Newsletter & Events
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July 30, 2015, 8:11 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 2, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet during the months of June, July and Aug.
 
WORSHIP: August 2nd Holy Eucharist Rite II with Rev Arnold Hearn from Marianna as officiant in the CHAPEL!  We are celebrating summer and taking advantage of our beautiful chapel this week by holding services in there. The vestry encourages everyone to dress very casual and comfortable (shorts included).  This is a onetime thing, but provides us time to worship in the chapel and to celebrate summer as well as the Eucharist.
 
READINGS for Aug. 2nd are: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15;Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35.
 
Midweek service UPDATE.  No midweek Holy Eucharist until Wednesday, August 19 at 5:30 in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn officiating.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS:  Coffee time with conversation and open discussions at 9:30 until 10:15 in the undercroft every Sunday! We will do this until Sunday school resumes after Labor Day.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Melody Rogers & Suzanne Brothers.  This is a new ministry.  Each week the pastoral visitor or visitors will visit the members of St. John’s that are either sick or shut-in.
 
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 church 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: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Tom Choate, Freeman Staley, Donna Rohrscheib, Larry Delk, PAT Billingsley, Doris Smith, Virginia Topp, Otis Howe, Gere Carnathan and the family of Al Gordon.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in August is:
 
School Supplies for ages 5-14 boys and girls:
 
Pens and Pencils, all kinds and sizes of paper, erasers, tablets, markers, glue, colored pencils, chalk and chalk boards.  Remember EVERYTHING must fit in a SHOE BOX.
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toiletries for women and children 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. Our tub is rather empty now.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Katherine Wright
Lay Minister–Ann Lee
Midweek Wednesday Holy Eucharist with Rev Arnold Hearn at 5:30 pm
Altar Guild –Betsy Wright
Altar Flowers –Gill and Jessica Pillow
Pastoral Visitors –Melody Rogers& Suzanne Brothers
 
On Sunday, August 9th, Rev Senter Crook from TN will be our priest.
 
Sunday, August 16th Bishop Benfield will be celebrating the Eucharist followed by a POT LUCK LUNCH immediately after the service.
 
Sunday, August 23rd, Rev. Jason Alexander will be our priest.
 
Saturday, August 29th, we will have our TEACH for AMERICA party at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS.  You will hear more about this later.
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 

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