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December 23, 2015, 12:24 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church                            Thursday, December 24, 2015

 
Christmas Eve Service will be held in the chapel at 10:00 pm with the Rev. Russ Snapp Officiating.
Acolytes: Katie Mouritsen, Chris Rogers, Rowland Brothers & Katherine Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder
Altar Guild – Team 3
A time of fellowship follows in the chapel with a little refreshment celebrating the birth of Christ.
No December 25th service.
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                                                                              Sunday, December 27, 2015                                                
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Dec. 27th no class.!!!!
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: December 27th, The Festival of Lessons and Carols, a service found in the Episcopal Book of Occasional Services and is comprised of 8 readings with hymns, carols and lots of singing.  There is no sermon and is basically a Morning Prayer service.  Come join in the fun. 
 
 
IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED THAT I RING THE CHIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SUNDAY SERVICE TO INITIATE A PERIOD OF SILENCE FOR PRAYER.  PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS’ NEED FOR SILENCE AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.
  
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitor: Allison Biederman.  This is a new ministry.  The duty runs from Sunday to the next Sunday.  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, Blanche Choate, Freeman Staley, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Nina Zachary, Jim Howe, Jr., Elena Hinderer, Ann Lee, Tricia Hearn, and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is Kleenex 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 Kleenex. 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:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Mike Fielder
Lay Minister-Ann Lee
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild –Betsy Wright
Altar Flowers – Christmas poinsettias which you make take home after the service.
Pastoral Visitor –Allison Biederman: runs from Dec 27-Jan 2nd.
 
Church Address:  P O Box 770, Helena AR  72342
 
Please note church’s email address is:  office@saintjohnshelena.org.
 
Our web site is: http://saintjohnshelena.org.  

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