May 5, 2016, 9:08 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, May 8, 2016

ADULT EDUCATION:  Sunday, May 8, at 9:00 am.  We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 25. (N.T. Wright’s book).
SUNDAY SCHOOL:   Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
WORSHIP:  May 8st, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown
READINGS for this Sunday (Seventh Sunday of Easter) are:  Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97;
 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26.
MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, May 12th, at Noon.
 ECW will meet at the home of Lindalu Hargraves on Monday, May 9th at 5:00.
 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 and Gibson Turley.
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 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 cleaning supplies.  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.
Thursday, May 5th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.
Saturday, May 7th, at 2 p.m., Mr. Kent Shreeve will present a piano concert of sacred and secular music at St. John's.  Mr. Shreeve is a native of Helena-West Helena but has lived in Little Rock for many years.  All are invited to this concert which is being presented as a memorial tribute to his late sister, Kay Shreeve.
Sunday duties May 8th, 2016:
            Acolyte – Ann Lee
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter
            Altar Guild – Julie Pittman
            Altar Flowers – Altar Guild – Mother’s Day
Monday, May 9th, at 5:00 pm, ECW meeting at the home of Lindalu Hargraves.
Thursday, May 12th, 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.
Celebrating One Hundred Years!  Our beautiful church building turns 100 this year.  A birthday celebration is in the works for early this Fall.  If you would like to serve on the Hundredth Birthday Committee please let Fr. Ray know.  The committee will start meeting mid-May to make plans for the celebration.
Dear St. John’s Family,
Last Friday evening’s service celebrating our new ministry together was wonderful in every way.   So many folks contributed time, talent and energy to make for a memorable evening.  The reception following the service was delightful, too.  The food was great and the fellowship sweet.  My sincere, heartfelt thanks go out to all who played a part in this special evening.
—Fr. Ray +
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