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April 12, 2017, 6:54 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 16, 2017

 

April 15, Saturday, The Altar Guild will decorate church for Easter at 10:00.

 

From Fr. Ray

One of the things I love about our Episcopal liturgy is the opportunity to enter fully into the events of the life our Lord Jesus. On Palm Sunday we joined the crowd that cheered his entry into Jerusalem.  This week on Maundy Thursday at 5:30 p.m. we will remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. On Good Friday we will remember our Lord’s suffering and crucifixion with a noon service and at 5:30 p.m. we will walk the Stations of the Cross.

Then, on Easter Sunday at 10:30 we will celebrate our Lord’s resurrection and his victory over death. 

I encourage you to attend as many of these services as possible. When taken together, they are a dramatic retelling of the story of our salvation. Our joy on Easter morning cannot be separated from the darkness and sadness of Thursday and Friday. Blessings to you on this holiest of weeks.

Fr. Ray +


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  No class Sunday April 9 or April 16 and will resume on April 23.

Sunday School:  No class Sunday April 9 or April 16 and will resume on April 23.

Your Mite Boxes will be collected on Easter and the children of the parish will bring them forward during offertory.

The flowering of the cross on Sunday in the sanctuary at 10:00 followed by the Holy Easter Mass

Worship:  April 16, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Egg hunt and reception will immediately follow the service in the garden.

Readings for Easter Sunday:  Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Walter Morris, Sr, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Kathy Sullivan, and Jason Rowlett


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Apr 5, Wed - Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon. The speaker is Rev. Ray Brown with special music by Royce Brown.

Apr 13, Thur - Maundy Thursday service will be at 5:30 in the sanctuary

Apr 14, Fri - Good Friday service at 12 noon.  At 5:30, we walk the Stations of the Cross.

Apr 15, Sat - Altar Guild will decorate church for Easter at 10:00.

Apr 16, SUN - At 10:00, The flowering of the cross in the sanctuary followed by the Holy Easter Mass

Apr 16, SUN 

Acolytes – Katherine Wright & Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder, Carla Myers, & Jayne Morris

Apr 16, SUNEgg hunt and reception will immediately follow the service in the garden.

Apr 17, Mon - Vestry will meet at 5:30 pm at the church

Apr 19, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Apr 20, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

 


 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115                         

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org              

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342      


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