September 4, 2015, 8:40 AM
St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, September 6, 2015
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.13th at 9:00 am
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
WORSHIP: September 6 Morning Prayer Rite I with Susan Carter as lay minister.
READINGS for Sept. 6 are Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17; Mark 7:24-37.
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 9th with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
ECW NEWS: The ECW will meet on Monday, Sept. 14th at 5:00 pm at the home of Ruth Howe.
The ECW will be hosting a luncheon on Sat. Sept 26th featuring Betsy Watson, author of “A Modern Woman’s Guide to an Old Fashioned Christmas”.
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  On Sunday 13th immediately following the service, Maureen Jones will lead a sewing class for the Samaritan’s purse, Christmas box project at 403 Cheery St. the new location for her store, haute pare.  Bring a sack lunch.
Pastoral Visitor: Lorraine Ferryman.  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, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
Clothes for boys and girls ages 5-14 boys and girls.
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toiletries 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: 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.
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 13.  All are invited to participate.  We will be studying the lectionary readings for each Sunday.
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Katherine Wright
Worship Leader–Susan Carter
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 9th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Susan Carter
Altar Flowers –Gip & Jeannie Turley
Pastoral Visitor – Lorraine Ferryman
Congratulations to Rachel Wright’s selection to the 2015 Desoto School’s Home Coming Court!
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