Newsletter: Sunday, February 21, 2021
February 18, 2021, 6:00 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church 

 

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING SOON!

February 17th………………........Lent begins.

Ash Wednesday service live streamed at 5:30 pm with a symbolic imposition of ashes.

 

We are beginning the Lenten season. While we cannot gather in person for a Lenten study, a book titled, “Lent and Easter Wisdom from Henri Nouwen”, has been placed in your mailbox.  If you want and have not received one, let Marjie in the office know.  [Limit one per family]  Let us hold and support one another with love as we make this Lenten journey together.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

March 28th……………………...….Palm Sunday

April 1st…………………………….Maundy Thursday

April 2nd……………………………Good Friday

April 4th…………………………….Easter

 

The link for the live stream service this Sunday, February 21, at 10:30 on YouTube is:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXzE7hmvDG7vbl9Zzzdzlw/featured?view_as=subscriber

 

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

Worship:  February 21, the Holy Communion, Rite II, with Rev. Teresa Cantrell

Readings for First Sunday in Lent: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9;1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

 

 

PASTORAL NEWS:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Lynn Jordan,  Jim Howe, Nancy Howe, Parker Pace, Courtney Turner,  Rita Merritt, Jo Boone Wild,  Gloria Higginbotham, William Brandon, Cedric Franks, Jr,  Jeannie McCabe, Kathleen Gibson, Cole Jefferies,  Pat Wheeler, Carol Spencer, Tommy Galloway, Bonnie & Charles Rowland, Pat Delk,  Lee McCarty Boyd, Jo Liddy, Riley Kate Haas, Joan Henderson, Pam Garofas, Jenny Maddox Anthony, Janet Juengel, Terry Kennedy, and Nivas Northern.

 

OUTREACH NEWS:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: Choose any items from their wish list which includes:  paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, laundry detergent, bleach, dish soap, and cleaning supplies.

Humane Society of the Delta Donations needed include puppy, dog, cat, & kitten food.

Please place all of these donations in the red wagon in the narthex or drop by the office.

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

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

 

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FEB 21, SUNDAY at 10:30:  Live stream service

Lay Reader:  Mike Fielder

Altar Guild:  Angie Fielder

Filming:  Jack & Jessica Pillow

Flowers:  Mike & Angie Fielder

February Polish List is on the counter in the sacristy.

Please go polish the first week of February and log what you polish.  Let’s get everything shining!  Best that there are no more than two members at a time in the sacristy. 💟✝

Please send your information for birthday and anniversary dates for a blessing during the service by the priest.   You can do this the week before or when it is convenient for you and Marjie will start a list in the office.

While there cannot be a congregation attending services and we are live streaming, there will be no live flowers on the altar.  Dedications on the schedule will continue to be acknowledged each week in the newsletter and in the bulletin.

 


The link for Sunday services on YouTube is:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXzE7hmvDG7vbl9Zzzdzlw/featured?view_as=subscriber

or if that does not work:

https://www.facebook.com/     Group:  Events and Pictures of St. John’s Episcopal Church; Helena, AR

 

Please follow CDC and Arkansas Health Department guidelines.  These include:

Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others, unless they are part of your family.  

Wear a facemask.  Wear your own or they will be available.

Use hand sanitizer upon arriving and leaving.  Free-standing auto dispensing hand sanitizers are available.

 

If there is ever a problem with the live stream on YouTube, check on this Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/

It is a private group, text  870.816.5254 to be added to the group if needed.

 

Contact info:

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, Arkansas