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January 17, 2020, 9:11 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, January 19, 2020

 

FROM FR. RAY+

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF OUR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HAS CHANGED FROM JANUARY 19 TO JANUARY 26.

We have quite a bit happening at St. John’s during January. Please mark your calendar for the following:

Training for Eucharistic Ministers is being offered this coming Saturday, January 18, 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church.  During this ninety minute training event you will be introduced to the history, theology and practice of serving as a Eucharistic Minister.  Please contact me if you like to be part of this training and have not already signed up for it.

This coming Sunday, the Adult Sunday School Class begins a new five-week study of the book Living Unafraid by Rev. Adam Hamilton.  A brief DVD presentation will accompany each week’s lesson.  The class begins at 9:15.

Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26, immediately following worship. Lunch will be served.   All members and friends of St. John’s are encouraged to be present for this once-a-year meeting.  While the meeting is not very long, it is important.  We will be electing three new vestry members to a three-year term.  Those nominated to the vestry include Mark Rogers, Allison Biederman and Michael Allen.

Finally, I wanted to remind you that the Memorial Service for Rev. Arnold Hearn will be held this coming Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., at the Episcopal Church in Marianna. Rev. Hearn was a faithful servant of Christ and His Church.  His sweet spirit and kind ways made a significant impact on many persons, including our own congregation.  Fr. Arnold frequently served as a supply priest when St. John’s was between rectors.  He and Trisha are much loved by all of us and we are deeply grateful for their time with us.  Please keep Trisha and the rest of the family in your prayers.

Thanks, Fr. Ray+


 

WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:

Adult Sunday School:  Sunday at 9:15 am on January 19.

Worship:  January 19, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for The Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

Hymns:  135, 480, 490


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,  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, Bonnie & Charles Rowland, Rickey Johnston, Joe Tom Cunningham, Witt Vaughn, and Pat Delk.


 

OUTREACH NEWS:

 

ECW is conducting a drive for TICONDEROGA #2 PENCILS & REGULAR RULE NOTEBOOK PAPER.  Donations will be given to new teachers in the county.  Drive will end March 1st.

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: Choose any items from their wish list which includes paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, bleach, dish soap, and cleaning supplies.

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 donations.  They are all greatly appreciated and needed.


 

CHURCH OFFICE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

ECW: will not meet this month.

Jan 15, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel

JAN 19, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ben Pittman

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – Jim & Nancy Howe

 

Jan 22, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel

 

 

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


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