Newsletter:- April 12,2015
April 7, 2015, 2:00 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, April 12, 2015
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet at its regular time (9:00 am Sunday) and continue with its study of Matthew.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will resume meeting at the First United Methodist church at 9:00 am under the direction of Jill Pillow.
WORSHIP: April 12, Morning Prayer Rite I at 10:30 am with Michael Fielder as worship leader.  Immediately following the service we will have doughnuts and coffee in the chapel.
Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 12: Acts 4:32-35; I Psalm 133, 1 John 1:1-22; John 20:19-31.
MIDWEEK WEDNESDAY EUCHARIST; We will resume our weekly midweek Eucharist on Wednesdays on Wed. April 8th. There will be no more evening prayer services during the week.
Rev. Arnold Hearn will be our regular celebrant at the midweek Wednesday Holy Eucharist.
Sunday, April 12th The Rev. Canon Louis Hayden from Germantown will be our officiant.
Sunday, April 26th The Rev. Canon Louis Hayden will be with us again when we honor our two seniors (Rowland Brothers and Katy Mouritsen) after church with a luncheon.  Look for more about this in the next newsletter.
ECW NEWS:  April meeting at 5:00p.m. on April 13th at Lu griffin’s home.
ECW BABY SHOWER GIFTS: The ECW voted to help Diana Reeves prepare for her baby by having a baby shower at our next meeting.  Since April 13 is her due date, we need your gift now.  If you would like to participate in this project, please bring your gifts to the church office (hours are 9:00 am -12:00 noon, Monday-Thursday) by Thursday, April 9th at noon or bring your gift to church on Sunday.  Bennette Morris will make sure these get to her.  The ECW has already purchased a Pac’n Play and will secure a car seat but she needs everything else.
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Immediately following the Sunday service there will be doughnuts and coffee in the chapel.
Mark your calendars for April 26th when will have the annual Seniors’ luncheon honoring our graduates.
St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW):  Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.  These and other members of the ECW have graciously offered their time to assist anyone needing help.  If you would like to volunteer services, please let Maureen or Jeannie know. 
Please keep the following in your prayers: Mike Hayes, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Carol Jennings, Nina Zachary, Alice Cunningham, Linda Mink, Jay Hollowell, Jim Howe, Jr., Debra Richardson, and Annie Lindsey.
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donation for APRIL is:
GIRLS 2-4 yrs; Onesies, shoes, dresses and tops.
GIRLS 5-9 yrs; T shirts, pants, dresses, panties and sox.
GIRLS 10-14 yrs; T shirts, jeans, shorts, and flip flops.
A basket for the collection of these items will be in the narthex every Sunday.
Angels of Grace –The item from their wish list this week is tall kitchen trash bags for the women’s shelter. Please place you items in the plastic tub at the stair landing just outside the chapel coming up from the undercroft.  It is now beautifully labelled thanks to Rachel Wright.
Humane Society of the Delta spay and neuter clinic will be held in the undercroft April 21-23rd, Volunteers are welcomed.
A big thank you to all the members for their tireless dedication and hard work throughout Holy Week and Easter.
LAY READER NEWS; A big thank you also for all your time given to the evening services throughout Lent and the special services during Holy Week.
ACOLYTE NEWS: And one more thank you to Rowland Brothers, Katy Mouritsen, Katherine Wright, Ann Lee, Ned Pillow, Ed Pat Wright, Mike Fielder and Christopher Rogers for their help with all the special worship services during Holy week and Lent.  You are very important to our church worship.
EXCUSE OUR MESS! Hurd Construction and painting has begun the tuck point project on our bricks which will preserve our building for future generations.  There will also be some painting done.  Have patience with us while we undergo this facelift.
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
Please note church’s email address is: