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December 31, 2015, 8:41 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 3, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, Jan. 3rd at 9:00 am until 10:00 am studying this Sunday’s readings which are found below.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: January 3rd, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Ken Parks from Bella Vista as our visiting priest.
 
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.
  
READINGS for this Sunday are: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Matthew 22:13-15, 19-23.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Martha Lambert.  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., and Gere Carnathan.
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Information about the 2016 program to be announced soon.  Watch for it in the coming newsletters.
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies 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 cleaning supplies. 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.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of large bath towels, laundry detergent and cat litter.  Please call 870-753-2119 or 870-995-2379 and they will pick up your donation.  You may also take your donation directly to the shelter, 9518 Phillips 300 Rd. between the hours of 7-10 am or 2-5 pm.
 
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Sunday duties:
Acolyte –Ed Pat Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister-Mike Fielder
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild –Susan Carter
Altar Flowers –Nancy & Jim Howe
Pastoral Visitor –Martha Lambert from Jan. 3rd through Jan. 9th
 
Pot luck lunch and annual Parish Meeting on January 17th.  Mark your calendars!
 
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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