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September 16, 2015, 10:15 AM


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 20, 2015

ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Sept.20th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Sept.20th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church.
WORSHIP: September 20th Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 with the Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN.
READINGS for Sept. 20 are: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37.
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 23rd with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
The ECW will be hosting a luncheon at 12:00 noon on Sat. Sept 26th featuring Betsy Watson, author of “A Modern Woman’s Guide to an Old Fashioned Christmas”. Tickets are $10.00.
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 your 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: Underwear, t-shirts, socks, caps and hats.
Toys for boys ages 5-14:Games, flashlights, nerf balls, small cars & trucks & harmonicas. 
All donations must fit in a shoe box!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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. Our tub is rather empty now.
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is tall kitchen trash bags. 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.
VESTRY NEWS; There will be a vestry meeting Monday, Sept. 21st at 6:30 pm in the undercroft.  Please let Allison know if you are unable to attend.
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS has begun!  All are invited to participate.  We will be studying the lectionary readings for each Sunday listed above under “READINGS”.
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ned Pillow
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 23rd at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild – Julie Pittman & Jeannie Turley
Altar Flowers –Neville & Maureen Jones
Pastoral Visitor – Maureen Jones
Blues Festival request for volunteers for the food line in the VIP tent Thursday and Friday night. Contact Mike Wilkie (338-7418) if interested in volunteering.
Please note church’s email address is:
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