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February 10, 2016, 4:54 PM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church             Sunday, February 14, 2016

 
WORSHIP& EDUCATION NEWS:
 
ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, February 14, at 9:00 am until 10:00 am.  We are currently studying the gospel of Matthew using N.T. Wright’s book.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.
 
WORSHIP: February 14, Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Senter Crook as our supply priest.
 
It has been requested that the acolytes 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:   Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13
 
ASH WEDNESDAY Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 5:30 in the chapel.
 
HOLY EUCHARIST WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL AT 12:00 NOON ON FEBRUARY 18th.  ARNOLD HEARN WILL BE OUR CELEBRANT.  A light lunch will be provided by the ECW immediately afterwards.
 
ALTER GUILD NEWS:
 
All Alter Guild members are needed at 9:30 on February 13th for clean-up and set-up to get our church ready for our return on Sunday the 14th.
 
 
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, Jim Howe, Jr., Tricia Hearn, Ruth Howe, Gere Carnathan, Nina Zachary and Walt Morris.
 
 
OUTREACH NEWS:
 
The Samaritan’s Purse:  Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  Needed are toys including balls, trucks and cars (not military), dolls, puzzles that are age appropriate.
 
Angels of Grace The item from their wish list this week is toiletries 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 boxes are now bare.
 
Anchor Mission Ministry Box: This week’s donation item is toiletries. 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.  It is located on the bypass.  Their donation box is located off the chapel in the stairwell next to the Angels of Grace box.
 
Humane Society of the Delta:  They have made a request for donations of cat litter, laundry detergent and large bath towels.  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 February 14, 2016:
 
            Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright
            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow
            Altar Guild – Carly Myers
            Altar Flowers – Jack & Carla Myers
            Pastoral Visitor – Maureen Jones from February 14 through February 20.
 
 Thursday, February 18, 2016:
            Altar Guild – Angie Fielder
 
VESTRY MEETING ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, AT 5:30.
 
HOLY EUCHARIST will be held on Thursday each week at 12:00 NOON, beginning February 18th and continuing through March 24th.  Immediately after a light lunch will be provided by the ECW.  Our celebrant will be Arnold Hearn.
 
 
The United Methodist Women of the Helena United Methodist Church cordially invite everyone to attend Lenten Listening services beginning Ash Wednesday, February 10th, at 12:00 Noon. These services will continue each week on Wednesday through March 23rd.  Bring your own sandwich and they will furnish the beverage and dessert. A nursery will be provided.  The speaker for February 17th is Jay Hollowell and special music will be Steve Williams.
 
 
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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