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October 22, 2015, 3:03 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, October 25, 2015

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Oct. 25th at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings that are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, Oct. 25th at 9:00 am youth choir followed by Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: October 25th, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Rev. Arnold Hearn from Marianna AR.
 
  SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL DUE TO ROOF PROJECT!
There will be a sheet of paper in the back of the chapel where you can write the names of beloved departed souls to be mentioned during the All Saints Day Eucharist celebration.  If you are unable to attend church, please call the office by Wednesday October 28th to have any name included during the service.
 
READINGS for this Sunday are: Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52.
 
There will be NO Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, October 28th.
 
FELLOWSHIP NEWS: There will be a pot luck lunch next Sunday, Nov. 1st along with our PLEDGE INGATHERING during the offertory in church.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor:  Martha Lambert.  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: Otis Howe, Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Debra Richardson, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Larry Delk, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Doris Smith, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Jackie Lowey, Elena Hinderer and Gere Carnathan.
 
THE EVERYMEMBER CANVAS STEWARDSHIP DRIVE IS UNDERWAY.  WATCH FOR INSERTS IN YOUR BULLETINS!
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: The Samaritan’s purse category for donations in October is:
Clothes and toys for boys and girls:  ages 10-14 years. Their basket is in the stairwell off the chapel during October.
 
           Samaritan’s Purse Workshop will be Friday (Oct 23) at 9:30 in the undercroft.
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toilet tissue 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: This week’s donation item is toilet tissue. 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:
 
I will be out of town from Wednesday, Oct. 21st until Oct 28th.  Marjie knows how to reach me should I be needed.  Allison
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ed Pat Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister–Mike Fielder
No Midweek Eucharist on Wed. Oct. 28th.
Altar Guild –Angie Fielder
Altar Flowers –Tommy & Allison Miller
Pastoral Visitor – Martha Lambert
 
Church Address: P O Box 770, Helena, AR
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.

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