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September 4, 2015, 8:40 AM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 6, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.13th at 9:00 am
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: September 6 Morning Prayer Rite I with Susan Carter as lay minister.
 
READINGS for Sept. 6 are Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17; Mark 7:24-37.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 9th with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
ECW NEWS: The ECW will meet on Monday, Sept. 14th at 5:00 pm at the home of Ruth Howe.
 
The ECW will be hosting a luncheon on Sat. Sept 26th featuring Betsy Watson, author of “A Modern Woman’s Guide to an Old Fashioned Christmas”.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  On Sunday 13th immediately following the service, Maureen Jones will lead a sewing class for the Samaritan’s purse, Christmas box project at 403 Cheery St. the new location for her store, haute pare.  Bring a sack lunch.
 
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: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
 
Clothes for boys and girls ages 5-14 boys and girls.
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toiletries 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: 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:
 
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 13.  All are invited to participate.  We will be studying the lectionary readings for each Sunday.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Katherine Wright
Worship Leader–Susan Carter
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 9th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Susan Carter
Altar Flowers –Gip & Jeannie Turley
Pastoral Visitor – Lorraine Ferryman
 
Congratulations to Rachel Wright’s selection to the 2015 Desoto School’s Home Coming Court!
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.



August 27, 2015, 9:44 AM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 30, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 30th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Rev. Arnold Hearn as celebrant. We will meet in the chapel for the last time this summer to celebrate its close and the beginning of a new school year.  Please dress casually!  Shorts are welcomed.
 
Harry Stephens will be with us on this Sunday to speak on the ministry of the Gideons.  Donations will be accepted.
 
READINGS for Aug.23rd are: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 2nd with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
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: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th   from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  There will be van transportation for those parishioners who cannot or do not wish to drive over to Moon Lake.  You need to call the church office (338-8115) and reserve your seat.  There is room for 11.  The van will leave on the 29th at 3:30 from the church and return to the church by 7:30 that evening.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
 
Clothes for boys and girls ages 5-14 boys and girls.
 
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: 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:
 
Altar guild, Team three (Angie’s team): Polish day on Saturday the 29th at 10:00 am.  If you cannot attend, please go before and leave a list in the sacristy of what you polished.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ann Lee
Lay Minister–Jack Myers
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 2nd at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Angie Fielder
Altar Flowers –Mark and Melody Rogers
Pastoral Visitor – Lorraine Ferryman
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



August 20, 2015, 8:13 AM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 23, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 23rd, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Canon Jason Alexander as the celebrant.
 
READINGS for Aug.23rd are: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians6:10-20; John 6:56-69.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, August 26th with prayers for healing and Unction.  The Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Allison Biederman.  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: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr, and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th   from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  There will be van transportation for those parishioners who cannot or do not wish to drive over to Moon Lake.  You need to call the church office (338-8115) and reserve your seat.  There is room for 11.  The van will leave on the 29th at 3:30 from the church and return to the church by 7:30 that evening.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in August is:
 
School Supplies for ages 5-14 boys and girls:
 
Pens and Pencils, all kinds and sizes of paper, erasers, tablets, markers, glue, colored pencils, chalk and chalk boards.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX.
 
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: They will accept donations for personal hygiene, laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright & Katherine Wright
Lay Minister–Gina Pillow
Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, Aug. 26th with Unction and prayers for healing at 5:30 pm with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
Altar Guild –Carla Myers
Altar Flowers –Betty Bush
Pastoral Visitor – Allison Biederman
 
Sunday, August 23rd, Rev. Jason Alexander will be our priest.  He will meet with the Search committee immediately following the service.
 
Sunday, Aug. 30th, Harry Stephens will be a guest speaker on the ministry of the Gideons. He will be asking for donations to support this ministry.  Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our priest.  We will meet to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and the close of summer in the chapel and again please dress casual.  Shorts are encouraged.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



August 20, 2015, 8:13 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 23, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 23rd, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Canon Jason Alexander as the celebrant.
 
READINGS for Aug.23rd are: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians6:10-20; John 6:56-69.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, August 26th with prayers for healing and Unction.  The Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Allison Biederman.  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: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr, and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th   from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  There will be van transportation for those parishioners who cannot or do not wish to drive over to Moon Lake.  You need to call the church office (338-8115) and reserve your seat.  There is room for 11.  The van will leave on the 29th at 3:30 from the church and return to the church by 7:30 that evening.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in August is:
 
School Supplies for ages 5-14 boys and girls:
 
Pens and Pencils, all kinds and sizes of paper, erasers, tablets, markers, glue, colored pencils, chalk and chalk boards.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX.
 
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: They will accept donations for personal hygiene, laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  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.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright & Katherine Wright
Lay Minister–Gina Pillow
Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, Aug. 26th with Unction and prayers for healing at 5:30 pm with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
Altar Guild –Carla Myers
Altar Flowers –Betty Bush
Pastoral Visitor – Allison Biederman
 
Sunday, August 23rd, Rev. Jason Alexander will be our priest.  He will meet with the Search committee immediately following the service.
 
Sunday, Aug. 30th, Harry Stephens will be a guest speaker on the ministry of the Gideons. He will be asking for donations to support this ministry.  Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our priest.  We will meet to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and the close of summer in the chapel and again please dress casual.  Shorts are encouraged.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 



August 13, 2015, 11:05 AM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 16, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 16th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Rt. Reverend Larry Benfield as the celebrant. Please remember that the offering plate on the 16th is given to the Bishop’s discretionary fund to be used throughout the Diocese.
 
READINGS for Aug.16th are: Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:52-58.
 
Midweek Holy Eucharist will be this Wednesday, August 19 at 5:30 in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Maureen Jones.  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: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam and Gigi Harris, Leslie Galloway, Carmen Carpenter, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, and Gere Carnathan.
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th.  We will be providing more information in the coming weeks.
VESTRY MEETING:   The vestry will meet with the Bishop on Sunday, August 16th immediately following the pot luck lunch in the undercroft.
Please let Allison know if you are not able to attend.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in August is:
 
School Supplies for ages 5-14 boys and girls:
 
Pens and Pencils, all kinds and sizes of paper, erasers, tablets, markers, glue, colored pencils, chalk and chalk boards.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX.
 
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’s box is now located in the stairwell alongside the Angels of Grace box.  This is the new mission located on the bypass for the homeless and hungry.  They will accept donations for personal hygiene, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet tissue etc.  Please place you donations in their box off the chapel.  They will be delivered monthly to the mission.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder, Ed Pat Wright& Katherine Wright
Lay Minister–Mike Fielder
Midweek Wednesday Holy Eucharist with Rev Arnold Hearn at 5:30 pm
Altar Guild –Jayne Morris, Angie Fielder, Bennette Sellers
Altar Flowers –Bennette & Walter Morris
Pastoral Visitors –Maureen Jones
 
Sunday, August 23rd, Rev. Jason Alexander will be our priest.
 
Saturday, August 29th, we will have our TEACH for AMERICA party at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS.  You will hear more about time and transportation later.
 
Sunday, Aug. 30th, Harry Stephens will be a guest speaker on the ministry of the Gideons.
Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our priest.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.

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