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.
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 8, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Teresa Cantrell
Readings: Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30
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, Abigail Grace Fox, 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:
Arrangements for Dr. Bo Marley’s funeral:
Visitation at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, Wednesday May 4th 4-6 pm
Services Thursday, May 5th at 11:00 am, Episcopal Church of the Advent, Sumner, MS, with Rev. Ray Brown officiating
Obituary on Meredith Nowell Facebook page
The Vestry will meet after church for a short (10/15) meeting with Gabe about the organ
May 8, Fourth Sunday of Easter, at 10:30 am
Lay Eucharist Minister: Allison Biederman
Acolyte: Ben Pittman
Altar Guild: Susan Carter
Ushers: Dana Kurts & Brooke Tappan
Video - Facebook: Paulette Parker
Altar Flowers – Mother’s Day
May 16, at 4:00 ECW will meet at the church to clean and organize the kitchen.
May 22nd is open date for flowers in the church.
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