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September 10, 2015, 8:24 AM


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 13, 2015

ADULT EDUCATION: Begins this Sunday, Sept.13th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: To be announced
WORSHIP: September 13 Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 with the Rev. Tom Baker, Director of Spiritual Care, at Baxter Regional Hospital Mt. Home AR. Immediately following the service we will have a time of food, fun and fellowship in the chapel.
READINGS for Sept. 13 are: Isaiah 50; 4-9A; Psalm 116:1-8; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38.
There will be NO midweek service on Wednesday, September 16th.
ECW NEWS: The ECW will meet on THIS 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”.  Watch for times and more info.
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  On Sunday 13th immediately following the service, we will have a time of food, fun, and fellowship in the chapel.  Maureen Jones will lead a sewing class for the Samaritan’s purse, Christmas box project at 403 Cherry St. the new location for her store, haute pare right after this fellowship time.  Bring a sack lunch and drink to the sewing class.
Pastoral Visitor: Frances Keesee.  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.
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
Clothes for boys ages 5-14 boys: Underwear, t-shirts, socks, caps and hats
Toys for boys ages 5-14:  Games, flashlights, frisbees, sand shovels, nerf balls
All donations need to fit into a shoe box.
Angels of Grace The items from their wish list this week are towels and wash cloths 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: This week’s donation items are towels and wash cloths. 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.
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 13.  All are invited to participate.  We will be studying the lectionary readings for each Sunday listed above under “READINGS”.
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ann Lee
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 16th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves& Maureen Jones
Altar Flowers –Ed Pat, Betsy, Katherine & Rachel Wright
Pastoral Visitor – Frances Keesee
Please note church’s email address is:

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