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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   

 




February 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 19, 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 at 9:15 each Sunday morning beginning February 26. All study materials will be provided free of charge.  Blessings, 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!

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.  The cost per chair is approximately $25, so your gift of $25 will actually enable the purchase of two chairs.  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 19, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany): Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48


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, Richard Hargraves, 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 Paul Sellers.


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:

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

Feb 16, Thursday         Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

February 19, Sunday     

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Mike & Angie Fielder

Feb 20, Monday    Vestry will meet at 5:30 pm at the church

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

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

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

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

 


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 8, 2017, 10:13 AM

Newsletter:

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

 

Lentat St. John’s

It seems like we just celebrated Christmas and here we are less than a month away from the beginning of Lent.  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).  I wanted to let you know some of the things happening at St. John’s as we seek to experience a “holy Lent.” Though not technically part of Lent, we will be having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at the church on February 28 5-6:30 p.m. The next day, 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. On Sundays at 9:15 a.m. I will be leading a course called Beloved: Marks of Mission, Marks of Love.    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.  The cost per chair is approximately $25, so your gift of $25 will actually enable the purchase of two chairs.  Chair purchases or donations can be made by placing a check in the offering plate on Sunday (be sure to note that it is for purchase of chairs) or by sending your gift to or dropping it 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 12, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany): Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37


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, Richard Hargraves, Carol Jennings, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Mike Brandt, Doug & Anna Freelander’s son Kuba, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Duke Drennon, John Moore, and Connie Johnston.


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:

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

Thursday, Feb 9,  Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

Saturday, Feb 11,  Altar Guild polish day at 10:00 am

Sunday duties - February 12, 2017                        

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Angie Fielder

Altar Flowers – Jack & Carla Myers

Monday, Feb 13, ECW will meet at 5:00 pm at the home of Suzanne Brothers

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

Thursday, Feb 16,  Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

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

 


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 1, 2017, 6:44 AM

Newsletter:

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 5, 2017

 

Annual Parish Meeting a Big Success!

Thanks to all who helped make Our Annual Parish Meeting last Sunday a blessing!  The food was abundant and delicious.  The fellowship was even better and what a joy it was to have to set up two extra tables as attendance surpassed expectations.  The first meeting with our new vestry members will be Monday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the church. 

Following the Annual Meeting last Sunday, the vestry confirmed that Tait Owens will be continuing as Jr. Warden.  Walter Morris, Jr. will continue as Treasurer and Gibson Turley will continue as Clerk.

I look forward to working with our vestry and officers as we begin a new year of ministry and mission at St. John’s.                                                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.  The cost per chair is approximately $25, so your gift of $25 will actually enable the purchase of two chairs.  Chair purchases or donations can be made by placing a check in the offering plate on Sunday (be sure to note that it is for purchase of chairs) or by sending your gift to or dropping it off at the church office.


Annual Diocesan Convention is February 17-18

The 2017 Arkansas Diocesan Convention will be held Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 in Little Rock.  St. Johns is allowed two voting delegates and one alternate to the convention.  As of this writing, we have two delegates.  If you would like to attend as an alternate, please call Fr. Ray at 870-338-8115.  Your registration and overnight lodging will be provided.


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

Readings for Sunday (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany): Isaiah 58:1-9; Psalm 112:1-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20


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, Richard Hargraves, Carol Jennings, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole (brother of Mary McCain Morris’s fiancée), Mike Brandt (friend of Liz & Lane Carter), Doug & Anna Freelander’s son Kuba, Jeannie Turley, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Duke Drennon, and Aiden Hyslip.


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:

Wednesday, Feb 1, Midweek Holy Unction & Prayers for Healing (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Thursday, Feb 2, Noonday Holy Unction & Prayers for Healing (chapel) at 12:00

Sunday, February 5, duties:                     

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

        Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Charlie Tappan Family

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

Thursday, Feb 9,  Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

Saturday, Feb 11, Altar Guild polish day at 10:00 am

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

 


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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