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August 10, 2016, 4:41 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                        Sunday, August 14, 2016

 

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 

ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, August 14th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 31 (N.T. Wright’s book).

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.

 

WORSHIP: August 14th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

 

READINGS for this Sunday (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56.

 

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, August 18th, at Noon.

 

PASTORAL NEWS:

 

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.

 

Please keep the following in your prayers: Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings,

Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Katy Mouritsen, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Walt Morris, Pat Wheeler, Carol Simmons, Dr. Marion McDaniel, and teachers and students as we start this school year.

 

OUTREACH NEWS:

 

The Samaritan’s Purse: Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. This month will be clothes and toys for boys and girls 10-14.

           

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.  Plastic tubs for each are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

 

Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large used bath towels. There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.

 

Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.

 

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Thursday, August 11th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

 

Sunday duties August 14, 2016:

 

Acolyte – Katherine Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Ed Pat, Betsy, & Rachel Wright

 

Monday, August 15th, at 5:30, VESTRY will meet in the undercroft.

 

Thursday, August 18th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

 

Hope For The Future is a program offered through Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  If you have a loved one with dementia, or if you just want to know more about caring for those with dementia or alzheimer’s, I enthusiastically recommend this program.  It will be a half-day well spent.  Please call me if you would like to know more about this opportunity that is coming to Helena on Friday, September 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at UAMS East.  Additional information about this event can be found in following newsletters.  Blessings! -- Fr. Ray

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on May 17. The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee: Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses: Angie Fielder

Food: Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia: Grace Henderson

Decorations: Carla Myers

 

Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know. As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters.

St John’s historical records: The Women's Missionary Society in 1879 paid the monthly salary for the organist. The salary was $8.00 per month.

Office: If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins. We also need to know when someone should be taken off. Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.

 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email: rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone: 870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519    

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site: http://saintjohnshelena.org

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




August 4, 2016, 8:35 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                          Sunday, August 7, 2016

 

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 

ADULT EDUCATION:  Sunday, August 7th, at 9:00 am.  We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 30 (N.T. Wright’s book).

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL:   Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.

 

WORSHIP:  August 7th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

 

READINGS for this Sunday (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost): Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40.

 

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, August 11th, at Noon.

 

PASTORAL NEWS:

 

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.

 

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings,

Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Katy Mouritsen, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Walt Morris, Pat Wheeler, Carol Simmons, and Dr. Marion McDaniel.

 

OUTREACH NEWS:

 

The ECW meeting this month will be at church in the undercroft on August 8th at 5:00.  Please bring items for boys or girls ages 5-9 so we can fill more boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  If anyone needs boxes to fill on their own, please contact Bennette Morris (870-338-1340).

The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. 

             

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies.   Plastic tubs for each are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

 

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large used bath towels.  There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.

 

Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.

 

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Thursday, August 4th, at 12:00 Noon, Holy Unction & Prayers for the Healing in the Chapel.

 

Sunday duties August 7, 2016:

 

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Allison Biederman

Altar Flowers – Betty Bush

 

Monday, August 8th, at 5:00, ECW will meet at the church in the undercroft.

 

Thursday, August 11th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

 

Hope For The Future is a program offered through Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  While living in Little Rock I attended this event and found in to be greatly helpful as I dealt with family members of persons with dementia.  When my mother was diagnosed with dementia and I moved her from Florida to Arkansas I found Alzheimer’s Arkansas, and particularly Hope For The Future, to be a tremendous resource.  If you have a loved one with dementia, or if you just want to know more about caring for those with dementia, I enthusiastically recommend this program.  It will be a half-day well spent.  Please call me if you would like to know more about this opportunity that is coming to Helena on Friday, September 9 at UAMS East.  Additional information about this event can be found in next week's newsletter.  Blessings! -- Fr. Ray

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration:  Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on May 17.  The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee:  Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses:  Angie Fielder

Food:  Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia:  Grace Henderson

Decorations:  Carla Myers

 

Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know.  As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters. 

St John’s historical records "Back in the day" (as they say), children were awarded pins if they had perfect attendance at Sunday School. Not so today, so if we hurt Tom Miller’s or Jack Hornor's feelings by telling that when they were just little boys in 1955 they missed 9 or 10 Sundays out of 52 in a year, we apologize, and we admit that our own adult attendance isn't perfect, either.  To have been in Sunday school 41 and 42 out of 52 weeks is actually mighty good

The Women's Missionary Society in 1879 paid the monthly salary for the organist. The salary was $8.00 per month.

 

Office:  If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins.  We also need to know when someone should be taken off.  Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.

 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site:  http://saintjohnshelena.org  

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




July 28, 2016, 7:37 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                          Sunday, July 31, 2016

 

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 

ADULT EDUCATION:  Sunday, July 31st, at 9:00 am.  We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 29 (N.T. Wright’s book).

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL:   Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.

 

WORSHIP:  July 31st, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

 

READINGS for this Sunday (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost): Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-11; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21.

 

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, August 4th, at Noon.

 

 PASTORAL NEWS:

 

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.

 

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings,

Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., Janet Juengel, William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Katy Mouritsen, Elena Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr.,

Walt Morris, Pat Wheeler, Carol Simmons, and Dr. Marion McDaniel.

 

OUTREACH NEWS:

 

The Samaritan’s Purse Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Donations for July: Clothes for boys and girls 5 to 9

             

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is toilet tissue.   Plastic tubs are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

 

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large used bath towels.  There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.

 

Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.

 

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Midweek Eucharist is cancelled for Thursday July 28.

 

Sunday duties July 31st, 2016:

 

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Jeannie Turley

Altar Flowers – Gill & Jessica Pillow

 

Thursday, August 4th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

 

Hope For The Future is a program offered through Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  While living in Little Rock I attended this event and found in to be greatly helpful as I dealt with family members of persons with dementia.  When my mother was diagnosed with dementia and I moved her from Florida to Arkansas I found Alzheimer’s Arkansas, and particularly Hope For The Future, to be a tremendous resource.  If you have a loved one with dementia, or if you just want to know more about caring for those with dementia, I enthusiastically recommend this program.  It will be a half-day well spent.  Please call me if you would like to know more about this opportunity that is coming to Helena on Friday, September 9 at UAMS East.  Additional information about this event can be found in this week's newsletter.  Blessings! -- Fr. Ray

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration:  Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on May 17.  The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee:  Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses:  Angie Fielder

Food:  Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia:  Grace Henderson

Decorations:  Carla Myers

 

Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know.  As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters. 

St John’s historical records According to the Sunday School attendance records of 1955, Tom Miller missed Sunday School 9 times but Jack Hornor missed 10 times!

 

Office:  If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins.  We also need to know when someone should be taken off.  Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site:  http://saintjohnshelena.org  

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




July 23, 2016, 3:46 PM

Newsletter


St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, July 24, 2016

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, July 24th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 29 (N.T. Wright’s book).

 SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.

 WORSHIP: July 24th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

READINGS for this Sunday (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost) areGenesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15, 16-19; Luke 11:1-13.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, July 28th, at Noon.

 

 PASTORAL NEWS:

 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.

 

Please keep the following in your prayersBuddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., Janet Juengel, William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Katy Mouritsen, Elena Hinderer, Walt Morris, Walter Morris, Sr., Pat Wheeler, Carol Simmons, and Dr. Marion McDaniel.

 

OUTREACH NEWS:

 The Samaritan’s Purse: Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. Donations for July: Clothes for boys and girls 5 to 9

      

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week ispaper towels. Plastic tubs are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

 

Humane Society of the DeltaDonations needed are dog food, cat litter, and large used bath towels.There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.

 

Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.

 

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 Thursday, July 21st, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

 Sunday duties July 24th, 2016:

 Acolyte – Katherine Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – Bob and Jim Anders

 Monday, July 25thVestry will meet in the undercroft at 5:30.

 Thursday, July 28th, at 12:00 Noon,Midweek Eucharistin the Chapel.

 There are two open dates for Altar flowers inAugust (the 14th and the 21st).

 Hope For The Future is a program offered through Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  While living in Little Rock I attended this event and found in to be greatly helpful as I dealt with family members of persons with dementia.  When my mother was diagnosed with dementia and I moved her from Florida to Arkansas I found Alzheimer’s Arkansas, and particularly Hope For The Future, to be a tremendous resource.  If you have a loved one with dementia, or if you just want to know more about caring for those with dementia, I enthusiastically recommend this program.  It will be a half-day well spent.  Please call me if you would like to know more about this opportunity that is coming to Helena onFriday, September 9 at UAMS East.  Additional information about this event can be found in this week's newsletter.  Blessings! -- Fr. Ray

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on May 17. The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee: Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses: Angie Fielder

Food: Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia: Grace Henderson

Decorations: Carla Myers

 

Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know. As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters.

 

Office: If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins. We also need to know when someone should be taken off. Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email: rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone: 870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519    

Email:  office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site: http://saintjohnshelena.org

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




July 13, 2016, 3:42 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                        Sunday, July 17, 2016

 

   WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 

ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, July 17th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 28 (N.T. Wright’s book).

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.

WORSHIP: July 17th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

READINGS for this Sunday (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost) are: Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 5; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, July 21st, at Noon.

 

   PASTORAL NEWS:

 

Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel, Sunday, July 17th,immediately following the service to share with the second Together for Hope group.

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.

On Saturday, July 16th, All Altar Guild members   will meet at 10:00 am to polish. Immediately afterward lunch will be provided at Rio Lindo’s. As always, if you are unable to attend, go before and polish and leave a list on the sacristy counter of what you did.

Please keep the following in your prayers: Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., Janet Juengel, William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Katy Mouritsen, Elena Hinderer, Walt Morris, Walter Morris, Sr., Pat Wheeler, Carol Simmons, Dr. Marion McDaniel, and the family of Rick Johnson.

 

    OUTREACH NEWS:

 

The Samaritan’s Purse: Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. Donations for July:   Clothes for boys and girls 5 to 9

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies. Plastic tubs are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large used bath towels. There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.

Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.

 

   CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wednesday, July 13th, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm THE CALL final meetings

Thursday, July 14th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

Saturday, July 16th, at 10:00 am, All Altar Guild member to polish at church.

Sunday duties July 17th, 2016:

   Acolyte – Ann Lee

   Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

   Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

   Altar Flowers – Jimmy Mixon

Sunday, July 17th, Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel immediately following the service to share with the second Together for Hope group.

Monday, July 18th, at 5:30 pm, Vestry will meet at the church.

Thursday, July 21st, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

 

St John’s is hosting two groups from the Together for Hope that will be working throughout the community of Helena-West Helena on various projects. While staying in our undercroft, they will teach swimming lessons, repair several buildings and work on various projects in the community. We have hosted them over the past several years and they are always a delight to have with us. On Sunday, July 10th and July 17th we will provide a Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel immediately following the service.

There are two open dates for Altar flowers in August (Sunday the 14th and the 21st).

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on May 17. The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee: Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses: Angie Fielder

Food: Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia: Grace Henderson

Decorations: Carla Myers

Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know. As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters.

 

Freeman Playground: To keep up with the progress of the Freeman Playground, like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/freemanplayground. For more information on how to donate, make an in-kind donation, or volunteer contact Misti Freeman Staley at 770-490-9973.

Office: If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins. We also need to know when someone should be taken off. Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.

 

   Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email: rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

   St. John’s Church Office:

Phone: 870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519    

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site: http://saintjohnshelena.org

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


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