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October 14, 2015, 12:00 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, October 18, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Oct. 18th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings that are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Oct. 18th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: October 18th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt TN.
 
                          SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL!
 
READINGS for Sunday are: Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45.
 
There will be NO Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, October 21st.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor:   Nancy Howe.  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, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Jackie Lowey, Elena Hinderer, Gere Carnathan and the family of Tom Choate.
 
 
 
THE EVERY MEMBER CANVAS STEWRDSHIP DRIVE IS UNDERWAY.  WATCH FOR INSERTS IN YOUR BULLETINS!
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in October is:
Clothes and toys for boys and girls:  ages 10-14 years. Their basket will be in the stair well off the chapel during the month of October.
 
Angels of GraceThe item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies for the home 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 cleaning supplies. 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.
 
UNITED THANK OFFERING INGATHERING will take place this Sunday, October 18thPlease remember this program is for both men& women.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
VESTRY MEETING: The vestry will meet this Monday, October 19th at 6:30.
 
ECW NEWS: ECW meeting at 5:00 pm at the home of Angie Fielder.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ned Pillow
Lay Eucharistic Minister–Gina Pillow
No Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Oct. 21st.
Altar Guild –Carla Myers
Altar Flowers –Bill & Carol Simmons
Pastoral Visitor – Nancy Howe
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.

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