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September 6, 2019, 6:51 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, September 8, 2019

 

From Fr. Ray+

After taking a break for several weeks, the Adult Sunday School Class will resume on Sunday, September 8 with a study of the life of Moses.  We will be using the book Moses, by Adam Hamilton.  Hard cover copies will be provided to all participants.  In the accompanying DVD we will be introduced to places in Egypt that were central to the life of Moses.  In the introduction to his book, Rev. Hamilton writes,

“Moses. The epic account of his life, together with the deliverance of the Israelite slaves from bondage in Egypt, is the defining story of the Jewish people. For Christians, Moses’ life serves as the backdrop for much that is found in the Gospels. Throughout history, his story has continued to speak to each successive generation.

I hope this book will not only help readers come to know Moses, but see how his life and story speak to our lives and stories today. Moses’ story is an important part of sacred Scripture; as such, Jews and Christians believe it reveals something to us about God, about ourselves, and about God’s will for our lives.

As always, if there is interest, I will gladly lead this same class on a weekday morning or evening.  Just give me a call to see what we can arrange.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Bishop Benfield will be making his annual pastoral visit to St. John’s on Sunday, September 29th.   If you would like to be baptized, confirmed or received as a member of St. John’s, please let me know by emailing me at rector@saintjohnshelena.org or calling the church office at 870-338-8115.


 

Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School:  September 8

Sunday School:  

Worship:  September 8, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 18; Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33

Hymn No:  372, 512, 594


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Jim Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat,  Courtney Turner,  Rita Merritt, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild,  Gloria Higginbotham,  Kelly Faye Parker, Vivian Wright, Al Martin, William Brandon, Leo Schuster, Joan Schuster, Orville Jiles, Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Kathleen Gibson, Susan Worrell, Linda Jane McIntosh, Linda Lee Morganti, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies, Bonnie Rowland, Pat Wheeler, Nancy Howe, Buff Brothers, Lynn Biederman, and the family of Margaret Dean.


 

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are puppy & dog food.

Collections this week for Operation Christmas Child boxes:  Clothes and Shoes for GIRLS 2 – 4

   Please place all of these donations in the red wagon at the back of the church to be blessed.

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

 Thank you for your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated and needed.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Sep 4, Wed at 5:30 pm: NO Midweek service this week

SEP 8, SUNDAY at 10:30:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – Ed Pat, Betsy, Katherine & Rachel Wright

Sep 11, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Healing Eucharist in the chapel.

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through XL.  The price is $15.  Located at back of church.


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

Street address:  625 Pecan St.., Helena, AR



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