September 14, 2016, 8:20 AM


St. John’s Episcopal Church        Sunday, September 18, 2016

THERE WILL BE NO THURSDAY NOON EUCHARIST THIS WEEK ON SEPTEMBER 15. The service on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m. will be held as scheduled.
Fr. Ray 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
Classes will be meet at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. A sign-up sheet will be placed on the table at the back of the church.
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 18th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 
Readings for Sunday (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13.

Pastoral News:
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, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law) and the family of Walt Morris.
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 Graceand Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.  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 14th, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel.
Thursday, September 15thNo Noonday Eucharist this week
Saturday, September 17th, 2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Walter Luther Morris, IV. Attire should be vibrant colors (no black please) and/or your Walt shirt.
Sunday duties September 18th, 2016:
Acolyte – Drew Fielder
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
Altar Guild – Maureen Jones
Altar Flowers –Walter & Jayne Morris
Monday, September 19th, 5:30 p.m. Vestry
Wednesday, September 21st, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel
Thursday, September 22nd, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel
Congratulations to Katherine Wright for winning Miss Tri-County Fair.

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: October 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:    1955, September 4: The weather was Fair and Pleasant, 139 present for communion and Sunday School teachers included Mrs. Lorena Connaway, Miss D. Walker, Mrs. D. S. Heslep, Mrs. Virginia Conditt, Mrs. David Barlow, and Mrs. F. Rutherford.

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