September 7, 2016, 4:54 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church                 Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dear St. John’s Family,
I will be leading a four-week study on major themes from the works and life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer beginning Wednesday, September 28, and ending Wednesday, October 19. Class sessions include:
September 28:  What Is The Church?
October 5:   Living In Christian Community
October 12:  Religionless Christianity
October 19:  Come and Die
Then, starting on Wednesday, November 30, I will lead a five-week study called The Journey, which is about the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.  Classes are scheduled to meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, following our  5:30 p.m. Wednesday Eucharist.  All are welcome! 
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:  September 11th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 
Readings for Sunday (Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost): Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-11; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10.

Pastoral News:
New starting this week will be Wednesday Eucharist on September 7th, at 5:30 p.m. 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, Joyce St. Columbia, Sarah Myers, Duke Drennon, the family of Walt Morris, and the family of Bert Chu.
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 cleaning supplies.   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:
Wednesday, September 7th, 5:30 p.m. our Wednesday Eucharist begins in the chapel.
Thursday, September 8th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel
Sunday duties September 11th, 2016:
Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves
Altar Flowers – Ed Pat, Betsy, Katherine & Rachel Wright
Monday, September 12th, at 5:00 p.m. ECW will meet at Haute Par on Cherry St.
Wednesday, September 14th, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel
Thursday, September 15th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel
Note from Jim Mayer (Formerly from Helena but always a Helena’an) Thank you and the congregation for your generous gift for flood relief in Baton Rouge.  This disaster is beyond description, a 150,000 homes and 100,000 buildings flooded. 

One Hundredth Birthday CelebrationOctober 22-23
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. 

St John’s historical records:     1939:  Included in the budget for the year was a pledge of $50 for Sewanee. Vestrymen elected included Ed Carvill, Charles Witsell, Moore Tappan, Cad Polk Jr. and Dr. Walter Bruce.

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