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April 3, 2019, 7:00 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 7, 2019

 

From Fr. Ray+

Our Wednesday Lenten Program for April 3 begins at 5:30 p.m. with a brief Eucharist in the chapel.  Afterwards we will go to the undercroft for homemade soup and our program The Way of Love.  This week’s program takes a look at the biblical concept of “Rest.”   Here is a brief excerpt from this week’s material:

We do not live in a culture that encourages REST.  All too often, we are forced to work harder and longer hours, and it shows in our health.  Yet, from the beginning, God – who rested on the seventh day of creation – set rest into the pattern of all life.  Truly practicing The Way of Love means spending time with God in sabbath rest.  Not everyone has the luxury of long breaks and vacations, or even days off.  Still, we can help each other find ways internally to pause and receive the gift of sabbath.  The act of rest and restoration is a part of the cycle of rebirth that is God’s hope for us and gift to us.

All are welcome to join us as we continue our Lenten journey on The Way of Love.

Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Sympathy is extended to Ann Lee and family at the death of her brother, Johnny Hargraves.  Johnny’s funeral service will be this Friday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s.  Visitation will be at 1:00 in the church Undercroft.   May Johnny rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

  • Wednesdays in Lent, March 13 - April 10, brief Eucharist, Soup Supper and Lenten Program, The Way of Love, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the chapel and undercroft. 
  • Maundy Thursday Service at 5:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday Service at Noon and Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m.

On behalf of the St. John’s Spiritual Development Group, I am pleased to let you know that our next event will be led by Rev. Stuart Hoke on Saturday, May 11, in the undercroft.  Currently on staff at Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock, Rev. Hoke was on staff at Trinity Church Wall Street on 9/11.  He will be speaking to us about his experiences on that horrible day.  During the attacks he was at Trinity’s St. Paul’s Chapel, which was practically in the shadows of the twin towers.  I believe you will be deeply blessed by his presence in our midst.

Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am. 

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  April 7, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev Ray Brown

Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Carol Jennings, Nancy Howe, Jim Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat, Julie Ann Doan, Courtney Turner, Sheila Fraiser, P.J. Clay, Rita Merritt, Mary Hamm, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild, Richard Hargraves, Gloria Higginbotham, Pat Wheeler, Jan Hickey, Kelly Faye Parker,  Violet Hargraves, Carla Myers, Rev Ray Brown, Jeffery Mink, Jack Myers, Vivian Wright,  Madge Saba, Al Martin, Brenda Deaton, and the family of John Hargraves.


 

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are dog food & puppy food.

Collections this week for Operation Christmas Child boxes:  Toothbrush Holders, Little Brushes & Combs, Barrettes & Hair Bows, Band-Aids, Water Bottles for GIRLS 2 – 4

  Please place all of these donations in the red wagon at the back of the church to be blessed.

Grace Food Pantry: plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

     Thank you for your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.


Church Office News and Announcements:

The Easter Lilies order form is included below and on the tables at the back of the church and the chapel.  They need to be turned in by April 15 to be recognized in the booklet.

Apr 3, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel followed by Soup Supper & Lenten Program in the undercroft.  (Ann Lee, Bennette Morris & Bennett Sellers)

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Apr 3, Wed, at 12:00 Noon: Helena First United Methodist Church Lenten Listening services.  The speaker will be J.J. Doughtie and special music by Reba Russell.

Apr 5, Friday at 2:00 pm: John Hargraves service will be at St. John’s, with visitation at 1:00 in the undercroft.

APR 7, SUN at 10:30 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Melody Rogers

Altar Flowers – Pat Wheeler

Apr 10, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel followed by Soup Supper & Lenten Program in the undercroft.  (Ann Lee, Bennette Morris & Bennett Sellers)

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Melody Rogers

Apr 10, Wed, at 12:00 Noon: Helena First United Methodist Church Lenten Listening services.  The speaker will be Matt Cullum and special music by Lindsay Cullum.

APR 13, SAT at 9:30: ALL ALTAR GUILD will make Palm Crosses & Polish


 

I/We would like to order _________ Easter Lilies at $18 each.

 

Given by:________________________________________________

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In Memory of: ____________________________________________

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In Honor of/ In Thanksgiving for: _____________________________

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Please turn in by April 15.


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