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June 1, 2016, 5:16 PM

Newsletter:


 

St. John’s Episcopal Church                  Sunday, June 5, 2016

 

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 

 ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, June 5th, 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: June 5TH, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

 READINGS for this Sunday (Third Sunday after Pentecost) are: 1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17.

 MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, June 12th, at Noon.

 

PASTORAL NEWS:

 

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, Gibson Turley, Walt Morris, Jeffrey Mink, and Ruth Howe.

 

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 Call is a six week  Study of the Life of the Apostle Paul DVD and Book Study with discussion led by Fr. Ray. From the road to Damascus to the sun-drenched lands of modern-day Greece and Turkey to a Roman prison, go with Adam Hamilton as he follows the journeys of Paul in this six-week DVD study about Christianity’s greatest teacher and missionary. The class will meet Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. at the church beginning June 8. If there is sufficient interest, Fr. Ray will offer the class again during the daytime on a day and time that is convenient for those who are interested. To sign up or express interest in an alternate day and time please call or email the church office.

 OUTREACH NEWS:

 

The next ECWmeeting 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 paper towels.Aplastic tub for each is located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are cat 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 must be made by contacting Darlene at 870-995-9083.

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 Thursday, June 2nd, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharistin the Chapel.

 Sunday duties June 5th, 2016:

 

            Acolyte – Ned Pillow

            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

            Altar Guild – Angie Fielder

 Thursday, June 9th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.

 We would like to update our directory information on all members. This includes address, home phone, cell phones, and email addresses. Please let the office know yours by email or text to office@saintjohnshelena.org. or call 870-338-8115. Thank you

 From Fr. Ray: Are you aware there is a Noonday Eucharist every Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Chapel? I have been blessed by this mid-week opportunity to hear God’s Word, pray and partake of Holy Communion. This service is a wonderful option for those who are unable to attend Worship on Sunday as well as those who appreciate a mid-week celebration of the Eucharist. As always, of course, ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please keep the family of Connie Lodice in your prayers. Connie passed away May 20 and a funeral service was held on May 31 in Marvell. May Connie, and all the departed, rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

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. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, in the undercroft at 5:30.

 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email: rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

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

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site: http://saintjohnshelena.org

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




May 31, 2016, 3:10 AM

Wednesday night study group



THE CALL

A Six Week Study of the Life of the Apostle Paul

DVD and Book Study with Discussion led by Fr. Ray

 From the road to Damascus to the sun-drenched lands of modern-day Greece and Turkey to a Roman prison, go with Adam Hamilton as he follows the journeys of Paul in this six-week DVD study about Christianity’s greatest teacher and missionary. You’ll see exactly where some of the most dramatic events in the spread of Christianity took place, and through Hamilton’s insightful and colorful teaching style, you’ll quite likely gain a better understanding of Paul’s missionary travels than if you had covered the many miles in person. 

Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.

Beginning June 8 @ St. John’s

June 8: Called to Follow Christ

June 15: Called to Go

June 22: Called to Suffer

June 29: Called to Love

July 6:    Called to Give

July 13: Called to Be Faithful

*Please sign up on the sheet on the table at entrance to the church or by calling or emailing the church office. Indicate if you would like to purchase the accompanying hardcover book for $13.




May 26, 2016, 7:53 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                  Sunday, May 29, 2016

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, May 29, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew and finish Chapter 26 (N.T. Wright’s book).

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

 WORSHIP: May 29TH, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

 READINGS for this Sunday (Second Sunday after Pentecost) are: 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43;

Psalm 96:1-9; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, June 2nd, at Noon.

PASTORAL NEWS:

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, Gibson Turley, Walt Morris, Bunny Russian, Jeffrey Mink, Ruth Howe, and the family of Connie Lodice.

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.

 OUTREACH NEWS:

 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 toilet paper.  A plastic tub for each is located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are laundry detergent, 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 must be made by contacting Darlene at 870-995-9083.

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

 Sunday duties May 29th, 2016:

             Acolyte – Mike Fielder

            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

            Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Thursday, June 2nd, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.

We would like to update our directory information on all members. This includes address, home phone, cell phones, and email addresses. Please let the office know yours by email or text to office@saintjohnshelena.org. or call 870-338-8115. Thank you

From Fr. Ray: Last week I visited the Grace Food Pantry just across the street from St. John’s. I enjoyed meeting the many volunteers and their leader Rev. Doris Smith. I was impressed with the energy and organization of this vital ministry and am glad St. John’s supports this wonderful effort to counter food insecurity in our community. I learned that the pantry provides food for 150-180 families each week, making it one of the, if not the largest food pantry in the state of Arkansas. When you consider the fact the families can only receive food once a month, it means the pantry is serving in excess of 600 families each month. I spent part of my time visiting with the many folks waiting in line for food. Over and over again I heard stories about how this monthly assistance makes a huge difference in the lives of their families. Thank you for supporting the Grace Food Pantry! --Fr. Ray +

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. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, in the undercroft at 5:30.

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

Email: rector@saintjohnshelena.org

  St. John’s Church Office:

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

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site: http://saintjohnshelena.org

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




May 18, 2016, 3:01 PM

Newsletter:


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

 

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

 

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.

 

PASTORAL NEWS:

 

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.

 

OUTREACH NEWS:

 

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.

 

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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

Email: rector@saintjohnshelena.org

 

St. John’s Church Office:

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

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

Web Site: http://saintjohnshelena.org

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




May 12, 2016, 9:27 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church    Sunday, May 15, 2016

 
WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION:  Sunday, May 15, at 9:00 am.  We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 26. (N.T. Wright’s book).
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL:   Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP:  May 15th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown
 
READINGS for this Sunday (The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday) are: Genesis 11:1-9;
Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17, [25-27].
 
MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, May 19th, at Noon.
 
Hundredth Birthday Celebration!
 
It was one hundred years ago this year that St. John’s Episcopal Church moved into our lovely building.  That means it is time to celebrate!  There will be a meeting of the 100th Birthday Planning Committee on May 17 at 6 p.m. at the church.  Anyone who would like to participate is invited.  Also, we will be gathering old pictures and any other articles that speak to our history in our building.  For more info please call Father Ray at the church.
 
 PASTORAL NEWS:
 
 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. 
 
 
 OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Donation for May is:  Clothes for girls age 5-9.
 
Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission Ministry: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent.  A plastic tub for each is located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are laundry detergent, cat litter and large bath towels (used).  A large donation tub has been placed with the others.
 
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Thursday, May 12th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.
 
Sunday duties May 15th, 2016:
 
            Acolyte – Drew Fielder
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
            Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves
            Altar Flowers – West & Jane Hornor
 
Monday, May 16th, at 5:30 pm, Vestry will meet in the undercroft.
 
Tuesday, May 17th, at 6:00 pm, 100th Year Birthday planning committee meeting.
           
Thursday, May 19th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.
 
May 29th is an open date for altar flowers.  Please contact Ann Lee if you are interested.
 
From Fr. Ray:  If you would like to serve as an oblationer at Sunday worship, please sign up on the sheet provided on the table with the bulletins.  Oblationers are those who bring the bread and wine forward during the offertory.  One person can bring both the bread and the wine or two persons can bring one element each.
 
 
 
Contact info for Fr. Ray:
 
Cell: 501-291-6262
 
 
 
St. John’s Church Office:
 
Phone:  870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519     
Address:    P.O. Box 770, Helena AR  72342

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