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January 22, 2016, 12:02 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, January 24, 2016

 
 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, January 24th 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 24th, Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Rev. Louis Hayden, from Germantown, TN, as our celebrant.
 
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:   Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10;  Psalm 19;  1 Corinthians 12:12-31a;  Luke 4:14-21
 
ALTER GUILD NEWS:
 
Team 1 will meet Friday, January 29th at 10:00 am to polish.  If you are unable to attend, let Susan Carter (870-816-5655) know and she will give you a task to complete at your convenience.
 
PASTORAL NEWS:
 
Pastoral Visitors: Maureen Jones.  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., Maureen Jones, Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe and Gere Carnathan.
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse: To be announced
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach 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.  A large donation tub has been placed with the others off the chapel stairwell or you can 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 January 24, 2016:
Acolyte – Kathrine Wright
Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter
No Midweek Eucharist
Altar Guild – Julie Pittman
Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert
Pastoral Visitor – Maureen Jones from Jan. 24th through Jan. 30th.
 
There is an opening for altar flowers on February 7 If you would like to donate the altar flowers, please contact Ann Lee (870-816-0940).
 
 
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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