Newsletter & Events
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August 20, 2015, 8:13 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 23, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 23rd, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Canon Jason Alexander as the celebrant.
 
READINGS for Aug.23rd are: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians6:10-20; John 6:56-69.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, August 26th with prayers for healing and Unction.  The Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Allison Biederman.  This is a new ministry.  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, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr, and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th   from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  There will be van transportation for those parishioners who cannot or do not wish to drive over to Moon Lake.  You need to call the church office (338-8115) and reserve your seat.  There is room for 11.  The van will leave on the 29th at 3:30 from the church and return to the church by 7:30 that evening.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in August is:
 
School Supplies for ages 5-14 boys and girls:
 
Pens and Pencils, all kinds and sizes of paper, erasers, tablets, markers, glue, colored pencils, chalk and chalk boards.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX.
 
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: They will accept donations for personal hygiene, laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright & Katherine Wright
Lay Minister–Gina Pillow
Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, Aug. 26th with Unction and prayers for healing at 5:30 pm with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
Altar Guild –Carla Myers
Altar Flowers –Betty Bush
Pastoral Visitor – Allison Biederman
 
Sunday, August 23rd, Rev. Jason Alexander will be our priest.  He will meet with the Search committee immediately following the service.
 
Sunday, Aug. 30th, Harry Stephens will be a guest speaker on the ministry of the Gideons. He will be asking for donations to support this ministry.  Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our priest.  We will meet to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and the close of summer in the chapel and again please dress casual.  Shorts are encouraged.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 

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