August 25, 2016, 8:26 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church                         Sunday, August 28, 2016

1 Corinthians 12:26
 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
This past week the St. John’s Family contributed $1,700 (as of Monday) for Louisiana flood relief.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and is a sign of your commitment to those beyond our own walls.  These funds will be sent to Bishop Larry Benfield and distributed to Louisiana through his Discretionary Fund.
Since arriving at St. John’s last Spring I have been inspired by our congregation’s generosity.  Whether it is providing gifts cards for me to distribute to folks in need, assisting others through the Priest’s Discretionary Fund, supporting Children and Youth via the Ophelia Polk Moore Fund, contributing to a young mom and her newborn child or reaching out to new educators at Teach for America the St. John’s Family exhibits an ongoing concern for our neighbors in need.  We have been blessed in so very many ways.  Thank you for celebrating our many blessings by being a blessing to others.
Fr. Ray +

Worship and Education News:
Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am
Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.
Worship:  August 28th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 
Readings for Sunday (Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Sirach 10:12-18; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14.

Pastoral News:
Holy Unction and Prayers for the Healing will be on the first Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon in the chapel.
Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Pat Wheeler, Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Rex Webb (son of John & Samantha Webb), Walt Morris, Katy Mouritsen, Joyce St. Columbia and for the family of Roger Dean (Nolan Dean’s uncle).
Outreach News:
The Samaritan’s Purse Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  This month will be clothes and toys for boys and girls 10-14. 
Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is toilet paper.   Plastic tubs for each are on the stair landing just outside the chapel.
Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.
Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

Church Office News and Announcements:
Thursday, August 25th, 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.
Sunday duties August 28, 2016:
Acolyte – Kathrine Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee
Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Angie Fielder
Altar Flowers – Mark & Melody Rogers
Thursday, September 1st, 12:00 Noon, Holy Unction and Prayers for the Healing in the Chapel.
Thursday, September 8th, 5:00 pm, All Alter Guild members will meet at the church.

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration:  October 21-23
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.  Plans now include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening and Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.  

St John’s historical records:       Sunday School members in 1953 included Bobby Anders; Betty and Rachel Lynn Anderson; Jane, Lewis, and Tom Barlow; Elizabeth and Nina Beall; Johnny Broome; Eddie Brown; Ann and Jim Clopton; Lynne Coates; Jim Conditt; Jean, Kathy and Susan Cracraft; Jimmy Ruth DeGuion; Tookie Faulkner; Ann Hargraves; Joe Heslep; Jack, Marjorie and Nannice Hornor; W.B. Hudson Jr; David, Mary and Tap Jennings; Betty Zane and Ricky Johnson; Allison and Elizabeth Keesee; Alla Kusnetcaw, Mary Lambert; Nadia and Nicolai Milnic; Tommy Miller; Bobby and Nancy Nicholls; Jerry and Lee Pillow; Helen Polk; David and Murray Schrantz; Hilda, Johnny, Nina and Washa Salonks; Sue Topp; Dick and Tommy Titus; and Suzanne and Kathy Vandiver.

Contact info for Fr. Ray:
Cell: 501-291-6262
St. John’s Church Office:
Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     
Email:       Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342