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October 29, 2015, 9:06 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, November 1, 2015

 
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins this week end.   Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK ONE HOUR.
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Nov. 1st at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Nov. 1st at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: November 1st, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Rev. Louis Hayden from Germantown, TN.
 
SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL DUE TO ROOF PROJECT!
  
The names of the beloved departed souls of St. John’s will be read during the service.  Please call Marjie at the office by Wednesday, Oct. 28th if you want a name placed in the Bulletin.
 
PLEDGE CARDS WILL BE TAKEN UP DURING THE OFFERTORY THIS WEEK or you may mail yours in,
 
READINGS for this Sunday are: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelations 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: THERE WILL BE A POT LUCK LUNCH TODAY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SERVICE.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor:  Lorraine Ferryman.  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: Otis Howe, Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Larry Delk, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Jackie Lowey, Elena Hinderer, Gere Carnathan, and the family of Key Shreeve.
 
THE EVERYMEMBER CANVAS STEWRDSHIP DRIVE IS UNDERWAY.  WATCH FOR INSERTS IN YOUR BULLETINS!  Pledge Cards will be taken up during Offertory.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in November is:
Clothes and toys for boys and girls:  ages 10-14 years. Their basket is in the stairwell off the chapel during October.
 
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 paper towels. 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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister–Ann Lee
Midweek Eucharist to be announced.
Altar Guild –Susan Carter & Julie Pittman
Altar Flowers –St. John’s Altar Guild
Pastoral Visitor – Lorraine Ferryman
 
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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