Newsletter & Events
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May 6, 2015, 4:47 PM


St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, May 10, 2015
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday) and continue with its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at the First United Methodist church at 9:00 am under the direction of Jill Pillow.
WORSHIP: May 10th, Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with Rev. Canon Jason Alexander from Little Rock.
Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 10th: Acts 10:44-48, Psalm 98, I John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17.
May 13th, midweek Holy Eucharist will be in the chapel at 5:30. Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our celebrant at the midweek Wednesday Holy Eucharist.
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Happy Mother’s Day!
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: Ruth Howe, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary (who is now home from Jonesboro), Jay Hollowell, Jim Howe, Jr., Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Henry Jordan, Misti and Freeman Staley, Gere Carnathan and the family of Kate Miller.
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in MAY is:
BOYS 2-4 yrs.; Onesies, shoes & socks, pants and tops.
BOYS 5-9 yrs.; T shirts, jeans, shoes & socks, shorts and shirts.
BOYS 10-14 yrs.; T shirts, jeans, shorts, shirts and flip flops.
A basket for the collection of these items will be in the narthex every Sunday.
Angels of Grace –The item from their wish list this week is tall kitchen trash bags 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. 
Secretary news: some good, some bad: The bad news is that Jody Bridges will be leaving us.  She has done a wonderful job and has been a blessing to all who have worked with her.  We will miss her, but she realized that she really did prefer retirement over work.  The good news is she introduced us to Marjie Hamilton who has been in training and will be keeping the same office hours, Monday – Thursday 9:00-12:00 noon, when Jody leaves.  Please stop by to greet and meet Marjie and to wish Jody well. A big thank you to Jody and a warm welcome to Marjie.
Altar Guild news: We have a new wooden celebrant’s chair in the chapel to replace the old metal chair from the undercroft.  This was bought by the altar guild of our church and given in thanksgiving for the Howe family’s generosity to and support of the altar guild at St. John’s through the years.
EXCUSE OUR MESS! Hurd Construction and painting has begun the tuck point project on our bricks which will preserve our building for future generations.  There will also be some painting done.  Have patience with us while we undergo this facelift.   
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Katherine Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter
Altar Guild – Susan Carter                 
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