Let us pray:
O God, who has blessed and sustained this parish through the years; we ask that you continue to lead us, stretch us, and direct us, in our search for a new rector. Raise for us, we pray, a priest and pastor who will boldly proclaim your Gospel, faithfully administer your Sacraments, and serve your people with love and compassion, that we may continue to grow in the likeness of Christ and be a beacon of love and hope to our community and the world. To the glory of your holy Name. Amen.
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Social distancing will be practiced in church and temperature checks and hand sanitizer are available as you enter. The church is professionally sanitized each week using an ozone generator. CDC COVID-19 guidelines (Vestry approved) list is on table in the back of church.
WORSHIP AND EDUCATION NEWS:
Worship: May 1, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Teresa Cantrell
Readings: Third Sunday of Easter; Acts 9:1-6 [7-20]; Psalm 30; Revelations 5:11-14; John 21:1-19
Please keep the following in your prayers: Debra Richardson, Kathy Sullivan, Courtney Turner, Kathleen Gibson, Cole Jefferies, Carol Spencer, Bonnie & Charles Rowland, Jo Liddy, Janet Juengel, Jim Howe, Cliff Clark, Sylvia Ross, Linda Dowling, Susan Taylor, and Bill Duke.
St John’s ECW is sponsoring Bingo at Crestpark Nursing Home monthly on the second Tuesday from 1 – 2. Contributions are needed for the prizes. What they like includes: Kleenex (square and rectangular boxes), paper towels, toilet paper, candles, batteries, soap, body wash, lotion, blueberry muffin mix, chocolate candy, gum, microwave popcorn, decorative paper plates & napkins, anything decorative/seasonal, and air freshener. There will be a box at the back of the church.
Grace Food Pantry: plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.
CHURCH OFFICE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
May 1, Third Sunday of Easter, at 10:30 am
Lay Eucharist Minister: Ann Lee
Acolyte: Mary Pillow
Altar Guild: Julie Pittman
Ushers: Mike Fielder & Macon Kirkman
Video - Facebook: Angie Fielder
Altar Flowers – Neville & Maureen Jones
CDC COVID-19 guidelines: (Vestry approved) list is on table in the back of church
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For those that cannot attend in person, there will be live streaming on Facebook.
The new link for Sunday service is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/929943537685987
Facebook Group: St. John’s Episcopal Church-Helena, AR