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June 14, 2017, 3:52 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 18, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

As I mentioned in my sermon last Sunday, a few of our members came up with an idea to reach out to our immediate neighborhood with a back-to-school supper and school supplies distribution. I believe this a wonderful idea and a great way to get to know our neighbors and share the love of Christ with them.  At our next meeting on Monday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the church, we will decide on specifics such as date, time and exactly who, and how many children and family members will be invited to this event. Volunteers are needed to assist with gathering school supplies and preparing a simple supper. Please let me know if you want to be part of this outreach to our neighbors. In our Gospel lesson last week we heard the call of Jesus to go into all the world with the good news of Jesus.  Again, as I said in my sermon last week, we don’t have to travel abroad to be in mission. “All the world” includes those at our doorstep.

 

Change in Summer Mid-Week Eucharist Schedule

Starting this week, we will have only one mid-week Eucharist. The Eucharist on Wednesdays at 5:30 will remain unchanged during the summer months.  We are discontinuing the Thursday noon service for the summer. The service on the first Wednesday of every month will continue to be a Healing Service.

I am leading a six-week class on The Apostles’ Creed each Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • 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.                               

Please mark your calendar for our next Fellowship Activity on Sunday, July 30.  Following worship we will beat the summer heat with a lite lunch and homemade ice cream at the church. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.                                          

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

Readings for Sunday (Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 6): Exodus 19:2-8a; Psalm 100; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35–10:8-23


 

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, Walter Morris, Sr, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, and the family of Lillian Deckelman


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.

 

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


 

Church Office News and Announcements:

June 14, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

June 14, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Church and the Communion of the Saints) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Bennett Sellers

June 18, SUN              

Acolytes – Katherine Wright & Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Walter & Bennette Morris

June 21, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

June 21, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Forgiveness of Sins) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

 


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




June 6, 2017, 10:18 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 11, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

A few weeks ago I asked for the financial support of our St. John’s family in helping send a young man from our congregation to Young Life Camp in the North Georgia Mountains. Our goal was $700 and through your generous support we have raised over $900! The extra money will be used to help other students also attend camp.  Thank You for going the extra mile in helping these students!

Please mark your calendar for our next Fellowship Activity on Sunday, July 30.  Following worship we will beat the summer heat with a lite lunch and homemade ice cream at the church. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.

Change in Summer Mid-Week Eucharist Schedule

Starting this week, we will have only one mid-week Eucharist. The Eucharist on Wednesdays at 5:30 will remain unchanged during the summer months.  We are discontinuing the Thursday noon service for the summer. The service on the first Wednesday of every month will continue to be a Healing Service.

I am leading a six-week class on The Apostles’ Creed each Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • 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 11, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Trinity Sunday): Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20


 

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, and Larry Bryant.


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.

 

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


 

Church Office News and Announcements:

June 7, Wed - Midweek Unction & Healing (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 

Altar Guild – Carla Myers & Jayne Morris

June 11, SUN              

Acolytes – Ned Pillow, Mary Pillow, Eli Pillow & Jack Pillow

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Bennett Sellers

Altar Flowers – Walter & Bennette Morris

June 12, Mon  - ECW will meet at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Martha Lambert.

June 14, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

June 14, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Forgiveness of Sins) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Bennett Sellers

 


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 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


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