Newsletter & Events
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March 11, 2015, 1:50 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, March 15, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday at 9:00 am continues its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (for age kindergarten through the 4th grade): Sunday at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.  They are studying the life and teachings of Jesus leading up to Easter.
 
WORSHIP: March 15th, Morning Prayer at 10:30 am with Jack Myers as worship leader.
(Easter Lily Donation forms are now in your church bulletin & church office.)
 
Readings Sunday, Mar 15th: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians2:1-10; John 3:14-21.
 
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER: All Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during Lent at 5:30 in the chapel.  This week’s worship leader is Gina Pillow.
 
WEDNESDAY, March 18, we will have Holy Eucharist at 5:30 in the chapel led by Arnold Hearn followed by a light meal hosted by your Altar Guild.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:
 
WEDNESDAY, March 18th, following the 5:30 Eucharist we will have our LENTEN MEAL hosted by your Altar Guild. 
 
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 ECW 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: Mike Hayes, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Debra Frazier Richardson, Alice Cunningham, Linda Mink and Annie Lindsey.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donation for MARCH is: Accessories for girls age 5-14 (bracelets, hair bands, hair clips, necklaces, rings and earrings). Accessories for boys age 5-1. (sunglasses, visors, caps, hats, flip flops, boxers, & T-shirts with no logos. 
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 tall kitchen trash bags for the women’s shelter. Their office is on 406 Pecan Street.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS
 
Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 am All altar guild members will meet to make palm crosses and polish silver.
 
Thursday, March 26th at 5:30 pm All altar guild members will strip the altar at the Maundy Thursday service.
 
Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am All altar guild members will meet to prepare church for Easter.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS: Easter Lily forms 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 Tuesday, March 24. You may pick up these forms in the church office also.
 
Vestry Meeting on March 23rd at 6:15 p.m.
 
ECW: Women’s Institute applications are on the table at the back of the church.
 
The Helena United Methodist Church women cordially invite everyone to attend “Lenten Listening” services beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon each week.  These services will continue on Wednesday through April 1st.  Bring a sandwich and they will furnish beverage and dessert.  A nursery will be provided.  This week’s speaker will be Katherine Wright with music by Katherine and Rachel Wright.
 
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.                                                                            
 
PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 29 at 9:45 in the Methodist’s Garden
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2 at 5:30 pm
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3 at noon and Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm
EASTER, APRIL 5, at 9:30 flowering of the cross & 10:30 Holy Eucharist.

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