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February 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 19, 2017

 

Lent at St. John’s

In the Book of Common Prayer we are called "to the observance of a Holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's Holy Word" (BCP, p. 265).  March 1, our Ash Wednesday Service will be at 5:30 p.m. As we did last year, we will have a Picnic in the Pews luncheon and Eucharist on Thursdays at noon beginning March 2.  Sunday worship will follow Rite I with Eucharist. So, please mark your calendar as you plan for a “Holy Lent.”           Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Lenten Class

During Lent I will be leading a class entitled “5 Marks of Love”, which has been described as “A discipleship offering inspired by the Anglican Marks of Mission.”  Each class will include a brief video presentation as well as questions and discussions of what it means to live life marked as Christ’s own. The class will meet in the undercroft at 9:15 each Sunday morning beginning February 26. All study materials will be provided free of charge.  Blessings, Fr. Ray +

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and falls on February 28 this year. This date, of course, is also known as Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday.  We will observe Shrove Tuesday with a pancake supper from 5 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. at the church.  All are invited!

Outdoor Chairs Challenge!

With the dedication of the Gloria Y. Tappan Memorial Walkway, we are looking forward to using our lovely Garden more in the coming year. We would like to purchase 48 folding outdoor style chairs for such events.  A challenge gift has been made for the purchase of these chairs.  Every dollar given will be matched, up to $500.00.  The cost per chair is approximately $25, so your gift of $25 will actually enable the purchase of two chairs.  Chair donations can be made by placing a check in the offering plate, mailed or dropped off at the church office.


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  February 19, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany): Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Walter Morris, Sr, Sarah Myers, Debra Richardson, Richard Hargraves, Carol Jennings, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Mike Brandt, Doug & Anna Freelander’s son Kuba, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Duke Drennon, John O. Moore, Connie Johnston, Stephanie Arnold, Kathy Sullivan, Janet Juengel, and the family of Paul Sellers.


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food.  Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

Grace Food Pantry – plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Feb 15, Wednesday     Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Feb 16, Thursday         Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

February 19, Sunday     

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Mike & Angie Fielder

Feb 20, Monday    Vestry will meet at 5:30 pm at the church

Feb 22, Wednesday   Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Feb 23, Thursday   Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

Feb 24, Friday   St. Mary’s Catholic Church Mardi Gras Seafood Dinner 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Feb 28, Tuesday    Pancake Supper from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Shrove Tuesday

 


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:    

Phone:  870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org  

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342

 

 


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