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August 9, 2017, 10:34 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, August 13, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

 

St. John’s will be handing out backpacks and school supplies at the Cherry Street Fair this coming Saturday, August 12 from 5 till 8 p.m. Thanks to everyone who has signed up to help at our booth!

Towards the end of September, I will be leading a six-week Confirmation/Informational Class on The Episcopal Church.  While geared towards those who want to be Confirmed or Received into membership at St. John’s and The Episcopal Church, it will also be an excellent opportunity to refresh your knowledge of our faith tradition. Bishop Benfield’s next pastoral visit to St. John’s will be February 4, 2018, at which time those who have completed the class will have the opportunity to be baptized and/or confirmed.

We are continuing our study of The Apostles’ Creed during Adult Sunday School. We are currently on week 4 of a six-week course. All are welcome!

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:  August 13, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 14): 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33


 

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joe Ann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hanson, Margaret Dean, Eddie Maples, Linda Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, Madge Saba, Carol Jennings, Darryl Byrd, Walter Morris, Sr. and Karen Davidson.

 


 

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 tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

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:

Aug 9, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Aug 12, Sat  - Cherry Street Fair from 5 until 8 pm

Aug 13, SUN               

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Stephen Barker

Aug 14, Mon - ECW meeting in the chapel at 5:00 pm

Aug 16, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

 

 


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




August 2, 2017, 1:57 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, August 6, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

 

As an expression of our commitment to our community, St. John’s will be handing out backpacks and school supplies at The Cherry Street Fair on Saturday, August 12 from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.  If you would like to be part of this outreach, please sign up for one of the thirty-minute blocks on the sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the church.  I will be there for the entire time and would enjoy your company as we make a bit of difference for some of the children in our community!

Many folks have asked me how D’Andrae is doing at his new residence in Booneville. I speak with him just about every day. He is enjoying his new home and opportunities. Particularly, he likes his part-time job there. He is learning many new skills that will serve him well moving forward.

We are continuing our study of The Apostles’ Creed during Adult Sunday School. We are currently on week 3 of a six-week course. All are welcome!

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:  August 6, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (The Transfiguration): Exodus 34:259-35; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36


 

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joe Ann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Walter Morris, Sr, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hanson, Margaret Dean, Eddie Maples, Linda Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, Madge Saba, Carol Jennings, and Darryl Byrd.

 


 

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.

There is a box labeled “School Supplies” in the narthex to participate in the Neighborhood-Back-To-School Event that will be at the Cherry Street Fair on the Second Saturday (August 12). 

 

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


 

Church Office News and Announcements:

Aug 2, Wed - Midweek Unction (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Aug 6, SUN                 

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Betty Bush

Aug 9, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

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

 

 




July 27, 2017, 6:21 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, July 30, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

 

This coming Sunday, July 30, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Everett Long back to St. John’s!  We were very blessed by his beautiful singing voice earlier this summer and look forward to his return. 

The lite lunch and homemade ice cream social originally planned for this coming Sunday (July 30) has been moved to August.  Due to back to back Sunday luncheons for the Together For Hope teams staying at our church the last few weeks, it was decided to push the next event a bit into the future. The exact date will be in next week’s newsletter.

 

We are continuing our study of The Apostles’ Creed during Adult Sunday School. We are currently on week 2 of a six week course. All are welcome!

 

Our “Neighborhood Back-to-School Event” will take place on the next Second Saturday at the Cherry Street Fair.

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:  July 30, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 12): 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 128; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


 

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joe Ann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Walter Morris, Sr, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hanson, Gareth Vaughan (Peace Talks diplomat in Iraq), Margaret Dean, Otis Howe, Eddie Maples, Linda Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, Madge Saba, Aiden Hyslip, and Darryl Byrd.

 


 

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.

 

There is a box labeled “School Supplies” in the narthex to participate in the Neighborhood-Back-To-School Event. 

 

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


Church Office News and Announcements:

July 26, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

July 23, SUN               

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – Gill & Jessica Pillow

Aug 2, Wed - Midweek Unction (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

 

A Thank You card is attached from the Together For Hope teams.

 


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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July 22, 2017, 3:08 PM

Newsletter

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, July 23, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

 

Royce and I had a wonderful vacation and are glad to finally be back home.  While it was nice to spend some quality time with family, we are looking forward to some of the good things coming up at St. John’s.

On Sunday, July 30, we will have a light lunch and homemade ice cream immediately following worship. Our guest musician at worship will be Everett Long.  Everyone so enjoyed his visit with us last month that we have asked him to be with us again on Sunday, July 30.

Our “Neighborhood Back-to-School Event” is Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. at the church.  I encourage you to consider helping out with either the School Supplies Team or the Meal Team.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of our neighbors, provide children with school supplies and invite folks to St. John’s.  School supply list for JF Walh is attached.

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:  July 23, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 11): Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43


 

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joe Ann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Walter Morris, Sr, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hanson, Gareth Vaughan (Peace Talks diplomat in Iraq), Margaret Dean, Otis Howe, Eddie Maples, Linda Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, Madge Saba, and Aiden Hyslip.

 


 

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.

There is a box labeled “School Supplies” in the narthex to participate in the Neighborhood-Back-To-School Event. 

 

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


 

Church Office News and Announcements:

July 19, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30  

Altar Guild - Lindalu Hargraves

July 23, SUN               

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – Bob & Jim Anders

July 24, Mon - Vestry will meet at 5:30 pm in the undercroft

July 26, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

 

There is an opening for Altar Flowers on August 20.  Please contact Ann Lee or the church.

 


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




July 11, 2017, 2:38 PM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, July 16, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

 

Beginning July 7th – July 21st St John’s will host two groups from the Together for Hope that will be working throughout the community of Helena-West Helena on various projects.  While staying in our undercroft, they will teach swimming lessons, repair several buildings and work on various projects in the community.  We have hosted them over the past several years and they are always a delight to have with us.  Many of them join us for the adult education class.  On Sunday, July 9 and July 16, we will provide a Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel immediately following the service where we will have the opportunity to share food, stories and meet these wonderful people.  So please mark your calendars for these Sundays and share in the light lunch and wonderful gathering of God’s people.

 

Our Neighborhood Back-To-School Event will take place in the garden at St. John’s on Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m.  More volunteers have stepped forward to help with this event.  Two teams were formed at our meeting Monday. The “Meal Team” consists of Susan Carter, Jack & Nancy Horner and Anna Barry. The “School Supplies Team” includes Carla Meyers, Grace Henderson and Melody Rogers. Maureen Jones is helping Father Ray with some of the overall logistics of the event. If you would like to assist with one of these teams, please contact one of the current volunteers.

 

There is a box labeled “School Supplies” in the narthex. You can participate in this ministry by purchasing new school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and Crayola crayons and placing them in the box. A full school supply list will be put in our weekly newsletter in the near future.

 

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:  July 16, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Louis Hayden.

Readings for Sunday (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 10):  Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:1-14; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


 

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, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Walter Morris, Sr, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hanson, Gareth Vaughan (Peace talks diplomat in Iraq), Margaret Dean, Otis Howe, Eddie Maples, Linda Everhart Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, and Madge Saba.


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:

July 12, Wed - Midweek Evening Prayers (chapel) at 5:30 pm

July 15, SatTogether For Hope group #2 returns to St. John’s (Stay until July 21)

July 16, SUN              

Acolytes – Katherine Wright & Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves

Altar Flowers – Jimmy Mixon

July 16, SUN - Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel immediately following the service to share with the Together for Hope group.

July 17, Mon - Vestry will meet at 5:30 at the church.

July 19, Wed - Midweek Evening Prayers (chapel) at 5:30 pm

 

Fr. Ray & Royce will be on vacation from July 3 and returning July 17.  Rev. Louis Hayden will be our visiting priest on July 16.

 

There is an opening for Altar Flowers on August 20.  Please contact Ann Lee or the church.

 


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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