October 9, 2019, 5:00 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 13, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

Our Spiritual Development Team at St. John’s has blessed us with two wonderful events during 2019.  We started the New Year with a focus on Centering Prayer led by Rev. Danny Schieffler back in January.  Then, in May we were blessed by Rev. Stuart Hoke sharing his story of being at Trinity Church Wall Street on 9/11.  It was a dramatic and deeply spiritual presentation that those present will not soon forget.  The final speaker of our 2019 series will be Rev. Jos Tharakan of Springfield, Missouri.  Fr. Tharakan is a well known leader of spiritual retreats and conferences.  He will be speaking on the topic Creating a Peaceful Heart.  Fr. Tharakan will be with us on Saturday, October 19, 9 - Noon.  Breakfast will be served.

On Sunday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. the choir from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock is traveling to St. John’s to present Evensong, which is a lovely choral setting of Evening Prayer.  The service lasts approximately forty minutes and will be followed by a light supper.  We are so grateful for this twenty-four voice choir coming all the way from Little Rock on a Sunday evening to bless us with beautiful music!  I encourage everyone to come out and support them.

Blessings, Fr. Ray+



Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School:  The Adult Sunday School will not meet this coming Sunday, October 13.  Our study of Moses will continue on Sunday, October 20.

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

Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 23; Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

Hymn No:  390, 518, 365

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Jim Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat,  Courtney Turner,  Rita Merritt, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild,  Gloria Higginbotham,  Kelly Faye Parker, Vivian Wright, Al Martin, William Brandon, Leo Schuster, Joan Schuster, Orville Jiles, Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Kathleen Gibson, Susan Worrell, Linda Jane McIntosh, Linda Lee Morganti, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies, Bonnie Rowland, Pat Wheeler, Nancy Howe, Buff Brothers, Della Staton, Carol Spencer, and Tommy & Carrie Galloway.


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:  Donations needed are puppy & dog food.

Operation Christmas Child boxes:  Clothing for GIRLS 2 – 4 is needed.  Does not have to be outfits and can include hats, gloves, pj’s, t-shirts, shorts, etc.  Needed ASAP to finish packing boxes on Monday.  Wagon will be available in back of church Sunday.

    Please place all of these donations in the red wagon at the back of the church to be blessed.

Grace Food Pantry: plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.

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

Church Office News and Announcements:

Oct 9, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Healing Eucharist in the chapel.

OCT 13, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – West Hornor

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Melody Rogers & Andrea Clark

Altar Flowers – Bill & Carol Simmons

Oct 14, Monday at 5:30: ECW will meet at the church.  Will be packing boxes for OCC for shipment.

Oct 16, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel.


St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through XL.  The price is $15.  Located at back of church.


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262    


St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115    


Mailing address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342

Street Address:  625 Pecan St., Helena, Arkansas