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May 31, 2017, 9:14 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 4, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

I am leading a six-week class on The Apostles’ Creed each Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. These times allow those who so desire to attend both the class and one of the mid-week Eucharists.  The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • Week 3:  The Holy Spirit
  • Week 4:  The Church and the Communion of the Saints
  • Week 5:  The Forgiveness of Sins
  • Week 6:  The Resurrection of the Body

Each class will include a brief video by Rev. Adam Hamilton. We have used his material before and found it both inspiring and challenging.      Blessings, Fr. Ray+


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:  June 4, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday): Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-35, 37; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 20:19-23


 

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, and Walter Morris, Sr.


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.

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.

Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are greatly appreciated.


 

Church Office News and Announcements:

May 31, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 31, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Holy Spirit) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft

       June 1, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

June 4, SUN -

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Carla Myers & Jayne Morris

Altar Flowers – Mrs. Wilson Howe

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

June 7, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

June 7, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Church and the Communion of the Saints) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft

June 8, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

 


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                                 

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

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

 




May 24, 2017, 4:42 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, May 28, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

I am leading a six-week class on The Apostles’ Creed each Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. These times allow those who so desire to attend both the class and one of the mid-week Eucharists.  The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • Week 1:  God
  • Week 2:  Jesus Christ
  • Week 3:  The Holy Spirit
  • Week 4:  The Church and the Communion of the Saints
  • Week 5:  The Forgiveness of Sins
  • Week 6:  The Resurrection of the Body

Each class will include a brief video by Rev. Adam Hamilton. We have used his material before and found it both inspiring and challenging.      Blessings, Fr. Ray+


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:  May 28, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Seventh Sunday of Easter): Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11


 

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Walter Morris, Sr, the family of Alan Levine, and the family of Lena Cunningham.


Outreach News:

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

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.

Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are greatly appreciated.


One of the highlights of the year for many of the students who attend Young Life is the Young Life Summer Camp in the North Georgia Mountains.  One of these students is Marzell Moody, who is in church at St. John’s almost every Sunday.  I am inviting those in our congregation who can do so to pitch in to cover Marzell’s camp costs, which comes to around $700.  If we collect more than is needed to cover Marzell’s costs, we will contribute it toward helping other students who are signed up for camp.    Blessings, Fr. Ray


Church Office News and Announcements:

May 24, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 24, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / Jesus Christ) at 6:15 pm

May 25, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / Jesus Christ) at 10:30 am

May 25, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

May 28, SUN -            

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – Jill & Ned Pillow

May 31, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 31, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Holy Spirit) at 6:15 pm

June 1, Wed  - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Holy Spirit) at 10:30 am

June 1, Thur  - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

 

The Dean family welcomed 8 lb. 4 oz. Arwen Izabelle Dean on Wednesday, May 17, at 4:30 pm.

 


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262        

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115         

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

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


 

 




May 18, 2017, 7:58 AM

Newsletter

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

Last week I had lunch with our area’s Young Life Director, Mr. Trent Williams.  Young Life is a Christian student organization dedicated to bringing Christ to youth in Helena-West Helena.  This positive Christian ministry provides guidance, hope and a solid Christian message to young people who might not be hearing it any place else in their life.  One of the highlights of the year for many of these students is the Young Life Summer Camp in the North Georgia Mountains.  This year there are around twelve students from Central High School who are signed up for camp. One of these students is Marzell Moody, who is in church at St. John’s almost every Sunday.  I am inviting those in our congregation who can do so to pitch in to cover Marzell’s camp costs, which comes to around $700.  That amount includes travel, meals enroute, camp fees and a little money for the camp store.  Royce and I will be contributing $50 toward helping Marzell go to camp. Will you help, too? If we collect more than is needed to cover Marzell’s costs, we will contribute it toward helping other students who are signed up for camp.  Blessings, Fr. Ray


Sunday, May 21st we will honor high school graduate Katherine Wright with a reception and meal following worship.  Special music will be provided by oboist/clarinetist Mr. Drew Spencer-Bell.


I will be leading a six-week class on The Apostles’ Creed beginning Wednesday, May 17 at 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. These times allow those who so desire to attend both the class and one of the mid-week Eucharists.  I will also be leading the same class during the Adult Sunday School at 9:15 on Sunday mornings.  The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • Week 1:  God
  • Week 2:  Jesus Christ
  • Week 3: The Holy Spirit
  • Week 4:  The Church and the Communion of the Saints
  • Week 5:  The Forgiveness of Sins
  • Week 6:  The Resurrection of the Body

Each class will include a brief video by Rev. Adam Hamilton. We have used his material before and found it both inspiring and challenging.          Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Worship and Education News:

 

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am (The Apostles’ Creed)

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

Worship:  May 21, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Sixth Sunday of Easter): Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:7-18, 15-16; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21


 

Pastoral News:

 

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Walter Morris, Sr, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Kathy Sullivan, Joann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, and the family of Alan Levine.


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:


May 17, Wed              Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 17, Wed              Class (The Apostles’ Creed) at 6:15 pm

May 18, Wed              Class (The Apostles’ Creed) at 10:30 am

May 18, Thur              Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

May 21, SUN              

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – Neville & Maureen Jones

 

We will honor high school graduate Katherine Wright with a reception and meal following the worship service.

May 24, Wed              Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 24, Wed              Class (The Apostles’ Creed) at 6:15 pm




May 10, 2017, 7:29 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, May 14, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray:

Our Fellowship Committee met a few weeks ago to plan our Summer 2017 fellowship events. Please put the following on your calendar:

  • Sunday, May 21st we will honor high school graduate Katherine Wright with a reception and meal following worship. Special music at worship will be provided by oboist/clarinetist Mr. Drew Spencer-Bell.
  • Sunday, June 11th we will have a picnic at Heritage Trail following worship.
  • We are hoping to host a reception for Teach For America teachers in August, but are waiting to hear from the directors of the program before finalizing plans.
  • September 17 we will have a Picnic in the Pews following worship.  This will be similar to what we do during Lent.

 

In addition to these events, the Vestry will be sponsoring a lite supper and bingo night at the church on the second Thursday of every month. More information will be coming soon regarding the start date for this monthly fellowship opportunity.


In Ephesians 6:2 we are called to “bear one another’s burdens and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” In order to better do that we are starting a new ministry known as “One Call.”  This new program will allow us to send text messages, emails and voicemails when there is a prayer request or as reminders when there is a church event coming up.  In order to participate in this new ministry the church office will need to know your preferred way of receiving messages, i.e. text, email, voicemail or a combination of those methods.  Of course, your cell number, email address and/or home phone number will be needed, too. You can participate in this new ministry by calling Marjie at the church office at 338-8115 or by signing up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church.  For your convenience you can tear off the form at the bottom of the newsletter, fill it in and email or mail it to the church office.              Blessings, Fr. Ray +


I will be leading a six week class on The Apostles’ Creed beginning Wednesday, May 17 at 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. These times allow those who so desire to attend both the class and one of the mid-week Eucharists.  I will also be leading the same class during the Adult Sunday School at 9:15 on Sunday mornings.  The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • Week 1:  God
  • Week 2:  Jesus Christ
  • Week 3:  The Holy Spirit
  • Week 4:  The Church and the Communion of the Saints
  • Week 5:  The Forgiveness of Sins
  • Week 6:  The Resurrection of the Body

Each class will include a brief video by Rev. Adam Hamilton. We have used his material before and found it both inspiring and challenging.      Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Commemorative Coffee Table Book - We are looking into the possibility of publishing a commemorative coffee table book at St. John’s.  The book would be hardcover and contain around 125 pages of beautiful pictures of the interior and exterior of our building. Also included would be pictures of all of the memorial kneelers along with an index of who created each one of them.  The approximate cost of the book would be between $75 and $100 depending on how many are ordered.  If this is something you would purchase if it was produced, please let Marjie know by calling or emailing the church office.  There is also a sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the church.


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:  May 14, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Fifth Sunday of Easter): Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14


 

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, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Kathy Sullivan, and Joann Hargraves


Outreach News:

UTO collection will be taken up during offertory on Mother’s Day, May 14.  Boxes are located at the back of church on the table.  Checks are also accepted.

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

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:

May 10, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm      

May 11, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

May 14, SUN : 

Acolytes – Rachel Wright & Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Jeannie Turley

Altar Flowers – Altar Guild

 

HAPPY MOHER’S DAY TO ALL OUR ST. JOHN’S MOMS!

 

May 15, Mon - Vestry will meet at 5:30 at the church

May 17, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 17, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed) at 6:15 pm

May 18, Thur - Class (The Apostles’ Creed) at 10:30 am

May 18, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

 

 


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262  

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org 

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115         

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

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


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May 3, 2017, 8:11 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, May 7, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray

In Ephesians 6:2 we are called to “bear one another’s burdens and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” In order to better do that we are starting a new ministry known as “One Call.”  This new program will allow us to send text messages, emails and voicemails when there is a prayer request or as reminders when there is a church event coming up.  In order to participate in this new ministry the church office will need to know your preferred way of receiving messages, i.e. text, email, voicemail or a combination of those methods.  Of course, your cell number, email address and/or home phone number will be needed, too. You can participate in this new ministry by calling Marjie at the church office at 338-8115 or by signing up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church.  For your convenience you can tear off the form at the bottom of the newsletter, fill it in and email or mail it to the church office.              Blessings, Fr. Ray +


I will be leading a six week class on The Apostles’ Creed beginning Wednesday, May 17 at 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. These times allow those who so desire to attend both the class and one of the mid-week Eucharists.  I will also be leading the same class during the Adult Sunday School at 9:15 on Sunday mornings.  The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • Week 1:  God
  • Week 2:  Jesus Christ
  • Week 3: The Holy Spirit
  • Week 4:  The Church and the Communion of the Saints
  • Week 5:  The Forgiveness of Sins
  • Week 6:  The Resurrection of the Body

Each class will include a brief video by Rev. Adam Hamilton. We have used his material before and found it both inspiring and challenging.      Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Commemorative Coffee Table Book - We are looking into the possibility of publishing a commemorative coffee table book at St. John’s.  The book would be hardcover and contain around 125 pages of beautiful pictures of the interior and exterior of our building. Also included would be pictures of all of the memorial kneelers along with an index of who created each one of them.  The approximate cost of the book would be between $75 and $100 depending on how many were ordered.  If this is something you would purchase if it was produced, please let Marjie know by calling the church office at 870-338-8115 or emailing office@saintjohnshelena.org  There is also a sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the church.


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:  May 7, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Easter):  Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10


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, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Kathy Sullivan, Joann Hargraves, and the family of Jason Rowlett.


Outreach News:

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

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.

UTO collection will be taken up during offertory on Mother’s Day, May 14.  Boxes are located at the back of church on the table.  Checks are also accepted.


Church Office News and Announcements:

May 3, Wed - Midweek Unction (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 4, Thur - Noonday Unction (chapel) at 12:00

May 7, SUN:

Acolytes – Katherine Wright & Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – West & Jane Hornor

Baby shower in the garden honoring Jackie & Nolan Dean will be immediately after the service. Lots of fun and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Warfield Free Concert and Outdoor Picnic is happening Sunday, May 7, at 6:00 on the PCCUA lawn.  Bring your own chair and picnic and wear your St. John’s t-shirt.

May 8, Mon - ECW will meet at Carla Myers house at 5:00 on Monday, May 8.

May 10, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm       

May 11, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org  

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115         

       Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org

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

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