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January 28, 2016, 3:06 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 31, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 31, at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 31, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Arnold Hearn from Marianna, as our supply priest.
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT THE ACOLYTES RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
 
 
 READINGS for this Sunday are:   Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30.
 
ALTER GUILD NEWS:
 
Team 1 will meet Friday, January 29th at 10:00 am to polish.  If you are unable to attend, let Susan Carter (870-816-5655) know and she will give you a task to complete.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Melody RogersThis is a new ministry.  The 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, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe, and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
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. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is toilet tissue. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  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 January 31, 2016:
 
Acolyte – Mike Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves
Altar Flowers – Frances Keesee
Pastoral Visitor – Melody Rogers from January 31 through February 6.
 
 
 
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.



January 22, 2016, 12:02 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 24, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 24th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 24th, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Louis Hayden, from Germantown, TN, as our celebrant.
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT I RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
 
 READINGS for this Sunday are:   Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10;  Psalm 19;  1 Corinthians 12:12-31a;  Luke 4:14-21
 
ALTER GUILD NEWS:
 
Team 1 will meet Friday, January 29th at 10:00 am to polish.  If you are unable to attend, let Susan Carter (870-816-5655) know and she will give you a task to complete at your convenience.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Maureen Jones.  This is a new ministry.  The 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, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Maureen Jones, Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & 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. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is cleaning supplies. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  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 January 24, 2016:
Acolyte – Kathrine Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild – Julie Pittman
Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert
Pastoral Visitor – Maureen Jones from Jan. 24th through Jan. 30th.
 
There is an opening for altar flowers on February 7 If you would like to donate the altar flowers, please contact Ann Lee (870-816-0940).
 
 
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.  



January 14, 2016, 10:39 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 17, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 17th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 17th, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Jason Alexander as our visiting priest.
 
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT I RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
 
  
READINGS for this Sunday are: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11;
 John 2:1-11
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Nancy Hornor.  This is a new ministry.  The 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, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Maureen Jones, Tricia Hearn, Otis Howe and Ruth Howe.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
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. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is cleaning supplies. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  Please 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:
 
 
POT LUCK LUNCH AND ANNUAL PARISH MEETING THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY
 
17TH. MARK YOUR CALENDARS.  Help is needed for this event.  Workers can contact Julie
 
Pittman at 870-714-0358.
 
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Drew Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild – Jeannie Turley
Altar Flowers – Alter Guild
Pastoral Visitor – Nancy Hornor from Jan. 17th through Jan. 23rd.
 
There is an opening for altar flowers on February 7.
 
 
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.



January 7, 2016, 5:48 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 10, 2016

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 10th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 10th, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown from St. Nicholas in Maumelle, AR, as our visiting priest.
 
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT I RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
 
  
READINGS for this Sunday are: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Bennett SellersThis is a new ministry.  The 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, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Maureen Jones, Tricia Hearn and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
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. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is cleaning supplies. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  Please 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:
 
ECW will meet on January 11th at 5:00 at the home of Martha Lambert
 
THE VESTRY will meet at 6:30 on January 11th to vote on budget and confirm vestry slate. (I apologize for having to schedule the meeting on the same day as ECW, but we have to meet before the 17th.)
 
SUNDAY duties:
Acolyte - Ann Lee
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Gina Pillow
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild - Susan Carter
Altar Flowers - Otis & Ruth Howe
Pastoral Visitor - Bennett Sellers from Jan. 10th through Jan. 16th.
 
POT LUCK LUNCH AND ANNUAL PARISH MEETING ON JANUARY 17TH.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS.  Help is needed for this event.  Workers can contact Julie Pittman at 870-714-0358.
 
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address isoffice@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



December 31, 2015, 8:41 AM

Newsletter:

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

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Jan. 3rd at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 3rd, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Ken Parks from Bella Vista as our visiting priest.
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT I RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
  
READINGS for this Sunday are: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Matthew 22:13-15, 19-23.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Martha Lambert.  This is a new ministry.  The 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, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., and Gere Carnathan.
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Information about the 2016 program to be announced soon.  Watch for it in the coming newsletters.
 
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. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is cleaning supplies. They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  Please 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:
Acolyte –Ed Pat Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister-Mike Fielder
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild –Susan Carter
Altar Flowers –Nancy & Jim Howe
Pastoral Visitor –Martha Lambert from Jan. 3rd through Jan. 9th
 
Pot luck lunch and annual Parish Meeting on January 17th.  Mark your calendars!
 
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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