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August 10, 2016, 4:41 PM


St. John’s Episcopal Church                        Sunday, August 14, 2016




ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, August 14th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 31 (N.T. Wright’s book).


SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.


WORSHIP: August 14th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.


READINGS for this Sunday (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56.


MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, August 18th, at Noon.




St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW): Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.


Please keep the following in your prayers: Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings,

Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Katy Mouritsen, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Walt Morris, Pat Wheeler, Carol Simmons, Dr. Marion McDaniel, and teachers and students as we start this school year.




The Samaritan’s Purse: Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. This month will be clothes and toys for boys and girls 10-14.


Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.  Plastic tubs for each are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.


Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large used bath towels. There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.


Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.




Thursday, August 11th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.


Sunday duties August 14, 2016:


Acolyte – Katherine Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Ed Pat, Betsy, & Rachel Wright


Monday, August 15th, at 5:30, VESTRY will meet in the undercroft.


Thursday, August 18th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.


Hope For The Future is a program offered through Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  If you have a loved one with dementia, or if you just want to know more about caring for those with dementia or alzheimer’s, I enthusiastically recommend this program.  It will be a half-day well spent.  Please call me if you would like to know more about this opportunity that is coming to Helena on Friday, September 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at UAMS East.  Additional information about this event can be found in following newsletters.  Blessings! -- Fr. Ray

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on May 17. The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee: Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses: Angie Fielder

Food: Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia: Grace Henderson

Decorations: Carla Myers


Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know. As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters.

St John’s historical records: The Women's Missionary Society in 1879 paid the monthly salary for the organist. The salary was $8.00 per month.

Office: If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins. We also need to know when someone should be taken off. Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262



St. John’s Church Office:

Phone: 870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519    


Web Site:

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

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