Newsletter & Events
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April 1, 2015, 6:44 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, April 5, 2015
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Class will meet from 9:00 until 9:30 to review what they have studied in Mathew and then leave to go the Flowering of the Cross at 9:45 in the church.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: No class due to Flowering of the Cross at 9:45 am.
 
WORSHIP: EASTER April 5, Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am with Rev. Stuart Hoke as our celebrant.  Please give him a warm Delta welcome.
Immediately following the service we will have “Mimosas on the Lawn” and an Easter egg hunt for the children. (In case of bad weather, all this will be held in the undercroft.)
 
Readings Easter Sunday, April 5: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm118:1-2, 14-24; I Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark16:1-8.
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HOLY WEEK
 
HOLY TUESDAY, March 31: Evening prayer at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
HOLY WEDNESDAY, April 1: Holy Eucharist with Unction and prayers for healing at 5:30 in the chapel led by Arnold Hearn.
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2nd   Holy Eucharist at 5:30 with the stripping of the altar with Rev. Stuart Hoke presiding.
 
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd noon day service lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke.
 
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd Stations of the Cross lead by Rev. Stuart Hoke.
 
EASTER DAY, April 5th at 9:45 the Flowering of the Cross and Holy Eucharist at 10:30.
 
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: Immediately following the Easter Day service there will be “Mimosas on the Lawn” and an Easter egg hunt. (If bad weather, all this will take place in the undercroft.)
 
 
ECW NEWS: April meeting at 5:00p.m. on April 13th at Lu griffin’s home.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
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. and Annie Lindsey.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
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.
 
ALTAR GUILD NEWS
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd at 5:30 pm.  All altar guild members will strip the altar at the Maundy Thursday service. Be sure and get your part from Allison before the service.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at 10:00 am.  All altar guild members will meet to prepare the church for Easter.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENS:
 
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.
 
Nina Zachery’s address: She would love to hear from you.
                                           Nina Zachary
                                           Saint Elizabeth’s Place
                                           Room 505

 

                                           3010 Middlefield Drive
                                           Jonesboro AR  72401                                   
New church address! We now have a P O Box 770, Helena AR 72342. 
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Many thanks to all our parishioners who have worked so tirelessly and faithfully to make this Lenten journey to the cross and finally to the victorious empty tomb of our Risen Lord so beautiful and meaningful. 

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