Newsletter & Events
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August 27, 2015, 9:44 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, August 30, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Will not meet until Sept.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will not meet until Sept.
 
WORSHIP: August 30th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with the Rev. Arnold Hearn as celebrant. We will meet in the chapel for the last time this summer to celebrate its close and the beginning of a new school year.  Please dress casually!  Shorts are welcomed.
 
Harry Stephens will be with us on this Sunday to speak on the ministry of the Gideons.  Donations will be accepted.
 
READINGS for Aug.23rd are: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
 
Midweek service on Wednesday, September 2nd 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 Visitor: Lorraine Ferryman.  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, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr. and Gere Carnathan.
 
EVANGELISM NEWS:   Our annual Teach for America Party sponsored by the ECW will be held at the home of Walter and Jayne Morris at Moon Lake MS on August 29th   from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  There will be van transportation for those parishioners who cannot or do not wish to drive over to Moon Lake.  You need to call the church office (338-8115) and reserve your seat.  There is room for 11.  The van will leave on the 29th at 3:30 from the church and return to the church by 7:30 that evening.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in September is:
 
Clothes for boys and girls ages 5-14 boys and girls.
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is paper towels 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.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: They will accept donations for personal hygiene (deodorant, soap bars, tooth brush and tooth paste, wash cloths & towels, shampoo) laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue.  They also need prepared casseroles that they can freeze and put in their freezer.  They feed hot meals at noon five days a week with devotional included. This mission ministers to the homeless and hungry and is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.  Monetary donations may be sent to Brenda Knapp’s CPA office located at 207 N. Sebastian, West Helena 72390.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Altar guild, Team three (Angie’s team): Polish day on Saturday the 29th at 10:00 am.  If you cannot attend, please go before and leave a list in the sacristy of what you polished.
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte – Ann Lee
Lay Minister–Jack Myers
Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Sept. 2nd at 5:30 pm in the chapel with Rev. Arnold Hearn.
Altar Guild –Angie Fielder
Altar Flowers –Mark and Melody Rogers
Pastoral Visitor – Lorraine Ferryman
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 

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