September 30, 2015, 3:12 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, October 4, 2015

ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Oct. 4th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Oct. 4th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.
WORSHIP: October 4th, Morning Prayer Rite I, Susan Carter as worship leader.
READINGS for October 4th are: Genesis 2:18-24,Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:2-12, Mark 10:2-16.
Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, October 7th with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating. Depending on roofing project.
The ECW will meet on Monday, October 12th at 5:00 pm at the home of Martha Lambert.
ALTAR GUILD TEAM 1 (Susan’s team) NEWS:  Polish day on October 3rd cancelled.  Both altar guild teams will meet to polish and clean when the roofing project is completed.
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:   Mark your calendars!  Blessing of the Animals celebrating St. Francis this Sunday, October 4, at 4:00 pm in the Methodists’ garden.
Pastoral Visitor:   Bennette Morris.  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., Jackie Lowey, Elena Hinderer, Gere Carnathan and the family of Wes Freemyer.
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in October is:
Clothes and toys for boys and girls:  ages 10-14 years.
Angels of GraceThe 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. 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is toiletries. 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.
UNITED THANK OFFERING INGATHERIN WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 11th & 18th during the offering.  Remember this program is for both men and women!
SEWING CLASS FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE CHRISTMAS BOX PROGRAM will be held on Sunday October the 11th immediately following church at Maureen’s store, Haute pare.  The sewing project will be boys’ shorts.
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Katherine Wright
Worship Leader– Susan Carter
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Oct. 7th at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Betsy Wright
Altar Flowers –Henry & Munnie Jordan
Pastoral Visitor – Bennette Morris
Blues Festival request for volunteers for the food line in the VIP tent Thursday and Friday night. Contact Mike Wilkie (338-7418) if interested in volunteering.
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