Newsletter: Sunday, July 26, 2020
July 23, 2020, 1:00 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church 

 

FROM FR. RAY+

All of us at St. John’s have been saddened by the recent deaths of Kappi Pillow and Bennett Morris.  These two wonderful women were, without a doubt, the matriarchs of our parish and will be greatly missed.  They were powerful examples of what it means to love Christ and His Church. Please keep their families in your prayers.

Following up on what I mentioned last week, our building will be open two days and one afternoon each week for anyone who wants to enter for prayer, meditation or a time of quiet reflection.  Beginning immediately, the church building will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. till noon and on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m.  Our sexton Tony will be present to assist with the lift if it is needed and will apply disinfectant to seating areas after they are used.  Please follow CDC and Arkansas Health Department guidelines when entering the building.  These include:

  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others, unless they are part of your family.
  • Wear a face mask while in the building. They will be available as you enter.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the building. It will be available on the table as you enter the building.
  • Please enter by the front doors since the chapel door will not be open.

Several folks have volunteered to learn to operate our live streaming equipment.  Almost all of the equipment has arrived, so we will be setting up a training event for operators in the near future.  Please let me know if you would like to be part of this group.

Blessings,  Fr. Ray+


PASTORAL NEWS:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan,  Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Jim Howe, Nancy Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat,  Courtney Turner,  Rita Merritt, Jo Boone Wild,  Gloria Higginbotham,  Vivian Wright, Al Martin, William Brandon, Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Kathleen Gibson, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies,  Pat Wheeler, Carol Spencer, Pat Jeffries,  Tommy & Carrie Galloway, Bonnie & Charles Rowland, Pat Delk, Duncan Highet, Lee McCarty Boyd, Jo Liddy, Riley Kate Haas, Danny Hutchens, Katrina Justice, Joan Henderson, Dagmar Bergan, Bob Wright,  Carla Myers, and the family of Bennett Morris.


OUTREACH NEWS:

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

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed include puppy, dog, cat, & kitten food

Please place all of these donations in the red wagon in the chapel 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:

 

You will receive an email with the link to the pre-recorded video of the service for Sunday, July 26, in a newsletter by Saturday, July 25.

 

MAINTAINING GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCE:

At least SIX FEET is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

 

Everyone please take care and follow the guidelines for this virus.  DISTANCING when you have to get out, WEARING YOUR MASK and WASHING YOUR HANDS when available or USING HAND SANITIZER