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March 24, 2016, 4:49 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, March 27 2016

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION/SUNDAY SCHOOL:   
 
No classes Sunday March 27.  We will resume on April 3.
 
Sunday, March 27th, at 9:45 the flowering of the cross in the sanctuary.
 
WORSHIP:   Easter Day, March 27th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Louis Hayden from Germantown, TN, as our visiting priest.  Holy Baptism for Waylon Woods Pittman will be today.
 
READINGS for this Sunday of the Resurrection are:  Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24;
1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12.
 
Be sure to fill your Mite Boxes. These will be collected on Easter and the children of the parish will bring them forward during offertory.
 
Egg hunt and reception will immediately follow the service on the front lawn.
 
Evening Prayer is at 5:30 in the chapel for Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday.
 
Maundy Thursday, March 24th, service will be at 5:30 in the sanctuary with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN officiating.
 
READINGS for Maundy Thursday areExodus 12:1-1 [5-10], 11-14; Psalm 116:1, 10-17;
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35.
 
Good Friday Liturgy, March 25th at 12 noon with Bill Burks officiating.   At 5:30, we walk the Stations of the Cross.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS:
 
All Altar Guild members are needed for Maundy Thursday.
Altar Guild will meet Saturday, March 26th to prepare the sanctuary for Holy Easter.
 
 PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors:  Angie Fielder & Meghan FielderEach 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, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Gere Carnathan, Nina Zachary, Janet Juengel, Walt Morris, Emily Browning, Susan Gibbs Worrell, and Otis Howe.
 
 OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Needed for March are Clothes for girls 10 - 14, age appropriate and nothing to revealing.  Dresses, tops, pants (short or long), bras, panties, pajamas, slippers and shoes
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is paper towels 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.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is paper towels.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are cat litter, laundry detergent and large bath towels.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Easter Sunday duties March 27, 2016:
            Acolyte – Katherine Wright, Rowland Brothers, Christopher Rogers & Ed Pat Wright
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
            Altar Guild – All Members
            Altar Flowers – Easter
            Pastoral Visitor – Angie Fielder & Meghan Fielder from March 27 through April 3.
 
Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016:
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
Good Friday, March 25, 2016:
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.  
 
 
                                                        HOLY WEEK 2016
 
 
Wednesday, March 23rd Evening Prayer at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
Thursday, March, 24th, Maundy Thursday service with the stripping of the altar, at 5:30 in the main sanctuary with Rev. Bill Burks from Humboldt, TN officiating. (All altar guild members needed)
 
Friday, March 25th at noon the Good Friday Liturgy with Bill Burks officiating.
 
Friday, March 25th at 5:30, we walk the Stations of the Cross.
 
Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 all altar guild members will meet to polish and prepare the altar for Easter.

Sunday, March 27th at 9:45 the flowering of the cross in the main sanctuary followed by the High Holy Easter Mass with Holy Baptism Of Waylon Woods Pittman at 10:30 with Rev. Louis Hayden from Germantown officiating.

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