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May 18, 2016, 3:01 PM


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, May 22, 2016




ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, May 22, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 27 (N.T. Wright’s book).


SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.


WORSHIP: May 22nd, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.


READINGS for this Sunday (First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday) are:

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15.


MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, May 26th, at Noon.




Please keep the following in your prayers: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Blanche Choate, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Nina Zachary, Janet Juengel, William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, George Webster, Walt Morris, Gibson Turley, Bunny Russian (friend of Dagmar), and Jeffrey Mink.


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.




The next ECW meeting will be in the undercroft on June 13th at 5:00. Please bring items for boys or girls ages 2- 4 so we can start filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child. If anyone needs boxes to fill on their own, please contact Bennette Morris (870-338-1340).

Suggestions: Clothes -underwear, shorts, shirts, dresses, shoes/sox, pajamas

            Toys –dolls, cars & trucks (no guns, tanks, military)

            Hygiene – soap, wash cloths, toothpaste & brush, powder

            Paper products –books (coloring & illustration), easy puzzles, tablets, pencils, scissors, crayons

            Etc. –sunglasses, sand buckets & shovel, harmonicas, horns (ALL MUST FIT IN SHOE BOX)


Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission Ministry: The item from their wish list this week is dishsoap.Aplastic tub for each is located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.


Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large bath towels (used). A large donation tub has been placed with the others. A Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for dogs and cats is scheduled for June 14th and 15th. Appointments can be made by contacting Darlene at 870-995-9083.




Thursday, May 19th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharistin the Chapel.


Sunday duties May 22nd, 2016:


            Acolyte – Katherine Wright

            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

            Altar Guild – Jeannie Turley

            Altar Flowers – Neville & Maureen Jones


Thursday, May 26th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.


One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, May 17. The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee: Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses: Angie Fielder

Food: Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia: Grace Henderson

Decorations: Carla Myers


Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know. As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters.

Re St. John's Anniversary:

    We hope to have not only our church family attend our 100th celebration but also many of the cousins, sisters and brothers, and friends of our families.  So, to this end and because it will be great fun, we hope you will bring  to the church office very soon your old photos of St. John's folks' brides and grooms, baby christenings,  Christmas and  Easter celebrations, picnics, Sunday School and the St. John's Kindergarten children. We also need pictures of past priests if you have them as well of photos of our beloved members who have died and any photos you have of the church with the steeple.

   We will make copies (or you can make copies of your pictures for 29 cents each at Walmart where the most delightful Carolyn in the photo department will help you). Your originals will be taken care of ad returned to you.

   We also ask that you attach a sheet with names of those pictured since we may not recognize them if the pictures are vintage. We'll have a Saints' Gallery and a Hope to Be Saints Gallery. If there is enough interest we would like to produce a photo book that will be for sale and possibly a video!

   Our church has produced more than a few priests: Bishop Allen, Lawson Anderson, Peggy Bosmeyer, Danny Schieffler, Chris Hardman and possibly Hank Perrin...please correct me on the last if I am wrong. We need photos of these dear folk.

   Stay tuned for more news as we proceed with plans. It should be a gala time for all of us.

Grace Henderson


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262



St. John’s Church Office:

Phone: 870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519    


Web Site:

Address:   P.O. Box 770, Helena AR 72342

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