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March 22, 2017, 9:11 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Easter Lilies 2017 order form is included below.

 

Lenten Opportunities

We have several opportunities for you to express your devotion to our Lord and grow your spiritual life during the season of Lent. Any of the following would be a meaningful addition to your Lenten discipline:

Picnic in the Pews on Thursdays at noon provides a mid-week opportunity to participate in the Holy Eucharist and afterwards enjoy the fellowship of others with the light lunch. 

Wednesday Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

Evening Prayer on Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday School Class on The 5 Marks of Love at 9:15 a.m.

Please pick up a Hope Chest box to be filled with money for Episcopal Relief & Development at the back of the church.

Finally, you are welcome to meet with me to make your personal confession.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am, The 5 Marks of Love

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

Worship:  March 26, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Fourth Sunday in Lent): 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41


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, Carol Jennings, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Mike Brandt, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, John O Moore, Connie Johnston, Stephanie Arnold, Kathy Sullivan, Ronald Hyslip, and Kathy Bush


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:

Mar 22, Wed     Midweek Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 22, Wed     Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon.  The speaker is Sheriff Neal Byrd.

Mar 23, Thur     Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Maureen Jones and Ann Lee

Mar 23, Thur     Garden Party Invitation!  The ECW is having a garden party from 4:30 - 6:00 in St John’s Garden to introduce Royce Brown to the ladies in our community.  Please come and bring a friend.

March 26, SUN           

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones & Jeannie Turley

Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert

Mar 27, Mon    Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 28, Tues   Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 29, Wed   Midweek Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 29, Wed   Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon. The speaker is Betsy Wright with special music by Katherine Wright.

Mar 30, Thur   Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Susan Carter and Lorraine Ferryman

April 8, Sat     Altar Guild will polish and make Palm crosses at 9:30.

April 15, Sat   Altar Guild will decorate church for Easter.


               

Easter Lilies 2017

 

I/We would like to order _________ Easter Lilies at $18 each.

 

Given by:________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

 

In Memory of: ________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

 

In Hornor of/ In Thanksgiving for: ________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

 

Please make checks payable to St John’s Altar Guild

 

               

 

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   

 




March 15, 2017, 9:30 AM

Newsletter:


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

 

Lenten Opportunities

We have several opportunities for you to express your devotion to our Lord and grow your spiritual life during the season of Lent. While we often speak of “giving up” something for Lent, sometimes it can also be helpful to add something for Lent. Any of the following would be a meaningful addition to your Lenten discipline:

Picnic in the Pews on Thursdays at noon provides a mid-week opportunity to participate in the Holy Eucharist and afterwards enjoy the fellowship of others with the light lunch.  If your schedule permits you can “picnic in the pews”, or we will gladly put your lunch in a sack that you can take with you.

Wednesday Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

Evening Prayer on Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday School Class on The 5 Marks of Love at 9:15 a.m.

Please pick up a Hope Chest box to be filled with money for Episcopal Relief & Development at the back of the church.

Finally, you are welcome to meet with me to make your personal confession. The order for personal confession is call “Reconciliation of a Penitent and can be found in the Book of Common Prayer on page 447. Of course, your confession will be kept in the strictest confidence.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Garden Chairs

Donations for garden chairs may be made by offering plate, mailed or dropped off at the church office.  We are looking forward to using our lovely garden this year.


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am, The 5 Marks of Love

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

Worship:  March 19, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Third Sunday in Lent): Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42


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, 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, and Ruth Howe


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.


Church Office News and Announcements:

Mar 13, Monday         Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 14, Tuesday         Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

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

Mar 15, Wednesday   Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon.  The speaker is Lynn Chadwick with special music by Paige VonKanel.

Mar 16, Thursday       Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Melody Rogers and Nancy Hornor

March 19, SUNDAY   

Acolyte – Drew Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – Tait Owens

Mar 20, Monday         Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm and Vestry will meet immediately after.

Mar 21, Tuesday        Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

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

Mar 22, Wednesday   Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon.   The speaker is Sheriff Neal Byrd.

Mar 23, Thursday       Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Maureen Jones & Ann Lee

Mar 23, Thursday       Garden Party invitation below!

 

The Easter Lilies 2017 order form will be distributed this Sunday. 

 

 

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   

               

 




March 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Newsletter:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, March 12, 2017

 

Lenten Opportunities

We have several opportunities for you to express your devotion to our Lord and grow your spiritual life during the season of Lent. While we often speak of “giving up” something for Lent, sometimes it can also be helpful to add something for Lent. Any of the following would be a meaningful addition to your Lenten discipline:

Picnic in the Pews on Thursdays at noon provides a mid-week opportunity to participate in the Holy Eucharist and afterwards enjoy the fellowship of others with the light lunch provided free of charge.  If your schedule permits you can “picnic in the pews”, or, if you are on a tight schedule, we will gladly put your lunch in a sack that you can take with you.

Wednesday Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

Evening Prayer on Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday School Class on The 5 Marks of Love at 9:15 a.m.

Please pick up a Hope Chest box to be filled with money for Episcopal Relief & Development at the back of the church.

Finally, you are welcome to meet with me to make your personal confession. The order for personal confession is call “Reconciliation of a Penitent and can be found in the Book of Common Prayer on page 447. Of course, your confession will be kept in the strictest confidence.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Outdoor Chairs

We are still taking garden chair donations that may be made by offering plate, mailed or dropped off at the church office.  We are looking forward to using our lovely garden this year.


Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am, The 5 Marks of Love

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

Worship:  March 12, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Second Sunday in Lent): Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17


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, 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 Ruth Howe


Outreach News:

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

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:

Tuesday, Mar 7,      Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm  

Wednesday, Mar 8,     Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon - The speaker is Martin Rawls with special music by Vivian Hoskins.

Wednesday, Mar 8,     Midweek Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Thursday, Mar 9,     Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Bennett Sellers and Carla Myers

SUNDAY, March 12

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves

Altar Flowers – Lyle & Lisa Wheeler

Monday, Mar 13,    ECW will have monthly meeting 5:00 at Susan Carter’s house.

Monday, Mar 13,    Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Mar 14,    Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

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

Wednesday, Mar 15,    Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon.  The speaker is Lynn Chadwick with special music by Paige VonKanel.

Thursday, Mar 16,   Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Melody Rogers and Nancy Hornor

Thursday, Mar 23,        Invitation below

 

The Easter Lilies 2017 order form will be distributed this Sunday. 

 

 

The United Methodist Women of the Helena United Methodist Church cordially invite everyone to attend Lenten Listening services each week on Wednesday through April 12, 2017 at 12:00 Noon.    Bring a sandwich, and we will furnish beverage and dessert.  A nursery will be provided.


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   

               

 

 




March 1, 2017, 7:35 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, March 5, 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 each Sunday morning.    Fr. Ray +


Outdoor Chairs

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.  Chair donations can be made by 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:  March 5, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (First Sunday in Lent): Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11


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, 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, and Janet Juengel      


Outreach News:

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


Church Office News and Announcements:

Tuesday, Feb 28,    Pancake supper from 5:00 – 6:30 on Shrove Tuesday  (Buff Brothers)

Wednesday, Mar 1,     Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon - The speaker is Kelsey Riley with special music by Caroline Stephens.         

Wednesday, Mar 1,    Ash Wednesday Service (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Thursday, Mar 2,   Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Angie Fielder and Royce Brown

Sunday, March 5, 2017                    

Acolytes – Katherine Wright and Rachael Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Jack Myers

Reader – Nolan Dean

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – John & Sylvia Darnell

Wednesday, Mar 8,      Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, Mar 8,      Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon

Thursday, Mar 9,    Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheo - ECW Hosts Bennett Sellers and Carla Myers


 

The United Methodist Women of the Helena United Methodist Church cordially invite everyone to attend Lenten Listening services beginning Ash Wednesday March 1st  at 12:00 Noon each week.  These services will continue each week on Wednesday through April 12, 2017.  Bring a sandwich, and we will furnish beverage and dessert.  A nursery will be provided.


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   

                                                               




February 28, 2017, 7:16 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 26, 2017

 

Dear St. John’s Family and Friends,

I received this lovely note in the mail this week from a young man who lives out of town, but is a regular visitor.  I wanted to share his kind words with you.  Fr. Ray +   (Copy on the last page.)


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.    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!

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 +


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.  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 26, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (The Last Sunday after the Epiphany): Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9


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, 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 Martha Loraine Cline


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.


Church Office News and Announcements:

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

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

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017     

Acolyte – Drew Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder

Altar Flowers – Jim & Betty Bush

 

Harry Stephens will be here to share about the work of the

Gideons during the service. 

 

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

Wednesday, Mar 01   Ash Wednesday Service (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Thursday, Mar 02  Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon  -  ECW Hosts Angie Fielder and Royce Brown


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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