Newsletter:
December 24, 2019, 9:00 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, December 29, 2019

 

From Fr. Ray+

Christmas Eve Service

6 P.M.

All Are Welcome!


St. John’s Christmas Eve Service will be at 6 pm with our organist Dr. Gabe Statom and guest soprano Ms. Alyce Tarver of the Memphis Chorale.  If you have family and friends visiting for Christmas, this is a wonderful way to start your celebration.


The Adult Sunday School Class will not meet this coming Sunday, December 29.

There will not be a Wednesday evening service on the following dates:  December 25, January 1 and January 8. We will resume services on Wednesday, January 15.

 

On January 18, at 9:30 til 11:00 am, I will be leading a training event for new Acolytes and Eucharistic Ministers.  If you would like to attend this training, please let me know.  In this season of giving, this is a wonderful way to give back to St. John’s.  You can get more information about this training by calling the church office at 338-8115.


 

January 12 is the First Sunday after the Epiphany and is the date we remember The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We will be having three baptisms on this date. If others would like to receive the sacrament of baptism, please contact me.

 

Our Annual Parish Meeting and Luncheon will take place on Sunday, January 19, immediately following worship.  I encourage all members and friends of St. John’s to be present for this “once a year” important meeting.

 

Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School:  Sunday at 9:15 am. Will meet on January 5.

Worship: December 29, The First Sunday after Christmas Day Christmas Lessons & Carols, with Rev. Ray Brown


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Jim Howe, Nancy Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat,  Courtney Turner,  Rita Merritt, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild, Gloria Higginbotham,  Kelly Faye Parker, Vivian Wright, Al Martin, William Brandon, Leo & Joan Schuster, Orville Jiles, Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Kathleen Gibson, Susan Worrell, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies,  Pat Wheeler, Buff Brothers,  Carol Spencer, Pat Jeffries,  Tommy & Carrie Galloway, Rev. Arnold Hearn, Bonnie & Charles Rowland, Rickey Johnston, and Joe Tom Cunningham.


 

Outreach News:

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

  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 and needed.


 

Church Office News and Announcements:

DEC 24, TUESDAY AT 6:00 PM: CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

 Acolytes – Rachel Wright, Katherine Wright, Ned Pillow,

 Mary Pillow, Eli Pillow, Katherine Pillow, & Jack Pillow

 Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

DEC 29, SUNDAY at 10:30: CHRISTMAS LESSONS AND CAROLS

Lay Readers:  Allison Biederman, Mike Fielder, Susan Carter, Gina Pillow, Ann Lee, Elena Henderer, & Royce Brown

December 29, Sunday: The Adult Sunday School Class will not meet this coming .

 

There will not be a Wednesday evening service on the following dates:  December 25, January 1 and January 8. We will resume services on Wednesday, January 15.

 

ECW dues are set for $20 this year.  Checks can be made out to St. John’s and mailed or dropped by the office.

 

St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through XL.  The price is $15.  Located at back of church.

 


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262    

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org                                           

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115    

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org 

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342

Street address: 625 Pecan St., Helena, AR