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June 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

Newsletter



St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 25, 2017

 

From Fr. Ray +

Please Note: The 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Eucharist and the Wednesday evening book study on The Apostles’ Creed are canceled this week, June 21, due to Fr. Ray attending an ordination service in Lake Village.

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Last Sunday I preached on the good news of justification by faith.  That simply means we are made right with God through faith and faith alone. However, the faith that saves is never “alone.” Those who have come to God through Christ make their faith known by serving others in his name. Please take a moment to consider the following information and invitation.

We are planning to provide a simple supper and school supplies for some of our neighborhood children just before school starts in August. I believe this is one way we can witness to our community about God’s love and grace.

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.

 

Guest Soloist This Sunday!

This coming Sunday, June 25 we are delighted to have a guest soloist at St. John’s! Everett Long is a familiar face to anyone who has attended PCCUA musicals. We are happy he will be sharing his beautiful voice and enriching our worship experience.

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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 remaining classes are as follows:

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

Readings for Sunday (Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7): Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm 69:8-11, [12-17], 18-20; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39


 

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, and Larry Bryant.


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.

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


 

Church Office News and Announcements:

June 21, Wed - No Midweek Eucharist and Study Class - Both cancelled this week.

June 25, SUN  

Acolytes – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Mrs. Frank Jeffett

June 28, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

June 28, Wed - Study Class (The Apostles’ Creed) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft

                                   


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 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


 

 


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