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October 8, 2015, 10:42 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, October 11, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Oct. 11th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Oct. 11th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: October 11th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Tom Baker, Director of Spiritual care and religious services at Baxter County Hospital in Mt. Home.
 
                           SERVICES WILL BE IN THE CHAPEL!
 
READINGS for October 11th are: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrew 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31.
 
NO Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, October 14th due to roofing project.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Watch for announcements in your newsletter.
 
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., Jackie Lowey, Elena Hinderer and Gere Carnathan.
OUR EVERY MEMBER CANVAS STEWARDSHIP DRIVE IS UNDER WAY!  PLEASE READ YOUR BULLETIN INSERTS FOR MORRE INFO.  PLEDGE CARDS WILL BE GATHERED DURING THE OFFERING ON ALL SAINTS DAY, NOV. 1.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in October is:
Clothes and toys for boys and girls:  ages 10-14 years.  Their basket will be in the stair well off the chapel during the month of October.
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Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent 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 laundry detergent. 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.
 
UNITED THANK OFFERING INGATHERING will take place this Sunday, October 11th and on next Sunday the 18thPlease remember this program is for both men & women.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister–Jack Myers
No Midweek Eucharist this Wednesday.
Altar Guild –Jayne Morris & Bennett Sellers
Altar Flowers – Charles Tappan family
Pastoral Visitor – Allison Biederman
 
 Festival request for volunteers for the food line in the VIP tent Thursday and Friday night. Contact Mike Wilkie (338-7418) if interested in volunteering.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.

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