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January 12, 2015, 5:24 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, January 18, 2015
 
Please come to St. John’s for worship and fellowship this Sunday, Jan 18th.  The 9 a.m. Adult Class will study the Gospel of Matthew.  Sunday school for kindergarten through 4th grade will o study Jonathan and friendship. Our celebrant for the 10:30 service will be Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna.
 
Readings Sunday Jan.18: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51.
 
Next week’s schedule: We will have our regular Wednesday midweek Eucharist at 5:30 on January 21st.  The Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna will be our celebrant.
 
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 ECW 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: Les Seals, Walter Morris, David and Grace Henderson, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Tom Choate, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Bishop Larry Maze, Carol Jennings, Carvill Fitzhugh, Nina Zachary, Shawna Helton, Sarah Mouritsen, Sammy Elardo, and Phil McCarty.
 
Angels of Grace - item from their wish list this week is tall kitchen trash bags for the women’s shelter. Their office is on 406 Pecan Street.
 
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342.  This was done to insure we receive all mail and it is not just left in the office door to get wet.
 
Humane Society of the Delta will sponsor a spay and neuter clinic on Jan 20th, 21st and 22nd in the undercroft. They are in need of VOLUNTEERS to help.
 
Mark Your Calendars!  Sunday, January 25th will be our Annual Parish Meeting with a pot luck lunch. Rev. Jason Alexander, Canon to the Ordinary will be our guest priest.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
A letter Father Russ ask me to send out follows:
 
 
10 January 2015
 
Dear friends at St. John’s,
 
I will always be deeply grateful for your love and generosity during my time as your Interim Rector.  From the beginning, we knew we had something precious, not only to preserve but to build on:  a community of faith, with roots going back 160 years, called to offer our Lord :true and laudable service” in worship, in care for each other, and in outreach.  I appreciate your supporting me from “day one,” both as a leader and as a friend.  Your devotion to God and to St. John’s has impressed me greatly.  Margaret Kirk Denton was right, I think, when she observed that what is happening at St. John’s is “nothing short of a miracle.”  Focusing on what God has done and is continuing to do in your midst, and thanking God for it, will lead, I am sure, to more miracles.
 
I will never forget Epiphany 2015.  Our worship and our communion with God and each other truly gave a foretaste of eternal bliss.  Many thanks for honoring me with such an elegant party, warm sentiments (expressed even in song!) and generous gifts.  You beautifully conveyed God’s love to me.  In God’s book, my friends, that is a mark of great success.
 
Blessings on you as we pursue our callings, with God’s help.  You are forever dear to me, and you will be in my prayers,
 
                                                                                Sincerely,
                                                                                 Russ+

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