August 5, 2015, 2:26 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 9, 2015
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June, July and Aug.
WORSHIP: August 9th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Rev. Senter Crook from as the officiant.
READINGS for Aug. 9th are: I Kings 19:4-8; Psalm34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51.
Midweek service UPDATE.  No midweek Holy Eucharist until Wednesday, August 19 at 5:30 in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
Pastoral Visitor: Ruth 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, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Doris Smith, Virginia Topp, Otis Howe, Nina Zachary, Sam Harris, Gigi, the family of Al Gordon and Gere Carnathan.
EVANGELISM NEWS:  Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS.  We will be providing more information in the coming weeks.
ECW NEWS: THE ECW WILL MEET AT 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10th at the home of Susan Carter.
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in August is:
School Supplies for ages 5-14 boys and girls:
Pens and Pencils, all kinds and sizes of paper, erasers, tablets, markers, glue, colored pencils, chalk and chalk boards.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX.
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toilet tissue 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.
A NEW MINISTRY IS IN TOWN!  The Anchor Mission Ministry, located on the bypass just where the old railroad tracks used to be, is having their GRAND OPENING Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 am.  There will be hot dogs, water slides and tours of the facility.  This mission will feed the hungry 5 days a week and also provide showers and beds for the homeless.  It will offer daily devotionals along with the noon meals.  This is a ministry our community has greatly needed.  Please give your support.  They will accept prepared casseroles that can be frozen in their large freezer.  We will be setting an “Anchor” basket out in the narthex (much like our Angels of Grace basket) for supplies you might wish to donate.  They need laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, deodorant, face cloths, towels and any item for hygiene.  They will also accept monetary donations which can be sent to Brenda Knapp’s office. Please keep them in your prayers.
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ned Pillow
Lay Minister–Jack Myers
Midweek Wednesday Holy Eucharist with Rev Arnold Hearn at 5:30 pm
Altar Guild –Allison Biederman
Altar Flowers –Ed Pat and Betsy Wright
Pastoral Visitors –Ruth Howe
Sunday, August 16th Bishop Benfield will be us for his annual visit and to celebrate the Holy Eucharist followed by a POT LUCK LUNCH immediately after the service in the undercroft. Hope we have a good turnout.
Sunday, August 23rd, Rev. Jason Alexander will be our priest.