening Prayer at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
Thursday, March, 24th, Maundy Thursday service with the stripping of the altar, at 5:30 in the main sanctuary with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN officiating. (All altar guild members needed)
 
Friday, March 25th at noon the Good Friday Liturgy with Bill Burks officiating.
 
Friday, March 25th at 5:30, we walk the Stations of the Cross.
 
Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 all altar guild members will meet to polish and prepare the altar for Easter.

Sunday, March 27th at 9:45 the flowering of the cross in the main sanctuary followed by the High Holy Easter Mass with Holy Baptism Of Waylon Woods Pittman at 10:30 with Rev. Louis Hayden from Germantown officiating.

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March 17, 2016, 8:30 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, March 20, 2016

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: No class Sunday March 20 or March 27 and will resume on April 3.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: No class Sunday March 20 or March 27 and will resume on April 3.
 
 
WORSHIP:   Palm Sunday, March 20, begins at 10:00am in the Methodist Church garden for the Blessing of the Palms.  Immediately following at 10:30 we return to St. John’s for the Holy Eucharist Rite I, with Canon Jason Alexander from Little Rock as our celebrant
 
READINGS for this Sunday are:  Isaiah 50:4-9; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11;
 Luke 22:14-23:56; Luke 23:1-49.
 
Easter Lilies order forms will be at the back of the chapel this week and the church on Sunday. 
  
Be sure to fill your Mite Boxes. These will be collected on Easter and the children of the parish will bring them forward during offertory.
 
Evening Prayer is at 5:30 in the chapel for Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday.
 
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS:
 
Altar Guild will meet Saturday, March 19th to make palm crosses and polish.
Altar Guild will meet Saturday, March 26th to prepare the sanctuary for Holy Easter.
 
 PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors:  Susan CarterThis ministry duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  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, Blanche Choate, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Gere Carnathan, Nina Zachary, Janet Juengel, Walt Morris, the Family of Larry Smith, Emily Browning, Susan Gibbs Worrell, and Otis Howe.
 
 OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Needed for March are Clothes for girls 10 - 14, age appropriate and nothing to revealing.  Dresses, tops, pants (short or long), bras, panties, pajamas, slippers and shoes
 
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.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is cleaning supplies.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are cat litter, laundry detergent and large bath towels.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties March 20, 2016:
            Acolyte – Ann Lee
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
            Altar Guild – All Members
            Altar Flowers – Altar Guild
            Pastoral Visitor – Susan Carter from March 20 through March 27.
 
Vestry meeting will be March 21, after Evening Prayer.
 
Thursday, March 23, 2016:
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
Friday, March 24, 2016:
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
 
The Helena United Methodist Church will have Lenten Listening services Wednesday at 12:00 Noon, March 23rd.  The speaker is Amy Barron.  Bring a sandwich and the ladies of the church will furnish the beverage and dessert.
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.  
 
 
                                                        HOLY WEEK 2016
 
 
Saturday, March 19th at 9:30 all altar guild members meet to polish for Easter and make Palm crosses.
 
 
March 20th, Palm Sunday begins at 10:00 am in the Methodists’ garden for the blessing of the Palms with our neighboring churches (First Presbyterian Church and Helena United Methodist Church) and continues at 10:30 with Holy Eucharist at St. John’s.
 
Monday, March 21st; Tuesday, March 22nd; Wednesday, March 23rd Evening Prayer at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
 
Thursday, March 24th, Maundy Thursday service with the stripping of the altar, at 5:30 in the main sanctuary with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN officiating. (All altar guild members needed)
 
Friday, March 25th at noon the Good Friday Liturgy with Bill Burks officiating.
 
Friday, March 25th at 5:30, we walk the Stations of the Cross.
 
Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 all altar guild members will meet to polish and prepare the altar for Easter.
 
 
Sunday, March 27th at 9:45 the flowering of the cross in the main sanctuary followed by the High Holy Easter Mass with Holy Baptism of Waylon Woods Pittman at 10:30 with Rev. Louis Hayden from Germantown officiating.
 

All Easter Lily donations must be turned in no later than Sunday, March 20th to be printed in the Easter Bulletins.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



March 10, 2016, 8:04 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, March 13, 2016

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, March 13, at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.  We are currently studying the gospel of Matthew using N.T. Wright’s book.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP:   March 13, Holy Eucharist Rite I, with Rev. Senter Crook from Memphis, TN as our celebrant. 
 
READINGS for this Sunday (Fifth Sunday in Lent) are:  Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126;
 Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8.
 
Easter Lilies order form will be in your bulletin.  Cut-off date is March 18.
  
Be sure to fill your Mite Boxes. These will be collected on Easter and the children of the parish will bring them forward during offertory.
 
HOLY EUCHARIST will be held in the chapel at 12:00 noon on March 17th.  Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna will be our celebrant.  Picnic in the Pews (lite lunch) will be provided by the ECW immediately afterwards.
 
Evening Prayer is at 5:30 in the chapel Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout Lent.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS:
 
Altar Guild will meet Saturday, March 19th to make palm crosses and polish.
Altar Guild will meet Saturday, March 26th to prepare the sanctuary for Holy Easter.
 
Easter Lilies order form 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 Friday, March 18.  You may pick up these forms in the church office also, or Marjie can email you a copy.
 
ECW NEWS:
 
ECW monthly meeting will be Monday, March 14 at 5:00, at the home of Bennett Morris.
 
 
 PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors:  Susan CarterThis ministry duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  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, Blanche Choate, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Ruth Howe, Gere Carnathan, Nina Zachary, Janet Juengel, Walt Morris, the Family of Larry Smith, Emily Browning (5 yr. old niece of Holt & Dana Pittman),and Susan Gibbs Worrell.
 
 OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Needed for March are Clothes for girls 10 - 14, age appropriate and nothing to revealing.  Dresses, tops, pants (short or long), bras, panties, pajamas, slippers and shoes
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies & dish soap 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 cleaning supplies & dish soap.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are cat litter, laundry detergent and large bath towels.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties March 13, 2016:
 
            Acolyte – Ned Pillow
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike fielder
            Altar Guild – Jeannie Turley
            Altar Flowers –
            Pastoral Visitor – Susan Carter from March 14 through March 20.
 
 Thursday, March 17, 2016:
            Altar Guild – Susan Carter
 
HOLY EUCHARIST will be held on Thursday, March 17th, at 12:00 Noon  Our celebrant will be Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna.  Immediately after Picnic in the Pews (lite lunch) will be provided by the ECW.
 
The Helena United Methodist Church will have Lenten Listening services each Wednesday at 12:00 Noon thru March 23rd.  The speaker for March 16th is Johnnie June Doughtie.  Bring a sandwich and the ladies of the church will furnish the beverage and dessert.
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.

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