Newsletter Sunday, January 4, 2015
January 4, 2015, 5:53 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, January 4, 2014
Please come to St. John’s for worship and fellowship this Sunday, Jan 4th.  The 9 a.m. Adult Class will focus on Holy Baptism.  Sunday school for kindergarten through 4th grade will not meet again until Jan. 11, 2015.  There will be a service of Holy Baptism for De’Andrae Clark during the regular Eucharist at 10:30 am.
Readings Sunday Jan. 4: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84; Matthew 2:1-12; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23.
Next week’s schedule: There will be no regular Wednesday midweek Eucharist for this week only.
There will be an Epiphany Festival of Light service followed by a “farewell” reception for Father Russ on Tuesday, January 6th at 5:30 pm. The church will provide all refreshments.
The parish extends its sympathy and prayers to Tait Owens and his family on the death of his mother, Ramsay Owens.
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 to pick up one of our older members who do not drive especially at night to ensure they can participate in all church activities, please let Maureen or Jeannie know.  Also, if you need a ride to church services, but cannot drive yourself, please notify Maureen or Jeannie.
Please keep the following in your prayers: Les Seals, Walter Morris, David Henderson, Ruth Howe, Diana Reeves, Tom Choate, Gloria Tappan, Buddy Wheeler, Jaxson Robertson, Buddy & Wanda Byrd, Bishop Larry Maze, Carol Jennings, Jayne Morris, Carvill Fitzhugh, Nina Zachary, Shawna Helton, Sarah Mouritsen, Sammy Elardo, the Tappan family and the Tait Owens family.
Angels of Grace - item from their wish list this week is toiletries for women and children.  Their office is on 406 Pecan Street.
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342.  This was done to insure we receive all mail and it is not just left in the office door to get wet.
Immediately following the January 4th Sunday service, there will be a short vestry meeting in the church.
On January 12th there will be an ECW meeting at 5:00 pm at Lindalu Hargraves’ home.
January 14th there will be a vestry meeting at 6:15 pm.
Sunday January the 11th and 18th the Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna will be our supply priest at the 10:30 service. He will also be with us to celebrate the Eucharist on Wednesday, January the 14th and 21st.  On the 28th we will have evening prayer.
Humane Society of the Delta will sponsor a spay and neuter clinic on Jan 20th, 21st and 22nd in the undercroft.
Sunday, January 25th will be our Annual Parish Meeting with a pot luck lunch. Rev. Jason Alexander, Canon to the Ordinary will be our guest priest.
To my new St. John’s family: I wish to thank you for my beautiful Christmas poinsettia, but even more for the warm welcome you have extended to me.  Jody Bridges